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Take a Line for a Walk | Cabrera, Borlongan, et al

UP Vargas Museum, in collaboration with CANVAS, opens Take a Line For a Walk, a group exhibition curated by Elmer Borlongan on 20 June at 6 in the evening. It showcases a collection of drawings from different contemporary artists. Take a Line for a Walk is derived from the modernist painter Paul Klee’s quote “Drawing is taking a […]

Ligalig: Art in a Time of Turmoil

Ligalig, a Filipino word for “threat,” encompasses the themes that continue to be relevant to this day — threat to life and freedom brought about by abuse of power, poverty, economic and social inequalities, and environmental degradation.  The range of artworks in this exhibition is quite varied — from paintings, prints, and drawings to mixed media […]

Appropriated Souls | Benedicto Cabrera

To celebrate National Artist Benedicto Cabrera’s 50 creative years, the National Museum invites you to his retrospective exhibition, “BenCab: Appropriated Souls”, featuring his Larawan and Sabel artworks. It is in Gallery XXI, 3rd floor of the National Museum of Fine Arts (Old Legislative Building). For more information, please read the About section of this FB […]

BenCab: Another Scale

The exhibition presents BenCab’s recreation of his installation done in Bandung, Indonesia in 1998 as a result of his collaboration with other Southeast-Asian artists for a workshop on Urbanisation. The installation is a reflection on urbanization and a critique of present-day environmental dilemmas. A reprise of his performance around this installation, also first executed in […]

BenCab Glory at the Start of 2016

The Manila art scene for 2016 starts off well with a feast of exhibitions dedicated to Benedicto Cabrera (more familiarly known as BenCab), one of the country’s National Artists, perhaps to conclude the celebration of the artist’s 50 creative years. Aside from the musical performed by reknowned actress Iza Calzado last July and the year-long sale of limited-edition […]

BenCab Portraits

Ayala Museum celebrates National Artist Benedicto “BenCab” Cabrera’s five decades of artistry and contributions to Philippine art through an exhibition BenCab Portraits running from November 28, 2015 to January 24, 2016 at the museum’s Ground Floor Gallery. The exhibition features over a hundred portraits, many publicly exhibited for the first time, which will be complemented […]

BenCab: The Filipino Artist

The Metropolitan Museum of Manila takes its turn in celebrating the fifty creative years of National Artist BenCab (Benedicto Cabrera) with a retrospective exhibition open to the public from October 5 and will run until February 27 next year. BenCab: The Filipino Artist presents a rare opportunity to survey the prolific career of the artist […]

BenCab in Two Movements

National Artist for Visual Arts Benedicto “BenCab” Cabrera has always been interested in movement and form. His paintings are infused with vigorous rhythmic brush strokes, flowing lines, and spirited body movements. Samsung Electronics Philippines supports Yuchengco Museum’s tribute exhibition to BenCab in celebration of his 50 creative years as an artist. Entitled BenCab in Two […]