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Giant piece of art to greet visitors at PH’s Pavilion in Expo 2020 Dubai

Giant piece of art to greet visitors at PH’s Pavilion in Expo 2020 Dubai

Feb 06 2021

On October 2021, the world will come together at the Expo 2020 in Dubai.

Expected to attract millions of visitors in its multitude of pavilions, including the Philippines Pavilion known as the Bangkóta, the Expo 2020 will put in place the most cutting-edge safety measures from around the world.Behind the poetry of its architecture is the story that is waiting to be told to the world. The Bangkóta, the ancient Filipino word for coral reef, spans 4,000 years of the Filipino story from the first time ancient Filipinos set sail across the Pacific, to today's modern seafarers and Expatriate Filipinos.

The Bangkóta is encapsulated in a mesh-encased building that depicts the Filipinos’ journey across the world and throughout millennia.

When the Bangkóta opens in October 2021, an imposing figure will greet visitors.

Sharply blue, tranquil, and monumental at over 18 feet tall, the figure was created by internationally-circulating Filipino sculptor Duddley Diaz. The Italy-trained Diaz has for decades been recreating the images of Philippine myths in contemporary sculpture.

This immense piece named after the female deity Haliya, positioned as the pavilion’s welcome figure, brings the past to the future. It signals differently to the world: this time, the Filipino as confident culture bearer.

The Philippines Pavilion aims to focus on dedicated collaborations or "bayanihan"— which has been greatly visible with the collective efforts between the Philippine team, the UAE-based construction team, as well as other multi-cultural and multinational entities, both in the Philippines and Dubai.

Source: Philippines Expo 2020 Dubai

We are hopeful that Milo Torres Production Team will have collaboration with the Philippine Pavilion Team in their campaign to promote "The Bangkóta" throughout the Dubai Expo 2020.

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