In celebration of its 50th anniversary, the Cultural Center of the Philippines is proud to once again present the groundbreaking exhibition POSTER/ITY: 50 Years of Art and Culture at the CCP this October until year-end. The exhibition features a selection of over 200 posters of exhibitions, performances and other events held at the CCP from its opening in 1969 to the present.
Accompanied by a timeline of CCP’s history, POSTER/ITY gathers ephemera of what can be ascribed as a national cultural agenda, tracing the institution’s various artistic directions - from the pursuit of a modern and international Filipino aesthetic in the 70s, to a more nationalistic search for a new Filipino identity after 1986, to today’s celebration of the diversity in Filipino cultural traditions and histories.
Unraveling the poster’s potential as a platform for communicating art and culture to the public, POSTER/ITY also provides an opportunity for the study of Philippine modern graphic design. As a medium of its time, posters reflect not only political and social conditions, but also the coming together of art and design through the creation of new visual languages and technologies. While they circulate less in print and more through digital formats, posters continue to be an essential tool for visual communication while remaining a unique historical and artistic document.
The exhibition catalog, as well as reproductions of selected posters are available at the CCP Marketing Department, the Archivo 1984 CPP gift shop and at artbooks.ph.
The exhibit POSTER/ITY: 50 Years of Art and Culture at the CCP may be viewed from 8 October to 8 December 2019 at the Bulwagang Juan Luna (Main Gallery), Pasilyo Guillermo Tolentino (3F Hallway Gallery), and Buffeteria. Exhibit viewing hours are Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm. Hours are extended until 10pm on days with evening performances at the CCP Main Theater. For more information, contact the Visual Arts and Museum Division, Production and Exhibition Department at (632) 832-1125 loc. 1504/1505 and (632) 832-3702, mobile (0917) 6033809, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.culturalcenter.gov.ph.