Summer: A Midsummer Nights Reunion
About the Event
The Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines will be featuring the contemporary artworks of noted Filipino and Korean artists in its upcoming exhibit entitled “Summer: A Midsummer Night’s Reunion” which is set to be launched on May 17.
The arts exchange exhibit by the Center is now on its second year, following the maiden launch last year with spring as the theme to signify new meetings. 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 Benedicto “Bencab” Cabrera; prominent installation artist Luis “Junyee” Yee, Jr. whose artwork was sourced through Galleria Duemila; Angono-based Nemesio “Nemiranda” Miranda, Jr.; the abstractionist Raul Isidro; watercolorist Ephraim Samson and printmaker Fil Delacruz, known for integrating indigenous elements in his works. Also, representing the younger generation are Geraldine Javier, Mark Orozco Justiniani, Michael Adrao and Alfredo Esquillo, Jr. whose works for this show were collectively sourced from Tin-aw Gallery.
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 be featuring the various trends and influences in the art of both Korea and the Philippines and will be highlighting the best of the contemporary arts of both countries.