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What to enjoy this November

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MANILA — Here are some of the things you can enjoy for the entire November:

Observe the Super Moon, 6 p.m., Rizal Park, Manila

The National Planetarium, in cooperation with Camerahaus Inc. and the National Parks Development Committee, invites everyone to observe the closest “SUPER MOON” on Nov. 14 at the Rizal Park, Manila. There will be telescopes, cameras and a short lecture about the Super Moon. Registration starts at 6 p.m.

The Moon will reach perigee –Moon’s closest point as it orbits Earth tonight at 07:21 PM (PST) almost 2 hours 31 minutes before going Full Moon at 09:52 PM (PST).

This will be the closest perigee since the January 26, 1948 and the moon won’t be seen this close to Earth again until November 26, 2034. This means we’ll be seeing a closer and larger apparent diameter moon this year – a Supermoon!

This year’s supermoon is one of the closest and biggest in 68 years and it won’t happen again until 2034.

Ongoing to Nov. 19

A Matter of Contemplation and DiscontentArt in Romania, 1980s-1990s1F Galleries, Vargas Museum, UP Diliman

Artists: Alexandru Antik, Sándor Bartha, Geta Brătescu, Teodor Graur, Ion Grigorescu, Peter Jacobi, Dan Mihaltianu, Dan Perjovschi, Lia Perjovschi, Mircea Stănescu, Sorin Vreme

Curator: Anca Verona Mihuleţ

The exhibit presents the works of a group of influential artists from Romania, consisting of unique pieces of art created between the 1980s and the 1990s in various media – from drawing to photography and video. Other works have been produced for this exhibit, based on archival documents and photographs. The selection of works draws a portrait of Romania as it transitioned from communism to democracy. The exhibit is supported by the Romanian Cultural Institute.

Ongoing to Nov. 25

Social Fabric by Karl Castro3F Galleries, Vargas Museum, UP Diliman

In his exhibit, Castro gathers digitally mediated images of everyday erotic life and translates them as beaded tapestries.

Focusing on the seeming ordinariness and ubiquity of these images, Castro draws our attention to the politics of the body, labor, pleasure and class.

The artist references the traditional technique of weaving and beadwork to evoke both tradition and transition, utility and decoration, handcraft and digital labor, as well as exchanges across time and space. ‘Social Fabric’ convenes textile, image, body, and machine to intimate aspects of the history of material production and political economy.

Ongoing to Dec. 8

Science Film Festival

The Mind Museum, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

The Science Film Festival returns to the Mind Museum with films on the materials that make up our world and celebrate the materials of the future. Screenings are free for museum ticket holders.

Nov. 15-21

Curatorial Intensive in Manila, Metropolitan Museum of Manila (MET)

“Curatorial Intensive in Manila” is a weeklong professional development program which involves seminars, presentations, site visits and one-on-one meetings that support the process of developing an idea for an exhibit into a full proposal.

Topics to be discussed range from the pragmatics of exhibition-making and funding models to building working relationships with artists. For more information, visit http://curatorsintl.org/intensive/curatorial-intensive-in-manila. PNA

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