DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 26 July) – “For the love of one’s right to life,” artists mostly from Northern Mindanao have mounted an online art exhibit which can be viewed on Facebook or Instagram until August 15.
On exhibit since July 15 are 29 artworks using various media by 12 artists on the theme “Love for Life: A Forgotten Right.”
The exhibit is a project of Oro Justice Society, a human rights advocacy group composed of law students under the Human Rights class of Summer 2020 at Liceo de Cagayan University.
The group noted that the 1987 Constitution recognizes and upholds the sacredness of human life and protects each and everyone’s right to live.
“Despite the recognition of the sacredness of life, it seems to be ironically forgotten. Every day we hear news of abortion, suicide, killings and countless acts of violence which show little to none of the respect left to one’s life,” the Oro Justice Society said in its intro to the exhibit.
To amplify the importance of life “through a unique and creative platform while being responsive to the call for social distancing,” Oro Justice Society partnered with artists from a wide range of backgrounds to produce Love for Life: A Forgotten Right Online Contemporary Art Exhibit to “re-establish the meaning of life … of why it is to be valued, appreciated and celebrated.”
Seven of the 12 participating artists are based in Cagayan de Oro, one in Davao City, three in Cebu City and one in Quezon City.
The 12 participating artists are Nic Aca, Bitcrocbay, Anjo Bolarda, Karisse del Rosario, Nonoy Estarte, Chris Gomez, Jayson Labtan, Ivan Macarambon, Marj Mangubat, Kelly Ramos, Nonilo Ramoso and Mai Secuban.
“By putting the spotlight on our artists who, through their works of art and activism, raise awareness on issues surrounding one’s right to life, The Love for Life: A Forgotten Right Online Contemporary Art Exhibit will elevate the public’s awareness of the threats and struggles as well as the joys and elation of being alive,” it added.
Visit the virtual exhibit at:
You may use Google Chrome browser or you can download the Artsteps viewing app.
Exhibition runs until August 16, 2020. (MindaNews)