Intramuros Learning Sessions episode no. 7
“Folk santos” are often underrated, misunderstood, and dismissed as primitive. Derisively called “mamarachos,” this artform versus the approved church style moved on a completely different plane. However, upon closer reflection, this artform, aside from being popular in style and easy to make and trade, answered a specific spiritual and psychological need that was felt and deemed important by the masses. To the indio, who himself may have fashioned the statue from the wood he cut, it was never a matter of his santo being beautiful, but of his creation having been intended for the sublime, by extension becoming a mirror reflecting the face of God.
- Guest speaker: Floy Quintos
- Moderator: Rancho Arcilla
About the Speaker: Floy Quintos
Floy Quintos is more recognized as a stage director, playwright and conten creator . He is the playwright of , among other, “The Kundiman Party” and “Angry Christ”, as well as the creative director for the 2019 Sea Games opening and other events that have highlighted aspects of Phil culture. But he has also worked as a curator of museum exhibitions focusing on many aspects of traditional culture.
Last year, he ws invited by the Musee Branly in Paris to curate “Anting- Antint. The Secret Soul of the Filipino.” He has also curated exhibitions on traditional art for the Yuchengco , Ayala and Vargas museums.He was instrumental in the creation of the Taoid museum in Laog , as well as the textile collections of the Ayala museum and Museo Kordilyera in Baguio.
About the Intramuros Learning Sessions
The Intramuros Learning Sessions (ILS) is the educational webinar series of the Intramuros Administration (IA). The IA is an attached national government agency under the Department of Tourism.
Topics are interdisciplinary and cover themes related to Intramuros and Manila studies, Philippine studies, as well as cultural heritage studies. Pursuant to IA’s charter, the ILS aims to contribute to the strengthening of the Filipino’s national identity and sense of belonging and pride.