Our recent history was not only marred by the pandemic but has also taken into account the changes it has brought upon us in our lifestyles. For many Filipino families, the years 2020 to 2021 seem to be like blips in time due to strict quarantine measures that locked most of us in our homes. Professionals started working from home and students resorted to either online classes or homeschooling. Visual artists weren't able to easily mount exhibitions unless done online or in a space with limited audiences. Perhaps that is why many artists have been able to attune themselves to their studios, homes, and families more than ever, being grounded in the realities and essentials of everyday life.
This metanoia already resonates with the family dynamics of prominent Filipino contemporary artists Rodel Tapaya and Marina Cruz. Both CCP Thirteen Artists awardees in 2012 and married for over a decade with three kids, this artist-couple carved their names in the Philippine visual art scene individually and with profound success. Even before the pandemic, they have been homeschooling their children. But one of the good things that happened to them, born out of the lockdowns, is the chance to work together in a few exhibitions and the creation of two Philippine history-based card games, Patandaan and Sangandaan.
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