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The World According to Nune: A Discussion on the Life and Work of Nunelucio Alvarado
Nunelucio Alvarado, who lives Sagay City, Negros Occidental, is considered as one of the grand old men of Negrense visual arts. Coming of age during the Martial Law, he was the main chronicler of the life of the sacadas, the contractual sugarcane workers whose plight encapsulated the height of oppression and social injustice in the 1970s. During the ‘90s, Alvarado became one of the most successful artists, winning the Philippine Art Awards twice and exhibiting in important art institutions and festivals. Recently, he was featured in a documentary, Kalibutan ni Nunelucio Alvarado (The World of Nunelucio Alvarado), by the artist’s daughter-in-law, Candy Nagrampa.
In this talk, moderated by Carlomar Daoana, Norman Crisologo, Candy Nangrampa, Karen Flores, and Charlie Co will talk about the importance of Negros as the context of Alvarado’s works, his notable contributions to Social Realism, as well as his lasting influence to a generation of artists.