The Philippine Institute for the Advancement of Arts and Culture (Filarts), founded by publisher and artist Roy Espinosa, is launching a tabletop book that explores the cultural identity of 60 Asian visual artists.
Entitled “Contemporary Art by Asian Artists”, it features works of art from the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Europe. ‘India. The artists involved articulated to a large extent the cultural identity of their nations. Espinosa, himself a revered visual artist and international organizer of art exhibitions, was able to make artists work towards a common goal despite the pandemic. âThe fluidity with which they approach personal issues, societal concerns and global discourses through the use of visual images and textual iconography is emblematic of a heuristic understanding of the role of art as an agent. constantly evolving change, âhe explained. National Museum writer and art researcher Ben-Oliver Matias, who worked with co-authors Vanessa Tan Gana and Ruth C. Espinosa, is the content editor.
Filarts advocates the development and advancement of Filipino art by providing the platform from which to navigate the culture and identity of the country. He has already published art books, namely âDifferent Strokes 1â (2015), âDifferent Strokes 2-Watercolor Magicâ (2016), âArt Saturdayâ (2017), âGrupo Kwadâ (2017) and â Feast of Colors Palettes â(2017). He publishes Filipino Artists magazine and South East Asian Artists magazine, and runs collaborative art exhibitions to create cross-cultural exchanges between the Philippines and other countries. âFilarts’ sixth coffee table book also presents a paradigmatic immersion on the representation of a universal theme without geographical boundaries, social status or race. A multi-faceted approach is shared across time and space by these uniquely talented visual artists as they present a united front in the promulgation of culture through the arts. The art book sells for P4,500. For book copy orders and special discounts, call 0921-479-9189.
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