Vinyl on Vinyl holds group exhibit
THE gallery’s new exhibit, Unusual Tranquility, features the work of four artists: Dennis Bato, Anjo Bolarda, Archie Oclos, and Roberto Sanchez. It examines the relevance of art in today’s environment, with the artists sourcing inspiration from their own experiences with the pandemic. The exhibit is on view at the gallery which is located at the La Fuerza Compound 1 at Chino Roces Ave., Makati. Viewing is by appointment only (0917-802-2984).
Yuchengco Museum goes online
THE Yuchengco Museum has opened up its archives online through a video series. It has just released its first episode, Woven Universes (A Weave into Philippine Indigenous Textiles). Museum director Jeannie Javelosa starts the series by giving viewers an understanding of Philippine indegenous textiles and how they have been used in the past and how woven traditions continue in contemporary times. The episode can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BROlf-6b0_M#video_3.
West Gallery reopens with multiple exhibits
WEST GALLERY has opened its doors, presenting five new exhibits. There is Raffy Napay’s Dugtong, a series of paintings that serve as documentation of a period of continued blessing in his life; Mark Andy Garcia’s To Live, oil on canvas indoor landscapes; Neil Pasilan’s Beautiful Sunrise to Sunset, which offer the bounties of the sky; and Ryan Rubio’s The Beauty and the Truth, a collection of sculptures and paintings gleaned from the artist’s personal experiences. The exhibitions run until July 25. Viewing is by appointment only; call 3411-0336 to make an appointment. The gallery is located at 48 West Ave., Quezon City.
Online exhibit on Cirilo Bautista’s life
THE LIFE, work, and creative genius of the late National Artist for Literature Cirilo Francisco Bautista is spotlighted in The Trilogy of Saint Lazarus, a curated online exhibition that runs from July to September. The exhibition is named after the multi-awarded poet, writer, essayist, critic, educator’s renowned epic poem “The Trilogy of Saint Lazarus,” comprised of “The Archipelago” (1970), “Telex Moon” (1981), and “Sunlight on Broken Stones” (1999). The “Trilogy” is a retelling of Philippine history that earned Bautista the 1970 and 1975 Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, the 1998 National Centennial Commission First Prize in Epic Writing, the 1998 Book Development Association of the Philippines Gintong Aklat Award, and the 1999 Manila Critics Circle National Book Award. The digital showcase will feature visual interpretations of the chapters of the trilogy through 20 zines crafted by Filipino artists including Dok Karayom, Tropikalye’s Nice Buenaventura and Cos Zicarelli, Con Cabrera, Ginoe, intermedia specialist Mark Salvatus, multimedia artist Thea Torres, street artist Blic, contemporary artisan and educator AK Ocol, mixed media creators Jed Gregorio, Christian Tablazon, conceptual painter Wipo, architects Isola Tong, Gab Brioso, Nel Banaag, illustrator Gringo Benedicto, designers Gabby Rosario, Levyn Purcil, The Brown Bauhaus Alternative School of Design + Arts Director Walther Ocampo, zine advocate Adam David, and zine maker Ev Christine Yu. Also on view are selected phrases and stanzas from the epic poem presented as a series of graphic designs called the House of Words. The Trilogy of Saint Lazarus online exhibition is now available on view. The zines and the House of Words may be accessed through CCA’s official Facebook http://facebook.com/BenildeCampusArt/.
Printmaking exhibit catalog available online
THE exhibit catalog of Tirada: 50 Years of Philippine Printmaking 1968-2018 featuring essays by guest curator Patrick Flores, and printmakers Virgilio Aviado, Imelda Cajipe-Endaya and Jose Santos Ardivilla is now available for digital download on the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ website. The exhibit celebrated five decades of the Association of Pinoyprintmakers (AP), formerly known as the Philippine Association of Printmakers or PAP. It was held at various venues around the Cultural Center from May 19 to July 15, 2018. The Tirada exhibit catalog may be downloaded using the link https://www.culturalcenter.gov.ph/events/visual-arts/tirada-50-years-of-philippine-printmaking-1968-2018/details.
Atlantis Virtual Workshop returns this July
AFTER A successful launch in June, the Atlantis Virtual Workshop returns for another round of musical theater classes for children this month. The virtual setting will give them an intimate and focused learning experience aided by the faculty members who have graced local and international stages as Atlantis Theatrical’s home-grown talents. Students will leave the workshop with rudimentary acting, singing, and dancing skills; a deeper understanding of song analysis and vocal dynamics; a polished musical theater song; self-confidence; and new friends. All classes will be held live via Zoom, Mondays to Fridays, from July 20 to Aug. 8. A live online recital where students will perform a solo will conclude three weeks of intensive training. Classes are an hour to an hour and 15 minutes long, and will be conducted in small groups. Applicants for the Kids Workshop may range from seven to 12 years old, while the Teens Workshop will be accepting students 13-18 years old. Visit www.atlantistheatrical.com/workshops for more details. Contact Atlantis Theatrical at email@example.com or at 0917-838-1534 to sign up.
Kwago bookstore holds Zoom talks
IN RESPONSE to the global pandemic, Kwago bookstore is organizing “Bad connection or subtitles to silence” — a series of 20-minute gatherings on Zoom featuring various artists and poets confronting and exploring how digital technology is affecting the ways we express, connect and live during this period of crisis and great change. Co-curated by Kwago co-owners Czyka Tumaliuan and Roy Voragen, “Bad connection or subtitles to silence” has grown into a community and is now run with a team of young female artists, writers and designers: Dyem Carreon, Kanishma Etong, Rai Hamid, and Niña Sherizze De Sagun. “Bad Connection” opened the series on May 18 with artist Datu Arellano’s Tahigami, a method of drawing and composing music the artist invented himself. Then a month later, the Singapore-based artist ila reading from her book Touch Myself. In the next online gathering on July 17, 8:30 p.m., the guest artist is requesting everyone to bring a mirror and hold it up to their cameras. The event is free. To join, signing up at bit.ly/joinbadconnection2. The Facebook event page is bit.ly/bcfriday2. To see documentation of past gatherings, visit bit.ly/kwagoTV.