A Man and His Relations


Taking from the African proverb “It takes a village to raise a child”, Cesar Legaspi’s, second exhibition for his centennial series hinges on how forms of community including but also beyond family and home make the production of art possible. Called A Man and His Relations, the exhibition takes place in Legaspi’s alma mater on June 13 at the University of the Philippines Bulwagan ng Dangal Museum. The exhibition assembles works from Legaspi’s family collection, choice works of his peers from the university collection, and interaction pieces Legaspi gamely worked on from the 1970s to 1980s with colleagues and kin.

Cesar Legaspi graduated from the UP College of Fine Arts in UP Diliman. He was one of the pioneers of the neo-realist genre in painting. A prominent member of the Thirteen Moderns, he is widely known for his contributions to Philippine Modern Art. His style transformed Western visual grammar into localized textures and scenes enriching modern design and technique for subsequent generations of Filipino artists. He was awarded National Artist for Visual Arts in 1990. Bulwagan ng Dangal endeavours to introduce works by Legaspi and his peers to a younger generation of students and the public beyond university communities.


A Man and His Relations is exhibited at the Main Hall from 13 June to 10 August 2017. For more information, send us an e-mail at bnd.uhm@gmail.com or call us at 981 8500 local 2874 or 2876.


Please feel free to download our A Man And His Relations Brochure.



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