The Cultural Center of the Philippines


16 September to 18 October 2015

Bulwagang Carlos V. Francisco (Little Theater Lobby)


Finissage 15 October 2015

Artist Talk: 4:00 pm

Cocktails: 6:00 pm



The use of craft in contemporary art means a dedication to materials and processes, though not entirely as a path to perfection and polish. On the contrary, the craft approach to art production shuns aesthetic perfection as a reaction to the omnipresence of technology in everyday life. Art that comes out of craftwork is a celebration of individuality amidst the spirit of globalism. It provides a concreteness and tactility that cyberspace can only offer virtually. It is in contrast to certain tendencies in globalism that promote a sense of cultural uniformity. 


In their exhibit, artists Steph Palallos, Carmel Lim-Torres, and Josephine Turalba create diverse art highlighting the Handmade. They express personal experience rather than give voice to a collective social message. Consider Turalba’s leatherwork as a means to re-imagine landscapes from memory, or Palallos’ sewing fabric to construct garments that expose the ailing body, or Lim-Torres’ embroidery applied to paper, ceramics and wood to express hope amidst ecological peril.


The artist's will be having their exhibit finissage on 15 October 2015, which will begin with an Artist talk at 4pm and cocktails at 6pm. Handmade is on view from 16 September to 11 October 2015. Viewing hours are Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm. For more information, call the CCP Visual Arts & Museum Division, Production & Exhibition Department at (632) 832-1125 loc. 1504/1505, (632) 832-3702, mobile (63920) 4700690, email ccp.exhibits@gmail.com www.old.culturalcenter.gov.ph