Caption this… “Tong-its-muna” by Emmanuel Garibay “Market Scene” by Dante Hipolito “Balagoong,” by Elmer Borlongan “Batang Edsa,” by Elmer Borlongan Credits: Jose John Santos III Prepared by: Raemann Zaira M. Fernandez OBJECTIVES: At the end of the first unit, the students must be able to: 1. Define contemporary arts in the Philippines; 2. Enumerate reasons why it is important to study art; 3. Define National Artist of the Philippines and GAMABAGawad Sa Manlilikhang Bayan National Living Treasures Award; 4. Enumerate the objectives and criteria for selection of the Order of National Artists and GAMABA artists; and 5. Explain each of the artists/ roles and identify their contribution to contemporary arts; 6. Reflect on the artists’ works; 7. Compare forms of art from different regions; and 8. Promote arts from the regions. CONTEMPORARY ART is a statement that an artist makes about life, thoughts, ideas, beliefs and many other things that define human life. It refers to art made and produced by artists living today. Today's artists work in and respond to a global environment that is culturally diverse, technologically advancing, and multifaceted. Working in a wide range of mediums, contemporary artists often reflect and comment on modern-day society. It provides an opportunity to reflect on contemporary society and the issues relevant to ourselves, and the world around us. Contemporary artists work in a globally influenced, culturally diverse, and technologically advancing world. Their art is a dynamic combination of materials, methods, concepts, and subjects that challenge traditional boundaries and defy easy definition.