The Philippines finally has its first Picasso exhibit EVER. In this excerpt of my art review over at ClicktheCity.com, I share details of this important date with one of the world’s most important artists–and what it could possibly mean for the country.
One would expect that a monumental exhibit such as that of Pablo Picasso‘s Philippine debut would be accompanied by years of preparation and much pomp and fanfare. After all, Picasso is one of the world’s most important visual artists of the 20th century, and the Philippines is a country starved of exhibitions of such proportions.
It is ironic, then, that the staging of the exhibit Suite Vollard—one of Picasso’s most important collections, preceding his world-famous Civil War piece, Guernica—took all of six weeks and happened purely by accident…
… “[This exhibit sends] a signal to the European community that the Philippines is ready for shows of such magnitude,” says Architect Gerry Torres, Director of the Met. “Imagine housing one hundred Picassos? That’s a feat in itself already.”
Read the rest of the feature in ClicktheCity.com.