30 May 2014 - Filipino artist Manuel D. Baldemor will hold a one-man exhibit of more than a hundred of his art works entitled “La Sincronía Filipino-Mexicana” (Philippine and Mexican Synchronicity) at the Centro Cultural Ollin Yoliztli, Sala Tonáli in Mexico City from June 3 to 23, in cooperation with the Office of Culture of Mexico City Government.
The exhibit is part of the activities of the Philippine Embassy in Mexico to commemorate the 116th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence. The inauguration will be held on June 3 and will be open to the general public for free, starting June 4.
In his forthcoming engagement in Mexico City, Baldemor will delve into Philippine art and cultural traits as influenced by Mexican traditions, folk and ritual customs. At the same time, the exhibit will provide the viewers with the opportunity to appreciate Baldemor´s art philosophy which hinges on a never-ending drive to evolve and improve.
On May 29, the press department of the Secretary of Culture held an interview with Baldemor at the venue of the exhibit. On the same day, he had another interview with FM Radio 95.7. Both interviews focused on his exhibition, his impression of the Mexican arts and culture and the shared linkages between the Philippines and Mexico.
Baldemor has mounted one-man exhibits in major cities around the world. He has collaborated with numerous national ministries of arts and culture, including those of France, Russia, Egypt, Latvia and Estonia, to develop artistic projects. He has also worked with various United Nation´s agencies in Vienna and New York where his murals adorn their offices. END