ArtInformal, Mandaluyong City
Ongoing until June 25
Contemporary visual artist Zean Cabangis turns views of familiar landscapes into astonishing works of art using different medium in his latest solo exhibition. Being a constant traveler, Cabangis continues to gain new ground while seeing new sceneries, which he then turns into collage and paintings featuring fields and vistas that take form as reconstructed realities.
The University of the Philippines Fine Arts graduate combines photography, acrylic paint and his technique of using emulsion transfers along with other interventions to give way to visions of structures that seem like they are sitting on the horizon.
To know more about this ongoing solo show, visit www.artinformal.com.
Bulwagang Fernando Amorsolo, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila
Ongoing until July 3
Bacolod-based artists Moreen Austria and Peter James Fantinalgo present their respective sculptures and installations that illustrate the uniqueness of the Negros and Panay relationship as shaped by their past and reflected by the vitality of their present.
The exhibit, whose title is the Hiligaynon word that means umbilical cord, probes into the historical and cultural connection between the two neighboring provinces in the Visayas region. Through the artworks on display, Austria and Fantinalgo create a venue to re-evaluate the transformations that have happened in the two provinces and in the entire region.
Contact CCP’s Visual Arts and Museum Division, Production and Exhibition Department at (02) 832-1125 local 1504 and 1505 or email email@example.com for inquiries and more details.
Surviving the Burning Fields
ArtistSpace, Ayala Museum, Makati City
June 2 to 15
Visual artist Tristram Miravelles conjures a world that is in perpetual melee by painting strange, dissonant and corrupt images that impress on the futility of finding life’s meaning. The struggle of his characters in finding a place and meaning in an irrational world is evident in each piece.
Miravelles’ current series is a product of his observations on the chaos that besieged him and of his trepidations regarding his position on the subject. By surveying the themes of life and death, human conditions and limitations, freedom and volitions, it’s apparent that the exhibit locates itself in the immediate reality.
Apart from a showcase of creativity, the exhibition also serves as a fundraiser for the Art Beat project of the Rotary Club of Makati West. Art Beat raises funds in conjunction with the Gift of Life to provide free medical attention to children suffering from congenital heart disease.
For more information on the exhibit, contact Ysobel Art Gallery at (02) 576-4758 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Liederabend: A Night of German Songs
Ground floor, Ayala Museum, Makati City
June 2, 6:30 p.m.
LIED Duo Knut Schoch and Carsten Linck are coming to the country for one night of German guitar music in this concert staged by Ayala Museum and Independent Philippine Art Ventures, Inc.
The duo’s captivating concert appearances, enhanced by short introductions to the works and their respective composers, give an unforgettable insight into rarely heard but exciting repertoires. Their usual repertoires include both original compositions from the 1800s and original arrangements of works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Schubert, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and Johannes Brahms. For the show, Linck will play a 19th century guitar replica by Johann Georg Staufer which is said to have a very similar sound to a fortepiano (the earlier version of the piano).
Ticket prices range from P300 to P700. Call (02) 759-8288 local 31 or email
email@example.com for inquiries and reservations.
The Normal Heart
PETA Theater, Quezon City
June 3 to 5
This Larry Kramer-written autobiographical play is set to pierce through the hearts of the audience on its three-day run here in the Philippines. The story follows the life of Ned Weeks, a passionate writer in New York City in the early 1980s, as he rallies for recognition and cure of HIV/AIDS that was plaguing his community.
For its second showing here in the country – the first one was staged in July 2015 – Bart Guingona, who’s also directing, plays the lead character while Richard Cunanan portrays Ben Weeks, Topper Fabregas as Felix Turner and TJ Trinidad as Bruce Niles. Joining the cast are Roselyn Perez, Red Concepcion, Nor Domingo and Jef Flores.
Ticket prices for the play range from P500 to P1,200. For ticket reservations, log on to
www.ticketworld.com.ph or call the PETA Theater Center office at (02) 725-6244 local 23.
Ayala Museum, Makati City
June 4 and 11
Travel and lifestyle photographer Paco Guerrero will help shed light on how photography can become a powerful narrative tool through the form of photo essay in this two-day workshop. Participants will look back at the origins of the first documentary photographs by studying W. Eugene Smith and his work for Life magazine.
Using this working knowledge of the photo essay, participants will be given a chance to work on their own image sets by embedding at several locations around Makati City. The objective is to give them a taste of the challenges involved in shooting a short photo essay.
The P5,500 workshop fee is inclusive of materials, handouts, snacks and one day free access to the Ayala Museum and Filipinas Heritage Library. Call (02) 759-8288 local 35 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ayalamuseum.org for inquiries and more details.