Exhibition on Emerging Filipina Artists Opens in Vientiane, Laos

Ambassador Amatong delivers her welcome remarks at the English Courtyard of the Souphattra Serviced Apartments (Vientiane PE photo)

In celebration of Women’s Month, the Philippine Embassy in Vientiane, headed by Ambassador Deena Joy D. Amatong, organized an exhibition featuring emerging Filipina artists at the Souphattra Serviced Apartments in Vientiane.

The opening reception was held on 16 March 2022 and was attended by special guest Madam Alounny Kommasith, Honorary President of the ASEAN Women’s Circle of Vientiane (AWCV) and spouse of Lao Minister of Foreign Affairs Saleumxay Kommasith, members of the diplomatic corps, members of the AWCV and Lao women entrepreneurs.

Ambassador Amatong presents an artwork by Bea Aspiras to Madam Alounny Kommasith, Honorary President of the ASEAN Women’s Circle of Vientiane (AWCV), in a ceremony with the AWCV which preceded the opening reception of the exhibition (Photo courtesy of the Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

For its theme, the Philippine Embassy chose to juxtapose the “male gaze” – represented by female nudes by Filipino artists, including National Artists Vicente Manansala and H.R. Ocampo – against the “female gaze” and how young women view themselves today.

The Filipina artists, all under the age of 40, were invited to submit pieces that “represented women, without painting women as subjects”. The result is a variety of pieces, styles and media which even included an non-fungible token (NFT).

Philippine Ambassador to Laos Deena Joy D. Amatong leads a private tour of the exhibition, showcasing from left to right, works by Tammy De Roca, Yandra Po and Chelsea Theodossis. (Vientiane PE photo)

The twelve artists are Bea Aspiras, Tammy De Roca, Aly Kangleon, Mikhaela Marie, Kat Melo, Krista Nogueras, Yandra Po, Poula Sitjar, Paulina Luz Sotto, Jel Suarez, Chelsea Theodossis and crypto artist Squirterer.

The exhibition will run until 27 March 2022 and may be viewed online.

For more information, visit  https://www.vientianepe.dfa.gov.ph or

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