Filipina sculptor re-thinks sex as divine

MANILA – Seeing religious paintings in the background, and sculpted figures seemingly fornicating in the foreground, it is easy to be jarred by the “Kindred Spirits” exhibit at the Galerie Hans Brumann in Makati’s Greenbelt 5.

On its walls, the cozy gallery hosts Fernando Modesto’s celestial art – angels, St. Mary’s figures, and shapes floating in space. This is paired with sculptor Agnes Arellano’s “YabYum” figures showing forms locked in Tantric sex.

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