Philippines - Biennale Architettura 2016

Muhon: Traces of an Adolescent City

Senator Loren Legarda and Curator Leandro Locsin Jr. lead vernissage guests into the Philippine Pavilion at the Palazzo Mora.

Guest and visitors enjoying a simple cocktails and refreshments at the garden of Palazzo Mora after the vernissage program.

Senator Legarda and the curators lead the guided tour starting at the History room of the Pavilion.

The search for identity through the built environment, within the context of an aggressively expanding megacity begins with nine cultural markers in the History room.

History room - Left, muhon of Pasig River by C/S Design Consultancy. Middle, muhon (video installation) of Pandacan bridge by Tad Ermitaño. Right, muhon of R. Magsaysay Centre by 8x8 Design.

History- Left, muhon of Pasig River by C/S Design Consultancy. Right, muhon (video installation) of Pandacan bridge by Tad Ermitaño

History. Muhon of R. Magsaysay Centre by 8x8 Design

History - Left, muhon of Pandacan Bridge by Tad Ermitaño. Right, muhon of R. Magsaysay Centre by 8x8 Design.

History. Video installation of Pandacan Bridge muhon.

Reflection of each muhon in the Modernity room, the current context of nine placemarkers reflecting an adolescent city in flux.

"KM 0" by Poklong Anading, an installation composed of four suspended TV Monitors with varied video loops.

"Chinatown" by Mark Salvatus at the foreground.

a 3-monitor video installation of Pandacan Bridge muhon at the Modernity room.

Muhon of Makati Stock Exchange by Lima Architecture

R. Magsaysay Centre's silhouette bombarded with modernity as interpreted by 8x8 Design.

Muhon of Pasig River by C/S Design Consultancy

Conjecture Room. The future of built heritage as envisioned by the participating architects and artists.

Another view of the Conjecture Room.

Left, details of R. Magsaysay Centre

The curatorial team with representatives of the cooperating agencies of the Philippine government.

Curators Sudarshan Khadka Jr., Leandro Locsin Jr., Juan Paolo de La Cruz with Project Visionary, Senator Loren Legarda

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Curated by Leandro Locsin Jr., Sudarshan Khadka Jr. and Juan Paolo de la Cruz. Participating Architects and Artists, Mañosa and Co., 8x8 Design, C/S Design Consultancy, Lima Architecture, Ed Calma, Jorge Yulo, Mark Salvatus, Poklong Anading, and Tad Ermitaño. Supported by the cooperation of Philippine government agencies, National Commission and the Arts, Department of Foreign Affairs and the Office of Senator Loren Legarda.

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