Creating Sustainable Practices in Artistic and Cultural Endeavors Inc. will formally open “Against the Current: Contemporary Social Realist Art in the Philippines” on Aug. 31, 7 p.m., at vMeme Contemporary Art Gallery (61 Visayas Avenue, Quezon City). Exhibit will run until Sept. 28.
Philippine social realism has been defined by art critic Alice Guillermo as “art which exposes the true conditions of society, as based on the artist’s keen observations of reality and proffers alternatives for human betterment.”
Exhibit gathers visual artists and photographers and features the works of Ali Aldaba, Cris Antonio, Adjani Arumpac, Pablo Baen Santos, Buen Calubayan, Caña, Urai Carlos, Rene Cuvos, Crisanto de Leon, Boyet de Mesa, Ferdinand Doctolero, Neil Doloricon, Crown Dolot, Federico Dominguez, Jethro Ecal, Jeffrey Erencio, Avie Felix, Resty Flores, Alee Garibay, Nina Garibay, Jonathan Joven, Dibayn Leaño, Little Wing Luna, Vim Nadera, Renan Ortiz, J. Pacena II, Nawruz Paguidopon, Ernie Patricio, Paul Val Peña, Marcelo Quezon, Alma Quinto, Iggy Rodriguez, Jose Tence Ruiz, Don Salubayba, Jo Santos, Kermit Tesoro, Jake Vamenta, Francisco Verano and Veejay Villafranca.
Part of the proceeds will go TuKLASan Center, a shelter for street children and Free Renante Gamara Movement. Call 9750052, 5022578; visit www.vmemecontemporary.com or www.creatingspaceinc.wordpress.com.