Artistic Shorts: NSAC Winners, Airbnb Design Predictions
MANILA – Here are some events that may interest art and culture lovers.
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AIRBNB, TIKTOK LIST DESIGN PREDICTIONS FOR 2022
Airbnb has partnered with TikTok to identify new trends for 2022, examining interior design buzzwords used by the latter’s creative community.
These include cottagecore, which embraces the idea of living a simple, rural lifestyle with materials like vintage patterned wallpaper, floral upholstery, and wood; seasonal decor, with quirky fall pieces, earthy colors and natural products like dried fruits, linen, cinnamon and twine; eclectic nostalgic, which features an abundance of objects, shapes and vivid colors; botany, which shows the continued craze for potted plants; maximalism, with unique artefacts and vintage items; gothic, which has subgenres like goblincore and folk; grandmillénaire, a coat rack in grandmother and millennium styles; and sustainable, which involves reducing household waste and recycling products.
FIRE PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE HISTORICAL AUDITORIUM
Far Eastern University (FEU) recently launched a short documentary that summarizes the history of the FEU Auditorium and how it became what it is today.
The feature film, entitled “BRAVO: history and legacy of the FEU auditorium”, humanizes cutting-edge theater and its rich history dating back to the 1940s.
Construction of the auditorium began as a promise from the founder of the university, Dr Nicanor Reyes, to famous actress Sarah Joaquin, who performed at a local theater and went on to create the now famous FEU Drama Guild. under the name of FEU Theater Guild. The FEU Auditorium opened on November 5, 1949 and presented a ballet performance.
During World War II, this vision was interrupted when the Imperial Japanese Army seized the FIRE campus and destroyed the university’s records, books, and facilities to make it a garrison and warehouse. To add to the tragedy, they then took Reyes’ life.
Remembering how the FEU Auditorium was the fulfillment of a promise, the directors made a point of continuing to deliver on Reyes’ commitment to Joaquin. National architectural artist Pablo Antonio Sr. brought the art deco style to the country when he designed the new FEU auditorium. Influenced by his studies at the University of London in the early 1930s, the construction of the FEU Auditorium after the war was his vision of art deco: to combine form and function, focusing on simplicity, symmetry and subtility.
“BRAVO: History and Legacy of the FEU Auditorium” premiered on December 11 on FEU’s YouTube page and is available for a limited time only. More details are available on FEU’s website and Facebook page.
SHELL’S 54TH CASS WINNERS NAMED
Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp. recently announced the winners of its 54th National Student Art Competition (NSAC), which was themed “reSTART”.
Prizes were awarded to the three most outstanding pieces in each of the four categories: digital fine art, sculpture, watercolor and oil and acrylic. Resilience, hope and courage were the recurring messages that emerged from the winning applications.
Digital Fine Arts Category
– 1st place: “Pintura” by Gerard Lynn Mara Santos, Technological University of the Philippines
– 2nd place: “Pagtanggap Mo Sa Aking Pagkukulang” by Mary Franz Salazar, Technological University of the Philippines
– 3rd place: “Tayo’y Makakahinga Muli” by Ralph Enzo Rabaya, Xavier University
Acrylic Oil Category
– 1st place: “Panibagong Umaga” by Jarren Dahan, University of Mindanao
– 2nd place: “Regrowth” by Ranier Angelo Bolivar, GK College of Business, Arts, and Technology
– 3rd place: “Puhon” by Gyles Maverick Abac, University of the Philippines Diliman
– 1st place: “If Only We’ll Unite and Conquer” by Maica Rozel Borlagdan, University of the Philippines Diliman
– 2nd place: “Laban Lang! by Mark Eclipse, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Colleges Marbel Inc.
– 3rd place: “Future on Our Fingerprint” by Zoe Manigan, Far Eastern University
– 1st place: “Moving Forward” by Ranier Angelo Bolivar, GK College of Business, Arts, and Technology
– 2nd place: “Sa Dibdib Mo’y Buhay” by Patricia Serrano, Technological University of the Philippines-Manila
– 3rd place: “Progresibong Papel ng Pagkatao” by Elaiza Judilla, University of the East-Caloocan
Pilipinas Shell called on seasoned artists and prominent leaders in the artistic community to sit as judges, namely: Ross Capili, Dopy Doplon and Pablo Biglang-Awa Jr. for the Digital Fine Arts category; Edgar Fernandez, Antipas Delotavo and Renato Habulan for the Watercolor category; Isko Andrade, Kenneth Esguerra and Alfredo Esquillo, Jr. for the Oil / Acrylic category; Paul Quiano, Toym Leon Imao and Reggie Yuson for the Sculpture category.
TSINELAS ART EXHIBITION IN ROBINSONS PLACE LA UNION
Robinsons Land’s ArtAblado has taken over the La Union art scene by recently supporting Alger Guevarra, a La Union-based visual artist and environmentalist who recently mounted his Tsinelas art exhibition series titled “Unsinkable Harvest”.
The exhibit is currently on the third floor of Robinsons Place La Union until December 19.
Guevarra’s art production method is unconventional as he recycles used flip flops by grinding them into powder and mixing them with glue to produce a paint mixture.
‘Unsinkable Harvest’ showcases Guevarra’s 18 lifelike works of vegetable art, grown by farmers in the area. It is open Monday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
UNIVERSE GROUP PAYS TRIBUTE TO VIRGIL ABLOH
The Univers group, the exclusive Philippine distributor of Off-White, recently paid tribute to Virgil Abloh, who died at the age of 41 after a two-year battle with angiosarcoma cancer of the heart.
The new Off-White Greenbelt 3 store is adorned with hundreds of sunflowers against a sign with the statement “Virgil Forever” as Universe joins the world in commemorating the designer and his contributions to fashion.
After years of working under the influence of rapper Kanye West, Abloh launched his first collection for Off-White in 2014. Over the past 10 years of Off-White, the late designer has also collaborated with individuals like A $ AP Rocky and Takashi Murakami. as businesses ranging from large to small, luxury to mass market, both inside and outside of fashion like Nike and Ikea.
In 2018, Abloh was named Louis Vuitton’s Male Artistic Director, which paved the way for one of the most high-profile crosses between streetwear and luxury.