ka٠sining٠an is an audience with, a symposium, a gathering, a meeting of Filipino artist(s) and the Filipino-American community of Los Angeles.  The Philippine Consulate General Los Angeles in cooperation with Puro Arte welcome you to an evening with Edson Cabalfin, curator of ‘The City with Two Navels’ the 2018 Venice Biennale on Architecture exhibit contribution of the Philippine; Xyza Cruz Bacani, a 2015 awardee of a Magnum Fellow Human Rights Fellowship; and filmmaker Raymond Red, “one of the pioneer figures of modern Filipino alternative cinema.”  On November 20, 2019 at 6:00 pm, hosted by the Philippine Consulate General of Los Angeles, the three Filipino artists will share with the Filipino-American community their vision of the role of the Filipino Artist in diaspora, in the modern world

ka٠sining٠an  in cooperation with the UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies is sponsoring a symposium with Architect Edson G. Cabalfin on November 20, 2019 also at 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm at room 10383 Bunche Hall, the Center for Southeast Asian Studies.  Edson is Associate Professor at the School of Architecture and Interior Design at the University of Cincinnati.  He received his Ph.D. in Architecture (Major in History of Architecture, Minors in Historic Preservation and Southeast Asian Studies) in 2012 from Cornell University.  Under a Fulbright Fellowship from 2001 to 2003, he received his M.S. Architecture degree from the University of Cincinnati.  Prior to coming to the U.S., he received his B.S. Architecture (cum laude) and master of Architecture degrees from the University of the Philippines, Diliman in 1996 and 2001 respectively.

Following the exhibit “The City Who Had Two Navels”, Edson will discuss the intertwined relationship between neoliberalism and contemporary Philippine urbanism and architecture.  He will continue the discussion at the Philippine Consulate General Los Angeles by presenting how the Philippines was represented in twentieth-century international expositions and world’s fairs.

ka٠sining٠an  in cooperation with the Glendale Community College is hosting on November 20, 2019, an exhibit of Xyza Cruz Bacani’s month long exhibit of photographs entitled “We Are Like Air” based on her book with the same name.  The works are on loan from Christine Park Gallery.  Bacani a street and documentary photographer who has been featured in the New York Times Lens Blog, CNN and various international media publications not only for her excellence in photography but also for her inspirational story.

As a domestic worker in Hong Kong, she began taking photographs in her spare time after her employer gave her a loan to buy her first camera, a Nikon D90.  Through posting on Facebook and Instagram, Xyza’s photographs began to catch the eyes of the international photography community through compelling images that depicted the gritty beauty of city life.

In 2015, Xyza Cruz Bacani was named one of the BBC’s 100 Women of the World.  She is currently an ambassador for Fujifilm.

ka٠sining٠an  is also a gathering of family, friends and filmmakers , in a collaboration between Visual Communications and Puro Arte.  A “fireside chat” film showing of Raymond Red’s selected short films and a warm Q&A with the only Filipino to have won the prestigious Palme d’Or award at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival for his short film “Anino.”  He has also earned the distinction of being one of only two Filipino filmmakers mentioned in the Oxford History of World Cinema.  Raymond will be joined by his son Mikhail Red in this POTLUCK gathering.

ka٠sining٠an  is translated as “of the arts,” “the art or artistry of” or “fellow artist.”  We translate  ka٠sining٠an  as coming together and being in the midst and a part of an art event.  Puro Arte is proud to present  ka٠sining٠an  with the cooperation of UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies, the Glendale Community College and Visual Communications with the coSponsorship of the Philippine Consulate General of Los Angeles.

ka٠sining٠an  schedule:

A Symposium with Edson Cabalfin, PhD.
November 20, 2019 from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
At the UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies
Bunche Hall, Room 10383, UCLA Campus, Los Angeles, CA 90095
Sponsored by the UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies

Photo Exhibit “We Are Like Air” by Xyza Cruz Bacani
November 20, 2019 until December 20, 2019
Sierra Vista Bldg., SV 105 Faculty Innovation Center
1500 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale CA 91208
Sponsored by the Glendale Community College
(RSVP for parking no later than 11/18/19)

Filipino Artists Talk with the Community with Edson Cabalfin, Xyza Cruz Bacani, & Raymond Red
November 20, 2019 at 6:00 pm
At the Philippine Consulate General Los Angeles Offices
3435 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 550, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Hosted by the Philippine Consulate General of Los Angeles

A Showing of Short Films and conversation with Raymond Red & Mikhail Red
November 22, 2019 at 7:00 pm
This ‘potluck’ event will be held at the Visual Communications Studio.
120 Judge John Aiso Street, Los Angeles 90012
In collaboration with Visual Communications

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