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A MEMORIAL FOR LOLA: An Expression of Self-Identity from Stitching Memories of Home

October 4, 2022 - December 16, 2022

A MEMORIAL FOR LOLA: An Expression of Self-Identity from Stitching Memories of Home

A solo exhibition of BASIL MALICSI

DL Umali Hall, UP Los Baños
Gallery hours: 8 AM to 6 PM, Monday to Friday
Exhibit opens on 4 October 2022 and will run until 16 December 2022
Examining the labor and art of sewing as a meditative ritual that brings forth memories to memorialize loved ones, Basil Malicsi utilizes the medium of retasos/fabric scraps through his creation of hard and soft sculpture installations.

Featuring 42 hand-stitched tapestries, Malicsi takes us into the meditative and spellbinding ritual of sewing by using vibrant colors of yarns and threads to piece together fabric scraps from his studio as a fashion designer. Each collage tapestry was made during the two-year period of the pandemic which helped the artist maintain a healthy mental state during the quarantine period of the pandemic.

Encouraging a dialogue between memorializing, meditation and identity, Malicsi creates a 10-ft high, 16 ft x 16 ft area installation in the form of a labyrinth to recall his childhood memories with his home that he shared with his grandmother through the meditative ritual of sewing. The monumental structure, along with the objects inside the labyrinth, stands as a way of honoring his late grandmother and as a symbolic gesture that memories are bigger than our physical, mental, and spiritual psyche combined.

Inviting the viewer to understand, visualize, and feel every part of the space, the artist enables the work to be tactile by encouraging the viewer to walk around and touch each of the pieces.

Source: UPLB Office for Initiatives in Culture and the Arts Facebook


October 4, 2022
December 16, 2022