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“Normal Scheduling Will Resume Shortly” by Poklong Anading and Neil Fettling at CCP

Normal scheduling will resume shortly engages with the arteries which make our cities run, both visible and invisible. Taking Manila and Melbourne as its departure points this exhibition ruminates on how we think, use and engage with networks and arterials, asking us to consider how we might understand these through poetic frameworks. Poklong Anading (Manila) and Neil Fettling (Melbourne) engage with the histories and the flotsam and jetsam that patinas the road and the city exploring through individual and collaborative works arterials as sites of congestion, engagement and performance and a palimpsest of private and public moments.

“Hands On: Touch, Engage, Create” at CCP

In printmaking, interaction that make use of the senses other than sight are indicative of the process itself: touch is deployed to ascertain the surface of paper, one checks out the smell if the ink can still be used, one “listens” to how the ink sounds when applying with a brayer, thereby deciding if the thickness of the ink is appropriate enough.

“POSTER/ITY: 50 Years of Art and Culture at the CCP”

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, the exhibition POSTER/ITY: 50 Years of Art and Culture at the CCP features a selection of over 200 posters of exhibitions, performances and other events held at the CCP from its opening in 1969 to the present. Highlighting the poster as a platform for communicating art and culture, the exhibition also offers an opportunity to trace the development of Philippine modern graphic design.

“Nasaan Ka Na, Mara-bini?”: Francisco V. Coching’s Centenial Exhibition at CCP

In 1935, the comic book novelist and illustrator Francisco V. Coching created Mara-bini, what Professor John Lent referred to as “an Amazon-like warrior” whose adventures pre-date those of Darna and Wonder Woman. Shortened from “Marahas na Binibini,” which directly translates in English to “fierce maiden,” the name does not only evoke images of a woman as a warrior, but draws attention to perceived contradictions of being both brash and graceful, intimidating, yet lovely.

Dex Fernandez’s “Gc:123” at CCP

GC: 123 (Garanimation Chapter 1, 2, 3) is an ode to Garapata, a character Dex Fernandez created based on the ticks that infested a dog they had when he was a kid. He remembers spending hours with his siblings trying to catch the ticks that spread all over their house – crawling at the tables, making their way up the curtains, and even reaching their television set. They would collect the ticks they caught and drown them in gasoline but no matter how often they did this, they couldn’t get rid of it

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