Text and photos by Leriecka Endico
Inspired by her travel adventures, Carmela Laurin-Geisert commenced her first exhibition of paintings entitled “By Chance” at the German Club Manila. As a novice in the field of visual arts particularly paintings, Geisert successfully showed off her works curated by her friend Jes Evangelista. Her first installation as a visual artist consists of 20 abstract paintings that express her travel whereabouts.
Lee Paje of Tin-Aw Gallery was named the Grand Winner of the 3rd Annual Don Papa Art Competition. Lee's design will be featured in Don Papa's 2018 Art Canister series which will be distributed internationally. In addition, Lee receives a 4-week art sojourn in New York City.
Anafe Nemenzo was born on august 8th, 1991 in Tacloban. She is residing in General Trias in Cavite and proud mother of a son. After finishing the Mandaluyong High School in 2007 she studied at the Eulogio ”Amang” Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology gratudating in 2012.
The works of Anafe Nemenzo always looks like dancing of the rhythm of the heart and soul. Even only a few years in the scene, Anafe already caught attention to the audience.
It is safe to say that Anafes works are symbols of peace and freedom. According to Anafe, being an Artist, requires her to share it to the world, because according to her you can’t honor anything by hiding it away.
Anafe participates in several competitions and had already several group exhibitions as well in the Transwing Art Gallery, where she supports the activities of the gallery regularly. Recently she won the third prize in the Transwing Art gallery competition and was finalist at the latest GSIS competition.
A collaboration between France and the Philippines that marks the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations.
TAVERNE GUTENBERG, a unique art center like no other is fast becoming a pace-setter in the art scene in Lyon, France. Founded in 2015 by a French-Filipina designer Maïa d’Aboville and her globe-trotting French artist husband Henri Lamy, Taverne Gutenberg has become a renowned creative hub that serves as an art residency, gallery, art studios and bar.
Officials from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts along with the Cultural Center of the Philippines have formally announced their call for proposals for the Order of National Artists.
Even before the official unveiling of Ferdie Cacnio's "UPLift" sculpture in UP Diliman, the sculptor has had to defend himself against accusations of plagiarism stemming from a Facebook post by netizen Lei Lois Tolentino Azarcon, which quickly went viral. In her post last Saturday, Azarcon noted the striking similarities between "UPLift" and Dutch artist Elisabet Stienstra's "The Virgins of Apeldoorn," both of which featured a levitating woman. Cacnio promptly denied any act of plagiarism on his part, stating that he has "never seen nor heard of Ms. Stienstra or her work." His wife, Bing Cacnio, reiterated this, adding that it is "distinctly a Ferdinand Cacnio artwork." Stienstra's husband, Thom Puckey, also weighed in with his personal opinion that Stienstra's work was "clearly plagiarized" in this case. Below are the statements made by those involved..
Basel, June 13, 2017. The Baloise Art Prize has been awarded to Martha Atienza from the Philippines and Sam Pulitzer from the USA. The prize of CHF 30,000.- will be presented at the Statements sector of Art Basel by a jury of international experts. The prize includes the acquisition by Baloise of a group of works by the award winners, which are donated to two important museums in Europe: the Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and the MUDAM, Luxembourg.
Photos courtesy of the office of Sen. Loren Legarda
The 57th International Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia titled VIVA ARTE VIVA curated by Christine Macel focuses on art and artists and the Philippine Pavilion responds to this call, said Senator Loren Legarda.
Legarda, the visionary and principal advocate of the Philippines’ participation in the Venice Biennale, said that the 2017 Philippine Pavilion, The Spectre of Comparison, curated by Joselina Cruz is in sync with Macel’s concept for the Biennale exhibition.