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ART IS BEAUTIFUL

but involves a lot of WORK

an art exhibit by

SOFIA RIVERA

ANDREA SANCULI

curated by

LISA KOSSEN

This online exhibition features works by students of the German European School Manila (GESM) fulfilling their requirements for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP).

ON THE EXHIBITION

German Weimar period comedian Karl Valentin's eponymous quote can't sum it up more precisely:

"Art is beautiful, but involves a lot of work."

The genius of this sentence lies probably in the choice of the verb machen in the original German (translated above into the less flexible but otherwise comparatively vague "involves"). Within this single usage, it could be understood in either of two ways: (1) that art requires work to be beautiful or (2) that it creates work, by or in addition to being beautiful. 

In this two-pronged online exhibition, our students Sofia Mae Rivera and Andrea Kirsten Sanculi flesh out Valentin's quote after these two directions of interpretations.

Action produces art and beauty. 

But art calls for action in turn.

-- Shadin Kitma

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THE HALF OF ME

THE HALF OF US

SOFIA RIVERA

“There is only so much you can discover about a person by how they portray themselves… We are all a fractionally small portion of something so massive. And my art is how I intend to express my ideas, my mind and my reality, sharing a piece of myself in the process.”

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ANDREA SANCULI

“My goal with my exhibit is to make women feel more comfortable with their own skin and to feel empowered and appreciated… What I want is for everyone to be aware that the diversity and/or uniqueness in women’s bodies is beautiful…”

 

OPENING

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An online exhibition by

ANDREA KIRSTEN SANCULI

IB-2 (Gr. 12) | Student, Arts - Standard Level
German European School Manila

NOTE: Please view in FULL SCREEN mode for a better experience

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THE HALF OF ME

THE HALF OF US

An online exhibition by

SOFIA MAE RIVERA

IB-2 (Gr. 12) Student, Arts - Higher Level
German European School Manila

NOTE: Please view in FULL SCREEN mode for a better experience

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GUESTBOOK

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ABOUT

THE EXHIBITION

This online exhibition was organized by students and teachers of the German European School Manila (GESM) as part of our students' requirements taking up arts under the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP).

Exhibitors:

Andrea Kirsten Sanculi

Sofia Mae Rivera

Curated by
Lisa Kossen

ABOUT

GESM

The German European School Manila (GESM) is a non-profit, private international school that offers schooling from Kindergarten to Grade 12 in Manila. It follows a German curriculum with a parallel international (English-based) section until Grade 10. It offers the IBDP from Grades 11 to 12.

The GESM is a duly recognized UNESCO school, committed to developing students into socially-engaged citizens of the world. It is supported and supervised by the German governments' Central Agency for Schools Abroad (ZfA), and is a twice-awarded "Excellent German School Abroad".

 

For more information on this exhibition, please email: lkossen@gesm.org