Filipino Artist Opens Exhibit in Singapore

Philippine Embassy in Singapore First Secretary and Consul Gonaranao B. Musor (right) with Filipino artist Manuel Ocampo (center) and STPI’s Executive Director, Emi Eu (left) during the opening of Manuel Ocampo’s exhibit on May 17, 2019. The backdrop is one of the artist’s masterpieces. (Singapore PE photo)

Singapore — The Philippine Embassy in Singapore graced the opening of the exhibit of multi-award winning Filipino artist Manuel Ocampo at STPI Gallery in Singapore on May 17, 2019.

“Manuel Ocampo: Ideological Mash-Up/Remix”, which runs from May 18 to June 22, 2019, showcases the artist’s approach in “employing symbols and iconographies of faith, brutality and comic absurdity”. The Embassy was represented by First Secretary and Consul Gonaranao B. Musor and Cultural Officer Sheila B. Bengtlars.

First Secretary and Consul Gonaranao B. Musor, who represented Ambassador to Singapore Joseph del Mar Yap as the Guest of Honor, delivers the remarks during the opening exhibit. (Singapore PE photo)

In celebration of the Philippine’s National Heritage Month, a guided tour of the exhibition, art workshops and a performance by the Choreo Ethnic Tribal Group was organized for the public on May 25-26, 2019.

The Embassy will be coordinating with several non-governmental organizations in Singapore to encourage more Filipino household service workers to participate in these weekend activities in line with Ocampo’s exhibition.

Established in 2002, STPI is a workshop and contemporary art gallery that has previously hosted a number of well-known Filipino artists such as the late Pacita Abad, BenCab, Geraldine Javier and the late Anita Magsaysay-Ho.

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