At The Peninsula Manila, four of the “Nao Nao” (挠挠) art collection will be exhibited at The Lobby. These include, 12 Chinese colours – Rouge, 2011; 12 Chinese colours – Red, 2011; 12 Chinese colours – Vermillion, 2011; 12 Chinese colours – Cyanine, 2011. This collection of four visually powerful artworks created in striking colour tones reflects the different aspirations of modern Chinese women. The images formed part of Chen Man’s work for i-D magazine, which was founded by former Vogue art director Terry Jones. Chen Man originally created 12 images of real people from ethnic minority cultures in China, and used different styles of photography to tell their own unique stories in visual form. She personally chose these four images to be displayed at the hotel.
These photographs are covered by two pink dots, symbolizing breasts and a colon. Visitors will use a traditional “nao nao” bamboo stick to gently scrape the dots and slowly unveil the images behind. Through her photographs and the unspoken, yet very physical interaction with these art pieces, the artist hopes that the removal of the punctuation will open up a dialogue about breast cancer and bring awareness to the cause.
The money raised from the auction of the art pieces, together with the profits made from "The Peninsula in Pink Afternoon Tea", pink-inspired dining offers, Pink Staycation room package, pink pins and pens, will be donated to The Philippine Foundation for Breast Care, Inc. The proceeds will be used for the continued operation of the newly rehabilitated Breast Care Center in East Avenue Medical Center in Quezon City. The expansion, rehabilitation and operation of the said facility was a product of the hotel’s Peninsula in Pink campaign for three consecutive years.
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