The Mindanao Contemporary art gallery is located in Malagos Garden Resort a 12-hectare inland Nature Theme Resort located in Bgy. Malagos, Calinan, Davao City. The gallery, unlike what we are used to, that are usually inside museums. This gallery is an outdoor one. The gallery features a couple of installations and artworks made by various contemporary artists from Minadanao.
Considered as a depiction of Mindanao today, the gallery is different from the next; the place aspires to show you the evolution. The Mindanao Contemporary Art Gallery features a collection of magnum opus conceptualized and created by prodigies that have drastically influenced the upheaval of the “Mindanaon identity”.
The gallery features a retrospective exhibition of the late Napoleaon Abueva collections. Renowned as the Father of Modern Filipino sculpture, this is to pay homage to his unique artistic style, which, in his over six decades of dedication to art, makes him an icon and rightfully, a National artist of the Philippines.
At the center of the gallery is a 3 storey tower called the “Treeline birdwatch”. This tower overlooks the installations. Some of these are. First is a triad of domes, rather a skeleton of a dome, these installations can be compared to an igloo but in various sizes. And some parts of the the bigger ones are covered in a colorful manner, and you can even enter these domes.
Another artwork to be found in the gallery stationed in a pedestal is a woman’s torso and titled “miss ga.” and another installation thies time the upper part of a woman. Also In a covered pavilion, you will also see a large fan the outdoor gallery may not boast numerous installations, but the few artworks exhibited in the gallery are worth a look.