Art Trek: Showcase of PH Art in Singapore Now On Its 12th Year
The Art Trek 12 poster was designed by Dr. Ana Ancheta, a budding artist who is also the wife of Consul General Vic Dimagiba of the Philippine Embassy in Singapore. The concept for the poster aims to give a preview of the artists to be featured in this annual art festival of the Embassy.
SINGAPORE 14 September 2018 – The Philippine Embassy in Singapore is proud to present Art Trek 12, which will feature 24 Filipino artists and nine Singapore galleries beginning 25 September 2018 until the end of October.
Apart from the many participating visual artists, this year’s Art Trek will also feature sculptors and a toy artist—a reflection of the diversity and eclectic styles of contemporary Filipino artists.
“I look forward to the support of our Singaporean and Filipino friends, as well as from the various art connoisseurs in Singapore, as we stage this year’s Art Trek. Singapore has indeed become among the art capitals of the world and we are honoured that this time 24 Filipino artists will be showcasing their talent,” Ambassador to Singapore Joseph Del Mar Yap said.
Since its inception in 2007, Art Trek has showcased the masterpieces of more than 200 Filipino artists in Singapore, which signify the depth of the cultural and artistic links between the two countries.
Art Trek has therefore created a niche in Singapore's dynamic cultural scene, making it the centerpiece of the Embassy's cultural diplomacy program.
The opening salvo of Art Trek 12 will be the joint exhibition of Abigail Dionisio and Joel Welbart Bartolome at One East Asia Gallery (15 Scotts Road #09-03 Thong Teck Building 228218) entitled “Travel Light” which will run from 25 September to 14 October 2018.
From 30 September to 30 October 2018, Pinta Contemporary (#B1-10 Excelsior Shopping Centre 5 Coleman St. 179805) will feature the joint exhibition of Celeste Quilantang and Riel Hilario entitled “Even a Cat May Look at a King” and “It Takes the Shape of its Container,” respectively.
Goshen Art Gallery LLP (7 Fraser St., #01-04 DUO Galleria 189365) will feature Jeff Dahilan (“Jubilation”) and Michael Pastorizo (“Between Dreams and Realities”) on 27 September–07 October and 11-22 October 2018, respectively.
From 26 September to 09 October 2018, Momentous Arts (1557 Keppel Road Blk C 303-07A 089066) will showcase Pete Jimenez, Jan Calleja, Beejay Esber, Gino Bueza, Stephen Taneo and Raul Jorolan in the exhibition entitled “Beauty and Youth.”
Di Legno Gallery (188 Tanjong Katong Rd 436989) will stage an exhibition on 19 October–30 November 2018 entitled “Bahala Na” featuring Nasser Lubay and WIPO.
Jonathan Joven will be the featured artist of Utterly Art Gallery (20B Mosque St. Level 2 059500) in an exhibition entitled “Same Ground” on 19 October–30 November 2018.
Toymaker and artist Quicss Maiquez, will be among the featured artist of Kult Studio and Gallery’s (11 Upper Wilkie Rd 228120) “The Super Sucklord: Bootleg Toy Supervillain” on 05 October–10 November 2018.
Miaja Art Collection (9 Muthuraman Chetty Rd APS Building 238931) will be hosting a joint showcase of Larry Calderon, Pancho Piano, Pierre Patricio, Martin Genodepa, Harry Mark Gonzales, Ed Defensor and Ben Cruz entitled “SEVEN: A Contemporary Filipino Artists Collective Exhibition” on 12-22 October 2018.
Finally, Taksu Gallery (43 Jalan Merah Saga #01-72 Workloft @ Chip Bee 278115) will feature Lindslee in the exhibit “Physically Present Mentally Absent” from 03 to 28 October 2018.
Admission is free in all the participating galleries, including their opening receptions. END
Left to right: Artwork by Welbart and Abi Dionisio
Left to right: Artwork by Celeste Quilantang and a sculpture by Riel Hilario
Left to right: Artwork by Jeff Dahilan and Gino Bueza
Left to right: Artwork by WIPO and Nasser Lubay
Left to right: Toy sculptures by Quiccs and artwork by Larry Calderon
From left to right: Artworks by Lindslee and Jonathan Joven