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Imelda Cajipe Endaya's Art Exhibit in New York- Dec 18

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Imelda Cajipe Endaya

PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:55 am    Post subject: Imelda Cajipe Endaya's Art Exhibit in New York- Dec 18 Reply with quote

Please come to the exhibit opening of:



Date: Monday December 18, 2006
Time: 6:00 PM

United Nations Headquarters
3 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017
South Lobby at the Secretariat Building

Phone: (845) 613-0897

Please confirm on or before Wednesday, December 13, 2006. You need to give us your name and your guests for purpose of UN security check.

About Lakas Diwa:

The UN Philippine Cultural Society presents Imelda Cajipe Endaya exhibit "Lakas Diwa, " which translates as strength of spirit-consciousness-soul. It gives us a glimpse of the diverse ways in which she has trekked an artistic path, consistently taking a Filipino woman viewpoint in a global context. The exhibit features key works that examine issues of cultural identity and the ironies of women's social spaces.

On view are selections from work done over thirty years. There are serigraphs and etchings on Philippine ancestors, series on children's rights, and festive decorative motifs. There are mixed media paintings collaged with cloth strips, plastic ribbons, sewn together as in women's craft, to comment on changes in natural and social environment and technology. The Filipina in Albania Series tackles the theme of women's migration, while also dealing with the women's role in keeping peace in this war-weary world. Recent canvases such as Pax Americana 1 and 2, depict women's domestic spaces, which are juxtaposed with images of an ongoing war. Since moving to live and work in New York in 2005, images of the Hudson Valley where she lives and the four seasons, are recorded in her work even as she make statements on peace, migration and cultural diversity.

As painter, printmaker and installation artist, Imelda has made a strong presence in the Asia Pacific art world. Her paintings are in the permanent collection of major museums in Philippines, Japan, and Singapore. Recently, her local exhibits include those at the Ceres Gallery in Chelsea, the Walsh Gallery At Seton Hall University, and the George Segal Gallery in Montclair University.

Exhibit runs until December 29, 2006.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 10:42 pm    Post subject: More about Imelda Baisas Cajipe-Endaya Reply with quote

Imelda was the curator-writer of the Paete Phenomenon exhibit in 1991 sponsored by the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Manny Baldemor was the coordinator-writer of the Exhibit. The book on Paete Phenomenon featured Paete's work of arts with the cover "Orasyon" by Isaac Cagandahan, a 1952 AAP Award Winning Sculpture. A few pictures of the carvings, including the Orasyon, can be seen in the Paete Memorabilia, Gallery of Artworks, pages 359-360.

This is what was written about Imelda in the Paete Phenomenon book:

"IMELDA BAISAS-CAJIPE-ENDAYA, selected by the CCP as the exhibition's guest curator, was born to Paete parents in Manila. She spent most of her childhood's summer vacations and lanzones harvest seasons in Paete. Aside from being a leading visual artist, she is also a cultural researcher and writer of art historical essays. She co-authored with Dr. Rod Paras-Perez and Merino the book Filipino Engraving (Manila, Ylang-Ylang, 1980) which was awarded Best Non-fiction by the Gintong Aklat. She was contributing writer to Zone-D, Archipelago Magazine, and Filipinas Journal. She is also a feminist and a founding member of KASIBULAN (Kababaihan sa Sining at Bagong Sibol na Kamalayan)."

Imelda just confirmed by e-mail that Baby Pascual and myself will be included in the UN guest list for her Dec. 18th exhibit. Unfortunately, she said that although the exhibit will be up to December 29, 2006, it will not be open to the public after December 18th. Unless you sent an RSVP today (Dec. 13th) chances are that you won't be in the UN Security guest list. I hope we can have a picture of her during the exhibit (if camera is allowed).

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 12:04 pm    Post subject: The Exhibit at U.N. Reply with quote

I was one of the lucky ones who attended Imelda Cajipe-Endaya's solo exhibit at the U.N. last December 18, 2006. Due to tight security measures at the U.N. attendance was curtailed and prior registration was needed for the Security List. Baby Pascual was the other Paetenian who was lucky to be on the list, but she got sick on the day of the exhibit and could not come. It was nice to see Imelda in person and see her art works. Philippine Consul General Cecilia Rebong was the guest of honor who cut the ceremonial ribbon to open the exhibit.

Below are few of the pictures I took during the exhibit.

Fred M. Cagayat
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