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Filipino Artists Conduct Lecture, Artwork Workshop for College College students in Morocco

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As a part of its cultural diplomacy program and in celebration of Nationwide Heritage Month, the Philippine Embassy in Rabat, in partnership with Kapatiran at Ugnayan ng Natatanging Sining at Talentong Pilipino (KUNST), organized an artwork lecture and workshop on the Université Internationale de Rabat (UIR) for the scholars and members of the college artwork membership on 03 Might 2024.

The lecture was delivered by Mr. Virgilio Cuizon, a multi-awarded artwork impresario, a famend and completed Filipino curator, seasoned artist, and a pacesetter of the Filipino neighborhood in Germany. He’s additionally the founder and managing director of KUNST, a company of Filipino artists. 

In his lecture, Mr. Cuizon gave a short overview of the historical past of Philippine visible arts, highlighting the vital contribution of Filipino artists to the impressionist motion, significantly Juan Luna when he received the first Gold Award on the eleventh Version of the Exposición Nacional de Bellas Artes in Madrid in 1884 along with his piece Spoliarium.

He additionally launched the idea of “Filipinism” to the scholars, which he described as a novel expression of an artist’s persona and character to kind a Filipino identification. It’s the aesthetic conceptualization of the artists’ concepts and the infusion of their coronary heart and soul into each piece they create that outline “Filipinism”. 

In keeping with Mr. Cuizon, inspiration can emerge from the artists’ childhood setting, their locations of origin, and their language or dialect. He believes that these components contribute to the expression of ‘Filipinism’ of their work.

Following the lecture was a workshop facilitated by visiting artists from the Philippines, specifically Lerma Julian, Eric Punzalan, Frederick Epistola, Doy Kastilyo and Yelcast, utilizing oil pastel and felt paper. Contributors had been eager to study numerous drawing and coloring strategies because it was their first time to make use of this medium. Throughout the workshop, Mr. Cuizon inspired the scholars to create a bit that will mirror their values and their identification as Moroccans. 

One of many members drew a teapot as an emblem of her childhood reminiscences and her identification as a Moroccan.

As tokens of appreciation, the artists introduced memento artworks to all of the members which had been warmly obtained. 

The Filipino artists are in Morocco for the Viaje 3 Filipinism What Makes Artwork Filipino exhibition which can run from 6 to fifteen Might 2024 on the Abla Ababou Gallery in Rabat. That is the primary exhibition from Asian artists mounted by the gallery because it opened its doorways in 2017. 

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Division of Overseas Affairs, Republic of the Philippines.


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