By: Nestle Taala
Photos by: Nestle Taala and Christian Lozañes
WHAT is art? How do you perceive art? How do you define and express art?
These are unanswered questions which actually have no specific answer.
What is really the concept of art?
Art is anywhere and you can see it everywhere. Appreciating things around you is art itself.
Art is something personal and led 16 teams Ilonggo artists from different fields to gather and showcase their skills and talents in the first ever Artivism event last March 25,2017 at Robinson Place Iloilo, Iloilo City.
The impact of the social media in the society is the theme of Artivism which is a combination of Art and Activism.
Artist must do their art work based on the given topic ” HURING-HURING: Media and Society.
Artivism 2017 was organized by Marrz Capanang and Kristine Buenavista, both social entrepreneurs, with help from the British Council of the Philippines.
“Artivism is not a competition rather a way to promote art and bringing art closer to the public and at the same time it is a avenue for the artist to inspire one another,” Buenavista said.
The participating artists were grouped into 16 teams
Team 1: Cycy Berlin and Nollz
Team 2: PG Zoluaga and Joon Caludio
Team 3: Jeffrey Guanlao and Ritchel Baylon
Team 4: Stephen Villarante and Christian Lozañes
Team 5: Ronnie Granja and Heiro Granja
Team 6: Jun Ray Canonicato and Mia Reyes
Team 7: Adhara Sebuado and Mia Reyes
Team 8: Chaya Lavilla, Sid Tendencia and Lilibeth Hualde
Team 9: Marge Chavez and Noel Epalan
Team 10: Otep Sabido and Marvin Monfort
Team 11: Gil Montinola, Adelle Pacificar and Maya Conserva
Team 12: Schuntlester Sotero, Arjun Marapon and JenJen Sargento
Team 13: Kristoffer Brasileño and Larry Vido
Team 14: Melvin Guirhem and Edmar Colmo
Team 15: “Smrf” Daniel Tinagan and Emman Belga
Team 16: Alex Ordoyo, Joshua Gabayeran, Mila Tutanes, Kyle Sarte and Ron Tenala.
They joined and wholeheartedly involved their self not just to showcase their talents but to give meaning to art’s relevance to our lives.