Representing District Gallery at ART IN THE PARK 2018
Since 2006, Art in the Park has gathered together a diverse group of galleries, art schools, independent art spaces, and collectives for the country’s most significant affordable art fair.
An annual event organized by Philippine Art Events, Inc. for the benefit of the Museum Foundation of the Philippines, Art in the Park supports MFPI in its mission to create awareness for the National Museum and its network.
Ten Memorable Experiences from Fringe Manila 2018
Located outside the Poblacion café/bar Commune, Ralph Eya’s “Common” works as a clever piece of disruption. It consists of a black-and-white photograph of five people standing in front of a concrete wall, but with mirrors in place of their faces. The installation invites us to consider how similar we are to all the other people who can just as easily occupy the same space. But where “Common” becomes really interesting is its choice of location; Poblacion is known for its small businesses and social spaces, but it’s also a red light district with an unfortunate history of human trafficking. Eya’s piece then seems to be a challenge to Poblacion itself. — EH
PARA SA SINING'S KATHA FOR NATIONAL ARTS MONTH CELEBRATION
Katha, a Filipino word which means creation, is Para Sa Sining's bimonthly event series of collaborative performances. This February, we are merging music and visual art. As we celebrate Arts Month, Para Sa Sining shares a series of collaborative performances by visual artists, musicians and songmakers; community jamming to be led by Andy Jose Lauzon Pinto and collaborations among artists Rydel Arayata and Erica Rodriguez with the Manila Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet, Nikolo Salazar with Shutter Life, and Ja Quintana with Ralph Eya.
STREET MURAL AND WORKSHOP AT FRINGE ARTS FESTIVAL 2018
Fringe 2018 is an open access, non curated, uncensored arts and community festival that aims to showcase fresh, daring, and groundbreaking material, highlighting the unique point of view of emerging and established artists from the Philippines and all over the world in theater, literature, music, dance, visual art, film, cabaret, performance art, circus and every other artistic genre in between. Fringe Manila is a member of the World Fringe Network, a network of over 200+ independent Fringe festivals across the world.
ANI NG SINING, ALAB NG SINING ART TALK AND WORKSHOP 2018
City Government of Makati through the Museum and Cultural Affairs Office presents “Ani ng Sining, Alab ng Sining” art lecture and workshop in celebration of this year’s National Arts Month in the Philippines.
ARTISTS FOR A BETTER WORLD: GOING TOGETHER, GOING FURTHER
29 international participants reconvened for the Artists for a Better World Study Visit in Kuala Lumpur where they gained insights on how diverse stakeholders can further boost the impact of harnessing Arts for Good.
Over the four-day study visit, participants had the opportunity to meet stakeholders such as the media, enablers and funders, where they learned the best ways to engage them and grow the impact of Arts for Good projects.
Drug rehab patients speak out on drug war through public art installation
A public art installation made by drug rehab patients culminated the latter’s three-day Visual Arts Therapy program of the Department of Health (DOH) Treatment and Rehabilitation Center in Bicutan,Parañaque City.
Visual artist Ralph Eya collaborated with some 30 participating artists in creating HATOL: Between Charges and Chances. Eya and the participating patients had to go through the “creative process of undefining, defining, and redefining consciousness about identity, capacity, community, and the universality of our human rights and our experiences. The collaborative site-specific art installation piece examines the concept of hatol in the context of the drug war in the Philippines.