Friday, February 19, 2016

The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) presents an international group exhibition entitled Transnational Narrations: Paperworks from February 24 until April 17, 2016 at the CCP’s Bulwagang Juan Luna (Main Gallery) and Pasilyo Guillermo Tolentino (3F Hallway Gallery).

Artworks done on paper tend to stress the skill and presence of the artist’s hand. Their scale is intimate and subtle. In a very real sense they bring us close to the creative act as a direct transmission from brain to hand. The exhibition Transnational Narrations: Paperworks centers on that process. The participating artists come from Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the United States, and work in different mediums such as dry point, lithograph, woodcut, pen and ink, watercolour, gouache, silkscreen, and mixed media.

Samsung supports the exhibition by utilizing technology to promote arts and technology in the Philippines. In this exhibit, some interactive artworks are showcased on Samsung TVs, aiming to offer a unique experience and enhance the connection between the individual and the art piece.

Transnational Narrations: Paperworks was curated by the late British art critic and curator Kevin Power and Spanish curator Mónica Carballas. The travelling exhibition’s Philippine run will be curated by Carballas and will feature the works of Ignacio Alcántara (Dominican Republic); Francisco de Assis Almeida (Brasil); Javier Arce (Spain); José Bedia (Cuba); Chema Cobo (Spain); Abraham Cruzvillegas (Mexico); Marcel Dzama (Canada); Curro González (Spain); David Griggs (Australia); Lauren Kelley (U.S.A.); Abraham Lacalle (Spain); Robert Langenegger (Philippines); Miki Leal (Spain); Mondongo (Argentine); Manuel Ocampo (Philippines); Carlo Ricafort (Philippines); Carlos Rivera (Puerto Rico); Lazaro Saavedra (Cuba); Laurie Steelink (U.S.A.); Taller Popular de Serigrafia (Argentine).

Transnational Narrations: Paperworks will have its opening reception on February 24, 2016, Wednesday at 6:00 pm at the Bulwagang Juan Luna (Main Gallery), 3rd floor CCP Main Theater Building. Regular viewing hours are from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

For more information, please contact the CCP Visual Arts and Museum Division, Production and Exhibition Department at (632) 832-1125 local 1504 / 1505 or (632) 832-3702, mobile (63920) 4700690, or e-mail

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