AndaDavao City. Each curated exhibit reflects and critically responds to contemporary issues in Davao and Mindanao. As they are guided by regional concerns, the artists also engage with the question on what makes art contemporary and conversant with a larger art context. Two exhibits will be launched in October: Meander for the first ever Mindanao Art Fair and Lupaa satellite exhibit.
With no claims to authenticity or didactic representations of Mindanao art and identity, the artists revel in the mutable experiments being enacted — as tides change and currents flow. Contemporary art in Davao is hybrid given its colonial history and current situation as a city that weaves a diverse cultural fabric.
Artists and cultural workers have been remaking the spaces of the city and staging exhibits in pragmatic spaces for several decades now. They have always been resilient and resourceful. However, the current flow of artworld capital from the state and the private sector as well as the hyper-mediation of experience allows images to circulate at a rapid pace and sometimes an enormous scale. The transmission of visual culture is multi-directional.
It was a prelude to the Mindanao Art Fair and was staged as a way to introduce Davao-based artists to audiences in Manila and drum up the Mindanao Art Fair as well. Also guest-curated by Boquiren, the exhibit featured Puzon and Feliciano with other artists often represented by Art Portal. Meander examines the flows of artistic formation in Davao and based on the present visual repertoire offered by Art Portal, an arts scene currently changing.
Red Genotiva b. As a child, he would draw characters from Japanese anime that he often saw on television, posters, and other media platforms. Soon, this hobby turned into a serious interest in the arts. Genotiva had a stint as a student of Fine Arts at the University of San Carlos, where he specialized in Painting However, he did not complete this program of study but instead shifted to Multimedia Arts at the University of Immaculate Concepcion where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Often these are tragic beings rejected by the light yet imbued with human-like qualities in a visual culture where the line between good and evil is never clearly demarcated.
Genotiva is known for his stylized figures of children — anthropomorphic yet rendered in exaggerated proportions with multiple eyes, tentacles, and are often set in dream-like landscapes that at times teem with melancholy despite the solid luminous hues. The images are almost kawaii but not quite, adorable yet uncanny and unsettling. Joya Gallery in UP Cebu. Genotiva currently resides in Cebu City. Narciso b. He took up literature at the Holy Cross of Davao College. He did not go through formal training in the visual arts in any academic institution.1st MINDANAO Art Exhibit & Conference @ The Atrium Gaisano Mall Of Davao with " KUBLAI MILLAN "
He was inspired by the dynamic arts scene of Davao. During his formative years, he involved himself in creative productions in school and the church. He learned how to play the guitar and participated in community theatre. At Magallanes Elementary School in Davao, he participated in the rondalla. He also attended painting workshops at the San Roque Elementary School.
One will observe that many of his artworks blur the ontologies of musical instrument, sculpture, and instalation. Narciso participated in workshops organized by the Davao Artists Foundation Inc. DAFI and became part of the organization in early The list of exhibitions held under the banner of the Davao Artists Foundation is quite extensive, many of which were held at the Matina Town Square.
Like many Davao-based artists, Rogelito Cayas Jr. Narciso currently teaches as faculty member of Humanities Division of the Ateneo de Davao University.
He is the artistic director of the institutions Teatro Humanidades and has been key to multiple theater productions. Becoming an artist is strongly influenced by the community and opportunities at work.A lot. Social media would be a good channel. If you follow the art galleries and artists, then your feed would show what is happening and where it will be. Like a one-stop-gallery where you can shop for great pieces.
Until that happens Davao has spaces which celebrate art. Last month, there were four art shows in the city. Morning Light Gallery along Quirino Ave. The show was only until end of February. Not to worry, there are three more on-going art exhibits around the city. Exhibit runs until March 8. This exhibit gives you a chance to let your imagination wander. Exhibit runs until March Soil as a medium presents limited pigments to work with. However, these artists were able to overcome the challenge and created impressive works of arts in earth tones.
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Man, nature, technology have bifurcated ends. They can be good, they can be bad. Fire can give light. It can also burn a forest too. A river can irrigate rice fields.
A cellphone can be a tool of productive communication. It can also be an addictive thing that prevents people to be productive. Their artworks in this exhibit are manifestations of their conviction that there is so much to be thankful for: its beauty and bounty.
And at the same time, to be cautious of how the world continuously evolves. It can be a paradise, but it can also be hell. The artworks done in varied medium and artistic persuasion are lessons in openness and clear vision.
Each artist is aware of the duality of man, nature and technology. Reading the artworks in between the lines will greatly help the viewer to understand the meaning of their message beyond the lines, colors, textures, forms and perspectives. The context that the artists are coming from their own unique milieu : political, economic, philosophical and psychological roots. The common denomination of all the paintings and sculptures is the unique and personal take of the duality of man, nature and technology.
The collection is a Davao experience. They speak of how Davao artists see the world in contemporary times. Born in Manila on January 26,George is a self taught artists always inclined himself in the art. He explored his airbrush talent abroad in KSA but eventually came back to Davao City to find greener pasture.Art hub! Gotta do this piece justice. Thank you, ladies and Cedric! Linocut printing is a form of fine art printmaking technique, a variant of woodcut in which a sheet of linoleum is used for a relief surface.
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Forgotten account?The paintings and the theme of this exhibition by Yap and fellow artist Nil Capinianes complement each other.
Capinianes works incorporate the themes and characters of Philippine mythology. Capinianes was born in Iloilo City and currently commutes between Davao and Iloilo. Capinianes has been painting since but took a 6 year hiatus before returning to painting last year. In addition to this exhibition, Kulay Diwa Gallery of Contemporary Art is exhibiting the works o Davao artists who are associated with Yap and Capinianes. Three exhibits will be opening in the Online Viewing Gallery on November 10 and running through the duration of the exhibition.
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Yap is an internationally recognized visual artist whos lives and works in Davao. His work is distinctive in that as a post-modernist, he synthesizes works — blending abstraction and symbolism, threading layers of color and even fusing street and urban art. Yap has won many awards including six consecutive time winner of the Philippine Arts Awards Competition and has participated in numerous group and one-person exhibitions including solo shows in Manila, Singapore, Shanghai, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Berlin, Rotterdam, Warsaw and Wroclaw, Poland.
Yap had a solo exhibition at Secret Fresh Gallery in Manila in He has extensive experience curating exhibitions and developing concepts for public and urban art here in the Philippines and abroad. Capinianes has been painting since but took a 6-year hiatus before returning to painting last year. Capinianes works incorporate the theme and characters of Philippine mythology.
It is said that during a lunar eclipse in the ancient Philippines, the people believed that a monstrous dragon, known as Bakunawa, was attempting to swallow the moon. It is believed this was done out of jealousy. Current Exhibition September 7 — October 7, Step-in. View Exhibitions. Elordie Mesac — Roderick Pelenia.
Michael Vincent Manalo. Chris Boyd. Download Guidelines. Online Coming soon. Online b Online Exhibitions. Apply Here Kulay Diwa Online is an online exhibition space, where visitors can explore and collect works from curated, online-only exhibitions by artists with no prior exhibits.
First Name. Last Name. Email Address. Facebook Twitter Instagram 0 Items. Kulay Diwa.Post a Comment. Saturday, May 12, Kublai Art Garden. Kapatagan Valley has recently become one of the most popular outdoor adventure destinations in Davao del Sur in view of the many unique wonders and delightful sights to see and experience - a truly different kind of adventure anyone can enjoy, be it with families, relatives, groups of friends, or colleagues from the office; it is a perfect quiet respite from the everyday noise of urban life.
And in the midst of these is the Kublai Art Garden where various sculptures and art pieces of Mindanaoan artist, Ray Mudjahid "Kublai" Millan, are showcased in a landscape of lush greenery with Mount Apothe Phlippines' highest mountain peak, and surrounding mountain range as the backdrop. Right at the very heart of these sculptures and art pieces is the Agong House - a must-see at Kapatagan Valley. It is a nice, one-of-a-kind, small, eccentric-looking structure shaped and patterned after a musical bronze percussion instrument called, " Agong " widely used by Muslims and the indigenous tribes of Mindanao.
The house is a masterpiece in itself, perched in a garden of various sculptures and art pieces. The Agong House is actually the rest house of the artist himself, Kublai Millan, who is very gracious in allowing visitors to take a peek inside his uniquely built vacation house.
Kublai Millan practically created the entire place into one huge canvas filled with his artworks. Truly amazing! Kublai Art Garden is definitely a place to visit, a jaw dropping experience guaranteed! Camp Tagan Lake Mirror and Hillside. Website psdgroupph. Visit their Facebook page.
There is also a 5 to 10 minute motorcycle ride readily available at the Kapatagan Market. Map to Kublai Art Garden. Images courtesy of Mount Apo Highland Resort. No comments:. Newer Post Older Post Home. Subscribe to: Post Comments Atom. Agong House.
Kapatagan Valley with Mount Apo in the background. Agong House with a huge sculptured hand in the foreground.This summit has been planned since late last year. A group of concerned artists thought of the idea to be able to unite Davao visual artists.
This group of senior artists has witnessed and has gone through the challenges that befall those who chose this profession. One major concern is the branding and marketing. Some have been doing this successfully but a lot of young and budding artists have no clue where to start.
Another issue that needs to be addressed is professionalizing the industry. There have been a lot of abuses and malpractice in the creating, selling and showcasing of artworks. Thus, creating a legal entity that can assist artists in their careers has been a long awaited if not delayed development in the art scene. So many benefits were threshed out that the urgency to have a summit became very feasible and necessary.
After several consultative meetings, the group decided to hold the summit. Invitations were sent out to artist groups and 15 groups responded by sending representatives to the summit. A total of 33 artists attended. They not only shared their ideas, but also took time to get to know each other during the morning session and over the potluck lunch. The facilitator, Victor Secuya, made it a point to give the artists a time for sharing their art journey.
What followed was an open circle brainstorming where participants were divided into four groups. Each group then gave a report about their output. The first group talked about the unification of Davao artists. The second group whose topic was venues and marketing, gave a feedback with a year timeline in mind.
Their list of goals is listed below:. Federation members will get privileges and access to suppliers and service providers. The third group discussed the struggles of female artists in the Davao Art Scene.
They expressed their desire to have stronger support from other artists.