Davao’s beauty and bounty has served as an inspiration for many artists who have lived, studied, or settled there. This includes a National Artist who spent his retirement years in this southern city and made it his home.
As it continues its cultural journey around the SM Supermalls, My City, My SM, My Art showcases Davao’s vibrant cultural scene – and the how the late National Artist Victorio Edades made it is home and influenced a new generation of Dabawenyo artists in an exhibit on August 1 to 7, 2018 at the Atrium of SM Lanang Premier.
The exhibit will give mallgoers a glimpse of the essential Edades – the Father of Modern Filipino Art – through his life and works. We will also get to know two artists – surrealist Bienvenido Banez Jr. and sculptor Jimmy Ang – who were personally trained by him.
My City, My SM, My Art will also highlight the works of artists who have studied at the Ford Academy of the Arts, the first college of Fine Arts in Mindanao, and have made their mark in the global arts scene. These include Rodney Yap, Raymond Tangiday, Joel Geolamen, and Bryan Cabrera.
It will also feature Ford graduates who have chosen not only to become artists, but also mentor a new generation of artists through art education: Rey Bollozos, Banjo Santorre, Romeo Dumuk III, Bong Perez, and Jane Ramos.
A celebration of Philippine visual arts – painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and filmmaking, My City, My SM, My Art is a joint project of SM, the Metropolitan Museum of Manila, the Shell Companies of the Philippines, and the Philippine Star with support from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and Centerstage Production.
The My City, My SM, My Art series brings art and people together by showcasing the works of masters, modernists, and millennials around the SM Supermalls. Advocating art for all, the team works with communities to mount exhibits, workshops, and contests in key cities around the Philippines.