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Euro-Pinoy Visual Arts Exhibition: “Ebb and Flow: Return to Nature” opens to the public from 20 to 31 May 2022 at Yuchengco Museum, Makati

Euro-Pinoy Visual Arts Exhibition: “Ebb and Flow: Return to Nature” opens  to the public

from 20 to 31 May 2022 at Yuchengco Museum, Makati


Ribbon cutting ceremony of Euro-Pinoy Visual Arts Exhibition: “Ebb and Flow: Return to Nature” from left: led by César Caballero, Curator; Yvonne Yuchengco, Chairperson, Yuchengco Museum and H.E. Luc Véron, Ambassador, Embassy of the European Union to the Philippines.


The “waves” in the seas are often a source of merriment and joy. Feeling the splash of the waters give us a feeling of relief and comfort. Diving in the deep waters and discovering the beauty of marine life is an awesome experience.

All these and more are the emotions captured in “Ebb and Flow: Return to Nature”, an exhibition of the best and distinctive paintings, prints, photography and sculptures at the Yuchengco Museum in Makati.

Grab this chance to be mesmerized with the wonders of water in all its forms. European and Filipino artists have come together: to show the beauty of water, its importance and what happens when water and the life that it sustains are nurtured or are ruined.


Yvonne Yuchengco, Chairperson of Yuchengco Museum, rendered a welcome message
H.E. Luc Véron, European Union Ambassador to the Philippines gave an inspiring message on the significance of the flow of water in our quest for hope and shared humanity

Curated by César Caballero, the exhibition also counts with works by Kizel Cotiw-an (Philippines), Ramon and Romina Diaz (Philippines and Italy), Louis Dumont (Belgium), Henri Etéve (France), Jeanette Kamphuis (Sweden), Radha Makitalo (Finland), Fara Manuel Nolasco (Philippines), Ann Pamintuan (Philippines), René Reiter (Germany), and Viviana Riccelli (Italy).

The “Ebb and Flow: Return to Nature” exhibition is part of the Viva Europa 2022 cultural festival, which aims to highlight shared European cultural heritage with Filipinos. This is also in celebration of the founding of European Union.  The exhibition fittingly coincides with the EU Green Week (30 May to 5  June) and the lead-up to the UN Ocean’s Conference (Lisbon,  27 June to 1 July 2022).

Ana Isabel Sanchez Ruiz, Deputy Head, EU Delegation to the Philippines and Annalena Lakrini Binibining Pilipinas 2022 Candidate
Opera singer Mary Louise Alcantara performed at the launch
Prominent visual artist Ramon Diaz is one of the featured artists of the Euro-Pinoy Visual Arts Exhibition “Ebb and Flow: Return to Nature”

European Union Ambassador to the Philippines, H.E. Luc Véron,  Madam Yvonne Yuchengco, Chairwoman, Yuchengco Museum, and Mr César Caballero, Curator, inaugurated the exhibition.  The exhibition is ongoing at the Yuchengco Museum, Makati City, from 20 to 31 May 2022.

Ambassador Véron said that the title of the exhibition “Ebb and Flow” is an invitation to meditation. “An invitation to meditate on life. No life without water. Yet, as we, sailors, know very well, water is indomitable. Our planet is blue, yet man cannot conquer the ocean. We are just its humble servants”, he said.

Young artist Radha Makitalo of Finland also participated in Euro-Pinoy Visual Arts Exhibition “Ebb and Flow: Return to Nature”
A modern sculpture entitled “Enrique’s Circumnavigation” by Ramon Diaz
 Atty. Kizel Cotiw-an of Baguio created paintings evoking her whimsical childhood memories of water in Benguet

César Caballero, Curator described the exhibition as a “gathering once again of multi-disciplinary artists from the Philippines and several European countries maintaining connections on vital and important questions for life and the transcendental co-existence of the identity of communities and their individuals”.

He aptly stressed both the diversity and uniqueness of each citizen and the need to respect people’s beliefs and decisions.

The exhibition is an initiative of the Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines and the Yuchengco Museum, Embassies of Belgium, Germany, Spain (together with Instituto Cervantes Manila), France (together with Alliance Francaise de Manille), Italy (together with the Philippine Italian Association and Galleria Duemila), Finland, Sweden, and artists from the University of the Philippines, Baguio City.  

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