Sugpat: a local term used in the Zamboanga peninsula which generally means connect, join or merge.
And at Green Sun Hotel in Makati, this is the title of the photo exhibition that displays the photographic works produced by the youth from various ethno-linguistic groups of the MASEPLA transitory site in Zamboanga city.
The photography installation wants to commemorate the fleeting sights of the region and visually transport the whole community in an urban gallery space while highlighting the stories behind the condition of its populace residing in transition.
The show is the pinnacle of Ralph Eya, the artist who resided in Ateneo de Zamboanga with stories of Permanence in Transience Told through the lens of Mindanawon youth.
Through performance, Eya intends to present the process of ephemeral displacement and offer an immersive experience of our unifying perspectives of connection, commutuality, and permanence, all in the center of transience.
Visit the exhibit and if you like to take home a photographic work, you can do so as all of the photos of Sugpat participants in the exhibit are for sale. Part of the proceeds will go to the participating artists and will support the continuity of the SUGPAT program of ACCA.
Sugpat: The Zamboanga City Arts for Development Program is a 6-month Arts for Development Program of Ateneo de Zamboanga University through the Ateneo Culture and the Art (ACCA) from October 2015 to March 2016. It is funded by United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).