August 12, 2017

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Join the National Museum of the Philippines for the fourth lecture series of the HOCUS exhibition this Saturday, August 12, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Recto Function Hall, National Museum of Fine Arts.

Guy Custodio, one of the collaborators of the HOCUS exhibition, will be talking about his work in restorating church ceilings in Bohol and its relation to the HOCUS collection. Joining him are Atty. Mark Evidente, President of the Heritage Conservation Society (HCS), with a lecture entitled “HOT YAKI-TORRE: A Discussion on Supreme Court decision on Torre de Manila Case”, and Architect Paulo Alcazaren, whose talk “ARROCEROS: Saving Manila’s Last Green Frontier”, will underscore his advocacy as a landscape architect.

The HOCUS exhibition features 32 contemporary paintings that deal with the subject of Patronato Real or Royal Patronage, an arrangement made by the Spanish Monarchy and the Holy See and its ramifications to the Spanish colonial rule in the Philippines. These works are the outcome of the teamwork between lawyer and historian Atty. Saul Hofileña, Jr., and artist-conservator Guy Custodio, engaging viewers to look and read the paintings like books as these are current vignettes of Philippine history presented allegorically. Ms. Gemma Cruz-Araneta curated this exhibition that marks her return to the National Museum where she was formerly its Director.

This lecture is free and open to the public, however participants are encouraged to pre-register to reserve seats. Please contact the Fine Arts Division at nm.finearts@gmail.com or call (02) 527-1219.

The HOCUS Exhibition is on view at Gallery XXI until October 29, 2017. The National Museum of Fine Arts is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. Admission to the museum is free of charge. For more information, please see the About section of this FB page.

Poster by Ceres Canilao/NM Fine Arts Division.

© The National Museum of the Philippines (2017)

National Museum of Fine Arts,P. Burgos Drive, Rizal Park, 1000 Manila
2 PM - 4 PM
FREE
August 25, 2017

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Ever wanted to have an entire historic building for yourself to explore and photograph without anyone else getting in the way? Now is your chance!

Due to popular demand, this month we’re bringing back our Photowalk tours.

Get a chance to explore and photograph the unique architectural marvel that is San Sebastian Basilica–the country’s first and only all-metal building. Get access to hidden spaces–from the choir loft, to the attic, to the belfries.

AVAILABLE SLOTS:
UPDATE (08/04): 30 SLOTS LEFT

Reserve a slot now at http://tinyurl.com/SaveSSBasilicaReservations!

PHOTOWALK TOUR INCLUSIONS:
– 1 – 1.5 hours guided tour of the Basilica
– 1 – 1.5 hours “free to roam” period and exclusive “closed door” access to the church during its siesta hour (when the church closes, other guests are asked to vacate, the doors are closed to the public, and Photowalk tour guests get the rare opportunity to have the entire building for themselves to photograph)
– use of scaffolding inside the Basilica
– complementary (1) bottled water and (1) souvenir

TOUR DURATION
– 3 hours

WHAT TO SEE AND LEARN FROM OUR TOURS
See http://tinyurl.com/SaveSSBasilicaTours for more information on the content of our guided tours.

TOUR PRICES
– Php 375 (regular guests)
– Php 300 (discounted guests: teachers, students, senior citizens, PWDs, residents of Quiapo)

PROMOS AND DISCOUNTS
We’re currently offering promos and discounts to Facebook groups we’ve invited in the past! Members (since June 30, 2017) of the following groups can enjoy a 20% discount!
– Lomomanila
– GP Photographers
– Canon Photographers Philippines

If you’re a member of a photography-related group, class, or organization and would like to enter into a partnership with the Basilica for promos and discounts, just send us an email at savesansebastian.org@gmail.com!

CAN’T MAKE IT TO THIS SCHEDULE?
No worries. Starting August 2017, we’re offering private Photowalk tours for interested guests! See our tours page for more information on private tour prices and inclusions: http://tinyurl.com/SaveSsBasilicaTours

WANT A WEEKEND SCHEDULE AND AVAIL OF PER PAX RATES BUT YOU DON’T HAVE THE MINIMUM PAX?
If you’re a party of less than the minimum pax (10pax for photowalks without scaffolding, 15pax for photowalks with scaffolding), we can group you and other smaller groups together. Just comment in this post that you’d like a Saturday tour, subjective to the availability of the church and the guides.

(Photo by Chester Ong)

San Sebastian Church (Manila) Plaza del Carmen, San Miguel, City of Manila, Manila
10 AM - 1 PM
Php 375 (regular guests) // Php 300 (discounted guests: teachers, students, senior citizens, PWDs, residents of Quiapo)
August 26, 2017
August 19, 2017
August 12, 2017

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A mix of art, crafts, artist made merchandise, packaged food + snacks, plants + pots + planters, indie clothing + accessory labels, vintage + second hand items, books + magazines, goods for the home.

HUB: Make Lab 413 Escolta Street, First United Building, 1006 Manila
11 AM - 8 PM
FREE
August 16 - 25, 2017

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This month’s selection for #MCADFilmScreenings August 2017 focuses on adaptations of the work of Argentine poet, essayist, and short-story writer Jorge Luis Borges whose works have become classics of 20th-century world literature. The screenings will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays of August, inside the 12/F SDA Cinema, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde SDA Campus.


August 16 | 12nn and 3pm 
The Book of Sand (version 1 and 2)
Spiderweb

August 18 | 12nn and 3pm 
The Spider’s Stratagem

August 23 | 12nn and 3pm 
Invasion

August 25 | 12nn and 3pm 
Death and the Compass


The screenings are free and open to the public. For non-CSB, please prepare an ID for access to the DLS-CSB SDA Building. Please inform lobby guards that you are there for the MCAD Film Screenings.

For inquiries, please email mcad@benilde.edu.ph or send us a message through this website.

12/F SDA Cinema, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde SDA Campus.
Wednesdays and Fridays, 12 NN - 3 PM
FREE
August 12, 2017

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Readability as a primary goal of book design looks into fonts as well as production considerations, and results in a book that looks timeless and neutral or reflect its contents. The sensory aspect of a book’s design can provide traction to the reader’s experience of the object, even a challenge to it, so that the movement from data to information to knowledge happens.

Join us on Saturday, 12 August for a talk with Baby Imperial of B+C Design. The talk is free and open to the public as part of the public programs for The Library of Unread Books.

The Library of Unread Books by Heman Chong and Renee Staal is an exhibition made up of donated books that are unread by their previous owners. By receiving and revealing that which people choose not to read, the Library is the result of a collective gesture that traces the perimeters of unwanted knowledge. This is the first run of MCAD Commons, a project that seeks to continue expanding activities of the museum and bringing MCAD’s singular programming to a larger audience to allow for the engagement with creative development, ideas exchange, and support of the artistic process across the areas of research, art practice, and curatorial discourse.

Baby Imperial is one half of Communications and Design Practice, B+C. They explore the intersection of communications, design and the visual arts, combining their capabilities in 2, 3 and 4-dimensional spheres of design and art. Their work as theater set, book and exhibition/graphic designers has received awards and nominations for awards.

First United Building 413 Escolta St, Binondo, Manila, Metro Manila
3 PM - 5 PM
FREE
August 16, 2017

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Focusing on the Kagayanen language of the Province of Palawan and taking off from her experience in community-based language development and literature production activities, Louise Ann MacGregor of the Summer Institute of Linguistics looks into the factors that affect reading ability and what is read or not read. Socio-linguistic context and factors such as the fact that it is not one of the major languages of the Philippines and is not used in schools will be discussed to create an understanding of the challenges faced by many language communities in the Philippines.

The talk is free and open to the public as part of the public programs for The Library of Unread Books.

The Library of Unread Books by Heman Chong and Renee Staal is an exhibition made up of donated books that are unread by their previous owners. By receiving and revealing that which people choose not to read, the Library is the result of a collective gesture that traces the perimeters of unwanted knowledge. This is the first run of MCAD Commons, a project that seeks to continue expanding activities of the museum and bringing MCAD’s singular programming to a larger audience to allow for the engagement with creative development, ideas exchange, and support of the artistic process across the areas of research, art practice, and curatorial discourse.

For more information, please visit www.mcadmanila.org.ph.

FIRST Coworking Community Units 502 & 506, First United Building, Escolta Street, Manila
3 PM - 5 PM
FREE
August 4-13, 2017

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The Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival is a film competition and festival that aims to encourage the creation of new cinematic works by Filipino filmmakers – works that boldly articulate and freely interpret the Filipino experience with fresh insight and artistic integrity. It also aims to invigorate the Philippine filmmaking by developing a new breed of Filipino filmmakers. Each year, ten fresh talents are given a seed grant in order to create the film of their dreams. These films in the New Breed Full Length Category are then featured in festival at the Cultural Center of the Philippines every July and compete for the coveted Balanghai Award. Awards are also given in the Short Feature Category and the Directors Showcase. Along with these competition films are an array of exhibitions that include Tributes to Past Indie Mavericks of Pinoy Cinema, a Cinemalaya Kids’ Treats, World Premieres of New Digital Works (the Cinemalaya/NETPAC Prize), and other modules.

CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard 1300 Pasay