Thursday, August 28, 2014

ON LINE ORDER
Crispin Villanueva Jr.

On view until 7 September 2014
Pasilyo Vicente Manansala (2F Hallway Gallery)

In his solo exhibit On Line Order, Crispin Villanueva Jr. obsesses on the permutations of the line specifically on his own patterns as an artist. A kind of going back to move forward, that plays into the idea of process as a line of inquiry. For Villanueva, the line is something that exists as much outside as it does inside the work, both a visible and invisible element of it, equal parts consequence and intention; a versatile and protean and catalyzing conduit for the way it bridges varieties of distance and the way it demarcates shapes and limitations and divides space and time, narrowing the gulf between past and present and extending into perpetuity.

For more information, contact the CCP Visual Arts and Museum Division, Production and Exhibition Department at (632)832-1125 to 39 loc. 1504/1505, (632)832-3702, mobile (63920)4700690, email ccp.exhibits@gmail.com or visit www.culturalcenter.gov.ph

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Monday, August 25, 2014

A READING OF BRIGHTNESS, DARK CLOUDS SURROUNDING
An Exhibition of Yason Banal

Presented by the Cultural Center of the Philippines and Visual Pond, the exhibition opened at CCP’s Bulwagang Fernando Amorsolo (CCP Small Gallery) and Pasilyo Victorio Edades (4F Hallway Gallery) last 15 February 2013.

Photos by Francisco Cabuena

(Source: sunrise2sunsetawesomeness.blogspot.com)

Saturday, August 23, 2014

THE MABINI ART MOVEMENT
29 November 2013-23 February 2014
Bulwagang Juan Luna (CCP Main Gallery)

(Source: blog.louielugue.com)

Friday, August 22, 2014

Top:
CESAR BUENAVENTURA, Cockfight with Men
Oil on canvas, 1969
Jack and Ariella Nasser Collection

Bottom:
ZABLAN (sgd.), Street Scene
Oil on canvas, Undated
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Collection

MABINI ART

Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) presented the first in-depth exhibition on “Mabini Art”, a genre in Philippine painting that developed in the 1950’s. Identified with artists who set up shops at Mabini Street in Ermita, Manila, the label eventually acquired a derogatory meaning particularly for its highly commercial nature.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

“What does it all matter, as long as the wounds fit the arrows?”
A TRIBUTE TO ROBERTO CHABET

30 August – 26 October 2014
Bulwagang Juan Luna (CCP Main Gallery)
Bulwagang Fernando Amorsolo (CCP Small Gallery)
Pasilyo Guillermo Tolentino (3F Hallway Gallery)
Pasilyo Victorio Edades (4F Hallway Gallery)

Opening reception: 30 August 2014, Saturday, 4pm

“What does it all matter, as long as the wounds fit the arrows?” a variation of Franz Kafka’s entry in his diary, serves as a cryptic title for a sprawling group exhibition at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in memory of pioneering Filipino artist, teacher, curator, and CCP’s founding museum director Roberto Chabet (1937-2013). Hailed as the father of Philippine conceptual art, Chabet is recognized for introducing an alternative view of art in the country in the 60s with his distinct use of everyday common materials that examined the nature of art.

Curated by artists Nilo Ilarde and Ringo Bunoan, “What does it all matter, as long as the wounds fit the arrows?” features a wide range of works by 75 contemporary Filipino artists who were mentored by Chabet mainly at the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts, where he taught from 1971-2002. The exhibition charts the multiple trajectories that emerged from his classroom. Similar to Chabet’s work, it purposefully resists a singular linear methodology or an easy summation; rather it proposes an open constellation of diverse forms, themes, and styles that are ostensibly messy, disordered, and conflicting yet still in alignment with one another. Juxtaposed together to spur dialogues, tangents, and tensions, the works in the exhibition disclose a score of narratives that lend viability and vibrancy to Philippine contemporary art.

Participating artists include Ronald Achacoso, Juan Alcazaren, Poklong Anading, Bert Antonio, Amy Aragon, Agnes Arellano, Alfredo Aquilizan, Felix Bacolor, Yason Banal, Argie Bandoy, Pablo Biglang-awa, Lyle Buencamino, Ringo Bunoan, Annie Cabigting, Jonathan Ching, Mariano Ching, Lena Cobangbang, Ernest Concepcion, Louie Cordero, Aba Dalena, Kiri Dalena, Bembol dela Cruz, Lara de los Reyes, Pardo de Leon, RM de Leon, Ranelle Dial, Francesca Enriquez, Jed Escueta, Patricia Eustaquio, Nona Garcia, Katya Guerrero, Nilo Ilarde, Geraldine Javier, Pete Jimenez, Sam Kiyoumarsi, Robert Langenegger, Ileana Lee, Romeo Lee, Lani Maestro, Pow Martinez, Bong Mata, Lui Medina, Jet Melencio, Katrina Miranda, Paul Mondok, Elaine Navas, Lubin Nepomuceno, Kaloy Olavides, Jonathan Olazo, Jayson Oliveria, Mawen Ong, Bernardo Pacquing, Sandra Palomar, Gary-Ross Pastrana, Yolanda Perez-Johnson, Dan Raralio, Norberto Roldan, Juni Salvador, Popo San Pascual, Mona Santos, Soler Santos, Jojo Serrano, Yasmin Sison, Nolet Soliven, Gerardo Tan, Gemo Tapales, Jay Ticar, Wire Tuazon, Trek Valdizno, Gail Vicente, Cris Villanueva, Alvin Villaruel, MM Yu, Reg Yuson, and Alvin Zafra.

For more information, call the CCP Visual Arts and Museum Division, Production and Exhibition Department at (632)823-1125 loc. 1504/1505 and (632)832-3702, mobile (63920)4700690, email ccp.exhibits@gmail.com, or visit www.culturalcenter.gov.ph.

Thursday, August 14, 2014
Artist Talk: Crispin Villanueva Jr. 19 August 2014, Tuesday, 2pm Pasilyo Vicente Manansala (2F Hallway Gallery) 
In line with his ongoing exhibit, ON LINE ORDER, Crispin Villanueva Jr. will be giving an Artist Talk at the CCP’s Pasilyo Vicente Manansala (2F Hallway Gallery) on 19 August 2014, Tuesday, from 2-4pm. Admission is free.
ON LINE ORDER by Crispin Villanueva Jr. is on view at the Pasilyo Vicente Manansala (2F Hallway Gallery) until 24 August 2014. Viewing hours are from Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm.
For more information, contact the CCP Visual Arts and Museum Division, Production and Exhibition Department at (632)832-1125 to 39 loc. 1504/1505, (632)832-3702, mobile (63920)4700690, email ccp.exhibits@gmail.com or visit www.culturalcenter.gov.ph

Artist Talk: Crispin Villanueva Jr.
19 August 2014, Tuesday, 2pm
Pasilyo Vicente Manansala (2F Hallway Gallery)

In line with his ongoing exhibit, ON LINE ORDER, Crispin Villanueva Jr. will be giving an Artist Talk at the CCP’s Pasilyo Vicente Manansala (2F Hallway Gallery) on 19 August 2014, Tuesday, from 2-4pm. Admission is free.

ON LINE ORDER by Crispin Villanueva Jr. is on view at the Pasilyo Vicente Manansala (2F Hallway Gallery) until 24 August 2014. Viewing hours are from Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm.

For more information, contact the CCP Visual Arts and Museum Division, Production and Exhibition Department at (632)832-1125 to 39 loc. 1504/1505, (632)832-3702, mobile (63920)4700690, email ccp.exhibits@gmail.com or visit www.culturalcenter.gov.ph

Sunday, August 10, 2014
The CCP VAMD Venue Grant Program
The Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Visual Arts and Museum Division is accepting proposals for the 2015 Venue Grant Program. Since the Center’s inauguration in 1969, the CCP has been known as venue for contemporary, experimental, and multidisciplinary works. It has also served as a launching pad for artists to enter the local and international mainstream art scene. The CCP also serves as an implementing agency for cultural programs and agreements between the Philippines and other countries. All exhibitions held under its Venue Grants Program are non-commercial in nature.

Artists, curators, art organizations, and institutions are welcome to submit proposals for the following venues within the CCP Main Theater Building:

Bulwagang Fernando Amorsolo (Small Gallery, 4F). Rectangular space two columns on each end. Located at the fourth floor.
Pasilyo Victorio Edades (4F Floor Hallway Gallery). Bracket-shaped wall space; longest wall measures 2.41 x 18.64 meters.
Pasilyo Vicente Manansala (2F Hallway Gallery), Pasilyo Guillermo Tolentino (3F Hallway Gallery). Slightly convex wall space that measures 2.59 x 25.3 meters each.
Pasilyo Carlos V. Francisco (Little Theater Lobby). Wall space measures 3.77 x 19.58 meters. Located at the outer wall of the Little Theater lobby.

Floor plans of exhibit areas are available upon request. Outdoor sites and alternative spaces within the CCP complex for site-specific projects are subject to evaluation and approval by CCP management on a case-to-case basis. Exhibit proponents are also encouraged to engage with selected works from the CCP Collection. This, however, is subject to discussion with the VAMD Director.

Application Requirements

Artists, curators, art organizations, and institutions are welcome to submit exhibit proposals for the different exhibition venues of the CCP. This is also open to non-Filipino artists and foreign cultural organizations whose exhibit proposals have significant bearing on Philippine art and culture.

Proposals should contain background information about the artist/organization, exhibit concept, preliminary studies, physical and logistical requirements of presentation, and documentation of previous works, exhibitions, write-ups and press releases. Should the VAMD find it necessary, proponents may be requested to submit or supply further information or additional materials in connection with their proposals, or the CCP may also collaborate with the artist/s towards the development of a project.

Review Criteria

The CCP Visual Arts and Museum Division evaluates proposals based on the following criteria: » Quality and maturity of artistic skills; » Innovativeness and contemporaneity of proposed exhibit; » Sensitive awareness of the artist’s responsibility to the Philippine art society; » Consistency with the CCP’s goals, scope and general program for the year; » Adequacy, appropriateness and adaptability to the specified venue; and, » Installation requirements.

Proposals may be disqualified based on the following reasons: » Fund raising activities, product launches and advertising campaigns which would be more suitably held in their own institutions; and, » Exhibitions that are prejudicial to the rights and welfare of other people.

The CCP VAMD may accept the following proposals on exceptionally meritorious grounds: » Exhibitions which have been previously presented in other venues; » Solo exhibitions by artist who have not had any solo exhibits in the CCP within 18 months prior to the proposed exhibit date.

Submission of Proposals

Proposals for exhibitions for the succeeding year shall be submitted to the Visual Arts and Museum Division from January to September 30 of the current year. All proposals submitted shall be reviewed by the CCP VAMD and presented to the CCP Artistic Programs Committee for final approval.

Proponents of approved proposals for exhibitions shall be notified via email and invited for a production meeting three months prior to their scheduled exhibit. An Exhibition Agreement shall be prepared stipulating the terms and conditions agreed during the production meeting.

Components of the Grant

Grantees are given the following support: » Free use of venue » Subsidy for printing of invitations, wall text panels, 2-fold brochure, outdoor marquee » Curatorial support » Publicity in mainstream media and online platforms

Deadline for 2015 exhibitions: 30 September 2014

Proposals may be sent via email to ccp.vamd@gmail.com or addressed to:
Visual Arts and Museum Division Production and Exhibition Department 4F CCP Main Theater Building Cultural Center of the Philippines Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City.

The CCP VAMD Venue Grant Program

The Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Visual Arts and Museum Division is accepting proposals for the 2015 Venue Grant Program. Since the Center’s inauguration in 1969, the CCP has been known as venue for contemporary, experimental, and multidisciplinary works. It has also served as a launching pad for artists to enter the local and international mainstream art scene. The CCP also serves as an implementing agency for cultural programs and agreements between the Philippines and other countries. All exhibitions held under its Venue Grants Program are non-commercial in nature.

Artists, curators, art organizations, and institutions are welcome to submit proposals for the following venues within the CCP Main Theater Building:

  • Bulwagang Fernando Amorsolo (Small Gallery, 4F). Rectangular space two columns on each end. Located at the fourth floor.
  • Pasilyo Victorio Edades (4F Floor Hallway Gallery). Bracket-shaped wall space; longest wall measures 2.41 x 18.64 meters.
  • Pasilyo Vicente Manansala (2F Hallway Gallery), Pasilyo Guillermo Tolentino (3F Hallway Gallery). Slightly convex wall space that measures 2.59 x 25.3 meters each.
  • Pasilyo Carlos V. Francisco (Little Theater Lobby). Wall space measures 3.77 x 19.58 meters. Located at the outer wall of the Little Theater lobby.

Floor plans of exhibit areas are available upon request. Outdoor sites and alternative spaces within the CCP complex for site-specific projects are subject to evaluation and approval by CCP management on a case-to-case basis. Exhibit proponents are also encouraged to engage with selected works from the CCP Collection. This, however, is subject to discussion with the VAMD Director.

Application Requirements

Artists, curators, art organizations, and institutions are welcome to submit exhibit proposals for the different exhibition venues of the CCP. This is also open to non-Filipino artists and foreign cultural organizations whose exhibit proposals have significant bearing on Philippine art and culture.

Proposals should contain background information about the artist/organization, exhibit concept, preliminary studies, physical and logistical requirements of presentation, and documentation of previous works, exhibitions, write-ups and press releases. Should the VAMD find it necessary, proponents may be requested to submit or supply further information or additional materials in connection with their proposals, or the CCP may also collaborate with the artist/s towards the development of a project.

Review Criteria

The CCP Visual Arts and Museum Division evaluates proposals based on the following criteria:
» Quality and maturity of artistic skills;
» Innovativeness and contemporaneity of proposed exhibit;
» Sensitive awareness of the artist’s responsibility to the Philippine art society;
» Consistency with the CCP’s goals, scope and general program for the year;
» Adequacy, appropriateness and adaptability to the specified venue; and,
» Installation requirements.

Proposals may be disqualified based on the following reasons:
» Fund raising activities, product launches and advertising campaigns which would be more suitably held in their own institutions; and,
» Exhibitions that are prejudicial to the rights and welfare of other people.

The CCP VAMD may accept the following proposals on exceptionally meritorious grounds:
» Exhibitions which have been previously presented in other venues;
» Solo exhibitions by artist who have not had any solo exhibits in the CCP within 18 months prior to the proposed exhibit date.

Submission of Proposals

Proposals for exhibitions for the succeeding year shall be submitted to the Visual Arts and Museum Division from January to September 30 of the current year. All proposals submitted shall be reviewed by the CCP VAMD and presented to the CCP Artistic Programs Committee for final approval.

Proponents of approved proposals for exhibitions shall be notified via email and invited for a production meeting three months prior to their scheduled exhibit. An Exhibition Agreement shall be prepared stipulating the terms and conditions agreed during the production meeting.

Components of the Grant

Grantees are given the following support:
» Free use of venue
» Subsidy for printing of invitations, wall text panels, 2-fold brochure, outdoor marquee
» Curatorial support
» Publicity in mainstream media and online platforms

Deadline for 2015 exhibitions: 30 September 2014

Proposals may be sent via email to ccp.vamd@gmail.com
or addressed to:

Visual Arts and Museum Division
Production and Exhibition Department
4F CCP Main Theater Building
Cultural Center of the Philippines
Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

REMNANTS
Pilipinas Street Plan

24 July - 24 August 2014
Pasilyo Victorio Edades (4F Hallway Gallery)

Artists Talk: 15 August, Friday, 4pm
Artists Reception: 15 August, Friday, 6pm

Remnants is a collective effort of documenting works by members of the Pilipinas Street Plan (PSP) that are currently on public display. It is an exhibit of PSP’s physical analogue actions, digitally photographed. Inspired by their belief that art and self-expression is not only for the “fortunate” people, that art can be seen everywhere and not only in galleries, this will be PSP’s way of sharing their art, executed with pure passion, and responding to their members’ basic need to create for the public. Participating artists from Manila include Chill, Epjey, Egg Fiasco, Exld, Analog, Okto, Trip63, Geloy, Piss, Bato, Nemo, Quiccs, Blic, Kookoo, Vermonyo, Boy Agimat and A.lien. The exhibit also includes work from members outside Metro Manila such as KoloWn from Cebu, Defs from Dubai, and Ungga from Sweden.

Friday, July 18, 2014
Artist talk by visiting printmaker JADE HOYERorganized in cooperation with the Philippine Association of Printmakers (PAP)
22 July 2014, Tuesday, 2pmMKP Hall, 4th floor CCP Main Theater Building
Free admission.
Visiting artist Jade Hoyer is a printmaker currently living in Knoxville, TN, USA, where she is a Master of Fine Arts Student at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Hoyer utilizes her art forms to address social issues through narrative, text, portraiture, and humor. Her artist talk will explore her influences, her interest in multiculturalism, and showcase her recent work. The talk will be held on July 22, 2pm at the CCP’s MKP Hall. She will give another talk at the School of Fine Arts and Design of the Philippine Women’s University, Taft Avenue, Manila on August 1 and on August 7 at DLSU-College of St Benilde School of Design and Arts. This visiting artist program is in partnership with the Philippine Association of Printmakers (PAP).
For more information, contact the CCP Visual Arts and Museum Division, Production and Exhibition Department at (632)832-1125 to 39 loc. 1504/1505, (632)832-3702, mobile (63920)4700690, email ccp.exhibits@gmail.com or visit www.culturalcenter.gov.ph

Artist talk by visiting printmaker JADE HOYER
organized in cooperation with the Philippine Association of Printmakers (PAP)

22 July 2014, Tuesday, 2pm
MKP Hall, 4th floor CCP Main Theater Building

Free admission.

Visiting artist Jade Hoyer is a printmaker currently living in Knoxville, TN, USA, where she is a Master of Fine Arts Student at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Hoyer utilizes her art forms to address social issues through narrative, text, portraiture, and humor. Her artist talk will explore her influences, her interest in multiculturalism, and showcase her recent work. The talk will be held on July 22, 2pm at the CCP’s MKP Hall. She will give another talk at the School of Fine Arts and Design of the Philippine Women’s University, Taft Avenue, Manila on August 1 and on August 7 at DLSU-College of St Benilde School of Design and Arts. This visiting artist program is in partnership with the Philippine Association of Printmakers (PAP).

For more information, contact the CCP Visual Arts and Museum Division, Production and Exhibition Department at (632)832-1125 to 39 loc. 1504/1505, (632)832-3702, mobile (63920)4700690, email ccp.exhibits@gmail.com or visit www.culturalcenter.gov.ph

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
A week after opening his exhibit Transmutations II Extended, John Cinco will be give an Artist Talk on July 9, Wednesday, from 2-4pm. Transmutations II Extended is on view at the Pasilyo Guillermo Tolentino (3F Hallway Gallery) until 17 August 2014.
On July 10, Thursday at 2pm, Felix Bacolor will give his much awaited Artist Talk in line with his exhibit, Setting. Setting is on view at the Bulwagang Fernando Amorsolo (Small Gallery) until 13 July.
Visiting artist Jade Hoyer is a printmaker currently living in Knoxville, TN, USA. She will give a talk on July 22, Tuesday, 2pm in partnership with the Philippine Association of Printmakers (PAP). Hoyer utilizes her art forms to address social issues through narrative, text, portraiture, and humor. Her artist talk will explore her influences, her interest in multiculturalism, and showcase her recent work.
Lastly, Maria Cruz will be giving an Artist Talk on July 24, Thursday, from 4-6pm, to be followed by the opening reception of her exhibit  Psychology Today at the Bulwagang Fernando Amorsolo (Small Gallery).
All Artist Talks will be held at the MKP Hall, 4th floor CCP Main Theater Building and are are free of charge. For more information, contact the CCP Visual Arts and Museum Division, Production and Exhibition Department at (632)832-1125 to 39 loc. 1504/1505, (632)832-3702, mobile (63920)470-0690, email ccp.exhibits@gmail.com or visit www.culturalcenter.gov.ph

A week after opening his exhibit Transmutations II Extended, John Cinco will be give an Artist Talk on July 9, Wednesday, from 2-4pm. Transmutations II Extended is on view at the Pasilyo Guillermo Tolentino (3F Hallway Gallery) until 17 August 2014.

On July 10, Thursday at 2pm, Felix Bacolor will give his much awaited Artist Talk in line with his exhibit, Setting. Setting is on view at the Bulwagang Fernando Amorsolo (Small Gallery) until 13 July.

Visiting artist Jade Hoyer is a printmaker currently living in Knoxville, TN, USA. She will give a talk on July 22, Tuesday, 2pm in partnership with the Philippine Association of Printmakers (PAP). Hoyer utilizes her art forms to address social issues through narrative, text, portraiture, and humor. Her artist talk will explore her influences, her interest in multiculturalism, and showcase her recent work.

Lastly, Maria Cruz will be giving an Artist Talk on July 24, Thursday, from 4-6pm, to be followed by the opening reception of her exhibit Psychology Today at the Bulwagang Fernando Amorsolo (Small Gallery).

All Artist Talks will be held at the MKP Hall, 4th floor CCP Main Theater Building and are are free of charge. For more information, contact the CCP Visual Arts and Museum Division, Production and Exhibition Department at (632)832-1125 to 39 loc. 1504/1505, (632)832-3702, mobile (63920)470-0690, email ccp.exhibits@gmail.com or visit www.culturalcenter.gov.ph

Monday, June 30, 2014
PSYCHOLOGY TODAYMaria Cruzwith support from Galleria Duemila
24 July to 24 August 2014Bulwagang Fernando Amorsolo (CCP Small Gallery)
Artist talk: 24 July, Thursday, 4pmOpening reception: 24 July, Thursday, 6pm
Psychology Today consists of a series of paintings based on an advertising insert from Esquire Magazine dated June 1971. The advertising insert enumerated 17 reasons why one should buy and read Psychology Today, promoting the importance of learning modern psychology in order to learn about people, including one self. In this exhibition Maria Cruz painted and selected 10 from the 17 enumerated reasons in the ad insert.

PSYCHOLOGY TODAY
Maria Cruz
with support from Galleria Duemila

24 July to 24 August 2014
Bulwagang Fernando Amorsolo (CCP Small Gallery)

Artist talk: 24 July, Thursday, 4pm
Opening reception: 24 July, Thursday, 6pm

Psychology Today consists of a series of paintings based on an advertising insert from Esquire Magazine dated June 1971. The advertising insert enumerated 17 reasons why one should buy and read Psychology Today, promoting the importance of learning modern psychology in order to learn about people, including one self. In this exhibition Maria Cruz painted and selected 10 from the 17 enumerated reasons in the ad insert.

(Source: culturalcenter.gov.ph)

Monday, June 23, 2014

culturalcenterphils:

MGA PAMBANSANG ALAGAD NG SINING 2014

TAAS: Ang Sagisag ng Pambansang Alagad ng Sining
GITNA: (mula kaliwa) Ramon P. Santos (Musika), Cirilo F. Bautista (Panitikan), Alice G. Reyes (Sayaw)
BABA: (mula kaliwa) Francisco F. Feliciano (Musika), Francisco V. Coching (Sining Biswal), Jose Maria V. Zaragoza (Arkitektura)

Friday, June 20, 2014
ON LINE ORDERCrispin Villanueva Jr.

10 July to 24 August 2014*Pasilyo Vicente Manansala (2F Hallway Gallery)*The exhibit will be temporarily replaced by the Cinamalaya 10th Anniversary exhibit from 29 July - 15 August. It will resume on 16 August.
Opening reception: 10 July, Thursday, 6pmArtist talk: 19 August, Tuesday, 2pm
Let’s start with a cliché: the one about how every painting begins with a line. And follow that with another: the one about how every painting is a mass of lines, but really more of an index, controlled, in theory, by an itinerary, a discipline, a rhetoric, a vision. It is necessary to spout these clichés, to talk about painting in these almost childlike terms, because the initial impetus behind Cris Villanueva’s On Line Order was a nostalgic reflex. But not necessarily the iteration of nostalgia we’re familiar with, that is, nostalgia as history or as sentiment, but rather nostalgia as a sort of anthropology.
On Line Order began as an attempt to investigate Villanueva’s childhood, not so much his childhood per se but rather his artistic childhood, hoping to tease whatever membranes of connectivity he could to the artist he is today from the artist he was as a child. The original plan was to re-create his childhood drawings but the drawings he eventually re-created were not his, but his children’s. Yet, by dint of how they bear his influence and his imprint, they are, by implication, also his, and whatever patterns, and pattern recognition, might emerge is now filtered through a sort of recursive double-exposure, becoming an articulation of the circuitous nature of legacy. Another recursive series within the show paints and re-paints a single doodle over several works. The entire show, in fact, has a recursive quality, a sense of repetition and reproduction and re-creation, and the rigor that comes with it, playing as it does into the notion of process as a line of inquiry.
It might be a little too simplistic to say that Villanueva is coming back to painting by breaking it down to its most basic unit but, in many ways, that’s what he is ostensibly undertaking. And if On Line Order is about anything, it is about his obsession with the line and his willingness to pursue it through all its permutations; the line not only as the most basic unit of a painting but also, more so, as something loftier, as something primordial, as something metaphorical.  For Villanueva, the line is something that exists as much outside as it does inside the work, both a visible and invisible element of it, equal parts consequence and intention; a versatile and protean and catalyzing conduit for the way it bridges varieties of distance and the way it demarcates shapes and limitations and divides space and time, narrowing the gulf between past and present and extending into perpetuity. (Dodo Dayao)

ON LINE ORDER
Crispin Villanueva Jr.

10 July to 24 August 2014*
Pasilyo Vicente Manansala (2F Hallway Gallery)
*The exhibit will be temporarily replaced by the Cinamalaya 10th Anniversary exhibit from 29 July - 15 August. It will resume on 16 August.

Opening reception: 10 July, Thursday, 6pm
Artist talk: 19 August, Tuesday, 2pm

Let’s start with a cliché: the one about how every painting begins with a line. And follow that with another: the one about how every painting is a mass of lines, but really more of an index, controlled, in theory, by an itinerary, a discipline, a rhetoric, a vision. It is necessary to spout these clichés, to talk about painting in these almost childlike terms, because the initial impetus behind Cris Villanueva’s On Line Order was a nostalgic reflex. But not necessarily the iteration of nostalgia we’re familiar with, that is, nostalgia as history or as sentiment, but rather nostalgia as a sort of anthropology.

On Line Order began as an attempt to investigate Villanueva’s childhood, not so much his childhood per se but rather his artistic childhood, hoping to tease whatever membranes of connectivity he could to the artist he is today from the artist he was as a child. The original plan was to re-create his childhood drawings but the drawings he eventually re-created were not his, but his children’s. Yet, by dint of how they bear his influence and his imprint, they are, by implication, also his, and whatever patterns, and pattern recognition, might emerge is now filtered through a sort of recursive double-exposure, becoming an articulation of the circuitous nature of legacy. Another recursive series within the show paints and re-paints a single doodle over several works. The entire show, in fact, has a recursive quality, a sense of repetition and reproduction and re-creation, and the rigor that comes with it, playing as it does into the notion of process as a line of inquiry.

It might be a little too simplistic to say that Villanueva is coming back to painting by breaking it down to its most basic unit but, in many ways, that’s what he is ostensibly undertaking. And if On Line Order is about anything, it is about his obsession with the line and his willingness to pursue it through all its permutations; the line not only as the most basic unit of a painting but also, more so, as something loftier, as something primordial, as something metaphorical.  For Villanueva, the line is something that exists as much outside as it does inside the work, both a visible and invisible element of it, equal parts consequence and intention; a versatile and protean and catalyzing conduit for the way it bridges varieties of distance and the way it demarcates shapes and limitations and divides space and time, narrowing the gulf between past and present and extending into perpetuity. (Dodo Dayao)

(Source: culturalcenter.gov.ph)

Thursday, June 19, 2014
Artist Talk: Felix Bacolor2 July 2014, Wednesday, 2pm
In line with his ongoing installation, Setting, Felix Bacolor will be giving an Artist Talk at the CCP’s MKP Hall on 2 July, Wednesday, from 2-4pm. Admission is free.
Setting is on view at the Bulwagang Fernando Amorsolo (Small Gallery) until 13 July 2014. Viewing hours are from Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm. It is presented with support from Canon Marketing Philippines.
For more information, contact the CCP Visual Arts and Museum Division, Production and Exhibition Department at (632)832-1125 to 39 loc. 1504/1505, (632)8323702, mobile: +63920-4700690, email ccp.exhibits@gmail.com or visit www.culturalcenter.gov.ph

Artist Talk: Felix Bacolor
2 July 2014, Wednesday, 2pm

In line with his ongoing installation, Setting, Felix Bacolor will be giving an Artist Talk at the CCP’s MKP Hall on 2 July, Wednesday, from 2-4pm. Admission is free.

Setting is on view at the Bulwagang Fernando Amorsolo (Small Gallery) until 13 July 2014. Viewing hours are from Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm. It is presented with support from Canon Marketing Philippines.

For more information, contact the CCP Visual Arts and Museum Division, Production and Exhibition Department at (632)832-1125 to 39 loc. 1504/1505, (632)8323702, mobile: +63920-4700690, email ccp.exhibits@gmail.com or visit www.culturalcenter.gov.ph