Ayala Museum presents the works of today’s most relevant Filipino contemporary visual artists—Ambie Abaño, Pandy Aviado, Max Balatbat, BenCab, Rosscapili, Joey Cobcobo, Daniel dela Cruz, Aba Lluch Dalena, Lenore RS Lim, Sio Montera, Ramon Orlina, Christina Quisumbing Ramilo, Susan Fetalvero-Roces, Maxine Syjuco, Resty Tica, and Eric de Leon Zamuco—in the 26th Asian International Art Exhibition (AIAE) Homecoming Exhibit at its Ground Floor Gallery from 6 March to 1 April, 2012.
Sixteen of these works comprise the Philippine representation at the 26th AIAE, which was held in Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul, Korea last 14 September to 23 October 2011. Other countries represented include China, Hong Kong SAR, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Macau SAR, Mongolia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. The theme of the 2011 exhibition is “Glocalization of Asian Culture.”
The exhibition offers various views of both Philippine and global realities: the lively colors of our festivals, the organized chaos of our sidewalks, our innate musicality and rhythm, the shared problem of global warming and flooding, day-to-day survival, as well as questions on culture, identity, and morality. Using varied media—oil, acrylic, photographs, silk, brass, glass and other materials—the artists interpret and re-present both the realities and the aspirations of present-day Philippines.