By Kelly Ramos

The Panit-Bukog 5 (PB5) Mindanao contemporary art exhibition will open with three dates and venues this year.

It will start with an exhibition on Sept. 8 at the Fr. Francisco Demetrio Gallery in Museo de Oro, at the Xavier University in Cagayan de Oro City. A second exhibition follows on Sept. 9 at the Carmen Art District in # 20 A. Fernandez cor. Mahogany Sts, Carmen Cagayan de Oro City, and it will end with an exhibition on Nov. 10 at Museo Dipolog, Rizal Avenue cor. Herrera Sts, Dipolog City.

The Cagayan de Oro leg is open to the public until Oct. 15 while the Dipolog leg will be open until Dec. 15.

This year’s exhibition is a partnership project between the National Commission for Culture and the Arts-Committee on Visual Arts (NCCA-CVA) and the Research Institute for Mindanao Culture (RIMCU).

The exhibition collaterals include panel discussions and talks on Sept. 9 at the XU Little Theater in Xavier University, Corrales Ave, Cagayan de Oro from 8:30AM to 3:30PM.

The panel discussion will tackle curating methods and approaches with the four PB5 curators, followed by a presentation of art organizations and platforms in Mindanao by their group representatives. An open forum will follow, with a synthesis by Cris Rollo.

In the Dipolog leg, the collateral activity will be a roundtable discussion on Mindanao Contemporary Art on Nov. 11 at 1:30PM which will be facilitated by Cris Rollo and Abraham Ambo Garcia Jr.

The curatorial team members are Vargas Museum curator Tessa Maria Guazon, visual artist and coordinator Errol Balcos, Griffith University-educated art worker Abraham Garcia, and co-founder of the Panit Bukog series of exhibitions, Cris Rollo, who was previously national chairman of the NCCA-CVA (2000-2006).  

This year, the 36 artists to be featured are: Aca, Acevedo, Amalla, Bacol, Bacus, Calio, Cayas, Dumlao, Dy, Esprela, Floirendo, Geronimo, Geolamen, Grapa, Guimbao, Gumanad, Icao, Labtan, Malicay, Mata, Mato, Marquiala, Narciso, Obina, Ouano, Pascubillo, Poncardas, Prima, Sabanal, Secuban, Sojor, Vamenta A, Vamenta J, Vega, Virata, and Yap.


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