Masterpieces From the Country's Art Capital Is on View at This QC Mall

You have until the end of the month!

( When you think of art galleries and museums around the world, what always comes to mind are the modern art spaces in New York, the gallery cafés in Paris, or the massive museums in London. But not too far from Metro Manila is an art gallery that's actually a whole town: Angono, Rizal, which is dubbed as the “Art Capital of the Philippines.” It is home to the country's oldest known work of art (the Angono Petroglyphs of Binangonan), two National Artists (Botong Francisco and Lucio San Pedro), and families that not only create but also promote local art by putting up galleries in almost every street of the municipality. This month, Robinsons Galleria brings 15 Angono artists to the Metro for a two-week art exhibition: Re-Connections, which runs until October 31.

Art by Arvin Delas Alas Courtesy of Robinsons Land

Art by John Flora Courtesy of Robinsons Land

The exhibiting group called Grupo Sining Angono is composed of talented artists, namely: Carlos “Totong” Francisco II, Jovito Andres, John Flora, Frederick Sausa, Berny Supsupin, Herbert Pinpiño, Charlie Val, Orville Tiamson, Alvin Delas Alas, Edberth Roan, Tristan Tiamson, Allan Alcantara, Aaron Bautista, Dolpee Alcantara, and Kristine Costo.

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Art by Dolpee Alcantara Courtesy of Robinsons Land

Art by Jovito Andres Courtesy of Robinsons land

Works of these contemporary artists reflect Angono's diverse cultural landscape, which is teeming with folk art but also aspiring to bring traditional practices to current narratives.

Re-Connections runs until October 31 at 3/F Veranda, Robinsons Galleria, EDSA corner Ortigas Avenue, Quezon City.

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