Seventh Rebel x Fundacion Sansó at Art Lounge Manila

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August 10, 2022 | 00:00

Art Lounge Manila is not your typical art gallery, palanggas. Since opening at the Podium, it has specialized not only in creating unique experiences for guests, but also in showcasing Filipino fine art and culture to a wider audience.

With the opening of its new flagship location at the Molito Lifestyle Center in Alabang, Art Lounge Manila is returning to its roots. The gallery is part of the Galerie Francesca group, which opened its first branch at Festival Mall Alabang 17 years ago.

“Although our clients come from far and wide, we consider the South our home and where the roots of our galleries really lie,” says Susanne Tiausas, General Manager of Art Lounge Manila. “We were proud to be part of a group of galleries that were among the first to open a space in the south.”

She adds, “We want to entertain, educate and enrich those who enter our spaces. We want to give the experience of learning from a visit to the museum and the entertainment of watching a live performance and simply interacting with art and culture, but in a more accessible and less intimidating space. This is also the reason why we choose to be located in more commercial areas such as shopping malls. »

Art Lounge Manila Susanne Tiausas, Jack Teotico.

Given their penchant for combining various art forms, it’s only fitting that Art Lounge Manila marks the opening of its flagship location at the Molito Lifestyle Center with a fashion show, palanggas. Titled “Voyageur,” it features the designs of Seventh Rebel’s Robbie Santos using the textile designs of Presidential Merit Award winner Juvenal Sansó.

Before making a name for himself as a master painter, Sansó created textile designs for fashion houses such as Balenciaga. Having just graduated from the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris, he had the foresight to know that competing immediately with European artists for a place in an art gallery would have been counterproductive.
As an artist, he had a fresh look at colours, patterns and materials. His designs consisted of abstract geometries, flowers and other plants. He also incorporated freer splashes of color reminiscent of Abstract Expressionism – a movement currently in vogue in America.

Sansó’s time in fashion allowed her to expand her network. It was during this phase of his career that he met Elsa Schiaparelli. The emblematic designer presented Sansó at the Lucie Weill Gallery, which offered him his first personal exhibition. In the end, his strategy to get into fashion paid off.

“Art is a great way to communicate advocacy and promote charitable institutions. Art can not only enhance our individual lives by bringing beauty and joy, but in this way it can also make a tangible and meaningful difference” , says Tiausas.

Art Lounge Manila is located at Molito Lifestyle Center in Alabang, Muntinlupa City. For inquiries, visit Like Art Lounge Manila on Facebook and follow @artloungemanila on Instagram.

Ricky Francisco of the Sansó Foundation, Anna de Leon, Migs Villanueva.

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‘Art Detour 2’ at Leon Gallery International

Also discover the next exhibition “Art Detour 2”, dahlings. It opens August 11 with artists Carlo Calma, Tracie Anglo Dizon, Kim Lim, Whee, Clane Xavier and Jay Yao at the Leon Gallery International, G/F Corinthian Plaza, 121 Paseo De Roxas, Legaspi Village, Makati City.

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