French painter Vincent Ruffin’s "About Face" exhibit
French painter Vincent Ruffin did his residency at 1335MABINI in the Philippines under the Alliance Française de Manille-Philippine Artist Residency Program (AFM-PARP) last July 2016. AFM-PARP is an artistic and cultural cooperation of the Alliance Française de Manille in partnership with Centre Intermondes in La Rochelle, France with the support of the Embassy of France to the Philippines.
During Ruffin’s residency, he was inspired by the Philippine National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal and used him as his project’s theme which endeavored to retell and celebrate the life of Rizal. His hard work resulted to an exhibit, About Face, which was presented by 1335MABINI, in partnership with Alliance Française de Manille and the Embassy of France to the Philippines last August 27 to September 23, 2016.