Passions and Obsessions

Lockdown experience: Negrense
woman artists turn it into art

They go back to their roots, a shared past, or depict the social present

Plant Swap Titas

Salcedo Private View presents Istorya Namon Subong (Our Stories Now), an all-women show of eight Negrense artists and their reflections on last year’s lockdown experience.

Artists Moreen Austria, Katarina Estrada, Karina Broce Gonzaga, Elwah Gonzales, Erika Mayo, Megumi Miura, Angela Silva, and Josephine Turalba answer the question—how has the lockdown affected your experience as a Negrense artist?

In doing so, they found themselves drawn back to their roots—retelling childhood tales, shared histories, and personal experiences. It is these personal experiences and reflections that are depicted in the Salcedo Private View show.

“We’re excited to be able to showcase the works of these highly talented emerging artists from the Visayan region. Through their work, you can easily see how the common experience of lockdown has translated itself into various expressions of art,” says Salcedo Auctions managing director, Victor M. Silvino. “Salcedo Private View is the perfect platform to bring these stories to the art center of the country. A lot of the works carry deeply personal experiences but also point to the larger, shared past in the Visayas region.”

Buklan (Boil)

Dungan sang Babaylan (Soul of a Babaylan)

Santan ug Katyubong 2 (Ixora Coccinea and Datura Stramonium)

Katarina Estrada, Elwah Gonzales and Karina Broce Gonzaga recalled childhood memories and stories from Visayan mythology. Angela Silva and Josephine Turalba trace the experiences of their families.

A special ALL ABOUT HER exhibition collection of 2 collages and a set of 7 artist books

Nadumduman mo na (Do You Remember Now)

Tultol-Tika (Peekaboo)

Dakpan! Ikaw taya! (Langit Lupa) (Tag! You’re it!)

Sculptors Megumi Miura and Moreen Austria and multi-media artist Erika Mayo shed light on socio-cultural experiences specific to Negros, such as the peculiar and sudden popularity of online bartering, the plight of sugarcane farmers and the harsh reality that political activists face day to day.

Istorya Namon Subong

Istorya Namon Subong: Our Stories Now, curated by Gina O. Jocson, runs both as a limited in-person and online exhibition up to May 8.

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