Open spaces are public homages to the human spirit.
Monumental installations rise as testaments to its innovation, determination, hopes and dreams. - Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc. (BAFI)
About ARTS at BGCArts at BGC is a Project of Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc.
The Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc. (BAFI) is a nonprofit organization that catalyzes passion as it inhabits the core of the life of Bonifacio Global City (BGC). It does this by infusing the community with an appreciation for the arts and sciences.
BAFI's art program focuses on the evocative nature of the visual and performing arts. The urban landscape is a canvas rich with outdoor sculptures, mural gems, eclectic street performers, art-filled fairs, a vibrant community theater group and an arts center.
The BGC Arts Center is the premier home for the performing arts in BGC. It is a creative space for local and international productions as well as a learning center to nurture homegrown talent.
The sciences come alive in The Mind Museum, the multi-awarded and globally recognized science museum that is building a culture of scientific literacy in the country.
Here is the list of art installations you can find in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig:
- The Trees
- Ang Supremo
- Kasaysayan Bawat Oras
- TINSTAEJ #85
- Bearable Lightness
- Specific Gravity
- Musical Steps
- Peoples Mind
- Running, Hurdle and Balancing Disks
- Telephone Poles
- Meditation Hill
- Coming Into Being
- Alab Ng Puso
- Passion Benches
ARTIST: Reynato Paz Contreras (1997)
LOCATION: BURGOS CIRCLE ACCESSIBLE VIA 29TH STREET OR FORBERSTOWN ROAD OR 2ND AVENUE
ARTIST: Ben-Hur G. Villanueva (1998)
LOCATION: RIZAL DRIVE CORNER 32ND STREET
KASAYSAYAN BAWAT ORAS
LOCATION: 24TH STREET CORNER RIZAL DRIVE
LOCATION: GOMEZ CIRCLE ACCESSIBLE 23RD STREET OR 4TH AVENUE
LOCATION: DE JESUS OVAL ACCESSIBLE VIA 25TH STREET OR 3RD AVENUE
Calma conceived of this sculpture keeping in mind both the Bonifacio Global City and the country. The vision of transforming a military base into a city at par with the best cities inspired him to use glass as medium, a representation of a diamond in the rough. This material is complemented by other enduring materials namely granite and stainless steel. The base of the sculpture is a pool shaped like the abstracted silhouette of the Philippine archipelago. The three towers, rendered in different heights, represent the islands of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, thus representing the transformation not only of the city but of the country as well.
ARTIST: Lor Calma (2001)
LOCATION: 32ND STREET CORNER 5TH AVENUE
They are gazing upwards as if solemnly thanking and offering the fruits of their labors to God. They are also rendered with rough surface texture, symbolic of human flaws. The net is undulating, mimicking the fluid movement of the waves of the water.
ARTIST: Ferdinand R. Cacnio (2006)
LOCATION: 26TH STREET CORNER RIZAL DRIVE
The title is an acronym for the artist's series of graphic works titled "There Is No Such Thing As Eternal Joy". A distinct element is the silhouette of a teddy bear that appears in a series of digitally manipulated photographs.
For this public art project, Velasco collaborated with Reg Yuson by allowing the latter to execute the flat teddy bear design into a massive structure made of steel and finished with blue pastel-colored aircraft paint. This translation further changes our usual notion of the teddy bear as cute, cuddly, and soft. Amusingly, this shadow-like figure casts its own permanent shadow on the ground.