Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Art interrupted

Why do artists leave some work undone? And why should a museum want to put them on display? Those are just some of the questions raised by Open Ends, an intriguing exhibition that opened last week in Manila.
"Open Ends, the second exhibition offering of the Lopez Museum and Library for 2015, highlights a collection of rarely seen studies, sketches and unfinished paintings by Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo. These masterful renditions are complemented by those of Juan Luna, unfinished correspondences captured in Jose Rizal's careful handwriting and by beautifully bound and printed novenas or prayer booklets. Select sculptural and mixed media installations by guest artists Ling Quisumbing Ramilo, Toym Imao and Riel Hilario complete this provocation."
There is something fascinating about unfinished art. It grabs our attention. It invites us to collaborate with it. A complete work of art on the other hand leaves nothing to the imagination. Open Ends runs until December 23. For more information, visit Lopez-museum.com.

Image credits: Alyzza Sanchez

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