Biyernes, Pebrero 26, 2021

9 Artists to Feast your Senses at Ortigas Art Festival 2021

“We at Ortigas Malls have always supported the art community. Through the Ortigas Art Festival, we are able to bring together hundreds of talented local and even international artists and provide them a platform to express their craft and inspire people from all walks of life. The theme of this year’s Ortigas Art Festival aligns with Ortigas Malls’ Enjoy Everyday campaign, which promotes the importance of making every day enjoyable and seizing every opportunity, despite the many challenges that life may bring.” ~Architect Renee Bacani, Ortigas Malls Vice President
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Ortigas Art Festival 2021

Ortigas Art Festival 2021

The Arts refers to the theory, human application, and physical expression of creativity found in human cultures and societies through skills and imagination in order to produce objects, environments, and experiences. Major constituents of the arts include visual arts (including architecture, ceramics, drawing, filmmaking, painting, photography, and sculpting), literary arts (including fiction, drama, poetry, and prose), performing arts (including dance, music, and theatre), and culinary arts (including cooking, chocolate making, and winemaking).
“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.” ~Leonardo da Vinci
Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures for the art community, and what better way to uplift spirits than to bring art closer to everyone through Ortigas Malls’ award-winning and admission-free Ortigas Art Festival 2021.

Ms. Liza Diño-Seguerra, FDCP Chairperson and CEO


FDCP Chairperson and CEO Liza Diño-Seguerra graced the opening of the Ortigas Art Festival at the East Wing of Estancia Mall in Pasig City.

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Ortigas Art Festival 2021

Ortigas Art Festival 2021

The 4th edition of the annual Ortigas Art Festival is in line with the celebration of National Arts Month. Members of the country's art community come together to celebrate the festival by holding an exhibit of artworks from different galleries.

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Now in its 4th year, the annual Ortigas Art Festival was first launched in 2018 with the vision of making art accessible to everyone. With the success of its first run which featured over 60 local artists from well-renowned groups, Ortigas Malls continued to pursue its goal of uplifting the art community and democratizing art by making the Ortigas Art Festival an annual celebration. In 2019, the festival’s roster grew to over 130 artists from all over the Philippines and then grew even bigger with over 200 artists including international artists from Southeast Asia in 2020.

The fourth installment of the Ortigas Art Festival has ventured out to film this year from the previous year’s photography, paintings, and sculptures exhibits. Exhibit head Renato Habulan, a multi-awarded
Filipino artists and Ortigas Malls promise a hybrid festival with on-ground and virtual activities to keep all kinds of art lovers engaged.

“Art is an important part of society, it is food to the soul. As long as the community continues to remain dedicated to pursuing the craft and enthusiasts continue to support, the art industry will thrive. “We are grateful to continue this partnership with Ortigas Malls through the annual Ortigas Art Festival. Through activities like this, we are able to foster a sense of commonality among artists, encourage learning and push the industry together.” ~Renato Habulan, a multi-awarded Filipino Artist

Ortigas Malls and partnered artists of the Ortigas Art Festival have pulled all the stops to make the month-long festival as memorable and enriching as the previous years. Here are some of the highlights that everyone should look forward to from February 24 - March 31:

  • Film Development Council of the Philippines
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With the Film Development Council of the Philippines’ partnership with Ortigas Malls, the festival’s venture to film won’t go unnoticed with its first-ever Vertical Cinema Contest, which is open to the public.

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  • Richard Buxani 
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Is a prolific metal sculptor working on brass and steel. His material is traditional, but rather than focusing on casting pieces, he opted on bending and welding the pieces to his concepts.  His works are anchored on subjects from the distant past, and aim of bringing us back to our childhood innocence and wonder.  

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Some of his works reference fantastical beings, folklore and myths, reconciling the themes of the present with the past, creating feelings of familiarity that are both magical and nostalgic. 

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He has exhibited in the US, South Korea, Malaysia, Egypt, and Hongkong; and has regular shows in the Philippines. He is slated to exhibit in Bulgaria, Taiwan, India, Vietnam, and Indonesia.

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  • Born in Film
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Apart from the usual elements of the Art Festival, everyone can also look out for works by Born in Film. The group is a non-profit organization including Alberto Garcia - the only Filipino photographer included in Time Magazine and National Geographic’s Most Influential Photos of the 20th Century with his Mount Pinatubo picture “Beauty Amidst Disaster.” His works are featured in the festival, along with virtual workshops on Visual Storytelling and Creative Composition, as well as Darkroom, Developing on Color, Black and White, and Scanning Your Negatives broadcasted via Zoom and on PhotoNation International.

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  • La Maison d'David Art Gallerie
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Has been in the industry for 5 years. Currently have 2 branches. Have all types of artworks from Acrylic Painting, Oil Painting, Mural Painting to Sculpture. Cater to client worldwide and they've been known to showcase young and upcoming artists

Their Mission is to be a stage for Filipino artists to be known around the world and to be the bridge between the local artists and international art lovers.

One of their Artists Froilan Galpo was a student of "Jeffcon" the mentor of former President Cory Aquino. Froilan's Masterpiece focuses on his love for nature. His artwork can be exclusively seen in La Maison D'David.

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  • Arnel Borja
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  • FILARTS
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Filarts Incorporated aims to promote, preserve, develop, protect, and advance the Filipino arts and culture. The Filipinas Institute for the Advanced of Arts and Culture (FILARTS) is a non-stock, non-profit corporation built with an aim to promote, preserve, develop, protect, and advance the Filipino arts and culture.

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It also aims to provide a venue for a healthy exchange of ideas on how to promote local arts and culture. While developing a sense of global competitiveness among local artists, masters, and emerging alike.

Furthermore, FILARTS aims to create linkages with art and cultural organizations, private institutions and corporations which have programs for the promotion of culture and arts, community-based art associations and institutions, and government agencies, not only to get the necessary funding for it's projects but also to promote camaraderie and unity among advocates of arts and culture.

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  • Art Relief Mobile Kitchen
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ARMK, founded by photographer Alex Baluyut, led artists and volunteers to provide comfort food to survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda (International name: Haiyan) in November 2013. Since then, ARMK has evolved to become an independent movement for food aid in the country in times of man-made or natural disasters. ARMK volunteers cook hot meals in times of war, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, El Nino, storms, and for people most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. ARMK cooks for depressed areas or where people are hungry, and where food is most needed.

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  • vMeme Contemporary Art Gallery
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vMeme (pronounced vee-meem) is a structure of thinking which manifests in human behavior & development, social dynamics, systems, choices, directions, and culture at large. The perspective that aesthetics of art goes beyond physical, aesthetic, and economic value is what prompts the establishment of vMeme Contemporary Art Gallery, a curator-run space founded by an art historian who wishes to have an art space market readily available for curatorial projects devoid of pressures from market and institutional forces, and that supports Philippine contemporary artists who integrate advocacy in their practice. It is intended to provide a space for concept and advocacy-led exhibition projects dealing with art history and historiography, environmental advocacy, human rights, women's and children's rights, socio-political issues, and pushing the boundaries of form, content, and audience. The artworks presented in vMeme exhibition and collection represent a culture of hope and freedom for art, artists, communities, and our society.

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  • Agos.studio
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As the headline gallery at the Ortigas Art Festival 2021, Agos.studio artists headed by Renato Habulan himself showcased its fluid and borderless art to the world. They continue to spearhead the e-mentoring sessions for aspiring and established artists to boost their spirits and guide them in these unprecedented times. With the Art Relief Mobile Kitchen as their beneficiary, giving back is surely at their core, no matter where the gallery goes.

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All these and more are awaiting art enthusiasts and aspiring artists at the 4th Annual Ortigas Art Festival. The First Ortigas Vertical Cinema Contest in partnership with Film Development Council of the Philippines! Shoot a 2-minute short film in a portrait orientation with your smartphone exploring the theme "The Beauty of Everyday." Deadline for entries is on March 11, 2021. Read the full mechanics from: https://tinyurl.com/spswysbb.




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Ortigas Art Festival 2021

Ortigas Art Festival 2021


Head over to Estancia G/F East Wing in Pasig City to witness the likes of Agos.studio, Art Relief Mobile Kitchen, Born in Film, PhotoNation, Richard Buxani, Arnel Borja, La Maison D’ David Art Gallerie, vMeme Contemporary Art Gallery, and many others showcase art safely in the new normal at the Ortigas Art Festival 2021 from February 24 to March 31.

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Let's all do our part to make #OrtigasArtFestival2021 a safe event. Please remember to follow safety protocols when visiting the exhibit. 

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For more information about the event and online activities, check out the Ortigas Art Festival 2021’s Facebook Page.



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