Arts & Culture (04/13/22) – BusinessWorld Online

CCP pays tribute to National Artist Bien Lumbera

THE CULTURAL Center of the Philippines (CCP) and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts will hold a necrological tribute for the late National Artist for Literature Bienvenido Lumbera on April 23. Mr. Lumbera passed away on Sept. 28, 2021 at the age of 89. The tribute will start with the Arrival of Honors at 8:30 am at the CCP Front Lawn, followed by a program at 9 am at the CCP Main Theater. The state funeral will follow at noon at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Mr. Lumbera was conferred the Order of the National Artists, the highest national recognition given to Filipino individuals, for his significant contributions and achievements in Philippine literature, in 2006. The public is invited to pay tribute to the great literary master, following health and safety guidelines . For those attending the tribute, read the CCP protocols for Alert Level 1 here:

Holy Week art installation on view at Molito

TO CELEBRATE Holy Week, artist Kristine Lim presentsTetelestaiwhere a crucifix lies on the floor like a path that our lives were meant to walk through or a solid foundation that we can stand on. Ms. Lim’s work, together with Jonathan Manalo’s musical score entitled “Ililigtas Ka Nya, ”Is meant to allow visitors to make their personal reflections while passing the three-part installation. “Tetelestai” is on exhibit at Molito Lifestyle Center until April 17. The installation was done in collaboration with New Life Christian Center, Art Lounge Manila, and Molito Lifestyle Center.

Monumental abstracts at Art Lounge Manila

TAKING advantage of its walls which can accommodate oversized works, Art Lounge Manila presents “Monumental Abstracts,” a group exhibit of works by Anna de Leon, Francis Nacion, Jr., Louie Ignacio, Jonathan Dangue, Ricky Francisco, Melissa Yeung Yap, and 0270501. Using canvases with one side measuring more than 10 feet (most are 16 feet), this project was born out of the thrill of creating something memorable and impactful. The exhibit features a diversity of subjects and inspirations. Art Lounge Manila is at the Podium Mall, Ortigas Center. The show runs until April 30. For inquiries, call 0977-839-8971 or 0998-993-7963, or email

Art in the Park goes online

AFTER THE hybrid edition of Art Fair Philippines 2022, this year Art in the Park returns online on April 24 to May 1. Known as the more affordable counterpart to the Art Fair, Art in the Park features art pieces whose prices are capped at P50, 000. This year, 63 galleries will be showcasing works online. For more information, visit

Ballet Manila streams Passages on Pointe: Artistry

BALLET MANILA present Passages on Pointe, a series of online ballet performances made possible by the Innovations Grants Project of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. The eight-episode piece, “Artistry,” is now on view at the Ballet Manila YouTube Channel (Episode 8. ARTISTRY | Ballet Minis Series | Passages on Pointe) along with previous episodes: “Grace,” “Stamina,” “Practice,” “Vision,” “Passion,” and “Dream.” Upcoming episodes are “Commitment,” and “Tradition.”

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