The CCP is proud to present its first venue grant exhibition for 2020 entitled Flight ...
Don Bryan Bunag
Curated by Ricky Francisco
PRESENTED BYCultural Center of the Philippines
DATE/TIME/VENUE21 March - 26 April 2020
Bulwagang Carlos V. Francisco (Little Theater Lobby)
The Cultural Center of the Philippines is proud to present its first venue grant exhibition for 2020. Opening on 21 March, Flight Season is a solo exhibit by Bulacan-based artist Don Bryan Bunag. For his first show at the CCP, Bunag tackles the intersection of his childhood memories and the impending development in his hometown through a large-scale installation at the CCP’s Bulwagang Carlos V. Francisco (Little Theater). Making use of the imagery of kites, Bunag grapples with nostalgia for the fleeting and the realities that the future brings, specifically, the creation of the New Manila International Airport in 2,4000 hectares of land in Bulakan, Bulacan.
Flight Season is curated by Ricky Francisco, who ponders in his exhibit essay, “Using memory and pride of place, Flight Season shows active concern for how a major development can change place, people, ecosystem and ultimately, culture…With the vast changes that will happen to Bulakan, Bulacan, whose flight will mark the sky? How will it change the relationship of man to the seasons and to the Earth? What kind of memories will the future children have? How will children socialize and bond with their peers when the public, communal spaces are gone? What of the bond between Bulakan’s fathers and sons?”
Don Bryan Bunag was born in 1993 in Bulakan, Bulacan. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, Major in Visual Communication from the Bulacan State University in 2014, where he also taught from 2015 to 2017. He gained top honors in various art competitions including the PhilPost Papal Stamp Design Competition (2014), Everyone’s Vision Petron National Student Art Competition (2012 and 2013), Cocolife Colors of Life National Student Competition (2013), and most recently, the Grant Prize in the Metrobank Art and Design Excellence Competition in 2015.
Flight Season may be viewed at the CCP’s Bulwagang Carlos V. Francisco (Little Theater) from 21 March to 26 April 2020. Guests are also invited to listen in on a conversation between Bunag and Francisco on 4 April, Saturday at 3pm. Viewing hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm. Hours are extended until 10pm on days with evening performances at the CCP Main Theater. For more information, contact the CCP Visual Arts and Museum Division, Production and Exhibition Department at (632) 8832-1125 loc. 1504/1505 and (632) 8832-3702, mobile (0917) 6033809, email email@example.com or visit www.culturalcenter.gov.ph.