“RIZALizing” – a continuing process of imbibing, becoming…
carrying out that essence which is Rizal.
Rizal was the greatest product of the Philippine and his coming to the world was like the appearance of a rare comet, whose rare brilliance appears only every other century. Ferdinand Blumentritt, Philippinologist and Rizal’s best friend, in his book Biography of Rizal, translated from German by Howard Bray (1898)
National hero Dr. Jose P. Rizal is present in the psyche of the Filipino, with his iconic image and enduring spirit experienced in all aspects of our culture, seen in the landscapes of our land, the industries that move our economy and our daily life. He is an example that the Filipino race has given birth to an individual endowed with the highest attributes that could be considered an honor to the human race.
RIZALizing the Future, the exhibition, presents this challenge to cultivate all our good qualities in order to perfect ourselves and together, build a race proud and strong. Speaking through his writings, Rizal offers a visionary look at what we Filipinos, and our country can become.
The exhibition at the Yuchengco Museum presents Rizal in popular format, surveying the various trends, industries, brands, movements and directions that have pointed to Rizal as the root of inspiration.
Using a wide variety of paintings, memorabilia items, popular icons, books, illustrations, contemporary artist’s works, archival photographs, costumes and fashion, the exhibit is geared to a general audience and envisioned to bring Rizal closer to a general audience.
The question that RIZALIZING THE FUTURE challenges all Filipinos is – Have we lived up to the vision our national hero set out for us?
Rizal Tweetup is on! There would be a gathering of Tweeps and Bloggers on June 2, 7pm at the Yuchengco Museum in RCBC Plaza, Makati City. There will be a special preview of “Rizalizing the Future” exhibit + cocktails + culture. Please RSVP via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or sign up here.
EDIT: Forgot to mention that this is free of charge and that everyone is invited! Go share this 411 to other tweeps and bloggers around the area!
More of the Rizalizing the Future exhibit details are available through Yuchengco Museum website.
See you there!