The Cultural Center of the Philippines presents an exhibition on the distinct art of shadowplay. Proposed by the Anino Shadowplay Collective, Bakas Bagtas Bukas is an exhibit that features Anino’s shadowplay archive, bringing the stories of their shadows to light. Guests are invited to attend their opening reception on 4 October at the CCP’s Bulwagang Carlos V. Francisco (Little Theater Lobby). The evening will begin with a special performance by the group at 6pm.
The Anino Shadowplay Collective was formed in 1996 and is composed of multimedia artists from diverse backgrounds: educators, cultural workers, visual artists, musicians, and theatre practicioners. The group is known for their live performances and workshops, often done in collaboration with educational and art institutions. The heart of Anino’s narratives lies in Philippine traditional art and literature, political history and contemporary culture. Its aesthetic, like Philippine culture itself, borrows from a wide canvas, taking influence from Filipiniana to universal pop imagery and “international” experimental art.
Bakas Bagtas Bukas brings together Anino’s collective tales of love, life, community and puppetry. It is about opening their home and celebrating the wonders of imagination, the playfulness of play, and the stories that are woven in between.
Viewing hours are from Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm, or until 10pm on nights with evening performances in the CCP Little Theater. For more information, contact the CCP Visual Arts and Museum Division at 8321125 local 1504/1505, mobile 09176033809, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.