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Events: Limbag Kamay: Contemporary Print Fair to take place from October 18-25 in celebration of local fine art printmaking

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — In celebration of local fine art printmaking, running for a week from 18 – 25 October at is Limbag Kamay: Contemporary Print Fair. A collaborative effort between Fundacion Sansó, Cartellino, and the Association of Pinoyprintmakers (AP), this fair would be the first of its kind for the Philippines, as it shall exclusively feature hand-pulled fine art prints.

Intaglio etchings, drypoint, relief, collagraph, serigraphs — hundreds of such works are to be generously on show and then some, and by none other than some of Philippine printmaking’s most exciting practitioners. Fairgoers can expect original works by master artists and printmakers Virgilio “Pandy” Aviado, Elmer “Emong” Borlongan, Noëll El Farol, Jess Flores, Lenore RS Lim, Manuel Rodriguez Sr., Juvenal Sansó, and Wesley Valenzuela, alongside those by over 60 printmakers the likes of Mars Bugaoan, Joey Cobcobo, Hershey Malinis, and Diokno Pasilan. As Limbag Kamay is artist-initiated, its co-organizers Angela Silva, Anton Villaruel, and Jun-Jun Sta. Ana shall also be exhibiting works.

As a fair, Limbag Kamay maintains that the spirit of printmaking is inseparable from the equitability of its processes. Not only can viewers expect affordable yet exceptional art, Thirty (30%) of all profits will help such printmaking practices continue, by raising funds to build a prototype batch of small-size etching presses. These desktop etching presses are designed for portability and affordability and are to be made available to printmakers across the Philippines. This is a future project to be handled by AP.

Across each day of the fair, too, will be online talks, demonstrations, and discussions on relevant topics about Philippine printmaking, where viewers can find its practitioners and caretakers in their element. Apart from a live printmaking demonstration by master artist Elmer Borlongan on his printmaking process, to be presented is a steady diet of discussions and talks by artists, educators, and museum representatives alike. These talks (schedules to be finalized) shall cover printmaking’s history and new trajectories, as well as print appreciation, from its installation for exhibitions to its collection and care. Limbag Kamay: Contemporary Print Fair will run from 18 – 25 October, the works on exhibit at All talks and demonstrations shall be streamed on the organizers’ respective channels.

FACEBOOK: Association of Pinoyprintmakers | Fundacion Sansó | Cartellino
INSTAGRAM: @pinoyprintmakers_ | @fundacion_sanso |

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