Friday, November 16, 2018

Art Trek: Showcase of PH Art in Singapore now on its 12th Year

Posted on Wednesday, 12 September 2018 

The Art Trek 12 poster was designed by Dr. Ana Ancheta, a budding artist who is also the wife of Consul General Vic Dimagiba Jr. of the Philippine Embassy. The concept for the poster aims to give a preview of the artists to be featured in this annual art festival of the Embassy.

10 September 2018 – The Philippine Embassy in Singapore is proud to present Art Trek 12, which will feature 24 Filipino artists and 9 Singapore galleries that will start on 25 September until the end of October.

Apart from the many participating painters, this year’s Art Trek will also feature sculptors and a toy artist – a reflection of the diversity and eclectic styles of contemporary Filipino artists.

Since its inception in 2007, Art Trek has showcased the masterpieces of more than 200 Filipino artists in Singapore, which signify the depth of the cultural and artistic links between the two countries.

Art Trek has therefore created a niche in Singapore’s dynamic cultural scene making it the centerpiece of the Embassy’s cultural diplomacy program.

“I look forward to the support of our Singaporean and Filipino friends, as well as from the various art connoisseurs in Singapore, as we stage this year’s Art Trek. Singapore has indeed become among the art capitals of the world and we are honoured that this time 24 Filipino artists will be showcasing their talent,” Philippine Ambassador Joseph Del Mar Yap said.

The opening salvo of Art Trek 12 will be the joint exhibition of Abigail Dionisio and Joel Welbart Bartolome at One East Asia Gallery (15 Scotts Road #09-03 Thong Teck Building 228218) on 25 September 2018 entitled, “Travel Light”. This will run until 14 October 2018.

On 30 September – 30 October 2018, Pinta Contemporary (#B1-10 Excelsior Shopping Centre 5 Coleman St. 179805) will feature the joint exhibition of Celeste Quilantang and Riel Hilario, entitled “Even a Cat May Look at a King” and “It Takes the Shape of its Container,” respectively.

Goshen Art Gallery LLP (7 Fraser St., #01-04 DUO Galleria 189365) will feature Jeff Dahilan (“Jubilation”) and Michael Pastorizo (“Between Dreams and Realities”) on 27 September – 07 October and 11-22 October 2018, respectively.

On 28 September – 09 October 2018, Momentous Arts (1557 Keppel Road Blk C 303-07A 089066) will showcase Pete Jimenez, Jan Calleja, Beejay Esber, Gino Bueza, Stephen Taneo and Raul Jorolan in the exhibition entitled “Beauty & Youth”.

Di Legno Gallery (188 Tanjong Katong Rd 436989) will stage an exhibition on 19 October – 30 November 2018 entitled “Bahala Na” (Whatever happens happens) featuring Nasser Lubay and WIPO.

Jonathan Joven will be the featured artist of Utterly Art Gallery (20B Mosque St. Level 2 059500) in an exhibition entitled “Same Ground” on 19 October – 30 November 2018.

Toymaker and artist, Quicss Maiquez, will be among the featured artist of Kult Studio and Gallery’s (11 Upper Wilkie Rd 228120) “The Super Sucklord: Bootleg Toy Supervillain” on 05 October – 10 November 2018.

Miaja Art Collection (9 Muthuraman Chetty Rd APS Building 238931) will be staging a joint showcase of Larry Calderon, Pancho Piano, Pierre Patricio, Martin Genodepa, Harry Mark Gonzales, Ed Defensor and Ben Cruz entitled “SEVEN: A Contemporary Filipino Artists Collective Exhibition” on 12-22 October 2018.

Finally, Taksu Gallery (43 Jalan Merah Saga #01-72 Workloft @ Chip Bee 278115) will feature Lindslee in the exhibition “Physically Present Mentally Absent” on 03-28 October 2018.

Admission is free in all the participating galleries, including their opening receptions.

Left to Right: Artwork by Welbart and Abi Dionisio

Left to Right: Artwork by Celeste Quilantang and a sculpture by Riel Hilario

Left to Right: Artwork by Jeff Dahilan and Gino Bueza

Left to Right: Artwork by WIPO and Nasser Lubay

Left to Right: Toy sculptures by Quiccs and artwork by Larry Calderon

From left to right: Artworks by Lindslee and Jonathan Joven