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Monday, June 25, 2012

Faith Above Fate: Photographs by Veejay Villafranca

Faith Above Fate
Photographs by Veejay Villafranca
June 30 - July 20, 2012

The second installment of “Faith Above Fate” photography exhibit by renowned artist Veejay Villafranca opens on June 30, 2012 at 7:00 in the evening at JIV Manila Art Gallery located at 2nd Flr CK Building No. 61 Visayas Ave. Quezon City.

The exhibit will feature selected photographs mounted on light-boxes from Villafranca’s ongoing project focused on religion and Filipino life. The rest of the still images for the collection are projected digitally to give viewers an idea of his four-pronged project covering rituals in Siquijor, the feast of the Black Nazarene, penitence and faith-healing.
Known internationally for photography projects dealing with Filipino culture, Villafranca has shown numerous exhibits around the globe especially after winning the prestigious Ian Parry Art scholarship in London in 2008 and receiving the Crossing Point artist residency program in France in the same year.

“Postmodern and post-colonial, Faith Above Fate crosses the boundaries of time, culture, belief and critical thought. It seizes to see the ‘self’ through the other side of the artists’ lens” is how curator Avie Felix describes Villafranca’s project. The organizer, JIV Manila Art Group (a collective of practicing artists committed to promoting contemporary art), supports notable art initiatives such as Villafranca’s that strive to discover the meaning of life.

For more information about this exhibit of JIV Manila Art Gallery, call 455-4429 or visit or the artist’s site at Faith Above Faith runs until July 20, 2012.

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