Yvonne Quisumbing exhibits at Silverlens
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Fashion designer and artist Yvonne Quisumbing, who has been in hiatus after moving to Cebu, returns to the art scene after more than a decade. Her painting exhibit, titled Who Are You Wearing? runs until August 6 at Silverlens Gallery, 2320 Don Chino Roces Ave. Extension, Makati.

Rachel Rillo, Yvonne Quisumbing, Isa Lorenzo
Yvonne Quisumbing (center) with Silverlens Gallery’s Rachel Rillo (R) and Isa Lorenzo

L-R: Romeo Lee, Yvonne Quisumbing, Nikki Luna, Mikee Carrion, and Alandra Carrion

Yvonne Quisumbing, Ces Drilon, Ling Quisumbing Ramilo
Yvonne Quisumbing, Ces Drilon, Ling Quisumbing Ramilo

Who Are You Wearing? is more subdued but no less dramatic than Yvonne’s last exhibit, Infernal Desire Machines in 2005, which was about wearable and interactive art.
The new exhibition consists of monochromatic portraits without faces as the multimedia artist indulges in her fascination with masks of horns, rhinestones, textile, feathers, butterflies, and florals.


Yvonne Quisumbing

Yvonne explores mythological, astrological and biblical meta narratives and gives each faceless portrait a name and corresponding narrative and symbolism to represent actual persons.
“Tame,” for example, shows a dressage horse for a face, representing an individual who “sticks to the rules she made for herself, no matter what.”


“Ado” refers to the wife who looked back and became a pillar of salt.


“Wife” is bejeweled, pointing to Yvonne’s interpretation of gems as valued burdens. Blooms and plumes are integrated generously in all the facades, lending a dynamic touch to the volumes, seemingly warning of more change. The horns, meanwhile, provide a semblance of structure, holding everything together.


Yvonne’s approach to representation is relatable because she makes use of symbols that are easy to understand. As an artist, her goal is to reach out and not confuse people. Her pieces rationalize the inclination to pretension. The art works seem to say that the tendency to cover up is natural, as is the penchant to adorn one’s self to compensate.
All is well until the mask becomes the face itself and this is where Yvonne’s question (and the title of the exhibition) hangs heavy.


The masked faces pertain to a threatened breakdown between image and creator, wherein the posturing becomes the portrait itself, where the expected reaction is that of horror.
Thus, the tentativeness of the question, “Who are you wearing?” comes out as if told in apology, or pure curiosity, or invitation to reflection, or rebuke or damnation.


For more information email or call Silverlens at (02) 816 0044.

LOOK: Hugo Boss dresses German national football team
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For this year’s European Soccer Championships, HUGO BOSS is once again the exclusive fashion outfitter to the German national team.
“We are proud to support the German team again in 2016. The players not only demonstrate tremendous determination and team spirit; they are also the epitome of great style,” said Gerd von Podewils, Senior Vice President Global Communication HUGO BOSS.

German National Team (5)

Germany’s national players will be wearing the slim-cut, dark grey colored BOSS suit from the new ‘Create Your Look’ line at all official engagements during the European championship.
The collection’s unique feature: the athletes can individually combine their preferred size and fit of trousers and jackets—regular, slim and extra-slim—to create a suit that perfectly matches their body type.

German National Team (8)

HUGO BOSS also outfits the coaching staff under Joachim Löw with custom made suits by BOSS MADE TO MEASURE.
“Together with HUGO BOSS we have already succeeded in winning one World Cup, in 2014. We hope to repeat this success in France,” said Joachim Löw.
The squad posed for the BOSS photoshoot at the Hilton Hotel Munich Park.

German National Team (1)

In the Philippines, BOSS is located at City of Dreams • Greenbelt 5 • Newport Mall • Rustan’s Shangri-La and Shangri-La Plaza East Wing.

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‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ this Sunday at National Book Store
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On July 30, 2016, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child—a new play by Jack Thorne based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne—will have its world premiere at London’s West End.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage

Harry Potter

On July 31, 2016, National Book Store and Scholastic Asia will join the worldwide launch of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts One & Two (Special Rehearsal Edition Script) in a box opening ceremony at Glorietta 1 in Makati. The box opening ceremony starts at 7:01 AM (to coincide with the West End premiere) followed by games and activities by Hogwarts Philippines at 11 AM.

The Eighth Story. Nineteen Years Later.
It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children.
While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

Get 10% off when you pre-order Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts One & Two (Special Rehearsal Edition Script): The Official Script Book of the Original West End Production at any National Book Store branch or online until July 30.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts One & Two (Special Rehearsal Edition Script) is published by Scholastic and will be exclusively distributed by National Book Store.

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