The annual art fair features local and international artists and is the biggest and most exciting addition to Cebu’s busy art schedule this September.
Running from September 26-29, 2019, the Cebu International Art Fair 2019 showcases the artworks of 62 local and Japanese exhibitors. The event has been set up by Japanese visual artist Rin Terada, who is known for his abstract paintings using gold leaf as medium. The exhibit is being held at the ground floor of the IEC Convention Center, Cebu City, and can be viewed for free from 9 am to 6 pm daily.
Among the exhibitors at the fair are the following:
The event opened on September 26 with a program hosted by ArtCebu’s Vice President Japamala Arnaldo. The attendees of the program include Cebuano and Japanese artists, art collectors, Department of Tourism Director Shalimar Hofer Tamano, businessman Dmitry Shubov, members of Artcebu and art group Aninaw, and many others. The featured speaker of the program is Mr. Terada himself, who spoke about some of his experiences and lessons over the years as an artist.
Although only on its first year, the Cebu International Art Fair is being positioned as one of the biggest art events in Southeast Asia. According to the exhibit organizers, the goal of the art fair is to enrich the Cebu art scene by bringing artists from around the Philippines and various countries to Cebu to interact and collaborate together through art.
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ArtCebu has recently been invited to represent the Philippines at the Borneo Arts Festival ’19 on September 29, 2019. The said festival will gather artists from various ASEAN countries to perform and/or exhibit their artworks in Labuan, Malaysia.
Seven visual artists will be representing Cebu and will bring with them their best artworks highlighting the culture and beauty of the province. Among the artists that will be participating are the following:
The artists will be leaving Cebu on September 23 so they can join pre-event activities on September 25-26, 2019 in Labuan.
This participation at the Borneo Arts Festival will allow Cebuano artists to showcase Cebuano arts to an international audience. It will also help the artists network with other organizations and jointly come up with projects in the near future that will benefit artists from all regions, especially Cebu.
ArtCebu’s vision is to put Cebu in the map as a major global destination for arts and culture.
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Borneo Arts Festival '19
ArtCebu, in partnership with the Cebu City Museum, is currently holding a multiple-artist exhibition. Among the artists being featured are veterans Jesse Rona, Jess Najarro, Alan Dimayacyac, Jojo Gubalane, Ramon de Dios, Emmanuel Iradel, and Benz Flores. Other artists featured are Lida Aguilar, Lito Reynaldo Egam, Eric Chris Almaden, Rainer Duhaylungsod, Mean Mustard, Jun Dale Bebita , Rhea Victoria Rosacina, and Jerome Castillo.
The exhibit opened last October 27, 2018 and will end on November 17, 2018. Entitled “Paglatas sa Katuigan”, the exhibit features artworks that convey the changing beauty of Cebu, its people, culture, and landscape through time.
“Paglatas sa Katuigan” coincides with Cebu City’s celebration of October as Museums and Galleries month. Its reception at the museum (second floor of the Cebu City Public Library) last October 27, 2018 at 6:30 PM was attended by artists, special guests, and friends.
The reception was simple but intimate, with focus on one-on-one interactions with the artists. Artists Allan Dimayacyac and Jesse Rona shared insights and their perspective about art in Cebu as it evolved through the years.
Photos from the launching may be viewed at ArtCebu's Facebook page. Artworks may be viewed at the Cebu City Museum from Monday to Saturday, 9:00 to 6:00 PM. For additional information please contact the ArtCebu Team, email@example.com or 0927 982 0666.