01 June 2009

The Kasibulan's 20th Year @ CCP

Ongoing at the Main Gallery of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) is the major exhibition of the Kasibulan, an organization of women artists now celebrating their 20th year as a group.

The exhibit "PasyoNasyon" descends from lessons conceived, learned and acquired in a cultural sense from Woman as (Mythical) Hero: Babaye-Babaylan-Baganihan, a major Kasibulan project concluded last July 2008. Pasyonasyon is an attempt to concretize and materialize concepts and ideas that revolve around the cultural history of the Philippines as seen through oral traditions (such as pasyon, babaylan, rituals, etc.) as such traditions are carried forth by women as primary figures of these rituals.

Pasyonasyon showcase wearable art in various forms and media. It serves as the converging point of different art practitioners from diverse art disciplines (dance, music, visual and digital arts, performance and literary art) to come up with provocative images, sounds, and movements.

And here are some of the works on exhibit:

Alma Quinto
Let's Talk Peace

Brenda Fajardo
Pasyon Buhay
Inang Bayan

Kiri Lluch Dalena
Purple Books of Slogans

Baidy Mendoza
"Why Tie Our Necks"
Recycled Neckties

Rosel Raso Valenzuela
Araw, Bigyan Liwanag Ang Mga Pangarap!

Ramona Dela Cruz Gaston

Doris Rodriguez
Life Beyond Lines

Christine Sioco
Vain Self-Esteem

Racquel de Loyola

Christine Sioco

Zenaida Xavier
Monica's Alphabet

Zap Iram
Abandoned Nests

Lia Torralba
Ang Birhen
Ang Prosti
Ang Sosyal

Racquel de Loyola

Racquel de Loyola
Bubble Economy

Irma Lacorte
in collaboration with
Dennis Andrew S. Aguinaldo
and the UPLB students (below)

The exhibit is open to the public until June 21, 2009.