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.
The exhibition runs from 22 August to 27 October 2019 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.
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.
On Conﬂicts & Terrains is an exercise on depicting and describing a landscape — a conﬁguration of natural formations and architecture where events unfold and experiences are lived. A landscape, or any space for that matter, does not exist a priori.
The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) presents the venue grant exhibition The Probability – neither yes nor no – by Kanade Yagi, a visual artist based in Manila, and Saitama, Japan. The exhibit opens on 17 May 2019 at 6pm in the CCP’s Bulwagang Fernando Amorsolo (Small Gallery).
In commemoration of the birth centennial of our National Artist for Literature Edith Tiempo, the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) will launch an exhibit entitled HYMN, SOB, PSALM on April 5, 2019 at the CCP Little Theater Lobby. This is to celebrate her life and literary contributions to our country.
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.
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.
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
The exhibition runs from 25 January to 4 March 2018 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.