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Alimuom opens for the 4th Ibagiw Art Fest 2021

Updated: Nov 18, 2021

The Creative City Council of Baguio City opens the Alimuom Contemporary Art Exhibition as part of the 4th Ibagiw Festival 2021 at the Basement Gallery of the Baguio Convention Center on November 13.

Led by curator Prof. Fara Manuel-Nolasco from the University of the Philippines Baguio Fine Arts Program, Alimuom Contemporary Art Exhibition takes inspiration from the concept of alimuom or petrichor, the sweet smell that permeates the earth after the touch of a gentle summer rain. Its arrival feels shrouded in mysterylike an unexpected homecoming, perhaps a becoming. It is an earthy scent that gently evokes memories and floods us with emotions.

The exhibition forms part of the UNESCO Creative City of Baguio's 4th Ibagiw Festival 2021 led by its artists and artisans with the mission to create, integrate, and elevate the city's creative communities in spite of the ongoing pandemic.

Alimuom will run from November 13 to December 12, 2021 from 10:00 in the morning to 6:00 in the evening. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, IATF protocols such as physical distancing shall be strictly followed.

Exhibition Highlights

Leonard Aguinaldo

Train of Thoughts, Woodcut Print on Paper, 6'x18.4', 2021

Rocky Cajigan

Epidermis, 64 soil samples from the Kadchog Rice Terraces; copper, aluminum, sewing pins, beads, and wood balance scales, cement and rock debris, cotton gauze, acetate and paper prints threads, dominoes, duct tape. Variable dimension, 2019

Sagada Ceramics

Bowl Over Two Heads, Tessie Baldo, Local Clay glazed with Cobalt Blue, 13 inches in diameter x 11.2 inches height

Sound Art (Auspicious Fam/Fred Sandoval)

Ronald Dulay

Mommascape, recycled paper pulp, processed momma, 24"x36", 2021

Rene Aquitania

Baguio City Police Department, Assemblage, Variable Dimensions, 2016

Alfred Dato

Icons, Acrylic on Canvas, 48"x 36", 2019

Nona Garcia

Like the ebb of a broken wave to those who have heard the sea, Single channel video, 2021

Mark Tandoyog

Untitled Triptych, Mixed Media on Canva, 32"x 24", 2020

Bumbo Villanueva

The Rebirth of Hope, Mixed Media, 168.5x3x115 in cm, 2021

Here is the full list of participating artists:

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