The art community is buzzing once again with a new book published by topnotch artist Roy Espinosa and edited by art critic Ben-Oliver Matias.
The Filipinas Institute for the Advancement of Arts and Culture, Inc. (FILARTS) is launching its new book entitled Philippine Art and Beyond. The book launch is set for April 30, 3:00 p.m.
The launch also kicks off a special exhibit of the works featured at 2L Unimart Capitol Commons, Pasig City.
The book features visual artists from around the world, represented by their works and commentaries on them. These artists come from different countries of unique cultures, namely (in alphabetical order) Azerbaijan, Belgium, Canada, China, Colombia, Cyprus, Egypt, Ecuador, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Morocco, Nepal, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Suriname, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Venezuela, and Vietnam.
The book establishes further the significant development in the art world as it reflects the artists’ notions of “personal and national identity, social commentary, cultural traditions, political stance, globalization, body politics, the mundane, and commonality.”
The well-thought pieces take audiences to appreciating art and actively engaging in in-depth discussions of the projected imageries, content and perspective, and artistic processes.
Contributing writers are Tess Rayos del Sol, Ruth Espinosa, Timberly S. Fuentes, Arnaldo Bernabe Mirasol, Ma. Socorro Margallo-Tan Gana, and Vanessa Tan Gana. The book cover was designed by Frank Cana, while the layout was crafted by John Renoir.
Special discounts will be given to purchases by corporations, associations, and other organizations.
Last year, Espinosa released the coffee table book Contemporary Art by Asian Artists, which explores the culturally diverse posits of 60 Asian visual artists as they “respond to personal and conglomerate notions of inner visions and exoteric realities projected in their art and artmaking.”
Organized by ArtisteSpace, Inc., in cooperation with Unimart Capitol Commons, the exhibit for Philippine Art and Beyond will run until May 30. For details, contact the publisher at email@example.com.