Friday, November 27, 2015

Contemporary art stands on shifting grounds that are dictated by market forces, taste arbiters, media traction, various thematic approaches, and the re-calibration of materials. If it were a terrestrial planet, its continental shelves would be moving at a fast pace and constantly remapping below overlapping terrain.

The Association of Pinoyprintmakers (A/P) echoes this shifting, remixing, and re-casting of “territories” with the printmaker’s overlapping intentions and executions. Territories asks of its participating artists to render prints that insist on hybridity and that is unafraid of fusion into the contemporary realm. A print now is no longer merely a print but has the markings of different disciplines, skimming through various materials and becoming malleable in adaptable surfaces. The question of the plurality of territories touches on technique, materiality, or issues that one can never truly render the print as just a print but a matrix of interconnected styles and rendering.

Participating artists include Ambie Abaño, Don Amorsolo, Jose Santos Ardivilla, Virgilio Aviado, Mars Bugaoan, Mica Cabildo, Benjie Torrado Cabrera, Joey Cobcobo, Noel Cuizon, Fil Delacruz, Janos Delacruz, Ferdinand Doctolero, Imelda Cajipe Endaya, Noell E.L. Farol, Jess Flores, Paolo Amorsolo H. Jacob, Lenore R.S. Lim, Angelo Magno, Sam Occeno, Rhoda Recto, Pablo Baen Santos, Jun-Jun Sta. Ana, Mutya Teodoro-Sambile, TUP Fine Arts Students, and Wesley Valenzuela.

Opening reception: December 3, 2015, Thursday, 6:00 pm

Venue: Bulwagang Fernando Amorsolo (Small Gallery), Pasilyo Victorio Edades (4F Hallway Gallery), and 4th floor Atrium

Territories is on view until February 7, 2016. Viewing hours are from Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. The Association of Pinoyprintmakers will be having an Artists’ Talk on January 20, 2016, Wednesday, 2:00 pm as well as a Lecture and Demonstration on January 27, 2016, Wednesday, 2:00 pm. Both activities will be at the CCP’s 4th floor MKP Hall.

For more information, contact the CCP Visual Arts and Museum Division, Production and Exhibition Department at 8321125 loc. 1504/1505, or email ccp.exhibits@gmail.com.

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