5 June 2023 — As a kick-off activity of its celebration of the 125th anniversary of Philippine Independence and in cooperation with Philippines-and-Germany-based art organization Kapatiran at Ugnayan ng Natatanging Sining at Talento (KUNST), the Philippine Consulate General in Frankfurt hosted an art and live painting exhibition on 2 June entitled, “Viaje: Journey of Heart and Soul,” featuring four contemporary Filipino visual artists from the Philippines, namely Doy Kastilyo, Fiorna Panopio, Jerwind Magnaye and Marissa Gonzales.
During the event, KUNST art manager and curator, Mr. Virigilio Cuizon presented KUNST’s unique perspective called “Filipinism” in their art, which aims to establish particular brand of Filipino art. While empowering Filipino communities abroad. A total of twenty (20) artworks with the theme ‘art and wellness’ were showcased during the event. The style featured were ‘Pinoy fauvism,’ ‘expressionism’ and abstract art.
Former professional basketball player and singer, Mr. Zaldy Realubit, who was also part of the artists’ group, serenaded the audience while two artists performed live painting exhibition in a spectacle called “PintAWIT,” providing the audience with a unique aesthetic experience.
In her remarks, Consul General Marie Yvette Banzon Abalos took the opportunity to thank the Filipino artists who have contributed towards building the Filipino brand of art called ‘Filipinism’ and showcasing the unique Filipino talent in Germany and the rest of Europe. END