Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Tracing My Roots

A couple of months back, me and dad joined up with other Chinese-Filipino artists to take part in an exhibit that brought us back to the roots of our Asian heritage. Gulangyu island is a place that's familiar to many Chinese-Filipinos today. It's been a part of the numerous stories passed down from our taikongs and taimas (great grandparents) to our grandparents.



This exhibit was the brainchild of a new foundation for Gulangyu island and the heritage it represents. Some of the artists who contributed to the meaningful endeavor were Seb Chua, Rudy Yu, Addie Cukingnan, Janice Young, Patricia Yu-Vanasse and many others including myself. It was held last June at the Robinsons mall, with the help of the Gokongwei family (who also have roots from this historical island). The show was a first of its kind, aiming to educate the younger generations and expose them to the intricacies of their ancestors' homeland. Unfortunately, I was abroad during the opening night, so I have to thank the foundation and its supporters for the snapshots here.

Our exhibit was also featured in the Philippine Star news, with an online summary at their website here.
The Chinese Business magazine also published writings on the show with their July issue. In the article you can see some of the group's works and one of my past works; Dendrobium, which was also featured at the exhibit.



2 comments:

  1. I'm pure Filipino but I would really love to learn more about the Chinese heritage. I wish I could find a good bargain for anything that would help me widen my knowledge about the Chinese heritage.

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  2. Very impressive. I like the glossy white sculpture the most.

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