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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Homecoming at Bencab Museum

Homecoming at Bencab Museum
From National Art Gallery, Malaysia to Indigo Gallery at Bencab Museum in Benguet

The Philippine Delegation to the 24th Asian International Art Exhibition (AIAE) brings to the Philippines in a homecoming show, the Philippine participation to the November 2009 AIAE exhibition at the National Gallery, Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur.

The AIAE, initiated in 1985 by Korea, Taiwan and Japan has grown into a full blown annual art event in the Asia Region. Now participated in by over fourteen member countries taking turns in hosting the event, the AIAE has become a vital venue for artists' convergence in a dynamic gathering highlighted by an exhibition that promotes the diverse contemporary expression of Asian art and engenders its strong assertions. It has become a most anticipated occasion for exchange between and engagement among artists in the region. What began as a collective effort of independent art groups across Asian countries has developed into a barometer of current artistic directions in the region.

The Philippine Committee, a member since 1992, has hosted the 11th AIAE at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila and the 20th AIAE at the Ayala Museum. With its commitment to bring the Philippine participation included in the Asian exhibition to Filipino audiences, every year it organizes a homecoming exhibition.

As the organizers aspire to have a farther reach, the works by the participating artists to the 24th AIAE, Ambie Abaño, Pandy Aviado, Ben Cabrera, Rosscapili, Araceli Limcaco-Dans, Joy Mallari, Ramon Orlina, Susan Fetalvero-Roces, Anna Varona will be on exhibit at the Indigo Gallery of the BenCab Museum. Apart from the works showcased in Kuala Lumpur exhibition, each artist is including another work to complete the collection.

The exhibit opens on May 1, 2010, Saturday at 4 in the afternoon. Exhbit runs until June 1

Indigo Gallery of the Bencab Museum is located at Km 6 Asin Road, Tadiangan, Tuba, Benguet. Museum hours are from 9 in the morning to 6 in the evening, Tuesdays to Saturdays. For more information, contact (+6374) 442-7165, or email or check out the website

Philippine Participation to the 24th AIAE was supported by the generous sponsorship of Directories Philippines Corporation, Metrobank Foundation, Pioneer Insurance, Bank of the Philippine Islands, Asian Tigers Lane Moving and Storage and Bencab Museum.

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