As Yet Unwritten
The idea came in December 2010 and was launched in May 2011 in Art Circle Gallery, Bahay ng Alumni, University of the Philippines. The first exhibit on Astrological Portraits entitled “My Favorite Stars” by Juno Parungao featured 20 commissioned astro-portraits. The astrologer Heber Bartolome was the guest of honor who cut the ribbon of Parungao’s astro-portraits exhibit. Among the distinguished guests and patrons are Conrad Benitez, Gigi Go, Joe Guingona, Elpi Cuna, Jesus Franciso and Sarah Tamissa Alcantara.
The exhibit was curated by Kitten Alcantara.
Three artists converge to honor celestial bodies and myths of the past with “As Yet Unwritten”as their offering to astrology students and mentors, tatoo enthusiasts and to those who muse at the stars. The trio for this artist-run initiative are: Jean Pierre Lao, who once garnered the Dominador Castaneda Award for his thesis in the UP Diliman College of Fine Arts and is actively producing indelible creations in his own tattoo studio located in Cubao Expo; Kristian Jeff Agustin, independent publisher/poet from London, who happens to enjoy working freelance while teaching in the University of Santo Tomas College of Fine Arts and Design; and Juno Parungao, who spearheads Art Tempo Manila, founder of JIV Manila many years ago.
As Yet Unwritten in GSIS Museum
Art Tempo Manila is the main organizer of this exhibition. It is guest-curated by Laya Boquiren, who is currently with one of the pioneering art galleries in Manila, Philippines. The exhibit presents prints, astro-paintings, video and performance which are carefully juxtaposed to unveil celestial bodies, unlock myths of the past, and unveil the intangible stories of our time and place. Hosted by the GSIS Museum, the project celebrates the solidarity of independent creatives. Opening night is February 20. Exhibit runs until March 12. Please support this and empower artist-run initiatives.