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Samahang Artist Na Ibat-Ibang Birada (SANIB) and its acts of collectivization
The formation of art collectives in many years has become a cultural commonplace as art production itself. However, groups come and go, oftentimes collective permanence may seem only notional and preserving continuity is always a struggle. But until common esthetic and similar interests among artists exist,groups will remain to be organized and nurtured, newer collective voice in the art community will have to emerge and thrive. Members of the Samahang Artist ng Iba't -Ibang Birada or SANIB deeply understand and live by these abiding reasons in their decision to come together.
Founded in August 28, 2009 Sanib is a newly organized group whose members are bound by sheer diversity and celebration of collectivity, in life as well as in canvas. Founding the formation was the brainchild of Eman Santos and Giovanni dela Rosa, both members of the Philippine Art Central, and the Art Association of the Philippines (AAP) who earlier got connected with one of the activities held at the Kanlungan ng Sining in Luneta. In no time, other founding members began to identify and share interest in the organizing ideals of the conveners, thus started the nascent days of the group.
The rest of the pioneering members include Ysa Gernale, Mark Bello, Julius Legazpi, Ediffer Guittierez,and Jeff Salon.
Initially named as the Thirstday Group, with the word thirst or "uhaw" in Filipino as sort of word play and parody of the “Thursday” to perhaps demonstrate their relentless thirst and commitment to pursue their art. Eventually,Ysa Gernale thought of Sanib to aptly suggests the very diversity of the group's configuration and intentions. Though in unison in their collective voice, Sanib artists come from various esthetic orientations, styles and mannerisms. Their works range from traditional art, figurism, abstraction, stylized art and other appropriated styles and techniques . While this group is only in its infancy and may exhibit a raw charm, in contrary its members' individual portfolios contain notable credentials. Some of them already won national art awards and have widely been exhibited locally and abroad in reputable art venues.
These artists also belong to other art groups such as Art Association of the Philippines (AAP), Philippine Art Central, Sibol , Young Art Philippines, Spektrum and other formations. Besides being aligned in the same frequencies and esthetic vibes, these artists are more or less within the same age group, perhaps in their most fertile artistic moments and active production. Its membership is only by invitation.
Its symbol is a stylized image of a pair of hands holding together the sign of infinity formed by a bent, circular pencil and paint brush locking together. For them, the number eight to signify the 8 original pioneering members of the group and as such the lasting basis of their coalition. The hand according to the group represents their unity. In their composite logo can also be found their name written in alibata scripts.
Their first group activity was a participation at the exhibit of the Manila FAME International last October 2009 at the World Trade Center.While individually distinct in their own styles, each of the artists are committed to exploring other techniques and approaches to provide an a venue of further esthetic discoveries and refinement . Taking turns on art projects, Sanib members intend to come out of their comfort zones and take on various themes, subjects or even media- oil,watercolor,acrylic, pen and ink and others. Notwithstanding the progression of their individual art styles, it is in this way they intend to blur the boundaries of their own creative limits. But besides, the overarching artistic vision of the group, affinity with the community is an essential component of their dynamics. They do intend to mobilize their artistic skills and even public access to promote art and extend service to the community in their humble ways. The group will regularly host art workshops, sketching, art discussions, benefits shows, community art projects and a variety of other activities. Thus fulfilling the formative function of art and relevance in the public sphere.
In true egalitarian fashion, each is equal and no one is above. Sanib nurtures art in an impetus of mutual respect and fraternal relations among its peers and is the only fixative over its acts of collectivization
This group does not have any discussions yet.