I think that people will come to the building to see the art, and not just see it because they work there. It will be a landmark.”
– Isa Lorenzo, Silverlens Galleries
Isa Lorenzo calls herself an arts and culture worker. As a photographer, Lorenzo has shown her work at the MoMa in New York, the UNESCO House in Paris, and our very own CCP (to name a few). She once sat on the board of Museum Foundation of the Philippines. She advises prominent private collectors here and abroad on art acquisition. Twelve years ago, she founded what continues to be of the leading voices in contemporary art in the region—Silverlens Galleries.
Her latest project is the Menarco Vertical Museum. Housed in the public spaces of the tower, the museum aims to build a collection with important pieces from contemporary Filipino artists. The museum will be a testament to what the modern Filipino is capable of. “If done well, it could be an important collection that will survive all of us,” says Lorenzo.
Art in the workplace is not just an aesthetic addition, but it carries the potential to shape the tedium of our lives, whether you’re a worker in the tower or visitor who happens to be passing by.