Panagbo is a local fishing tradition rooted from the Capiznon word “tagbo” which means to meet. This custom refers to the action where women, children, families, vendors, dealers and members of the community assemble in the shoreline to converge with the arriving fisherfolk with bounty from their expedition (Joaquin, 2018, p.51). This convergence is also a metaphorical representation of intersection of art and knowledge production, culture and identity, the past and the present in relation to the uga or dried fish. This group exhibition will feature artists and art groups based in Capiz. They will use the uga as motivation, inspiration and point of trajectory for new works in various forms: paintings, mixed media, installation, video and sound works.
John Alaban, Animo: Jason Rufino, Kalayn, Mark Omega, Kim Raffy Astrolabio, Sheila Mae Bernaldez, Chariline Bigbig, Rochel Calinao, Clinton Dellota, Lloyd Develos, Eyecan Creatives : Aina Shane Martinez, Maru Alayon, Hazel Fegarido, Lorenzo Ignacio, Jonard Villarde
“Super Inday” is an exhibit that bore fruit from passion projects curated by lead artist Rosa Zerrudo and created by women artists behind bars. This exhibit gives light to the women artists who are not only deprived of freedom by law but even by society for having muliebrity and serving time. With the pandemic spanning more than a year, art has given these women a mode of motion and expression. Each handmade soft doll, sculpture, tapestry, collage, intricate embroidery, and beadwork tells their personal story of healing and resiliency. The mother’s touch is a distinctive integrity in the collection as each work of art bears warmth, familiarity, and inner strength.
Iraya is kinaray-a for mountain. In fact, the terms kinaray-a, an Austronesian language spoken mainly in the province of Antique, and karay-a, the ethnolinguistic group of people living mostly in the said province, are from the root word iraya. It is similar to the Tagalog’s ‘ilaya’ referring to groups of people living in the uplands or mountains. The exhibition is the group’s attempt to present what the province has been and what it is now — the union of the traditional and contemporary Antique, and finding its cultural relevance amid the province’s urbanization and modernization programs.
In Michael Wesch’s “The Art of Being Human,” the author stresses that “all cultures are dynamic and constantly changing as individuals navigate and negotiate the beliefs, values, ideas, ideals, norms, and meaning systems that make up the cultural environment in which they live.” Although RAHMAG agrees that culture is not static, they also recognize the ability of culture to withstand and/or adapt to change through the community’s conservation initiatives. This exhibition is a collective effort in documenting a number of their tangible and intangible heritage via the visual arts. “IRAYA: Beyond Limits” showcases folktales and spiritual healing practices, traditions in pottery and ceramic creations, loom weaving, and woodcraft.
Rey Aurelio, Christine Marie Delgado, Ramon Delos Santos, Raz Laude, Morris Alfred Lavega, Bryan Liao, Kwesi Pearl Faith Magdato, Cesar Ramalles, Ramuel Vego, Marienell Veñegas, Evan Veñegas