E-Mentoring 2021 

Curated by Renato Habulan
January 15, 2022 - February 05,2022

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E-Mentoring 2021 by Tamer Karam

The current state of our society induces a considerable amount of fear, anxiety, and concern among all groups of social classes—as it is a human, economic, and social crisis.
 

At the height of the current COVID-19 pandemic, restrictions such as quarantine lockdowns were implemented globally.  The closure of local businesses,  educational institutions, cultural venues and entertainment facilities were part of an attempt to contain the spread of the virus.

 

On the 20th of April 2020, at the peak of the quarantine lock-down, Mr. Renato Habulan created a platform for discourse called E-Mentoring, utilizing digital platforms as a tool for collective communications among various artists coming from diverse places and settings. This approach eases the mentees struggles with the present crisis.

 

A series of discourse and lectures took place each week—discussing art history, examining the various forms, subject matter & theories of art, and delving through the critical process and practice of self-criticism. The mentoring program dissects the function and evaluates the personal and social responsibilities of art— how it confronts the unsettling perplexities of communal distress.

 

The initiative of the e-mentoring program by Mr. Habulan emphasizes the cultural philosophy of Art Eco-System that promotes and accentuates the ethics of collaboration, the principles collectivism, and the theory of communitarianism.