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Arts & Culture (01/26/22)

Art Fair Philippines 2022 postponed

INITIALLY scheduled to run from Feb. 23 to March 2, Art Fair Philippines 2022 has been postponed due to the impact of the surge in COVID-19 cases on its participating artists and exhibitors and in consideration of the health and safety of everyone involved including visitors. “We will announce the new dates in February. Thank you for your understanding and continued support,” the announcement in the Art Fair Philippines Facebook page stated. Founded in 2013, the annual Art Fair Philippines showcases Philippine contemporary art through exhibits set up by invited art galleries, museums, and special featured artists. The fair is held in a Makati carpark and satellite areas.

MADE calls for entries

METROBANK Art & Design Excellence (MADE) is inviting young Filipino artists to join the MADE Painting and Sculpture Recognition Program. Grand Awardees will receive the following: a cash prize of P500,000 for the Sculpture Grand Awardee, P350,000 and an artistic development fund of P150,000 for the Painting Grand Awardee, Metrobank Foundation’s institutional trophy, membership in MADE’s alumni group, and exclusive opportunities for further artistic development. Deadline of entries is on March 31. For more information, visit http://www.madeartdepot.ph/.         

‘Intertwined’ exhibit curator’s tour

THE AYALA Museum’s exhibition,Intertwined: Transpacific-Transcultural Philippinescan now be viewed on YouTube. The curator’s tour of the “Intertwined” exhibit illuminates the Filipino’s transcultural heritage resulting from pre- and post-colonial maritime exchanges with diverse cultures in Asia, the Americas, and Europe. In the video, exhibition curator Dr. Florina H. Capistrano-Baker takes viewers through the eight sections of the exhibition and discusses how various political, cultural, and economic relations brought about the “Filipino.” The video can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqDzGQ_ASgY. For more information, visit ayalamuseum.org.

BGC gets new murals

BONIFACIO Global City (BGC) has become more colorful as ArtBGC, BGC’s Public Art program, has added more murals in the area. To set the tone for the collective mood for 2022 and beyond, BGC, through the Bonifacio Art Foundation, commissioned artists to create seven additional murals for the city’s walls. With the theme Rolling Out a Better World,” these murals depict a society where everyone is interconnected through empathy and compassion. These new murals were painted by Glendford Lumbao, Kankan Ramos, Patmai, Zoe Rosal, Deafeye Studio, Elie Quial, and Woman Create. Last year, the first mural, What’s Your Culture? by Lumbao, was made possible with the support of Yamaha Motor Philippines. It utilized the concept of “weaving” to highlight how different narratives are intertwined together making it all part of a bigger picture. Globe Telecom supported other murals, namely Atin ang Love for All by Patmai, Atin ang Araw by Rosal, and Atin ang Bawat Sandali by Deafeye Studio. The Land We Walk On by Quial and Nurturing Ubuntu by Woman Create were sponsored by Boysen, the official paint partner for ArtBGC. There are currently 36 murals, 22 art installations, and 110 pieces of street furniture in and around BGC that the public can enjoy and experience daily. To get to know more about BGC’s public art, a virtual art tour is also accessible via https://www.bgcartscenter.org/artsatbgc. Bonifacio Art Foundation is also accepting donations to help sustain their programs. Interested donors can visit https://www.bgcartscenter.org/support or e-mail programs@artsatbgc.org.

Gerardo Tan is PHL representative in Venice Biennale 2022

MULTIMEDIA artist Gerardo Tan will be collaborating with musicologist Felicidad Prudente and weaver Sammy Buhle for the Philippine exhibit at the 59th Venice Biennale which will be held from April 23 to Nov. 27 (pre-opening on April 20 to 22). He will present an exhibition titled, “All of us present, This is our gathering / Andi taku e sana, Amung taku di sana”. It is inspired by the tradition of sogna or extemporaneously singing to participants of a gathering. For more information and updates, visit https://www.labiennale.org/en/art/2022.

Altro Mondo presents 4 new shows

ALTRO Mondo Arte Contemporanea opens the year with four new shows at the Altro Mondo Creative Space gallery, 1159 Chino Roces Ave., San Antonio Village, Makati City. The exhibits are ongoing until Feb. 12. These are: “The Sea Is Not A Quiet Place,” a solo exhibition featuring works by artist Joar Songcuya; “Certain Shade of Green,” a solo exhibition featuring works by visual artist Jayson Pettz Muring; “On Making God Laugh,” a group exhibition featuring works by Ioannis Sicuya, Chad Montero, Adeo Sta. Juana, and Carlo Aranton; and, “begin with a second, a mirror of the first,” a group exhibition featuring works by Andre Baldovino, Christian Culangan, Floyd Absalon, Gabe Naguiat, Gelo Narag, and Jopet Arias. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Viewings are strictly by appointment only. For inquiries, contact the gallery on Facebook (@altromondoart) or Instagram (@altromondoart), or send a message via Viber or WhatsApp at 0917-888-7872.

Artists invited to join ‘50 Shades of Blue’

CRIMSON Boracay officially makes an open call to artists — regardless of their professional status, as long as they are Filipinos or foreigners currently residing in the Philippines — to join50 Shades of Blue,” a creative initiative that is expected to result in the largest collection of artwork displayed on the island. A panel of judges will choose the 50 best artworks from all the submissions received. These will be put on display throughout the resort for the whole month of May and will also be available for purchase by interested collectors and art aficionados. Aside from the possibility of winning a cash prize for the best artwork in the collection, participating artists may also consider it an opportunity to gain exposure to a wider possible audience as their work will be featured in all media related to the exhibition. Likewise, it will also enable them to meet art critics and collectors who are looking for fresh talents to feature in future exhibitions in galleries both here and overseas. Interested parties may visit https://bit.ly/fiftyshadesofblue to view the full mechanics or e-mail boracay.gm@crimsonhotel.com.