ARTISTS TALK ON AUG. 11 AT THE CCP

August 08, 2016

PRESS RELEASE
AUGUST 8, 2016

The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) invites all art and photography enthusiasts to attend an upcoming Artists Talk by current exhibitors Jippy Pascua and Dennese Victoria. The talk will be held on 11 August, Thursday, at 6:30pm in the Pasilyo Victorio Edades (4F Hallway Gallery). Their exhibition Myth opened last 14 July in the same venue.

Although an exhibition of photographs, Myth is not so much about the individual images, as it is about questioning how and why the artists have accumulated, kept, and eventually selected the images for this installation. Part of the exhibition is an invitation for the visitors to participate and to collaborate in shaping it as a work; to play a role – in editing it, making sense of it, and in a sense, rewriting it. Whether in the taking of an image off the wall, or in the exchange of writing down a name, what the exhibition is about is only what it is at a certain point. The images will deplete. The names will multiply. There is no single story.

Jippy Pascua is an artist and a filmmaker. He studied Creative Advertising in Canada and since 2008 has been working on creating films. His short film Excerpts premiered at the 2014 Singapore International Film Festival as part of the Southeast Asian Short Film Competition Programme. His works have been exhibited in various venues individually and as part of a collective of artists working mainly with film and photography called Tito & Tita.

Born in 1991 in the Philippines, Dennese Victoria’s images revolve around the themes of truth, memory, and personal history. She studied Journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and in 2011 interned at a weekly TV documentary where she then worked and filmed with the team and their other projects until 2014.

Other exhibitions on view at the CCP are Promdi, the group exhibit of Dumaguete artists, until 14 August at the Pasilyo Vicente Manansala (2F Hallway Gallery) and Pasilyo Guillermo Tolentino (3F Hallway Gallery) and Ryan Rubio’s Instinctual Creation until 11 September Bulwagang Fernando Amorsolo (Small Gallery).

CCP gallery hours are from Tuesday to Sunday, 10am-6pm (or 8pm on days with performances in the Main Theater). For more information, contact the Visual Arts & Museum Division, Production & Exhibition Department at landlines (632) 8321125 local 1504/1505, or (632) 8323702, mobile (0917) 6033809, email ccp.exhibits@gmail.com, or visitwww.culturalcenter.gov.ph.