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If you’re looking for a soul-enriching experience, here’s something to help you get through the longest day of the week:

The Cultural Center of the Philippines’ (CCP) has curated an exhibition in honor of National Artist Cesar Legaspi’s birth centennial. While it has ceremonially opened yesterday (April 2, 2017), the art show will run until June 4, 2017 at the CCP galleries. That leaves you plenty of time to play hooky with.

An original member to the “Thirteen Moderns” or the later renamed “Neo-realists,” Cesar Legaspi is well-known for his works on taming cubism in the Philippine art scene. His styles and ways were noted for majorly contributing to the reception of modern art in the country.

Reflective of the artist’s distinctiveness, the launching show entitled “Lying in State” will be highlighting Legaspi’s public art projects and state commissions, including collections from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, the Development Academy of the Philippines, and the CCP itself.

What’s even more exciting about this event are the art pieces from younger generations of artists from various fields, which are showcased mainly to appease the gap between those caught in the scenic past and reverberations of our nation’s rich yet tragic memory of the martial law.

The Lying in State display is available for viewing at Bulwagang Juan Luna (CCP Main Gallery), Pasilyo Guillermo Tolentino (3F Hallway Gallery), and Pasilyo Vicente Manansala (2F Hallway Gallery) from 10 am to 6 pm. Sounds like a good after-work hang, huh?

For more details on the Legaspi birth centennial, visit its Facebook page.


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