The Cultural Center of the Philippines presents the first in-depth exhibition on “Mabini Art”, a genre in Philippine painting that developed in the 1950s. The Mabini Art Movement is at the Bulwagang Juan Luna (Main Gallery), and runs until 23 February 2014. A Curator’s Talk will be held on 24 January, Friday, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
Identified with artists who set up shops at Mabini Street in Ermita, Manila, the label eventually acquired a derogatory meaning particularly for its highly commercial nature. The exhibit, curated by Dr. Pearl E. Tan, looks into its roots from the conservative school propagated by artists who were taught the academic style at the University of the Philippines School of Fine Arts. Her research identified three generations of artists who developed styles and modes of practice that make Mabini Art a distinct genre and movement in Philippine painting. Featured artists include Gabriel Custodio, Miguel Galvez, Cesar Buenaventura, Serafin Serna, Simon Saulog, Salvador “Bading” Cabrera, Paco Gorospe, Roger San Miguel, Rudy Enhambre, and Tony Leriorato. The exhibit feature works borrowed from private collectors as well as institutional collections such as the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, UP Vargas Museum, and Clark Museum.
Gallery schedule is from Tuesdays to Sundays, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM (except holidays).
For more information, contact the CCP Visual Arts and Museum Division at (+632) 8323702 or (+632) 8321125 local 1504.