As never been done before, The Triumph of Philippine Art exhibits the nation’s political story and turmoil. The exhibition features various Contemporary Filipino-American artists and has been compiled by M. Teresa Lapid Rodriguez, who has personally experienced firsthand the revolution in the Philippines.
The retrospective is divided into two sections – which starts from the oppression of the Martial Law period (1972-1986) and transitions into the 1986 non-violent insurgence. The exhibit contains Figurative Expressionism and Social Realism, Feminism, A New Generation in the 21st Century, and Conceptual Art. In general, the imagery reflects distinct Filipino contemporary art style. Featured artists include: Leo Abaya, Benedicto “BenCab” Cabrera, Buen Calubayan, Ernest Concepcion, Mideo Cruz, Imelda Cajipe-Endaya, Brenda Fajardo, Karen Ocampo Flores, Michael Rodriguez Gomez, Gregory Raymond Halili, Mark Orozco Justiniani, Julie Lluch, Athena Santos Magcase-Lopez, Racquel De Loyola, Renan Ortiz, Christina Quisumbing Ramilo, Mark Salvatus and Pablo Baen Santos.
Over the past 50 years, Filipino art has uniquely transformed by combining the primitive, traditional, and modern aspects of the Philippine culture. The Triumph of Philippine Art celebrates and aims to enrich the viewer’s knowledge about Philippine art, culture, and history.