Monday, March 11, 2013

Espasyo Siningdikato goes to the 7th Art in the Park

ESPASYO Siningdikato goes To The 7th Art In The Park

This coming March 16 Espasyo Siningdikato is hosting the F4 booth of the 7th Art in the Park located at the Jaime Velasquez Park in Salcedo Village, Makati City. Art in the Park is an annual project of the Museum Foundation of the Philippines. It is an affordable art fair for paintings, prints, photos, and sculpture at PhP 30,000.00 and below.

Espasyo Siningdikato will be retailing the collected art work offered to Lirio Salvador, a multimedia artist who has got into an accident for over a year now. Some percentage of the sales will go to Lirio’s medical and financial expenses to support his recovery. The art collections are donated by respectable and exceptional artists such as Irma Lacorte, Bokeng Ancanan, Cristy Tamayo-Ancanan, Heidi Sarno, Neil Arvin Javier, Herald Corpus and Jethro Jocson, to name a few. This is not just an opportunity to procure and collect some creative works of the masters; this is also an impressive chance to help a one in need.

Let us Support Espasyo!

This is for Lirio!

Saturday, September 8, 2012


Opening Exhibit on September 26, 2012 4PM at Bulwagang Aguinaldo Emilio Aguinaldo College, Cavite

Monday, July 4, 2011

Espasyo Siningdikato creatiVEnue: 2nd Year Anniversary Celebration

PUNLA: Celebrating 2 Years of Germinating Seeds of Creativity in the Community
The 2nd year anniversary celebration of Espasyo Siningdikato, Inc.

PARISUKAT: Group Art Exhibit + Art Raffle + Dance + Music + Performance Art +Poetry Reading + Multi-media + Books & Anikcessories Sale + Project Presentation: EspasyoZine 2

are now available for 100PhP only

you have a chance to win Art works by

Lirio Salvador
the Syjuco Family
Alrashdi Mohammad
Sarah Angela Marie Geneblazo
Mary Ann Jimenez-Salvador
Mel Araneta
Heidi Sarno
Jon Romero
and other renowned Filipino Artist
+ items from
grafittee shirts
sonic mind fields
paper monster press
and souvenirs from other participating artists

come and celebrate with us on July 9, 2011 starting at 3pm

PINOISE: Grafitti Sound Art (creating sensible street noise)
with performances by:
Gentle Universe
Cosmopolitan Smoke Stabs
Juan Isip
Go for the Goat
Organikong Halimaw
Pat Sarabia
De La Salle Filipiniana Dance Company
Jean Paul Zialcita
Tanghalang Pascual Poblete
Toshiyuki Seido
Cavite Young Writers Association
Electric Underground Collective
and other surprise guests

an abode for passionate and creative souls

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Espasyo Siningdikato: a space the size of a dream

By Ricky A. Clores

Space. This is the heart of what Espasyo Siningdikato is. Espasyo, as the place is commonly called provides simply that—a space, a niche, a corner, where anyone who has a knack for art expression is given, well, a Espasyo.
Is this revolutionary, or charity or both? Somehow, Espasyo is a statement (just observe the reactions of passersby along the Gate 1 of Lasalle-DasmariƱas), or a cry perhaps, or a shout, not of desperation, not of death but somehow of love, of hope, of inspiration towards providing a space for artistic expressions. Indeed, this takes premium considering the commercialized and highly materialistic lives we live.
In Espasyo, there is a demand for excellence, but the demand is not institutionally driven. The drive for excellence is somehow very personal, sometimes even selfish, yet at the same time generous. Here in Espasyo, you can meet a young artist driven out by school by sheer exhaustion, but anyhow would want to “make” it. If you have the ears to listen closely, you can feel the passion, the inspiration and the drive, not of someone defeated by the large institutions, but by the voice of one who dares to change the landscapes of our inner and outer world.
Quite often, if not always, in Espasyo, the artists “perform” for free. If generosity is rare among artists, certainly not in Espasyo. In Espasyo, you can surely meet artists who have been doing free, if not pamasahe-lang performances for decades. Not that these artists eat grass. I suspect that the expression and yes appreciation of their arts feed them, energize them, and like water and air, sustain them.
Espasyo Siningdikato. If you keep on repeating the name, you will notice the creative, even subversive, almost wicked tone to it. Some not-so-ordinary wizard, or mangkukulam or babaylan, if you may, must be behind it. The name also calls reference to some bandits, or gangs, or fraternity. If your mother asks you where you have been, you will certainly have second thoughts of reciting the name for fear of not being understood.
Who are the people behind and in Espasyo? You can call them artists, would-be-artists, even nakikisakay-lang-na artists. Or, you can go to the particulars: painters of all stripes and colors, musicians of various genre and suasions, mime actors, poets, writers, performance artists, dancers, sound artists, music lovers, DVD-DVD enthusiasts, movie critics, etc., etc.
If the list frightens you, you should be. Because apart from creativity and art being their staple food, you can’t simply box them. Their interests vary. Their causes range. Their gender identity is sometimes hard to track down.
If you have the idea that Espasyo must have the size of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, given the varying creatures visiting the place, come to Espasyo. As always, size is a poor measurement of force and impact. Somehow, to Espasyo, size is an understatement.
When you visit Espasyo, talk to the people, ask about their dreams, and inquire about their vision. If you want, you can even mount your own art exhibit. Then, you might come to the conclusion that Espasyo is actually the size of a dream.