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Celebrate Freedom at ÄRT MÖD Fair 2017

ÄRT MÖD Fair 2017

Let’s celebrate our 119th Independence Day Weekend At the first ÄRT MÖD Fair 2017 . Experience the freedom of art in multiple forms from June 9 (friday) to June 11 (sunday) , 10 AM – 7 PM at the Megatrade Hall 2, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.

ÄRT MÖD Fair 2017 provides art enthusiasts, students, mall shoppers and the
general public a convenient and comfortable venue to experience and appreciate
modern art like paintings, prints, photography, sculpture, mixed media and digital art.

List of Artists:

Envisioned to bring the world of Philippine Modern Art to a wider audience, ÄRT
MÖD Fair 2017 gathers a host of both established and upcoming visual artists like
Philipp Badon, Boysie Villavicencio, Ali Alejandro, Joe Datuin, Toym Imao,
Michelline Syjuco, Ronnie Lim, Andy Malluche, Luna Arguelles, Alfred Gallura,
Elaine Herbosa, Miguel Buhay, Pilar Quiros, JV Calanoc, Noemi Concepcion, Sky de
Leon, Ralph William Villaluz, Emmanuel Mendoza, Allan Sison, Norlie Meimban,
Maia Magpantay with the collections of William Borja and Myla Roque and
participating galleries like Larc En Ciel; Arte Pintura; Transwing; Happy Art;
Saturday Group headed by Buds Convocar; FDAP and FEATI University together
under one roof.

A rare opportunity for serious collectors and first time buyers alike to find the artwork that match their styles and tastes.

Visitors are treated to a variety of activities during this 3-day event that inspires
creativity and spurs understanding of art and its processes. Listen and learn through talks by renowned artists like Inka Madera, Liz Lanuzo, John Paul “Lakan” Oliveros and Toym Imao, as they convey priceless insight and new ideas in their fields. Take part in various demos; drawing and painting sessions; and learn Nude Sketching from professionals.

ÄRT MÖD Fair 2017 is produced and organized by ArtisteSpace with the
invaluable support of its major sponsor, SM Megamall, and media partners, When In Manila, Art+ Magazine, Fringe Magazine, and prominent influencers of the
blogosphere. See you at ÄRT MÖD Fair 2017 on June 9 – 11, 2017 at Megatrade Hall 2, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.

Entrance tickets are available at the gate for P100 per person. To get a free 3-day
access pass, simply register at http://www.artmodfair.com/art-mod-fair-free-3-daypass/.
To find out more about ÄRT MÖD Fair 2017, visit the website at
www.artmodfair.com

Bonsai Global Fusion 2017

Bonsai and Suiseki Alliance of the Philippines in partnership with Quezon City government , Quezon City Memorial Circle management , Department of Tourism presents to the gardening public the 2nd International Bonsai Arts and Culture Biennale and the 2nd International Penjing Creation Conference from July 22 to 25, 2017 .

There will be competition , conference and trade show which will coincide with this event.

Opening Highlights of the Flores De Mayo Exhibit at the Orchidarium

Flores de Mayo 2017 exhibit was in partnership between Department of Tourism , National Parks Development Committee in cooperation with League of Conservationists of the Philippines ( LOCPHIL) opened to the general public the  plant exhibition and trade bazaar at the Orchidarium ( Beside the National Museum of Anthropology ) within Rizal Park , Manila.

Since it was ” Mother’s Day ” all the parks entrance fees like Orchidarium , Chinese Garden , Children Garden , Japanese Garden and Paco Park were waived .

Among the prominent guests of honor includes Ms. Penelope D. Belmonte ( Executive Director-National Parks Development Committee ) Honorable Fema Duterte,Dr. Joan Lagunda of the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor, Presidential Legislative Liaison Office ASec. Astravel Pimentel-Naik, PCUP, Dr. Elba S. Cruz ( Development Academy of the Philippines ) ,  Mr. Rolando T. Mamaradlo ( NPDC -Chief Administration officer) , Mr. Niel Maceda ( LOCPHIL- President )

League of Orchid Conservationists of the Philippines officers and members

The Orchidarium used to be a parking lot about 8,000 square meters allotted to the employees of the Department of Finance and was later converted into a garden and sanctuary around 1994 . This is also a repository for rare and native orchid species found in the country.

Unfortunately, We only saw a handful of native orchids growing on trees, a lot of the native orchids such are sanggumay ( Dendrobium anosmum ) , dainty sanggumay ( Dendrobium aphyllum ) are not found.

Judging also commenced before the ribbon cutting ceremonies by the special guests of honor which includes Ms. Fema Duterte and officials from National Parks Development Committee.

Cymbidium finalysonianum specimen orchid spotted near the man-made waterfall blooming .

plant stalls 

There are also stall holders from different parts of the country like Mabuhay Orchids and Ornamental Plants from Cavite, Laguna , Quezon , Negros , Davao and Metro Manila .

Horti Negrense 

#14 exhibit booth , showcased some native orchids , Platycerium coronarium ferns

#7 landscape exhibit booth

#3 Landscape exhibit

#5 Landscape entry

#9 Landscape entry

Landscape Winners

Biona’s Garden won the first place ” Best in Landscape ” award which comes with blue ribbon and Php 75,000 cash reward courtesy of the National Parks Development Committee.

Mhin’s Garden won second place which also come with a cash prize of Php 50,000 plus red ribbon . Mhins Garden is from Calauan , Laguna province ( Contact : 0927-5660350/0921-2835214 )

Davao Susana Garden won third place with Php 35,000 cash and white ribbon. All the winners are members of the Los Baños Horticultural Society Inc.

After all the fanfare , participants, exhibitors were treated to an early lunch hosted by NPDC.

The exhibit will run until May 22, 2017. Photos are all from the author

 

8 Fantastic Exhibits at the 2017 Manila International Auto Show

Manila International Auto Show 2017 ( MIAS 2017) opens its  doors to the general public . The opening ceremonies started a bit late past 10:30 am with a ceremonial opening and a modern dance production.

This year’s theme  “Beyond Performance”, MIAS aims to serve as a venue to highlight the various feats automakers have done to further enhance their vehicles to be able to deliver to the driver and passenger that exhilarating experience they so deserve.

MIAS 2017 opening

invited guests of honor

There are several thousands of visitors and participants at the opening , which never failed to amaze first timers. There are something new to see at the exhibition site.  There are nearly 200 participating companies from the automotive sectors, 500 exhibitors and 400 car display units in the show’s 30,000-square meter exhibit area. Last year, the annual affair gathered about 110,000 participants.

MIAS 2017 poster

There are hundreds of exhibit booths at the World Trade Center and Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC) located within Senator Gil Puyat Avenue ( Buendia).

Here are the 8 ( Eight) Fantastic Exhibits at the MIAS 2017

Mr. Lance Mosley -(Managing Director -Ford -Philippines) together with models

8.) Ford Philippines had their Ford Island Conquest program launched a few minutes after the opening ceremony. They are the first car company to host their project. The public had also a chance to test-drive the latest models.

Subaru

7.) Subaru launched the 2017 Impreza is the first of upcoming Subarus which will ride on a new architecture platform called the Subaru Global Platform, set to underpin all future Subaru models. Subaru also adds that the new platform focuses on economy, comfort and safety rather than overall performance. The platform also promises to bring “Enjoyment and Peace of Mind“.

Die Cast Collectors Philippines exhibition gallery

6.) DieCast Collectors Philippines (DCPH) members exhibited some of their miniature die cast car collections and limited edition at a gallery of at least half a dozen glass display stand. Their exhibit is located in between World Trade Center and PTTC walkway. Although the collection is not that many compared to the past editions of MIAS.  The collectible die cast cars gallery still attracts considerable number of people.

 They can also join the RC (remote control) drift race event, Tamiya 4WD race event or even do some Driftbox go-karting with friends and family.

.5.) Motolite  Aside from free coffee and freebies items . Motolite had been revolutionizing Filipino lives by having a futuristic theme at their booth.

sales and marketing staffs of Jetti Petroleum

4.) Jetti Petroleum had exciting games in store for the visitors . One can throw 3 pieces of ball and try to shoot them at a traffic light . Lucky ones can win prizes like gas or diesel coupon . Their booth is locates at  East Wing A which is in between WTC and PTTC.

a participant throws ball at the traffic light

3.) Chevrolet exhibit draw some time warp and nostalgia among visitors. Its neon lights, vintage dinner appeal and free coffee.

Chevrolet -We Care Cafe

There are vintage car photos and friendly staffs would greet each visitor to their exhibit booth.

2.) Police Community Relations Group( PCRG) – Philippine National Police (PNP) booth had their customize tricycle like those in MAD MAX Fury movie.  Friendly police officer will greet and give some handouts .

Volkswagen Fastback 1968

1.) Car Gallery – Aside from several car companies , The entire Philippine Trade Training Center building had a car gallery which features The MIAS Petron Custom Classic Car Competition, aspires to honor some of the country’s finest car restoration and custom car shops.

The Automobile Association of the Philippines (AAP), on the other hand, stages their annual Driver of the Year gala awards night, which distinguishes the  country’s top drivers in various motor- sport disciplines.

There are also daily activities like talks , car test driving and exciting competition .

MIAS 2017 is open from 10:00am to 10:00pm will run until April 2, 2017 . For those planning to visit, There is a minimal entrance fees of Php 100 for the general public and Php 80 for students and senior citizens with valid ID’s .

8 Reasons to Visit WorldBex 2017

WorldBex 2017 is one of the biggest construction , architecture and supplies trade show in the country. The event started with an impressive opening ceremonies held last March 15, 2017 at the iconic World Trade Center ,  PTTC and SMX Convention Center in Pasay City , Metro Manila.

World Trade Center

Every year, there is an estimated between 90,000 to 120,000 people who visits this annual show. Due to limited time, The author was only able to visit WTC and PTTC . There was a shuttle service provided by the organizer. The annual trade exhibit would attract more than 1,000 booth . More than 60% are Filipino owned companies and about 40% are Foreign Multi-National companies .

L-R Jill Ang (Managing Director, WSI); Albert Fan (Manager, Taiwan Trade Center); Nizelle Sy (Representative, French Embassy); Henry Lee (President, Philippine Hardware Association); Benjamin Ziga (1st Secretary, Czech Republic Embassy); Rene Ramos (Director of WSI); Sewwandi De Silva (2nd Secretary, Embassy of Sri Lanka); Joseph Ang (Founding Chairman, WSI);Khanka Nit (Commercial Councilor, Thai Embassy); Sec. Mark Villar (DPWH) ; Kok Li Peng (Ambassador of Singapore); Usec. Ruth Castelo (DTI); Dir. Nick Ni Teco (Taiwan Economic Cultural Office); Senate Secretary Atty. Lutgardo Barbo representing Sen. Koko Pimentel; Archt. Francisco Flameno (Executive Director WSI); Daniel Ching (VP-External Affairs); IDr. Tessa Prieto-Valdez; Hero Yu (PESA President); Levi Ang (Co-Founder, WSI); Tessie Roque (Director, WSI); Stephen Wong (President of PHFI); IDr. Archt. Rogelio Caringal; Marjorie Aguinaldo-Muñoz; JR Ang (Marketing Director, WSI) Photo courtesy : WorldBex2017

Here are the 8 Reasons to Visit WorldBex 2017

8. Sustainable Forest Management –Arctic Forest Products had been in the country for several years , The company uses sustainable forest products which are harvested at the average age of 70 years for high density (hard texture) and beautiful wood grain in Finland . This is just one of the companies which exhibit their sustainable forest timber products at the expo.

Address: 22 Tandang Sora Ave., Brgy. Sangandaan
Quezon City 1116, Philippines
Telefax :       (02) 453-7746
Telephone:   (02) 453-0367
Mobile : (+63) 917-824-9878
Email : infoarcticforestproductsinc@gmail.com

Websitehttp://www.arcticfp.com/

7. Myriad of Colors -This is an example of a colorful booth , This is not surprising coming from a paint company.

6. Creative Arts –Prado is an example of Filipino Artisan is a world renowned manufacturer / exporter of hand crafted home and garden décor, lighting and furniture.

Facebook Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/pradofilartisans/

Address: Greenwood Executive Village, Cainta , Rizal province

+63 8802528

5.Technology – There are a lot of innovative technologies to be seen at the event . There are also daily lectures and talk from leaders within the industry .

4. Cosplayer and Mascot – There are a lot of exciting , mascot which attracts the crowd

3. International Companies -Several international companies made their present at the trade fair.

2. Interior Design and Concept -Stylish , Modern and Chic designs are also exhibited at the PTTC building , They are designed by well-known architect, interior designers and professional companies.

Akari Lighting 

1.Sales and Promos – There are a lot of companies which offered a limited sales and promos . Since this is a trade show event , Visitor should not come home empty handed.

WorldBex 2017 is open from 10:00am to 8:00pm until March 19, 2017 Sunday

Note: the author pre-registered few weeks ago at the website . Walk-ins are accepted and proper dress code must be observe.

Ikebana 50th Anniversary Exhibit

Ikebana members had their 50th  exhibit at the Glorietta 2 in Makati . The 3 day exhibit will be until March  12, 2017 .

Embassy of Japan exhibit ( photo courtesy of Mr. Philip Reyes ) 

Mr. Jun Balderrama ikebana exhibit

Mrs. Fely Gupit -flower and fruits arrangement

members of the organization ( photo courtesy : Mr. Jun Balderrama)

There are several nice flower arrangement from simple to the more elaborate ones.

Hudyat Exhibit at Far Eastern University

 

 

Press Statement

HUDYAT!

Artists for Human Dignity

 

On 09 March 2017, a group of artists led by National Artist Ben Cabrera (BenCab) will come together to share their works around the theme of human rights and human dignity. (See attached list of artists).

HUDYAT! is a pioneering project by a group of artists that will put the spotlight on the abuse of human dignity amid the spate of summary and extrajudicial killings in the Philippines.

The spate of extrajudicial killings in the Philippines is unprecedented in post-Marcos history. Since the Duterte administration waged its all-out war on drugs, more than 7,000 people have been killed as of end-January 2017 either in legitimate police operations or in those described as consequences of vigilante killings.

After a brief moratorium because of mounting pressures both here and abroad and the killing of a Korean businessman by rogue cops, President Duterte reinstated his war on drugs making it a top priority of his government. There is outrage but not loud enough to convince President Duterte who is spearheading the anti-drug war to rethink his zero tolerance to anyone who stands in the way; and when he is still enjoying a very high acceptance rating from the public.

This project aims to put the spotlight back on human dignity that is being lost in the current anti-drug campaign of the government.  Human dignity is an innate right of each person to be valued, respected, and to receive ethical treatment. Human dignity is the basis of fundamental human rights; it is inviolable and must be preserved, respected and protected.

Without human dignity at the center, the purported gains of the anti-drug war will be short-termed instead of having a real and lasting significance in society. In the drug war and the problem it seeks to eradicate – human dignity pays the price. It is lost in the broken lives of families and victims of drug addiction. It is lost in the most brutal and grotesque manner by which the extra judicial and summary killings are carried out. It is lost in the wretched conditions in jails and state rehabilitation centers. It is lost in the chaos and abuses in police stations and on the streets. It is lost in the poor villages whose residents lack access to services and knowledge that could help them deal with the problem. It is lost in the public apathy towards the killings.

“ ‘To battle for the right’ is in FEU’s hymn and one of our core values is Uprightness. The Hudyat sa FEU is a discourse platform that will guide us in making a more informed decision to uphold and protect human dignity,” said Romel Bernardo, president of FEU’s Central Student Organization.

The exhibit will run from 09 to 25 March at the FEU campus at Nicanor Reyes St., Sampaloc, Manila. Student fora to further expose the problem through the voices of the participating artists, advocates and the victims and survivors will take place on 10 March (2:00 to 3:30 pm) and 18 March (10 to 11:30).  For more information, contact us through Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HUDYATSAFEU/ or call 09176302924 or (02)7364897.  

List of Participating Artists

National Artist Ben Cabrera

Pandy Aviado

Xyza Bacani

Melvyn Calderon

Sheila Coronel

Antipas Delotavo

William Elvin

Patricia Evangelista

Carlo Gabuco

Toym Imao

Marne Kilates

Jose F. Lacaba

Raffy Lerma

Julie Lluch

Nikki Luna

RESBAK

Rick Rocamora

Jose Tence Ruiz

Ea Torrado

Mark Valenzuela

Veejay Villafranca

 

FEU Artists

Ma. Eugene Aniar

Christopher Bautista

Manuel Billoso

Jun Concepcion

Alexandre Dalit

Gabriel Gapay

Archie Jacinto

Candido Manarpiz

Gene Paul Martin

Victor Sison

Dexter Sy

Curated by

Ricky Francisco

 

 

THE ARTISTS’ PERSPCTIVES

 

A long time ago, I saw a sign in a local police precinct that read “It’s better that 10 guilty men go free than one innocent man be wrongly convicted.” That statement moved me and in a fleeting moment restored my hope in our justice system of upholding human dignity. The tragedy is that a life taken cannot be returned.  Antipas Delotavo

 

The pleasure of despair. But then, it is in despair that we find the most acute pleasure, especially when we are aware of the hopelessness of the situation…

…everything is a mess in which it is impossible to tell what’s what, but that despite this impossibility and deception it still hurts you, and the less you can understand, the more it hurts. Pandy Aviado,  Notes from the Underground

 

“A good way to measure civil society’s sense of humanity and justice is to take a closer look on how it manages its jail system. The state of Detention Centers in the Philippines is a clear manifestation of the failure of the criminal judicial system to adhere to the 1987 Philippines Constitution’s mandate to build a just and human society for the poor. No amount of penology expertise can solve the problem because the root is institutional and lack of support from our government to correct existing deficiencies.”  Rick Rocamora  2.28.17

 

My art practice has long been concerned with conflict and resistance, in particular the points of tension between the individual and the collective. This work critiques the ways in which machismo and fanaticism are used to generate violence and gain dominance. Seeking to understand and question the process by which dominance is obtained can be viewed as a form of resistance. – Mark Valenzuela

 

The images that is part of Hudyat stands for several issues that needs our continuous attention. The role of photographs as evidence and an aid to social change needs to be reiterated and we as visual journalists hope that the public takes heed and sparks a continuous dialogue about the issues. – Veejay Villafranca

 

The worst cases are when the person is shot in the same area as their home, or in their neighborhood, or even if it’s a [body] dump, if they recognize the face, then that’s when you brace yourself, because the wife will walk in, the mother will walk in. And it’s weeping and wailing and screaming. And you know that you’re witness to the worst moment of a person’s life and you don’t know if you’re a voyeur. And you don’t know if you’re doing the right thing by asking questions.- Patricia Evangelista