Pure Imagination group show

A group show exhibition titled PURE IMAGINATION, opening
on September 4, 2012, Tuesday at 6PM here at the 3rd Level Greenbelt
5. We’ve put together 16 artists representing both Abstract and
Figurative styles. For more details, kindly take a look at our events
page here:

Represent your bastard: a fundraiser for a bastards in NY

 Bastards of Misrepresentation-NY
August 24 at 6:00pm
Department of Avant Garde Cliches, Pasong Tamo Extn Makati City

For the first time a survey show of Philippine contemporary art as broad as Bastards of Misrepresentation shall be presented in four venues in one of the art capitals of the world, New York City. The show, curated by renowned artist Manuel Ocampo, shall have simultaneous openings at Topaz Arts, Queens Museum of Art, Crossing Art Gallery and at the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. This exhibition will provide important opportunities for the artist involved by illustrating the diversity of practices

currently being explored by the Filipino avant-garde. The exhibition will highlight the significant contribution this group of artist is currently making to the history of art in the Philippines, while embracing a new era of outward looking ambitious artists who are working hard to put Filipino creative communities on the world stage.The artists included represent the cutting edge of Filipino art in the last five years. Many have won awards and some have established reputations in Europe and Australia. Others are legendary performers from Manila’s underground art and music scenes.Participating artists are: Poklong Anading, Yason Banal, Bea Camacho, Valeria Cavestany, Lena Cobangbang, Maria Cruz, Gaston Damag, Dex Fernandez, Arvin Flores, Dina Gadia, David Griggs, Robert Langenegger, Romeo Lee, Pow Martinez, Jayson Oliveria, Carlo Ricafort, Timo Roter, Gerry Tan, MM Yu, Maria Jeona Zoleta

Bastards of Misrepresentation is about the cultural scene happening in the Philippines yet is not a definitive show about Philippine art. The show is not without irony aptly titled “Bastards of Misrepresentation” as the Philippines is a country with a hybrid culture; embodying the complexity of its heritage and colonial history while it’s political identity reflects the pervasive “misrepresentation” of its’ people. Moreover, the shows deals with issues about aesthetic autonomy, social critique and the philosophical politics of expression, variant material economies and the alternate conditions of authenticity, and information distribution through shared affinities.

To help subsidize the mounting of this very momentuous exhibit a fundraiser will be held this August 24 Friday 6PM at DAGC.

This fundraiser will be accompanied by musical performances by Jol3na, the trio of Kaloy Olavides, Pow Martinez and Alvin Zafra, and indie favorite The Sleepyheads. Plus a videoke installation by Yason Banal.

There will also be live drawings sessions where you may get a rare chance to win any fresh, off-the sketchpad artworks by Romeo Lee, Dex Fernandez, Carlo Ricafort, Arvin Flores, Pow Martinez, Maria Jeona Zoleta, Robert Langenegger, Jayson Oliveria and Manuel Ocampo.

Cocktails will also be served as the rest of the Bastards will chat you up everything about Bastards NY project.

For further queries and information about the Bastards, visit:

and the fundraiser, please click – http://arteleriamanila.wordpress.com/bastardized-event/

For the Bastards Online auction –

for our kind host in NY Topaz Arts – http://www.topazarts.org/2012/08/get-ready-bastards-at-topazarts/

Angonoismo group show


Food and Art Gallery, 12F GT Tower, Ayala Avenue corner F. Dela Costa St. Makati City, Philippines

Opening day: August 17  2012 Friday 6 PM

Featuring the works of:


Curated by:
JCrisanto Martinez

INSIGHT: Soliloquies in three. art works by Alain Austria, Crown Dolot and Juno Parungao


INSIGHT: soliloquies in three

Alain Austria, Corona Dolot and Juno Parungao

It is one familiar narrative – artists wearing several hats, juggling art and making a living. These artists traverse different phases of their lives as educators, cultural workers, scholars, entrepreneurs, lovers, and followers of certain paradigms. They are the kind of people you meet and eventually seek for long hours of fruitful, wonderful conversations over a glass of wine or just plain pizza time. But familiarity blurs once you try to define them or identify them within a specific tradition, movement or style. Their works may resemble certain styles and forms, but never just once, never just one. They work as individuals devoid of any conscious attempt to fit in an identity.

These artists produce art as meaningful conversations about a range of knowledge they get out of their many hats. Their artworks speak of a marriage of traditions with one central theme: the meaning of life. The artworks are what transpire from introspections, dialogues, conversations, interactions, and even arguments between beliefs. Their canvasses are filled with exchanges, varying views and marriages of concepts.

Art is a discourse.


We have once again moved the opening date for the exhibit INSIGHT: soliloquies in three to Wednesday, August 15 at 5:00 in the afternoon at the GSIS Museo ng Sining.
We feel that it is still not a good time to celebrate while fellow-Filipinos are still struggling with pains and losses from the recent flood. Some are still soaked in flood while we can already enjoy this morning’s sun.

We are hoping that you may still be able to join us in the ceremony. Music and dance presentations, cocktails and informal discussions are prepared for everyone. While we wait before the opening, JIV Manila accepts donations for flood victims in Pasig.

All the Best,

Avie Felix
JIV Manila Art Group