September 2, 2017

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You are welcome to attend the free fifth HOCUS Lecture Series this Saturday, September 2, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Osmeña Function Hall, National Museum of Fine Arts.

Dr. Jose Victor Torres, Associate Professor from the De La Salle University, will be giving a talk on the ”Cross and Crucible: The Spanish Missionaries (1565-1800)”. Joining him are Architect. Paulo Alcazaren who will discuss “ARROCEROS: Saving Manila’s Last Green Frontier and Architect Dominic Galicia, who will focus on the Adapative Reuse of the Department of Tourism (DOT) building”.

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 collaboration collaboration between lawyer and historian Atty. Saul Hofileña, Jr., and artist-restorer Guy Custodio, engaging viewers to look and read the paintings like books as these are contemporary vignettes of the Philippine history presented in allegorically. Ms. Gemma Cruz-Araneta curated this exhibition, marking her return to the National Museum where she was formerly Director.

This lecture is for free and open to the public, however participants are encouraged to pre-register to reserve seats. Please For the pre-registration, please contact the NM 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 Facebook page.

© The National Museum of the Philippines (2017)

Osmeña Function Hall, National Museum of Fine Arts
2 PM - 4 PM
FREE
September 1, 2017

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Lesley-Anne Cao is a visual artist working with objects, text, and interventions as modes of inquiry on art, socio-cultural spaces, and the everyday. Her work is informed by her involvement as an assistant and amateur archivist in the art production, publications, exhibitions, and archival projects of other artists and institutions. She received her BFA from the University of the Philippines, College of Fine Arts and spent a semester at the École National Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France and has engaged in art initiatives and exhibitions since. She lives and works in Quezon City.

Itos Ledesma is a transdisciplinary writer, researcher, and cultural worker interested in the absurd, the intertextual, and the indeterminate, exploring these concepts through sound, text, performance, and new media. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Comparative Literature from the University of the Philippines and currently resides in Marikina.

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ESC Projects deal with spatial negotiations, transformations and interventions. It revolves around particular locations, contexts and renditions—whether as flights of the imagination or discharges of the creative spirit. ESC artists are given the freedom to conceive and visualize new landscapes. This 98B program evolved as a parallel event of the Saturday X Future Market @ ESCOLTA. For the HUB: Make Lab, It continues its experimental platform as an exhibition, activity, installation or creative endeavor.

98b COLLABoratory, MEZ2, First United Building, 413 Escolta, Manila
3 PM
FREE
August 25 to September 8, 2017
August 31, 2017

Join us for the most inspiring day of the year.
THE 59TH RAMON MAGSAYSAY AWARDS PRESENTATION CEREMONIES
31 August 2017 | 4:00 PM | Cultural Center of the Philippines

Asia’s Premier Prize, the Ramon Magsaysay Award, is presented formally to the year’s laureates in ceremonies at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. The trustees of the Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation bestow Asia’s highest honor personally to each of the awardees after their individual award citations have been read to the overflow audience. In turn, each awardee delivers a brief response, and the guest of honor closes the ceremonies with a short congratulatory message.

Simple yet moving, these formal ceremonies are open to the public. After the ceremonies, the guests may personally meet and greet the Magsaysay Awardees during a short reception at the theater lobby.

The Magsaysay Awards Presentation Ceremonies, held every year on the birth anniversary of the late President Ramon Magsaysay, is a unique event that many people really look forward to—leaders, students, scholars, the foreign community, entire families, and ordinary people alike—because it provides hope, inspiration, and pride to all who seek to build a better world.

Witness this inspiring event! Join in the celebration of Asia’s good news! Meet the Awardees and be inspired anew!

August 30, 2017

 

Join 2017 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee YOSHIAKI ISHIZAWA (Japan) in his FREE PUBLIC LECTURE where he will discuss his lifelong work of preserving and restoring Cambodia’s Angkor Wat, one of the world’s most important cultural treasures. http://festival.rmaf.org.ph/#RamonMagsaysayAward

August 26 - 27, 2017

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“Sometimes, we as artists show the people what is happening in society, yet sometimes people are in denial. It’s very wrong… The issues must be told, through videos, music… Why not through dance?” – Beauty Balaga last March, KoryoLab 2017

From this initial idea comes Beauty’s “Dili Jud Dulaan (Definitely Not A Toy)”, a work stemming from the 2015 news of a horrific and controversial video featuring a young toddler named Daisy.

Catch the world premiere of “Dili Jud Dulaan (Definitely Not A Toy)” at Koryolab this August 26 and 27, 2pm and 6pm, at the CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute.

For ticket inquiries, please call the CCP Box Office at 832-3704 and TicketWorld at 891-9999 or visit https://www.ticketworld.com.ph/Online/Koryolab2017.

#koryolab2017 #ccpchoreoseries #byutibalaga #rmmcteatroambahanon #dance#contemporarydance #artist

Photo c/o Mika Fabella

CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute CCP Studio Theater, CCP Complex
2 PM | 6 PM
300 PhP
August 27, 2017
August 26, 2017
August 24, 2017

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Malate, Manila’s original bohemian enclave. A place of artists, booze and hidden Art Deco treasures!

Join us as we explore this historic neighborhood through its selection of 1930’s Art Deco buildings. On this walk, we’ll learn about the Commonwealth-era’s signature modernist style and visit Deco-style homes, hidden chapels, apartments, a jewel-box theater and take a peek at Manila’s only Art Deco style sports complex!

Lunch will be served after the tour.

Tour Fee: Php1,500.00/head inclusive of tour and lunch
(reservation is a must.)

To sign up, please email fun@oldmanilawalks.com

This tour is part of the week-long Artkitektura Festival of the Architecture and the Arts. Details at www.artkitekturafestival.com

Malate, Manila
8 AM - 11 AM
1,500 PhP
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