Philip­pine art finds a new home in Sin­ga­pore Air­lines’ Sil­ver Kris Lounge

The Philippine Star - - LIFESTYLE -

Sin­ga­pore Air­lines (SIA) re­cently un­veiled a new col­lec­tion of art pieces by Filipino artists that will grace the Sil­verKris Lounge in Manila at the Ni­noy Aquino In­ter­na­tional Air­port Ter­mi­nal 3.

Since it opened in 2015, the Sil­verKris Lounge has been an av­enue that rec­og­nizes Filipino her­itage and cul­ture by show­cas­ing art­works by prom­i­nent lo­cal artists.

“The Sil­verKris Lounge has been de­signed to pro­vide trav­ellers a feel­ing of home away from home. As such, we wanted our lounge in Manila to re­flect the rich cul­ture that the Philip­pines takes pride in,” said Sin­ga­pore Air­lines gen­eral man­ager Philip­pines Balagopal Kun­du­vara.

In cel­e­bra­tion of its global 70th an­niver­sary and the sec­ond year of the new Sil­verKris Lounge, SIA part­nered with Salcedo Auc­tions to cu­rate new art­works to be housed in the lounge for the com­ing months. The cho­sen pieces are by Melissa LaO and Spek­tac­u­laris artists Lil­ianna Mana­han, Gabriel Lichauco, and Stan­ley Ruiz.

Well-trav­eled and well-versed in the worlds of both art and ar­chi­tec­ture, Melissa’s works have been greatly in­spired by her ven­tures to dif­fer­ent coun­tries. Her ex­po­sure to these dif­fer­ent cul­tures has shaped the way she sees and cre­ates art.

The works of Spek­tac­u­laris artists Lil­ianna Mana­han, Gabriel Lichauco, and Stan­ley Ruiz, which are also trav­elin­spired, pro­vide per­fect ad­di­tions to the col­lec­tion. The artists worked with Mas­ter glass­maker Jirí Pačinek to cre­ate stun­ning sculp­tures that serve as em­blems of the beauty that can be cre­ated by ex­plor­ing dif­fer­ent cul­tures.

By adorn­ing the Sil­verKris Lounge with sights and strokes in­spired by the art of travel, Sin­ga­pore Air­lines aims to pro­mote lo­cal cul­ture and ta­lent while en­hanc­ing the ex­pe­ri­ence of our pas­sen­gers as they be­gin their jour­ney to­wards a great way to fly.

The cu­rated art­works will be ex­hib­ited at the Sil­verKris Lounge un­til May 2018 and will be avail­able for pur­chase.

Sin­ga­pore Air­lines flies from Manila to Sin­ga­pore four times daily, which con­ve­niently con­nects to on­ward flights to the rest of the world. Pas­sen­gers trav­el­ing from Cebu, Davao and Kal­ibo can fly to Sin­ga­pore via SilkAir, which flies 12 times weekly from Cebu, nine times weekly from Davao, and three times weekly from Kal­ibo.

Cus­tomers can en­joy ac­cess to the lounges when they travel on Suites, First or Busi­ness Class, or are mem­bers of the PPS Club and KrisF­lyer Elite Gold departing on Sin­ga­pore Air­lines op­er­ated flights as well as Star Al­liance Gold card­hold­ers departing on Star Al­liance-op­er­ated flights.

Sil­verKris Lounge at NAIA 3

“Win­ter Clear (Bublinka Se­ries, Vase) 2017” by Gabriel Lichauco x Jiri Pacinek

Melissa LaO’s works (from left) “Big­ger Yel­low Flower 1 2016,” “Big­ger Flower Rain­bow 1 2016,” “Big­ger Flower Yel­low 2016,” all ink on paper

“Growth V 2016” by Stan­ley Ruiz x Jiri Pacinek

“Pre­cious 2016” by Lil­ianna Mana­han x Jiri Pacinek

Aiza Gar­cia, head of mar­ket­ing and PR for Sin­ga­pore Air­lines, and Balagopal Kun­du­vara, Sin­ga­pore Air­lines gen­eral man­ager Philip­pines

“Sum­mer Sun­days Crackle Bowl 2017” by Lil­ianna Mana­han x Jiri Pacinek

Works by Melissa LaO found in the Sil­ver Kris Lounge

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