NCCA and the President of the Republic of the Philippines presents Rodel Tapaya with an "Ani ng Dangal" Award
Posted: February 8, 2012
As a culminating event for the annual Philippine Arts Festival, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and the President of the Republic of the Philippines, Benigno Simeon Aquino III, will present Rodel Tapaya with an Ani ng Dangal Award given for his significant contribution for the uplifting the country's visual arts scene during the past year. The awarding ceremony of the celebration entitled "Ani ng Sining," will be held at the Heroes Hall of the Malacañan Palace on February 28, 2012.
In connection with these awards ceremony, an exhibition including some of the works by the awardees will open on the 10th of February (Friday) at the NCCA Gallery at #633 General Luna Street, Intramuros, Manila.
Rodel Tapaya: Prism and Parallelism at Ben Cab Museum
Posted: February 3, 2012
The ancient and current congregate in Rodel Tapaya’s latest solo exhibition which will open on 25th February 2012 at the Ben Cab Museum in Baguio City. The exhibition pieces together long-treasured folklores that hold unique representations of mythological heroes and indigenous fable characters in beautiful compositions that are as dense and complex as the originating text. The works evoke the hard work, imagination, and inventiveness that went into the beliefs and dreams of our ancestors which occasionally re-appear in the present or confront us with their appending culture and contexts fading in contemporary reality. The exhibition thus draws the serious and lighthearted tales in a manner that gives suggestion rather than conclusion on current social ills and issues.
For more information, please contact Ben Cab Museum by phone: +63 (74) 442-7165.
Car: 15-minute drive from Baguio City center.
Inset: Rodel Tapaya, General Manuk, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 48x36 inches. Rodel Tapaya recalls the Filipino legend of "angry birds" who attempted to launch a coup d' etat against the god Gugurang. As told in the story, when they failed to wrest power, these feathered rebels were then turned into chickens.
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