Last Updated: July 22nd, 2018
Ugnayan, which opens in Alliance Française de Manille on November 22, 2017, is the closing group exhibit of the Lyon-based art center, Taverne Gutenberg. The core of the Taverne Gutenberg program in the Philippines is centered on sharing the organization’s passion for the arts with marginalized communities.
Founded in 2015 by French-Filipina Maïa d’Aboville and her partner Henri Lamy, Taverne Gutenberg has become a creative hub that hosts art residencies, galleries, exhibitions, art studios, and even a bar.
For this international residency program, four visual artists were sent to Manila from October and November 2017, during which the artists conducted a series of free art workshops for street children and collaborating with fellow Filipino artists. Part of the proceeds will go to their partner organizations including the Virlanie Foundation Philippines, ACAY Missions Philippines, Stairway Foundation, among others.
The final group show of the Ugnayan Sa Poblacion program will feature the works of Henri Lamy (France), Chufy (Switzerland), Alexandre Beretta (France-Ireland), Abdoul K. Seck (Senegal), and one artwork in collaboration with celebrated Filipino artists Agnes Arellano and Billy Bonnevie. Photos taken by French photographer Lionel Rault are also part of the exhibit.
The opening reception was attended by Maïa d’Aboville, Olivia d’Aboville, Hubert d’Aboville (Paris-Manila Technology Corporation President), Yves Zoberman (Cultural Counselor, Embassy of France in Manila), Jean-Pierre Dumont (Executive Director of AFM), Diane Roblin (Cultural Attachée, Embassy of France in Manila). Also present were artists Henri Lamy, Chufy, Alexandre Beretta, Agnes Arellano, and Billy Bonnevie.
Ugnayan will run from November 22, 2017, to February 1, 2018, at the Alliance Française de Manille Total Gallery located at 209 Nicanor Garcia Street, Bel-Air II, Makati City.
– The Manila Project
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