Filipino American Museum at Ace Hotel New York In March, Filipino American Museum begins a year-long programming partnership with Ace Hotel in NYC presenting a roster of events and exhibits featuring artists, writers, and musicians. The collaboration is a first for both parties and will explore ideas of family, home, personal history and the blurriness that occurs in-between.
Pulling Focus speaks to a community’s search for clarity, the tentative moments we find it, and the fleetingness of how long it can be held. From a group exhibit to an artist residency to the display windows of the hotel, FAM is excited to enlist friends old and new for a year of investigation, discovery and celebration.
This group exhibition presents new and recent work by four artists of Filipino descent living and working in the New York metropolitan area.
These artworks, in particular, paradoxically embody and disembody, reveal and obscure, abstract and confound personal and cultural chronicles and images. Their works visually and figuratively may seem out-of-focus and esoteric, somewhat distant echoes of recorded histories or constructed identities. This is deliberate.
Curated by Edwin Ramoran, and featuring work by Maia Cruz Palileo, Rico Reyes, Jaret Vadera, and Aldrin Valdez.
About Ace Hotel New York
Ace Hotel New York lives in a historic, turn-of-the-century building in Midtown Manhattan, invested with the spirit of its surroundings, the culture of the city and the ancient bones of the building.
Ace New York has become a central hub for New Yorkers and international travelers alike, and a hotbed of startups, freelancers and people who just want to kick it. However bustling the lobby gets, the hotel is a respite from New York’s mayhem — full of local art, thoughtful details and the best beds in the universe.