To imagine what one needs to paint on the canvas, to choose the elements to be included in a photograph, and to use the hands’ warmth in forming sculptures are acts of baring one’s soul. To create is to make the self vulnerable. To meditate on this age’s disorientation and confusion is an act of self-healing as much as a commentary. To give one’s two cents is an act of bravery. To see in a specific angle and to mold something are forms of art.
The Empty Chair Project, the groundbreaking fundraising exhibition by the Visual Arts Helping Hands Foundation, where 58 of the most in demand contemporary artists transformed the humble chair to be statements in support of mental health, is having a reprise at the Art Lounge Manila at the Podium from July 11 to 30, 2022.