Pintô Manhattan Manila 2017
ACC kicked off this year’s summer activities with Pintô Manhattan Manila, an inaugural 24-hour art exhibition and auction that took place in the Urban Zen Gallery in New York’s West Village. The exhibition featured works by contemporary Filipino artists, with ACC grantees Dexter Fernandez (2014), Nona Garcia (2004), Riel Hilario (2012), Leeroy New (2015 and 2016), and Manuel Ocampo (2012) among them.
Proceeds from the auction benefit the Pintô Art Museum and ACC. The show was curated by Federico De Vera, together with Pintô founder and renowned neurologist Dr. Joven Cuanang – who is also an ACC Philippines Foundation (ACCPF) Trustee – as well as art historian and ACC grantee Patrick Flores (2009) and Dr. Luca Parolari.
Wendy O'Neill and Miho Walsh; grantees, board and staff; Hans Michael Jebsen,Tess Rances, Miho Walsh, David Rockefeller, Jr., Mercedes Zobel, Josie Cruz Natori, Wendy O'Neill, Dr. Joven Cuanang, Maribel Ongpin, Louie Locsin, Luca Parolari; dancers performing among the guests; Josie Cruz Natori and Dr. Joven Cuanang; Dr. Joven Cuanang, David Rockefeller, Jr., Josie Cruz Natori, Korina Sanchez-Roxas, Luca Parolari
For more information, see our blog.
Art Fair Philippines 2017
ACC Philippines has partnered with Jaime Ponce de Leon of the Leon Gallery for a booth at the Art Fair Philippines from February 16-19, 2017. For more details, please visit the Art Fair website.
ACC Philippines board with Jaime Ponce de Leon at the Art Fair Philippines opening
ACC Philippines board and staff with Jaime Ponce de Leon and the curators of the Joya Exhibition: Ramon Villegas and Lisa Nakpil.
ACC and Leon Gallery Partner for ACC Philippines Art Auction
ACC Philippines is again partnering with the Leon Gallery for the Asian Cultural Council Philippines Art Auction 2017. A portion of the proceeds from the auction will help support the ACC Philippine Fellowship Program. Previews for the Auction will be from February 11-11, 2017. The auction will be held on February 18 at 2:00 at the Leon Gallery in Manila.
2010 ACC Fellow Christine Muyco's book Sibod: Ideology and Expressivity in Binanog Dance, Music, and Folkways of the Panay Bukidnori has been announced by Ateneo de Manila Press as among the newest titles now available in its arts, culture, and music category. Described by University of the Philippines Professor Elena R. Mirano, the book "provides us with a magic key to enter a remarkable world where music, dance, and gesture are woven together to create a fabric of human meaning. It is a must-read for the people in Philippine culture and arts." For more details, click here.
ACC GRANTEES CONFERRED
NATIONAL ARTISTS OF THE PHILIPPINES
Three ACC Grantees-- Alice Reyes (1969), Francisco Feliciano (1978, 1979, 2001)-posthumous, and Ramon Santos (1987), receives formal conferment of title as National Artists of the Philippines.
President Benigno Aquino III leads the formal ceremonies at Malacañang Palace followed by a grand homage and program tribute at the Cultural Center of the Philippines next week for Reyes, Feliciano, and Santos along with three other awardees proclaimed in 2014 with the Order of National Artists of the Philippines. The National Artists Award (Orden ng Gawad Pambansang Alagad ng Sining) is the highest national recognition given to Filipino individuals who have made significant contributions to the development of Philippine arts; namely, Music, Dance, Theater, Visual Arts, Literature, Film and Broadcast Arts, and Architecture and Allied Arts.
Part of their individual proclamations respectively read:
“WHEREAS, the works and achievements of Alice Reyes have made a lasting impact on the development and promotion of contemporary dance in the Philippines.”
“WHEREAS, the works and achievements of Francisco F. Feliciano as a composer, conductor and educator have greatly contributed to bringing awareness to people all over the world of our country’s unique indigenous music. “
“WHEREAS, the works and achievements of Ramon P. Santos as a composer, conductor and musicologist have greatly contributed to the quest for new directions in music, taking as basis non-Western traditions in the Philippines and Southeast Asia.”
The other awardees include Francisco Coching (Visual Arts), Cirilo Bautista (Literature), and Jose Maria Zaragosa (Architecture and Allied Arts).
Pictured: Alice Reyes, Dr. Feliciano Francisco, Dr. Ramon Santos
ACC PHILIPPINES ART AUCTION FEATURES FILIPINO
With artworks that pulsate vibrancy and pieces that resonate ingenuity, style, and mastery, the Asian Cultural Council Philippines and Leon Gallery partner in presenting another exciting fundraising art auction to be held on February 20, 2016.
Up for bid are significant pieces by the country's most sought-after contemporary artists and distinguished visual arts icons such as National Artist Ben Cabrera, Roberto Chabet, Elmer Borlongan, Manny Garibay, among others. The much anticipated auction is for the benefit of the ACC Philippine Fellowship Program instituted in 2000 by the ACC Philippines Foundation, Inc. in alliance with ACC New York.
Aimed at promoting awareness to support international dialogue, understanding and respect while advancing the development of Filipino artists, to date, there are over 300 fellows from the Philippines across artistic fields who have become recipients of grants for cultural exchange programs in the United States and Asia. Among the first ACC Philippines grantees in visual arts include National Artist Jose Joya, Roberto Chabet, and Manuel Rodriguez, Jr.
The fundraising auction on February 20 starts at 2pm with previews on February 13 to 19, 2016 at Leon Gallery, G/F Eurovilla 1, Rufino cor. Legazpi Streets, Legazpi Village Makati City. For more details and catalog access, please visit http://leon-gallery.com.
For more information on our auction, please contact ACC Philippines Director Teresa Rances at +632 757 3006.
ACC ALUMNI HONORED BY THE CULTURAL CENTER OF THE PHILIPPINES
ACC Fellows Denisa Reyes (1995), Basilio Esteban Villaruz (1974, 1991, 2000, 2001), and Roberto Chabet (1968), were among the illustrious Filipino artists recipients of the Gawad CCP Para sa Sining.
The highest award for the arts given by the premiere arts and culture institution, the Cultural Center of the Philippines bestowed the award to eleven individuals and two organizations.
The artists were honored for their outstanding achievements and contributions to Philippine arts and culture.
Denisa Reyes, “for her impressive line of choreographic works that are critically acclaimed in the international dance scene. Her works focus on Asian Contemporary dance and the possibilities of presenting current local issues through the art form;"
Basilio Esteban Villaruz, for establishing and sustaining the 34-year old program at the University of the Philippines College of Music and the UP Dance Company; and
Roberto Chabet (posthumous), the first curator of the CCP, for introducing conceptual art into the Philippine visual art scene.”
The CCP Award for the Arts is given every three years, to artists or groups of artists who have consistently produced exceptional works and have deepen the development of their art form as well as to cultural workers, whose works in research, curatorship and administration, have helped enhance and enrich Philippine art.
Basilio Esteban Villaruz, Denisa Reyes and Roberto Chabet