We are The TROPA! Team – a group of seniors from the Bachelor of Arts School of Multimedia Arts at Asia Pacific College in fulfillment of the course Project Management for Art Exhibition & Events.
Our exhibit title – TAGPI (TAGong PIraso) – is about connecting hidden pieces together. The word itself literally means “to fix or mend what is broken”. Our aim is to express positivity amidst incompleteness and vulnerability in the Philippine context. We strive to interpret the topic using each medium of art through the best of our abilities and chosen inter-disciplinary specializations: may it be through film, photography, graphic design or animation.
We’re all missing something. It may be a space, a home, a laugh, a friend, a lover maybe a sense of being, self-esteem, acceptance, information or what have you. As a team, we offer our audience a look into these individual voids and thus create a visual conversation through an exhibit – hoping to fill the void of inquiries of another.
And because we believe that art can send a message of hope and joy in the face of hardship and diversity, we take the issues at hand – our individually chosen topics – and portray the accomplishments derived from different resolutions. We don’t stand simply to make artworks for art’s sake but to shed light on those who are broken. As part of the exhibit, TAGPI promotes awareness in support to orphaned and abandoned children in the Philippines, namely those residing in the Bahay Maria Children’s Center in Makati. We ultimately want to give a message of “creating oneself” despite incompleteness.
We would like to thank our official sponsors: Adarna House Bookstore, Dutche’, RedFox Technologies, Bayani Brew, Merry Macarons, Max’s Corner Bakery, and NutriAsia; and our official media partner, WhenInManila.com.
TAGPI officially opens on Saturday, September 5th, 6pm at the LRI Design Plaza. There will be live performances, musicians, food, drinks, workshops, artist talks, and a whole lot more. Exhibit runs until Sunday, September 7th, 2015.