ARTDIALOGO 2016


A Completion Report


The ARTDIALOGO 2016 is a program , initiative and a platform to promote intercultural dialogue thru the arts. It is also an encapsulates the art for the public as it uses art for community development in pro motion of an inclusive community.


The program is based on the concept of reciprocity between participating art groups of respective countries. It is a 7-day exchange program that will showcase the heritage, culture, and the art landscape of each participating country. It hopes to provide a conducive setting for the participating artists from Ma laysia and the Philippines to mélange creativity and the cultural experiences into their art creations, which may also be shared to local communities in the hosting country.


The origin of the concept behind ARTDIALOGO is inspired from Anna Karina Jardin’s Mondialogo ex perience in 2006, an intercultural dialogue program and school contest by UNESCO and Daimler Chrysler, which she represented the Philippines and her school at as a finalist in Italy. Her passion for the arts and extensive volunteer work allowed her to design ARTDIALOGO and together with Nemesio Mi randa Jr., one of the most prominent artists who cultivated the art scene for the next generation, and Pe RUPA Malaysia’s Zaki Hadri; ARTDIALOGO became a reality. These three person are the Chairpersons for the program.

Activities under ARTDIALOGO are art exhibitions, art workshops, interaction with local schools in Ma laysia and Philippines, Sharing of best practices, Art forum, and Art management on an international scale. Nemiranda Arthouse and PeRUPA Malaysia are the pilot institutions to implement this initiative.



Calendar of Activities


DAY 1: July 29, 2016


5AM – Meeting at the Airport

The Philippine delegation composed of visual artists led by NEMESIO MIRANDA JR., ANNA KARINA JARDIN, KHRISTINA MANANSALA, IB’N SAUDI AHMAD, NIMROD “KIM” MARCELO, AL BERTO “BADZ” MAGSUMBOL, PANCHO PIANO, JOSE GLENN BLANCO, AUGUSTO SANTIA GO, AARON BAUTISTA, ROY ESPINOSA, and RODOLFO “DOLPEE” ALCANTARA met up at the NAIA Terminal 1 for departure to Malaysia.


7AM to 12PM – Flight from the Philippines to Malaysia via Malaysian Airlines flight 804.

Upon arrival at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA 1), the Philippine delegation was welcomed and assisted by Mr. Rommel Cuisia, representative of the Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur.


Outside the airport, the Philippine delegation was met by Zaki Hadri – ArtDialogo Malaysia 2016 Chair person and other Malaysian artists; Yusof Gajah and wife Zakiah, Gordon Yong, Syuq Tone, and Irwan Idris.


2 PM – Philippine Representatives were treated to a Welcome Lunch by the Malaysian hosts

at Teh Tarik House Restaurant, located at Ayer 8, Putrajaya. Introductions, fellowship, and first group photo in Malaysia took place here.


3:30 PM – Philippine delegation was divided into two groups.


One group went with Zaki Hadri, to the Ministry of Immigration as required by the Malaysian Embassy, while the other group went with Mr. Syuq Tone to check-in at the Rainforest Bed and Breakfast Hotel, located at No. 27 Jalan Mesui off Jalan Nagasari, Bukit Bintang, Malaysia –where the Philippine delegation will spend their first night.


5:30 PM – ArtDialogo Philippine delegation complete at Rainforest Hotel.


6:00 PM – Nemi Miranda, Khristina Manansala, and Kim Marcelo went out with Zaki Hadri and wife, Mastura, to buy art materials and groceries; and also they went to the money changer as well. The rest of the delegates stayed in the hotel to freshen up and rest.


9:00 PM – Dinner and group meeting. ArtDialogo Malaysian counterpart led by Zaki Hadri together with PeRUPA’S Kay Loo, Khalid Othman, and Cheng Peng Sia briefed the group on their itinerary in Malaysia for the coming days.


10:30 PM: ArtDialago’s Co-Chairperson, Ms. Anna Karina Jardin, together with PeRupa artists gave some of the delegates a tour of the local art scene in the area and also treated them for dinner and drinks.

DAY 2: July 30, 2016


7:00 AM: Breakfast and assembly time – Rainforest Bed and Breakfast Hotel.


8:30 AM: Hotel check-out.


9:00 AM to 1200 PM: Road trip from Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh, Perak Malaysia.


12:00 PM to 6:00 PM - KELLIE’S CASTLE, Ipoh City, Perak Malaysia:


Arrival: the group was welcomed by MR. ZAMARI HJ MUHYI, General Manager of Kelly’s Castle.

Live art session (plein air) of Filipino and Malaysian delegates.

• Interaction painting done by the Filipino delegates: Acrylic on 48” x 48” canvas.

• Lunch at Kellie’s Castle Auditorium.

Program hosted by Mr. Muhyi: The group got to learn the history of Kellie’s Castle, what they are offering, the venue’s position in Malaysia Tourism, scheduled events at the venue, the venue’s plan for 2017.

• Art Talk by Mr. Zaki Hadri and introduction of each Philippine representative.

• Ceremonial signing of the Interaction painting by all ArtDialogo Philippine representatives. • Turn over ceremony of the collaborative painting to Kellie’s Castle.


6:00 PM – Arrival at KINTA RIVERFRONT HOTEL AND SUITES, Ipoh City, Perak, Malaysia, Art Dialogo’s home for the night for both the Philippine and Malaysian delegations.