Zero In: A Decade of Collaboration Presenting Art in Various Forms

In case you're not familiar with "Zero In",  it is a 10-year old museum consortium composed of the Ateneo Art Gallery, Ayala Museum, Bahay Tsinoy, Lopez Museum and Museo Pambata.  Last week, Zero In displayed their wonderful art forms in SM Mall of Asia.  As expected, many were enlightened and amused with their works.  

Unfortunately, we were not able to participate and we're really jealous looking at the photos about the event.  But, if you missed it just like we did, don't fret because you can still view their arts in their individual museums.

Let me share with you our Art Appreciation Wish Trip List:

1. Crafty Critters Munch Up at Ateneo Art Gallery (Sept 15-Dec 22, 2011)

The number one on our list is the Crafty Critters Munch Up at Ateneo Art Gallery because we're hyped up to see Tender Blender's Video Game!  We love video games and we love art so we think it's way cool that they were able to come up with this idea.  

2. Manga Realities: Exploring the Art of Japanese Comics Today at Ayala Museum (Aug 16-Oct 2, 2011)
Did I ever mention that I have hundreds of anime video collections?  Our entire family also loves to read manga.   So surely, we will not miss this out!  You should see it too!  It will feature 9 manga artists and their works from the 2000s, including my favorites "Nodame Cantabile" and "BECK".

3. Bahay Tsinoy (Sept 23-Oct 23, 2011)
Kurt and I are both Tsinoys so we're really ashamed to admit that this is the first time we've ever heard of Bahay Tsinoy.  Surely, we have to visit this place and learn about the culture and history of the Chinese here in the Philippines.
Con Cabrera Art
4. Reverb Sound Art at Lopez Museum (Sept 12, 2011 – April 3, 2012)
I saw a sample of Lopez Museum Sound Art on TV and it was so awesome!  I didn't even know there is such a thing like sound art and it was really fascinating. They have these metal objects which produce unique sounds just by touching different parts of it.  Trust me, you haven't lived until you hear those cool sounds!  This is a must visit! 

5. Sayaw! at Museo Pambata (Sept 06 – Oct 06, 2011)
When I saw the video of the kids' dance in MOA last week, I recalled the days when our school used to have a field trip at Museo Pambata.  Dancing is one of the most entertaining form of art and expression and an effective display of culture so we certainly can't miss this!  Check out their dance performance video  at SM MOA last week below.

We're so fortunate that Zero In is opening to the public for a minimal fee.  What's a small donation for a chance to see, hear or experience priceless masterpieces right?  Let's all take this wonderful opportunity to see their different and unique art works.  Let's show them that we Filipinos appreciate art not being limited to the traditional form but also modern and contemporary art too.