October 27, 2016

October 27, 2016

THE Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) presents a milestone exhibition by renowned artist Danilo Dalena to cap off its Visual Arts program for 2016. A retrospective exhibit entitled Last Full Show will be presented at the third and fourth floor galleries of the CCP and will run from 10 December 2016 until 4 March 2017.

Last Full Show takes off from where the larger public was last served the broadest sweep of Danilo Dalena’s body of work in his 1990 survey exhibition also at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

Fuelled by his virtual absence on the gallery circuit for over 25 years, the perception that Dalena had hibernated from art all those years is dispelled as Last Full Showreveals suites of drawings and paintings only recently done even as the artist has been slowed by several health crises. 

Characteristic of Dalena’s signature affinity with the scatological and repellant, what could be of particular interest is his yet unfinished series of images referencing unseemly acts and antics in seedy movie houses. While loosely taking on the structure of cinema with establishing sequences, transitions, freeze frames, and denouements, Last Full Show is posited as a grand unfolding rather than definitive account. Dalena himself insists that the wordplay be taken in the spirit of the elaborately risqué closing numbers of his famed Alibangbang (bar) series and the final all-star game of the now moribund Jai Alai where the performance goes full throttle and the one-upmanship is cutthroat and  in your face.

Last Full Show may be viewed from Tuesday to Sunday,10am-6pm, beginning 10 December 2016. Free admission. For more information, contact the CCP 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 visit www.culturalcenter.gov.ph.