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Works of Filipino Artists Featured At The 8th Session of Roppongi Art Night

30 September – 01 October 2017 – Works of Filipino Artists NEO-ANGONO ARTIST COLLECTIVE and FELIX BACOLOR were featured during the 8the Session of Roppongi Art Night held at Roppongi Hills.

This year’s theme “Mirai no Matsuri (Festivals of the Future)” focused on the works of Japanese photographer and film director Mika Ninagawa and at the same time, launched the “Southeast Asia Project” where artists from Southeast Asia worked with local artists to create and present the unique fusion of Southeast Asian and Japanese art.

NEO-ANGONO ARTIST COLLECTIVE is both a movement and an organization founded by visual artists, writers and poets, musicians, theatre people, fillmmakers, cultural workers, and art critics and researchers in November 2004. As a movement, NEO-ANGONO strives to render modernist visual and artistic language responsive to the times by articulating and invigorating contemporary Angono experience, sensibility and consciousness. (https://www.projectbakawan.com/index.php/component/k2/item/64-neo-angono-artist-collective)

NEO-ANGONO ARTIST COLLECTIVE is both a movement and an organization founded by visual artists, writers and poets, musicians, theatre people, fillmmakers, cultural workers, and art critics and researchers in November 2004. As a movement, NEO-ANGONO strives to render modernist visual and artistic language responsive to the times by articulating and invigorating contemporary Angono experience, sensibility and consciousness. (https://www.projectbakawan.com/index.php/component/k2/item/64-neo-angono-artist-collective)

Featured during Roppongi Art Night is NEO-ANGONO ARTIST COLLECTIVE’s work “Walking Among Giants: Them Are Us Too” consisting of 24 Higantes (Giant Statues) displayed in Roppongi Hills and Mori Garden.(Photo Credit: Mr. Timothy James Mortel)

Featured during Roppongi Art Night is NEO-ANGONO ARTIST COLLECTIVE’s work “Walking Among Giants: Them Are Us Too” consisting of 24 Higantes (Giant Statues) displayed in Roppongi Hills and Mori Garden.(Photo Credit: Mr. Timothy James Mortel)

Also featured is “Stormy Weather” by Felix Bacolor described as “More than 1,000 wild chimes jangle in the gallery space, as they sway in the wind. These colorful plastic decorations speak of both the festive nature of Southeast Asia and a global economy supported by mass production as they deliver a palpable vibration from which we sense signs of change.” (http://sunshower2017.jp/en/highlights.html)

Also featured is “Stormy Weather” by Felix Bacolor described as “More than 1,000 wild chimes jangle in the gallery space, as they sway in the wind. These colorful plastic decorations speak of both the festive nature of Southeast Asia and a global economy supported by mass production as they deliver a palpable vibration from which we sense signs of change.” (http://sunshower2017.jp/en/highlights.html)

The event also organized booths for food and products coming from ASEAN Member-States, including this year’s chair, the Philippines. END

Tokyo PE’s Cultural Officer, Ms. Mary Joy N. Duran-Mortel and daughter Monica showcase Philippine native products at the Philippine booth in Roppongi Hills. (Photo Credit: Mr. Timothy James Mortel)

Tokyo PE’s Cultural Officer, Ms. Mary Joy N. Duran-Mortel and daughter Monica showcase Philippine native products at the Philippine booth in Roppongi Hills. (Photo Credit: Mr. Timothy James Mortel)