Art Appreciation: UP Diliman Month 2017

UP Diliman Month 2017
SANSINUKOB: Isang Installation na Eksibit

Langit-non by Reg Yuson

The exhibit installed around the University of the Philippines Diliman features six visual arts showing the origin of Sansinukob. Sansinukob means Universe. The art installations are found at the College of Mass Communication Hill (near University Ave), UP Amphitheater (behind Quezon Hall-building behind the Oblation) and UP Lagoon Area.

Langit-non, according to what I have taken note from its marker, is an art installation of mirrors in a circle form. From the ground, you will see the environment’s reflection as the way god Tungkung Langit sees it from above.

Mebuyan sa Idalmunon by. Ma. Rita Gudino

According to its marker, Mebuyan sa Idalmunon is about Mebuyan and her universe called Idalmunon. Mebuyan’s body is full of breasts which were believed to be the one’s feeding the children who died at an early age. It is believed that the children stays with Mebuyan until they grow up. Mebuyan is believed to be the Ina ng kabilang-buhay (Mother of the Afterlife).

Agtayabon by: Leeroy New





Agtayabon, according to my notes from her marker as well, is a bird with a man’s body. During earth’s early years, it is believed that there were only three goods present on earth and Agtayabon is believed to be the mediator between the other two’s fight.

Emptiness by: Junyee & Gerry Leonardo



According to its marker, it is a paradox that shows the concept of emptiness through structural-fabrication. Sorry guys, but I don’t know what structural-fabrication means so I advice you to visit the art installations and look for Joshua Chan (+63) 917 677 5141.

Ang Pagbabalik Lupa by: Anton del Castillo





del Castillo’s Ang Pagbabalik Lupa shows the separation of god and people.The lady in white who’s covering her face symbolizes the act of shamelessness. “Ang babae ay babagsak sa lupa, halos nakahiga, at muling lilitaw, hanggang sa siya’y makabalik sa kanyang kinatatayuang lupa.”

Ang Kahanginan by: Leo Abaya

Last but not the least. (This is my favorirte art installation actually!!!) The installation is found at the College of Mass Communication Hill. You can just sit there watching the art installation and the sunset at the same time.

Anyway, Ang Kahanginan is about the concept of flying. According to its marker, the idea came from the narrative of Lumabat’s journey.

I’m afraid I wasn’t able to give you all the details about the exhibit. So just visit UP Diliman. The exhibit will run for two months; which started last February 1 up to March 31, 2017. Go see it with your eyes. See you around!