Three New Permanent Galleries Highlight Southeast Asia's Global Identity in Singapore's Asian Civilisation Museum
Set at the heart of global maritime trade routes between West and East, Southeast Asia has long been a region where different peoples, ideas, and art influenced each other. Profound interconnections between its many cultures and traditions have existed throughout history. With the opening of three new permanent galleries – Christian Art, Islamic Art, Ancestors and Rituals – along with newly rotated objects in the Trade galleries and a new series of museum trails, Singapore’s Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) greatly increases the Southeast Asian art on display in its thematically arranged galleries.
Text by by Tess Rayos del Sol
"Challenge accepted." Those were the words spoken by the three artists, Mindanaoan sculptor/painter Kublai Millan, wood sculptor Agi Pagkatipunan and ostrich egg artist, Danny Rayos del Sol in their impromptu meeting in Davao.
A multi-artist collaboration by energetic, specializing in different mediums for creative expression sounds like a daunting task. Cultural bearer Kublai, primarily works on monumental sculptures using large canvases presenting his expressions of culture in the South. His monumental sculptures continuously remind people of the beauty of their ethnicity, reawakening their pride for it.
The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), in partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Office of Senator Loren Legarda, will hold the deliberations on the submitted curatorial proposals for the Philippine Pavilion in the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia on July 20, 2018 at the NCCA in Manila.
The open call for curatorial proposals was launched on January 17, 2018 with a deadline set on May 24, 2018. The Philippine Arts in Venice Biennale (PAVB) Coordinating Committee received a total of 12 proposals.
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.