Went to the "Art for Everyone" exhibit at the SM Megamall

27 February 2016

After attending the Nihongo Fiesta 2016 and seeing Joe Inoue live in Manila (here's the post), Dana, Dylan and I went to SM Megamall for the "Art for Everyone" exhibit.  Dana remarked that it was weird that we just visited a Japanese anime event and now we're headed to a contemporary art exhibit.  The exhibit features several diverse pieces from local contemporary artists using a variety of media and subjects.  It's free and open to the public until February 28 and will have other ongoing exhibits at SM City North EDSA, SM Aura, SM Southmall, SM Cebu and SM Lanang.

The kids and I were very interested and enthused as we went around the exhibit.  There were many visually stunning art works that can easily impress kids and make them appreciate art more.  There were pen and ink pieces, mixed media artwork (Dana noticed a cross stitch thought bubble mixed in a graphic novel-like piece), realist and hyper-realist images and a lot more.  But these photos below of the 3D "painting" really grabbed our attention.  It was like a See No Evil, Hear No Evil and Speak No Evil adaptation.  Notice how the artwork changes as you angle yourself in front or to the side of it.  Cool, huh?

I also admired this one because it was painted on a "panel divider" and to me it was like my mind started flipping through the panels to create many different combinations as I stood there.  I didn't know if that was what the artist intended but it was still fun :) 

The kids were astounded by the detail of this "jigsaw puzzle" artwork.  The kids said they see Batman, the Hulk and of course, an Angry Bird and we were tilting our heads this way and that to try and see more :)  It was like you wished that you can shake the other jigsaw pieces loose so you can see under them :)

There were a lot more but we were only able to take these photos but for sure, you won't regret spending time to see these masterpieces from our local artists.  

We bought dinner from Reyes Barbecue at the Food Court.  Man, it's been such a long time since I came back to SM Megamall and I had no idea where all the restaurants and dining places were located.  We were also looking for an information/directory panel but there isn't one.  Had to walk back and forth until we decided to just eat the the Food Court.  :) 

Wish the exhibit can be extended.  More people should be able to see these works of art :) Thanks SM!