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Legarda Encourages Filipinos to Visit Paul Pfeiffer’s First Major Solo Show in Asia

February 14, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda today encouraged Filipinos to visit the exhibit on the works of world-renowned intermedia artist Paul Pfeiffer titled “Vitruvian Figure”,showcased at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD) in De la Salle – College of Saint Benilde.

“In the spirit of the National Arts Month and my strong belief that arts and culture are indispensable facets of nation building, I invite you to visit this exhibit. Through Pfeiffer’s unique and interesting masterpieces, we pay homage to the creativity and dynamism of contemporary art here and abroad,” Legarda stressed.

“I applaud the College of Saint Benilde, under Chancellor Brother Dennis Magbanua, and Joselina “Yeyey” Cruz, director and curator of the MCAD, for this groundbreaking initiative. Exhibits such as this are very important and are able to harness and strengthen our country’s cultural energy,” she added.

Legarda, patron of culture and contemporary art, said the country should regularly showcase arts of different forms through exhibitions in order to enrich the cultural awareness and identity of Filipinos.

Said exhibit will run from February 6 to April 16, 2015 at the MCAD.

Pfeiffer was born in Hawaii and raised in the Philippines and the United States. His works have been exhibited at the UCLA Hammer Museum in Los Angeles (2001), the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York (2002), the Barbican Arts Centre in London (2003), The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago (2003), The Project in New York (2007), Carlier Gebauer in Berlin (2008), and the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo (MUSAC) in Leon, Spain (2008), among many other institutions. In 2001, he participated in the 49th Venice Biennale and in 2014, was part of the panel that deliberated the winning proposal for the Philippine participation in the 56th Venice Art Biennale.