Saturday, April 11, 2015

In line with their current solo exhibitions at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Gino Javier and Nomar Bayog Miano will be giving an artist talk at the MKP Hall, 4th floor, CCP Main Theater Building on April 16, 2015, Thursday at 2:00 pm.

Gino Javier’s exhibit, Maghahalo ang Balat sa Tinalupan, is on view at the Pasilyo Victorio Edades (4F Hallway Gallery) until May 3, 2015. Javier has a Bachelor in Industrial Design from the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts. He had his first solo exhibition in 2013, and has participated in group shows in Blanc Gallery, Sigwada Gallery, Post Gallery, and Gallerie Anna, among others. His work is comprised of images of people, things, and events that are typically found while walking in the streets of Metro Manila. Javier utilizes a relatively simple film camera that has very little if not totally free of any technical manipulation. The results are snapshots that depict points of interest objectively and straightforwardly. Javier’s photographs form a collection of archetypes or symbolizations that seeks to describe a particular shared modern urban phenomenon.

Nomar Bayog Miano sees his art practice as a form of engagement with rituals. His exhibit, Persil, is on view at the Bulwagang Fernando Amorsolo (Small Gallery) until May 3, 2015. Miano gets inspiration from the routines that people perform like brushing one’s teeth, taking a bath, riding in a jeepney, or even just sleeping. For him, art is always a mediation, a dialogue, a sort of play between the subject and the object of reception. He does not privilege any form or media of art; instead, he sees art as a space for negotiation of meanings, which he thinks makes the role of the artist important and indispensable to contemporary society. Miano has a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Painting, from the University of San Carlos and is set to defend his thesis for Master of Arts in Philosophy this March. He is currently the curator of Creative Hub Gallery of the University of San Carlos.

For inquiries, 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 or visit

Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) is located at Roxas Blvd. cor. Pablo Ocampo Sr. St., CCP Complex, Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines

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