National Commission for Culture and the Arts Gallery, Manila, Philippines
Like all things, Art is a concept that continuously evolves. Art is progressive and it constantly redefines its boundaries and parameters. But for evolution to take place, it needs a hefty amount of new blood through its system. The Philippine Women’s University School of Fine Arts and Design has no shortage of new blood. Under the tutelage of various veterans in the field of visual arts that the school also has no shortage of; an elegant transfusion is taking place. This transfusion comes in the form of an exhibition called “Sentido Komon“.
Spearheaded by Noel Soler Cuizon who is a veteran artist and has under his belt numerous exhibitions locally and internationally, Sentido Komon is a showcase of PWU-SFAD’s budding new artists along with their mentors. But this goes deeper than your ordinary school recital. It seeks to demonstrate how passionate individuals, through guidance and training from the old breed, could create something new and fresh. It is a demonstration that surpasses simple aesthetics. Sentido Komon is an attempt to find common ground with what is traditional and what we deem revolutionary by finding a common “sense” and common “direction."
The organizers see the exhibit not just as a one-off event. The show has sparked for Cuizon, a desire to expand on collaborations by the faculty with the students. He believed that both parties could learn more from each other. The younger ones will continuously develop their own identities and cull their passion for creating into concrete outputs with the help provided by the mentorship of the faculty; and the professors shall never stop gaining fresh and new perspective of their craft through the innate curiosity and the willingness to experiment by the younger breed. Cuizon also aims for their art to tackle pressing issues such as copyright laws on visual arts, to name one. He hopes that there will be further partnerships from cultural institutions that support his cause and their message
" Symbol F " Installation and Video Art Collaboration with El Wynn Magbanua
" Praestantissimum " Installation and Performance Art Collaboration with Iris Joy Deganos