Monday, June 24, 2019

Filipino Artist Manuel Ocampo opens Exhibit at STPI

Posted on Saturday, 25 May 2019 

Consul Gonaranao B. Musor (right) with Filipino artist, Manuel Ocampo (center) and STPI’s Executive Director, Emi Eu (left) during the opening of Manuel Ocampo’s exhibit on 17 May 2019. The backdrop is one of the artist’s masterpieces.

Consul Gonaranao B. Musor who represented Ambassador Joseph del Mar Yap as the Guest of Honor, delivers the remarks during the opening exhibit.

Manuel Ocampo’s artworks being admired by guests at the opening of his exhibit. (photo courtesy of STPI).

The Philippine Embassy, represented by Consul Gonaranao B. Musor and Cultural Officer Sheila B. Bengtlars, graced the opening of the exhibit of Manuel Ocampo, a multi-award winning Filipino artist, at STPI Gallery on 17 May 2019.

“Manuel Ocampo: Ideological Mash-Up/Remix” which runs from 18 May to 22 June 2019, showcases the artist’s approach in “employing symbols and iconographies of faith, brutality and comic absurdity”.

In celebration of the Philippine’s National Heritage Month, a guided tour of the exhibition, art workshops and a performance by the Choreo Ethnic Tribal Group will be organized for the public on 25-26 May 2019.  The Embassy will be coordinating with several NGOs in Singapore to encourage more Filipino household service workers to participate in these weekend activities in line with Ocampo’s exhibition.

Established in 2002, STPI is a workshop and contemporary art gallery that has previously hosted a number of well-known Filipino artists such as the late Pacita Abad, BenCab, Geraldine Javier and the late Anita-Magsaysay-Ho.