Arts & Culture (05/04/22) – BusinessWorld Online
Call for entries for the Philippine Heritage Awards 2022
THE NATIONAL Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) is now accepting nominations for the Philippine Heritage Awards. Projects submitted must have been completed within the last two years prior to the closing date for applications, with the exception of projects such as school programs and tours which are continuously implemented under the Heritage Education and Interpretation category. The project must be located in the Philippines. Nominations can be submitted under one of the following categories: Adaptive Reuse, Conservation – Built Heritage, Conservation – Movable Cultural Assets, Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage, Heritage Education and Interpretation, and Support for Heritage Programmes. The submission period is from June to August 31. For more information, visit https://ncca.gov.ph/philippine-heritage-awards/. For any questions or concerns, email: [email protected]
The Embassy of Mexico organizes the Cinco de Mayo Film Fest
IN PARTNERSHIP with the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), the Embassy of Mexico presents the Cinco de Mayo Film Festival taking place May 5-8 at FDCP cinematheques across the country. Five thought-provoking and award-winning Mexican films will screen at FDCP Cinematheque Center Manila, Cinematheque Center Iloilo, Cinematheque Center Davao, Cinematheque Center Negros and Cinematheque Center Nabunturan. The movies are: Maquinaria Panamericana by Joaquin del Paso; Leona by Isaac Cherem; Novea que te vea by Guita Schyfter; Cria Puercos by Ehecatl Garcia; and Mas Amanceres by Jorge Levya. All films will be in Spanish with English subtitles. Admission is free on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, visit the official Facebook page of the Mexican Embassy at www.facebook.com/embamex.filipinas/.
The National Museum organizes an online series on underwater heritage
ON THE OCCASION of National Heritage Month, the National Museum of the Philippines presents the series Maritime and underwater cultural heritagewith online episodes to be uploaded every Monday in May on the museum’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/nationalmuseumofthephilippines) and YouTube channel. The topics of the episode are underwater archaeology, handling and management of collections, exhibition and other activities carried out by the National Museum for the preservation and protection of underwater cultural heritage. The first episode will air on May 9.
The works of Fernando Amorsolo in Lego
The PINOY Lego User Group (PinoyLUG), in partnership with the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and Fernando C. Amorsolo Art Foundation, Inc., presents Solo AMOR Project, a unique and original concept of PinoyLUG transposing three works by Fernando Amorsolo into Lego brick mosaic art. The exhibit is part of the CCP’s commemoration of the 50and anniversary of the proclamation of Amorsolo as the first National Artist of the Philippines in visual arts. Solo AMOR project will take place at the Bulwagang Carlos V. Francisco (small hall of the theater) of the PCC until May 29. It will then move on to a more public setting after its first exposure to the CCP.
Virgin Labfest 17 kicks off in June
THE CULTURAL Center of the Philippines (CCP), The Writer’s Bloc and Tanghalang Pilipino present Virgin Labfest 17: Hinga! June 16-26. Twelve unseen, untested and unstaged works by Filipino writers will be performed live onsite at CCP’s Tanghalang Huseng Batute. Early bird rates (P375) on ticket purchases are only available until May 8 at http://ticketworld.com.ph/. For updates, visit the Virgin Labfest Facebook page at www.facebook.com/thevirginlabfest.
MO_Space presents a collective exhibition
MO_Space presents “An Aging Double”, a group exhibition featuring the works of Jan Balquin, Lesley-Anne Cao, Jed Gregorio, Lou Lim, Veronica Peralejo, Jel Suarez and Miguel Lorenzo Uy, curated by Gary-Ross Pastrana. The exhibition opens to the public on May 7 and will run until June 5. The gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Book on Negros out
THE BOOK Song of Negros: myths and culture in the Philippines, was launched on April 24 at the Ayala Museum. The book contains 15 illustrated myths, legends and folk tales of Negros Island and explains the significance of these tales for the culture of the provinces in particular and the Philippines in general. Dr. Victoria Hoffarth, the book’s author, said at the launch: “Fantasy tales from our culture’s mythology can shape our world in ways we don’t even realize.” In the book, Dr Hoffarth shows how myths are intertwined with history and religion – from Christianity to Islam, from ancient Greece to Hollywood, from pre-Enlightenment Spain to modern Europe and secular. The book is now available at Fully Booked, Ayala Museum, Negros Museum, and their websites for online purchases. After June 28, it will be available on Amazon.co.uk in paperback, e-book and audiobook.