CCP exhibits ‘Lawig’


The Cultural Center of the Philippines, with support from Orange Gallery, presents the venue grant exhibition Lawig by Moreen Austria and Peter James Fantinalgo. The exhibit is running until July 3 at the CCP’s Bulwagang Fernando Amorsolo (Small Gallery).

Lawig, a Hiligaynon word that means umbilical cord, is an exhibition of sculptures and installations by Bacolod-based artists Moreen Austria and Peter James Fantinalgo. It probes into the umbilical connection between the neighboring islands of Negros and Panay in the Visayas region of the Philippines. The provinces’ tightly tangled history, shared language and unique culture has undergone significant transformations that produced two distinct mental mode of realities—one elitist, another populist, that resulted in the incessant “sibling rivalry” that has existed for decades.

Lawig envisions a contemporary exhibition that stages the uniqueness of the Negros and Panay relationship as shaped by its past and reflected by the vitality of its shared and separate present. It aspires to create a venue for Hiligaynon historical and socio-cultural re-evaluation. The exhibit is curated by Noel El Farrol.

The exhibit can be viewed from Tuesday to Sunday, beginning 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


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