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CCP features exhibition of major sculptural works

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The Cultural Center of the Philippines presents “SITE AND SPACE: Modernist Directions in Sculpture,” an ongoing exhibition of major sculptural works from the CCP Visual Arts Collection (VAC). The show will run until May 19, 2013 at the Bulwagang Juan Luna (Main Gallery) and Pasilyo Guillermo Tolentino (3/F Halfway Gallery).

Sculptures in the CCP VAC are relatively few in number, compared to the paintings, drawings and prints. Nevertheless, the collection includes works by artists who have marked important junctures in modern and contemporary Philippine art, particularly in the last four decades of the 20th century. Included in the exhibition are works by National Artists Napoleon Abueva, Arturo Luz, and J. Elizalde Navarro, the first CCP Director Roberto Chabet, as well as by Eduardo Castrillo, Rey Paz Contreras, Alan Cosio, Edgar Doctor, Lao Lianben, Julie Lluch, Pablo Mahinay, Nelfa Querubin, Paz Abad-Santos, Solomon Saprid, Francisco Verano and Roberto Villanueva.

Like the Modernists of the past century, many of the works in this exhibit have gained iconic stature in contemporary art history. Yet they continue to challenge our way of looking and seeing, as they offer fresh insights to understanding our sense of site or locality, and our sense of space.

Also included in SITE AND SPACE: Modernist Directions in Sculpture is a set of scale models of sculptures created for the Liwasang ASEAN at the South Side of the CCP Main Theater Building. Featured artists include Ramon Orlina (Philippines), Bro. Joseph McNally (Singapore), Redza Piyadasa (Malaysia), Gregorius Sidharta Soegijo (Indonesia) and Awang bin Sitai (Brunei Darusslam) during the last ASEAN Sculpture Symposium held at the CCP in 1989.

The Cultural Center of the Philippines is located at CCP Complex,Tanghalang Pambansa, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City. For more information, call (02) 832-1125 to 1139.

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