10th March 12
“To most of us, heroes remain in textbooks. Why give a fuck?”
This was one of the exhibits that made me think and really had an impact on me. I rarely read the whole write-up for the exhibit theme, but this one got me really curious so I ended up reading everything. Filipinos do not have a national hero - this was the opening line. Sadly, it is true. The great Jose P. Rizal was proclaimed by the Americans, not by the Philippine Government. Even so, these “heroes” we all know just came out from those textbooks we’re only required to read in school. We get to read or google about them when we need them for projects, posters, and some. Check out the works of over 130 artists doing their own take on the soon to be obsolete postcards. It may be out of style, but who said postcards can’t be a patriotic art canvas? ☺
Oh and on the lighter note, I really love how witty and brutally honest the works are! A stinging satire on some of them which makes it really funny and creative! You have to agree on some of them - check it out! ☺
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo above: lol, enough said!
This one wasn’t too obvious, don’t you think? Haha what’s up, Erap!
“Ang nag-iisang putang ina ng Pilipinas” - hahah, strike two for Ginang Arroyo!
“A postcard is a work of art. It is not just a glossy cardboard with a quaint photo. The artistry of a painter, or an artist is depicted on these postcards. In this case, this is how the artist envisions the hero or a reflection of how heroic one must be.”
The shutter shades on Emilio Jancito. Haha!
That’s above everything! Below are some of the works that caught my attention. Haha!
Cool acetate layering! I don’t know who he is though haha!
Left For Dead 3: Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo Edition
Reminded me of The Warriors! Oooh I miss playing that game hahaha
This work above was my favorite! Those details are really fine. Gotta work on my art skills once again!
These were the 130 artists who worked on the exhibit. Bet you can’t read them lol haha sorry! Btw, I was with my Painting block mates this time. We watched a movie before this haha! Forever my art buddies! ☺
The Alternative Gallery is located in Unit 4B, Cubao Expo! ☺ Hope you guys got the subliminal messages on those works and liked it as much as I do haha! *winks*
Pau Villanueva graduated from St. Theresa's College, QC. She's now studying at the University of the Philippines Diliman, taking up Visual Communication course at the College of Fine Arts.
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