Artivism [iloilo]: Social Media and Society (Huring-huring)

Artivism Iloilo - Project IloiloArtivism, a curated street art, will commence at the Quezon Driveway Car Park of Robinsons Place Iloilo on 25 March 2017, Saturday. It will be a two-day affair extending until 26 March 2017, Sunday.

Artivism is a portmanteau coming from the words “art” and “activism”. It is an activity made possible through the British Council. The goal of the event is to raise awareness of social issues through art and to utilize social media as a platform for social impact. Ilonggo artists coming from different fields and practices will come together and work on a large collaborative artwork. The works will be rendered in black and white on walls approximately 8 feet wide and 8 feet tall per team.

The artists involved in the project are Cycy Berlin, Nollzz, PG Zoluaga, Joon Claudio, Jeffrey Guanlao, Ritche Baylon, Stephen Villarante, Christian Lozañes, Jun Ray Canonicato, Ron Espinosa, Ronnie Granja, Heiro Granja, Alex Ordoyo, Ron Tenala, Mila Tutanes, Joshua Gabayeran, Kyle Sarte, Adhara Sebuado, Mia Reyes, Marge Chavez, Noel Epalan, Melvin Guirhem, Edmar Colmo, Kristoffer Brasileño, Larry Vido, Daniel Tinagan, Smrf, Emman Belga, Gil Montinola, Adelle Pacificar, Maya Conserva, Arjun Marapon, Schuntlester Sotero, Jen jen Sargento, Marvin Monfort, Otep Sabido, Sid Tendencia, Chaya Lavilla and Ma. Lilibeth Hualde.

Performances from Aftersyx, Ryan and Taw, Bagakay, Korzlow, Southern Air, Momo Dalisay, Miguel Antonio Davao, Salvador Jumayao Jr., Eli, Sol Gadong, Noel de Leon, Harren Fegarido, Drum Collab, Glide and Unified, will also be witnessed at the event. WIP caps will also be on display through WIP Team Iloilo.

Local brands are also joining us on Sunday, March 26th from 9 AM until 6 PM: BNWA, Punkero, DeadmeatPh, Matsing Ilik, Jeckool Bukol, Handum, Alima Community, Kasing kasing Press, Balagon Cultural Creatives Products, Lawigan Stone Art, Loco, CrEATe Bistro, Cafe Nativa, Chito’s Ice Cream, Broo Coffee and Takoyaki Musume.

The activity is initially funded by the British Council, an international organization that runs programs on culture, education and the arts. Since its founding it has supported projects that encourage individuals and institutions to be more active and involved in the community. Support was also received through sponsorships by Robinsons Place Iloilo, Davies Paints, Sen + Sons Inc, Aqua de Iloilo, TEBanZ, LoCo, El Bigote and BKNWA. Artivism and the British council has also partnered with Ramjun Valasote, Chris Ping, Daks Liit, Project Iloilo, Create Bistro, Old Hat, Miracles Music Center and Aftersyx.

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. Using the UK’s cultural resources we make a positive contribution to the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

For more details, visit the official event page.