Ja­panese, Filipino artists to hold ‘new me­dia art’ fes­ti­val in Manila

The Myanmar Times - - Asean Focus -

JA­PANESE and Filipino artists will come to­gether for a two-week-long art fes­ti­val start­ing Oc­to­ber 24 in Manila that will show­case “new me­dia art,” an in­no­va­tive fu­sion of tech­nol­ogy and art.

The “WSK Axis 2017” fes­ti­val is be­ing or­gan­ised through col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween the Ja­pan Foun­da­tion Asia Cen­tre and lo­cal artists who or­gan­ised past it­er­a­tions of the fes­ti­val.

“Th­ese events of­fer deeper cul­tural ex­change with an axis of ex­hi­bi­tions, work­shops, fo­rums and con­cert fea­tur­ing con­tem­po­rary Asian new me­dia art at cre­ative cen­tres all over Manila,” Hiroaki Ue­sugi, di­rec­tor of the foun­da­tion’s Manila of­fice, told re­porters.

Co-or­gan­iser Earl Drilon said he and other Filipino artists have worked with Ja­panese artists be­fore and found there to be an am­i­ca­ble artis­tic syn­ergy be­tween them, de­spite dif­fer­ences in cul­ture and art prac­tice.

The fes­ti­val will run un­til Novem­ber 4, with most events held at the De La Salle-Col­lege of St. Be­nilde School of De­sign and the Arts. – Ky­odo

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