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.