SuperWoman: A Tribute to the Women of Super

Ilonggo artists made the women of Iloilo Terminal Market popularly known as “Super” the highlight of Women’s Month Celebration. The main lobby of the Iloilo Terminal market was converted into a gallery displaying the portraits of women whose lives are dedicated to their family and to this place the Ilonggos call “Super”.

"White for new beginning, new way of looking at the world, Symbolizes the sacredness of the she, purity, boldness and all the giving qualities of a woman. For courage and kindness." - Ma. Rosalie Zerrudo Artist / Project Adviser

“White for new beginning, new way of looking at the world, Symbolizes the sacredness of the she, purity, boldness and all the giving qualities of a woman. For courage and kindness.” – Ma. Rosalie Zerrudo, Artist / Project Adviser

The flagship of the celebration is art installation in public space, where twenty blown up photographs of women vendors were displayed outside their stores. The portraits were taken by the students who wished to shed light on the story of each woman who plays an important role not just to their family but also to the society.

Aside from the art installation, an incredibly talented team of students and other artist collaborators made art performances in several venues including the premises of the University of San Agustin Blanco Hall pavilion, Mabini Ledesma street intersection, and inside the Iloilo Terminal Market. “SuperWoman” also included poetry reading, which was participated by Ilonggo artists who read their poems which encapsulates everyday experiences and the importance of women.

Magbaylohanay kita,
kultura sang sadto nga tini-on
baylo sa mga butang nga halin sa imo kabubut-on
mga dalaga, asawa, nanay lola kag tiya-on
adlaw ini sang inyo dungog kag katahom

Marrz Capanang
Ilonggo Visual Artist

Ibilin nya lang karun si nonoy
Sa kay lola nya nga ga bantay sang ila tyenda
Si nanay malibot sa syudad
Kay para may inug kalan-on sila

Christian Evren Lozañes
Ilonggo Visual Artist / Photographer

ikaw, isa ka isla nga sa katinongon sang palibot
sa pagpanaw sang mga aninipot
gina tihin-tihin nimo ang mga makapililas nga mga bato
para lang sindihan ang naga-isahanon nimo nga parola

Kristine Buenavista
Ilonggo Poet / Writer

Photo by Christian Evren Gimotea Lozañes

Photo by Christian Evren Gimotea Lozañes

Ay, maan dya!
Daw hardin ang Super
tulad nga aga.
ang mga bulak,
daw baho nga
sarang makabulong
sa pagkahidlaw
kang bata nga agi
Sa iya iloy nga ara sa uma.
Noel De Leon
Ilonggo Poet / Writer

The portraits are set to be displayed in a gallery for public viewing and the exhibit will include poems that were read, photographs and videos that were taken during the performances.

For details contact:
Fine Arts Major Organization
College of Engineering & Architecture
1st Floor, Blanco Hall, University of San Agustin
General Luna St., Iloilo City, Philippines
Tel. No.: (033) 337-48-42 to 44

See the full photo album on ATMOS.PH’s Facebook Page.

Video coverage of the event by Mia Reyes.

Project Adviser: Ma. Rosalie Zerrudo; Project Coordinator/Curator: Kristoffer George Brasileño; Performance Art – Fashion Show/ Bike Ride/ Flash Mob Coordinator: Kinno Florentino; Performance Art – Poetry Reading and Art Exchange Coordinator: Marrz Capanang; Interactive Art/ Photobooth Coordinator: Jester Macabanti; Food Art: Zeke Flores; Performers/Bikers: Rosalie Zerrudo, Anne Catherine Malazarte, Cheska May Sarmon, Rei Sollesta, Noma Escalo, Ma. Josefina Pama, Mary Forsythia Filma Capanang; Photography Exhibit: Kristoffer George Brasileño, Gina Apostol; Poetry Reading: Marrz Capanang, Tin Buenavista, Noel Galon, Christian Evren Gimotea Lozañes, Glory Moralidad; Documentation – Photography: Eric Barbosa Jr., Daniella Julieta Caro, Christian Evren Gimotea Lozañes, Kristoffer George Brasileño, Rock Drilon, Glory Moralidad; Documentation – Video: Mia Reyes; Permits: Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog, City Administrator Norlito Bautista, Director of Student Affairs Eric Divinagracia; Media Coverage: GMA Iloilo Ratsada – Station Manager Jonathan Cabillon, Correspondent Carol Gallo Velagio