Philippine-Korean art exchange Summer inspiration
Rosalinda L. Orosa (The Philippine Star) - May 19, 2013 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - Summer in the Philippines is the inspiration and theme for this year’s art exchange between South Korea and the Philippines.

The Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines will be featuring the contemporary artworks of noted Filipino and Korean artists in the  exhibit entitled “Summer: A Midsummer Night’s Reunion,” ongoing until July 31 at the Korean Cultural Center at Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

The arts exchange is on its second year, following the maiden launch last year with spring as the theme. In Korea, spring stands for new meetings and friendships.

For this year, the arts exchange exhibit is hinged on the summer season of the Philippines as it seeks to find a common ground for aesthetics for contemporary tastes.

For the Filipino set, the participating artists are National Artist for Visual Arts Bencab (Benedicto Cabrera); prominent installation artist Junyee (Luis Yee, Jr.); Angono-based Nemiranda (Nemesio Miranda, Jr.); abstractionist Raul Isidro; watercolorist Ephraim Samson and printmaker Fil Delacruz, known for integrating indigenous elements in his works.

Representing the younger generation are Geraldine Javier, Mark Orozco Justiniani, Michael Adrao and Alfredo Esquillo, Jr.

The works from Korea are by Hwang Sung-joon, Park Gye-hoon, Oh Seung-min, Jeong Hye-jeong, Choi Uk, Lee Dong-jae, Hong Kyeong-tak, Choi Sung-du, Yoo Bong-sang and Hong Da-seul. Their works were sourced from the Korean Art Bank, which was established under the auspices of the National Museum of Contemporary Art as a support system for their homegrown talents through purchases of outstanding pieces of contemporary artworks.

This exhibit will feature the various trends and influences in the art of both Korea and the Philippines and will  highlight the best of the contemporary arts of both countries.

 

For further information and queries, contact the Korean Cultural Center at 555-1711 or email pr@koreanculture.ph.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT BENEDICTO CABRERA BONIFACIO GLOBAL CITY CHOI SUNG CHOI UK EPHRAIM SAMSON FIL DELACRUZ FILIPINO AND KOREAN FOR THE FILIPINO GERALDINE JAVIER KOREAN CULTURAL CENTER
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