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CCP 50th Anniversary poster exhibition opens this March

POSTER/ITY: 50 Years of Art and Culture at the CCP will run until 26 May at the Bulwagang Juan Luna (Main Gallery), Pasilyo Guillermo Tolentino (3F Hallway Gallery), Library and Archives, and Buffeteria. Exhibit viewing hours are Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm.

In commemoration of its 50th anniversary, the exhibition POSTER/ITY: 50 Years of Art and Culture at the CCP will open on 21 March, Thursday at 6pm in the Bulwagang Juan Luna (Main Gallery) of the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

The exhibition features a selection of over 200 posters of exhibitions, performances and other events held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines from its opening in 1969 to the present. 

Accompanied by a timeline of CCP’s history, the exhibition traces the institution’s various artistic directions — from the pursuit of a modern and international Filipino aesthetic in the 70s, to a more nationalistic search for a new Filipino identity after 1986, to today’s celebration of the diversity in Filipino cultural traditions and histories.

Unraveling the poster’s potential as a platform for communicating art and culture to the public, the exhibition also provides an opportunity for the study of Philippine modern graphic design. As a medium of its time, posters reflect not only political and social conditions, but also the coming together of art and design through the creation of new visual languages and technologies. While they circulate less in print and more through digital formats, posters continue to be an essential tool for visual communication while remaining a unique historical and artistic document.

POSTER/ITY: 50 Years of Art and Culture at the CCP will run until 26 May at the Bulwagang Juan Luna (Main Gallery), Pasilyo Guillermo Tolentino (3F Hallway Gallery), Library and Archives, and Buffeteria. Exhibit viewing hours are Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm. Hours are extended until 10pm on days with evening performances at the CCP Main Theater.

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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 (ccp.exhibits@gmail.com) or visit www.culturalcenter.gov.ph.

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