Clarisss (Issay) Rodriguez and Kathy Nuñez, two young visual artists from the Fine Arts and Design department presented their recent art project in the “Brown Bag Session” organized by Dean Azcuna of the School of Arts and sciences last July 27 at room B-204. In attendance were faculty members from various departments across disciplines and the Dean of College, Dr. Emy Ching. “Re:pulse”, an exhibition involving nine artists from the Philippines and Indonesia was on display at Makna Seni gallery in Jakarta, Indonesia from July 5-31, 2015. Issay and Kathy participated in the opening of the show and in the artists talk that followed. The main theme of the exhibition is about the issue of Filipina worker Mary Jane Veloso who was condemned to die by firing squad last month and the bilateral negotiation pursuing resolution in settling the verdict made by the Indonesian government. The artists carried out their individual projects exploring different perspectives on this particular case. Participating in this exhibition were Ahmad Hilal, Indriani Widiastuti, Rishma Riyasa (Indonesia); Brisa Amir, Issay Rodriguez, Joseph Gabriel , Kulay Labitigan, Katherine Nuñez, Lesley-Anne Cao (Philippines).
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This is part of the series of exhibition projects which is hoped to be conducted annually in Southeast Asian countries. It is the second of the series, the first having been shown at PAN/// Project Space, 98B Collaboratory, in Escolta, Manila in 2014. The first exhibition, entitled “Objection”, involved young artists from Indonesia, Singapore, the Philippines, and Thailand.
Immediately after, Prof. Jokayaban, Chair of the Fine Arts department, previewed his own collaborative project with grupo uno productions. The project outcome from the Cinematography workshop held last summer ( May 2015) at the UP Film Institute in Diliman is a 90 second PSA (public service announcement) on Bipolar Disorder. He then briefly elaborated on the common grounding (underlying principles) of still photography and cinematography.