‘Transcendental’ Exhibits From Japan to the Cultural Center of the Philippines

Check out the works of visual artists Atsuko Yamagata and Mervy Pueblo, fresh from Japan's Nakanojo Biennale international art festival.

This November 14, 2019, Thursday, 6pm, the Cultural Center of the Philippines unveils the work of visual artists Mervy Pueblo and Atsuko Yamagata from the recently concluded 7th international art festival called the Nakanojo Biennale in Japan.

The CCP invites visitors to look into the insights of the artists in this exhibition who address historical, contemporary and societal specters.

Piece by Mervy Pueblo

Pueblo and Yamagata, visual artists based in Manila, met, created and exhibited their works at the biennale that was held in Japan last September 2019.

Working both individually during their artist in residency of the biennale, Pueblo and Yamagata realized projects that respond to the physical and nonphysical realm.

Pueblo’s installation is interjected with coded references, creating socially charged mysterious draperies that function as a portrait of our contemporary reality.

Works of Atsuko Yamagata

Yamagata playfully explores animist processes and presents materialistic definitions of the immaterial just like how one’s journey is recorded by one’s own footprint. Transcendental offers an immersive experience that sets the space for an examination of one’s own values and of the indelible tracks that continues even after one’s presence is relinquished.

The exhibit Transcendental will have its opening on 14 November, 6pm, at the CCP’s Bulwagang Carlos V. Francisco (Little Theater Lobby). The exhibition will run until 9 February 2020. 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.  For more information, contact the Visual Arts and Museum Division, Production and Exhibition Department at (632) 88321125 loc. 1504/1505 and (632) 88323702, mobile (0917-6033809), email ccp.exhibits@gmail.com or visit www.culturalcenter.gov.ph.

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