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OCTOBER 27, 2022


10th Philippine Art Trek opens in Singapore; artistic families at SM Art Center

“BEYOND Imagery & Meaning,” a group show of six Filipino artists, opens Sept. 14 in the Philippines Art Trek at Momentous Arts Singapore.

Featured artists are Benjie T. Cabrera, Benjie Cabangis, Eman Santos, Pete Jimenez, Reynold de la Cruz and Rene Robles.

They represent a wide variety of styles and impulses, from pop sensibility to contemporary realism and abstract expression. They work in various media such as sculpture, painting and engraving.

The exhibit also celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Philippines Art Trek, an annual showcase of Philippine art organized by the Embassy of Philippines and presented in galleries in Singapore.

Momentous Arts is at 1557 Keppel Road, Singapore. Visit

‘Bloodlines’ at Megamall

Galerie Anna will mount the group exhibit, “Bloodlines II,” which will open Sept. 13 at SM Megamall Art Center.

Show presents the works of the country’s families of artists, proving that artistic genes and early exposure to art-making are main influences on the next generation of Filipino artists.

On view are works from the following families: Santos (Malang, Steve, Soler, Mona, Luis, Carina, Isobel); Vinluan (Nestor, Paulo); Veneracion (Roy, Ian), Dela Cruz (Fil, Janos); Joquico ( Gerry, Gary, Grae); Cacnio (Angel, Ferdie), Alvarado (Nune, Nonalisa, Bogie, Burog, Nuklar); Garibay (Bam, Nina); Jumalon (Edwin, Amihan, Is, Lorna, Jana); Samson (Jerson, Jaypee); Perrera (Edu, Eric, Eliseo, Eduard); Simsim (Dexter, Joey), Buccat (Herwin, Jerry); Tolentino (Kristoffer, Frank); and Syjuco (Cesare, Jean Marie, Julian, Maxine, Michelline, Trix).

Cid Reyes is curator.

SM Megamall Art Center is at 4/L, The Artwalk, Bldg.A, SM Megamall, EDSA. Mandaluyong City. Call 0909-5918495 and 0936-7139212.

Shows at Artinformal


Ongoing exhibits at Artinformal: “When all Grounds are Sacred” by JC Jacinto at the Main Gallery; “Fata Morgana” by Alvin Zafra and Vic Balanon at the Big Room; “There is Water where the Sun never Shines” by Veronica Pee at the Inner Room.

Jacinto’s paintings, sculptures and installations transmit a somber mood. They are a visual catalogue for the ramifications incurred from what has virtually become a requisite for city life—dealing with street repairs and excavations.

Balanon and Zafra borrow the term “Fata Morgan,” an optical phenomenon of object distortion, to appropriate their images and relate their concerns.

Pee relives in her works her dreams and reconstruct the terrains of imagined landscapes.

Ignacio at Shangri-La

Joven Ramon Ignacio is holding a solo show “Aliw-iw,” organized by Hiraya Gallery, at the Makati Shangri-La Manila until Sept. 18.

Exhibit consists of botanical works whose spirit and resonance convey a lyrical response to nature, rather than an objective and analytical translation of a specific flowering plant.

Call 5233331; visit

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