What a Museum Filled With 49 Years Worth of Minimalist Art Looks Like

Jace Amodo
PUBLISHED November 28, 2018 02:10 pm
It's the last exhibit opening of Ayala Museum this year!

As with any minimalism show, the real exhibition is the collective confusion people feel when they see minimalist art. Now put together 49 years worth of this art form and you get one striking, conspicuous collection. Case in point: Territory by renowned Filipino minimalist artist Gus Albor.

Gus Albor. Photo courtesy of Ayala Museum

Gus Albor is a renowned Filipino minimalist artist who has been committed to the Philippine art scene since the 1970s. His works have been shown in exhibitions in Germany, Italy, Japan, France, and the United States to name a few. He has also received many honors and distinctions, including the prestigious CCP 13 Artist Award.

Stripped away of all non-essential features, Gus Albor's works goes straight to the point. May it be an oil on canvas painting, a mixed media work, a paper-based illustration, a large-scale sculpture, or an installation artwork, Albor's distinct partiality for minimal color registers is discernible.

On the exhibition, Gus Albor says, “I expect them to see the evolution and how I explore my field; how I explore and experiment. I would consider my show a confession.”

Gus Albor during his welcome remarks

The exhibition will be the biggest gathering of the artist's works, gathering close to two hundred works selected by the artist. Moreover, it is the last exhibit opening of the Ayala Museum for the year 2018.

“It takes a second to get inspired, but it takes forever to get conceived images transformed and presented in a personal visual language," says Gus Albor.

Territory: Gus Albor - Works from 1969-2018 officially opened at the museum's Ground Floor and Third Floor Galleries on November 26 and it will be available for viewing until February 10, 2019.

The Ayala Museum is at Makati Avenue corner De la Rosa Street, Greenbelt Park, Makati City, and is open Tuesday to Sundays, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.ayalamuseum.org or follow @ayalamuseum on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.



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