After mounting the very 1st art installation in Intramuros since the Global Pandemic started entitled “Portraits of Christ,” “Artist on a Mission” Kristine Lim transforms the exhibit into something more thought-provoking, and intriguing to coincide with the Holy Week celebration.
As a Missionary Visual Artist, known for being bold and unapologetic when it comes to having no dissociation between her art and her faith, she evolved “Portraits of Christ” into its sequel she calls “TETELESTAI.”
According to Lim, “it is a personal reminder for a sinner like me, who keeps on failing and falling in the mundane, to ask the Lord to help my unbelief. It is a personal reflection I want to extend to others who are also going through life’s adversities. I pray we always find that confidence in Him to overcome our fears, insecurities, and uncertainties. We must live a life that’s completely free because we are forgiven through the Love that’s beyond what our mind and hearts can conceive.”
Creating a deeper experience for the art installation is the musical score composed by, “Mr MUSIC”, Jonathan Manalo, the Creative Director of ABS-CBN Music.
According to Lim, Manalo’s music was able to capture the soul and spirit of “TETELESTAI” that visitors will be able to communicate with the Divine through wordless interactions.
She believes deeply rooted and honest emotions and even prayers are articulated in such ways. Most of the time, no words are perfect to equate for and suffice their full expression.
The vernissage of “TETELESTAI” was held last April 9 at Molito Lifestyle Center Alabang. It was attended by heads of Art Lounge Manila led by their owner and managing director, Susanne DS Tiausas, leaders of New Life Christian Center and executives of Molito Lifestyle Center.
Kristine Lim and Jonathan Manalo wasn’t present during the event but both were able to record on video their messages. Ms. Celine Tojos attended on behalf of the duo and read both their remarks during the event.
“TETELESTAI” art installation on view at the Baluartillo de San Francisco Javier, Fort Santiago, Intramuros, Manila from April 1 to 20 is presented by the Department of Tourism, It’s More Fun In The Philippines, Intramuros Administration, and Art Lounge Manila.
“TETELESTAI” art installation on view at Molito Lifestyle Center, Alabang from April 10 to 17 is in collaboration with New Life Christian Center, Art Lounge Manila, and Molito Lifestyle Center.