"Rebelasyon (Revelation), as in the receiving of miraculous insights and messages of Muhammad and Zoroaster, who eventually founded the prophetic religions of Islam and Zoroastrianism respectively, is by and large implicated of its orthodoxy to religion. The shamans and adherents of cults of nonliterate cultures who perhaps experienced auditory or visual phenomena from physical objects, Siddhartha Gautama’s “awakening from sleep of ignorance and achieved freedom from suffering” and being the first to reveal the liberating truth, and how principles and ways (Tao) are telling to Taoists are introspective of rebelasyon of the sacred or holy. Jesus Christ—the God’s own Son, His eternal Word and the perfect image of the Father—fulfills apex of rebelasyon of Christianity under the illumination of the Holy Spirit.
Rebelasyon does not always ordain reverent like religion, as in Sophocles’ tragedy par excellence Oedipus Rex. Oedipus, blinded and in exile, fulfilled the oracle at
rebelasyon that he will kill his own father and will marry his own mother, thus
a father and a brother to his own sons and daughters.
However, rebelasyon does not always exude a disclosure by the divine or by any preternatural means—as in the case of Rebelasyon art exhibit. For this show, MakiSining appropriates the title to its other definition of “an act revealing to view or making known” or in Filipino: pagsisiwalat, pagpapahayag.
MakiSining desires an art show where creativity cannot almost be limited to just an open theme but, at the same time, sympathetic of gallery space. This as an outcome of previous exhibitions being thematic and purposeful to just introducing the group to the community. Herewith, 121.9 cm x 91.4 cm x 264.9 cm (4.0’ x 3.0’ x 8.3’) spaces are allotted for each artist to discharge their creativity and resourcefulness, notwithstanding the artist’s penchant of exploitation: either to fill it up with traditional to innovative media or just leave it completely void.
Confounded of this novel setup are artists Dante Alarcon, Jimboy Bactong, Niko Cedicol, Sayid Cedicol, Yvette Co, Turing Cruz, Nilo Delos Santos, Paul Hilario, Brian Lee, Doel Mercado, Marvin Oloris, Clifford Nuñez, Dante Palmes, Lynel Portades, Jahzeel Ramos, Maya Salas, Ding Tandang, Jolas Ubaldo, and Ritche Yee. Of how these artists will disclose, leak and unearth their delineation in the arts and in empathy of space, investigate their psyche and consciousness, or just bring forth their comic side rouses excitement.
On the other hand, the exhibition may reveal the group’s true complexion—being primarily consisted of individuals who academically pursued or are pursuing disciplines other than fine arts, having cavernous age disparities, among others—and progression in the arts amidst its first anniversary on 16 July. It may elicit honest representation of MakiSining’s value amidst a community that is very academic and scientific.
Through the auras and symbols permeated by the assemblies, may Rebelasyon be fittingly self-disclosed by the divine of the arts.
REBELASYON art exhibit will open on 26 June 2012, 4:00 PM at the Dioscoro L. Umali Hall, UPLB. Renowned artist Manny Garibay is the reception’s guest of honor with renowned art critic Dr. Paul Blanco Zafaralla to impart inspirational message.
is open on
weekdays, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The exhibition will run until 19 July. Sining
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