THE Cultural Center of the Philippines, with support from Orange Gallery, presents the venue grant exhibition Lawig by Moreen Austria and Peter James Fantinalgo. The exhibit will run from 19 May to 3 July 2016 at the CCP's Bulwagang Fernando Amorsolo (Small Gallery). It will open with a Artist Talk by Austria and Fantinalgo, which will be followed by the lecture "Negros and Panay: The Tie that Binds” by historian Ma. Cecilia Locsin-Nava, Ph.D at 4:00pm. The exhibit reception will follow at 6:00pm.
Lawig, a Hiligaynon word which means umbilical cord, is an exhibition of sculptures and installations by Bacolod-based artists Moreen Austria and Peter James Fantinalgo. It probes into the umbilical connection between the neighboring islands of Negros and Panay in the Visayas region of the Philippines. The provinces’ tightly tangled history, shared language and unique culture has undergone significant transformations that produced two distinct mental mode of realities – one elitist, another populist, that resulted in the incessant “sibling rivalry” that has existed for decades.
Lawig envisions a contemporary exhibition that stages the uniqueness of the Negros and Panay relationship as shaped by its past and reflected by the vitality of its shared and separate present. It aspires to create a venue for Hiligaynon historical and socio-cultural re-evaluation. The exhibit is curated by Noel El Farrol.
Viewing hours are from Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm. For more information, contact the Visual Arts and Museum Division, Production and Exhibition Department, at (632) 832-1125 loc. 1504/1505 and (632) 832-3702, mobile (0917) 6033809, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.culturalcenter.gov.ph.