ING Bank to hold benefit auction; Gallery Nine holds annual sculpture showcase
PAYING homage to its Dutch roots and at the same time showcasing Filipino artistry, ING Bank will hold a charity art auction on Sept. 16 to mark its 25th anniversary in the Philippines.
Up for grabs at the by-invitation-only “KLOMP/ART” live auction are over 25 works of Filipino visual artists using klompen or Dutch wooden shoes, which “traveled” all the way from the Netherlands and were donated by ING’s headquarters in Amsterdam to support the Manila office’s corporate social responsibility initiative.
The Dutch financial institution has partnered with Christie’s, the world’s largest auction house; Makati-based Tin-aw Art Gallery; and various Filipino contemporary visual artists to raise funds for the ING Foundation’s scholarship program. The program sends poor students to high school, college or post-high school (i.e., technological-vocational schools) on scholarships, covering tuition, miscellaneous school fees, textbooks and allowances.
THE ANNUAL Sculpture Review is the biggest yearly gathering of Filipino sculptors. It opens Sept. 11 at SM Megamall Art Center. Over a hundred sculptures by 60 artists will be featured.
Ostrich-egg sculptor Danny Rayos del Sol curates.
Some of the participating artists are Helena Alegre, Julian Almirol, Carlo Aranton, Jerry Araos, Agnes Arellano, Ral Arrogante, Wilsonwilliam Baldemor, Benjie Bisaya, Michael Cacnio, Frederic Caedo, Glen Cagandahan, Henri Cainglet, Czarina Calinawagan, Roen Capule, Salvador Ching, Dailo, Benjamin Dalena, Kish Javier, Julie Lluch, Mado Obusan, Al Perez, Claude Tayag, Bumbo Villanueva, Migs Villanueva.
The show is supported by ManilArt Foundation and Museo Orlina.
It runs until Sept. 25.