Linya

October 12, 2016

 

 

PRESENTED BY:

The Cultural Center of the Philippines with support from Secret Fresh

 
 
 
 

DATE/ TIME/ VENUE:  

Opening reception: 12 October, Wednesday, 6pm

 Exhibit duration: 12 October 2016 to 08 January 2017

Pasilyo Vicente Manansala (2F Hallway Gallery)

 
 
 
 

DESCRIPTION:

Maraming uri ng linya, may pahalang, tuwid, alon-alon, paikot, pasigsag, patagilid at putol-putol. Masarap gamitin ang mga linyang ito lalo na sa pagguhit. Bilang mga alagad ng sining, mahal natin ang mga linyang ito. Ito ang sumusuporta sa imahinasyon natin at tumutulong upang mabuo at maisakatuparan ang mga plano at balak. Ito ang tumutulong sa atin upang makatawid tayo mula sa realidad patungo sa sarili nating mundo. Ngunit bilang isang tao na nabubuhay pa rin sa realidad, ang pag-LINYA o pagPILA na siguro ang isa sa pinakasinusumpa nating mangyari pagsimula pa lang ng araw. Sa loob ng pila maraming bagay ang nangyayari, maraming pangarap ang nabubuo. May makikilala kang ibang tao, makakaranas ka ng galit na hindi lang ikaw ang nakakaramdam. Marami kang istorya na maririnig, maagang panitensya at makukuwestyon mo talaga ang lumikha kung bakit ka pinapahirapang luminya nang matagal. Sino ba talaga ang may problema? Ang mga nasa loob ng linya? O ang nagpapatupad ng sistema? Baka isa lang ito sa pagsubok ng Panginoon? Ewan ko. Sa paglinya na siguro makikita kung ano ang tunay na ugali ng isang tao at kung anong klaseng bansa ang kinabibilangan nito. (Doktor Karayom)

There are different types of lines. There are those that are horizontal, most straight or wavy, sometimes spiral, zigzag and broken. All help in producing a nice drawing. Being a practitioner of the arts, we find ourselves in love with these elements, these things that enhance the imagination to fuel the building and fulfilment of plans and intentions, and the crossing of that thin line between what we think is real to what we want as our reality.

Living in this day and age, falling in line or getting in line is the most accursed thing that starts one’s day. Beginning from one’s abode, going to point B, and then returning home, each point forces us to fall in line.

Amid the queue of people, there are a lot of things that unfold, meetings with strangers, tempers rising from within and radiating from others, bathing in sweat right after a bath, a cocktail of scents lingering between nostrils, along with the buzz of stories and gossip that quickly turns to an early penitence. It makes one question the Maker above. Why does the omnipotent make us wait in line?

This waiting that consumes more time than actual travel. It makes us point to and find fault in the people in line or in those that implement the rules. It makes us think, is this divine intervention?

One is not sure, really. Maybe this line will make man reveal his true colors and intentions that are either opaque or translucent like the soul, or one’s outlook that floats while waiting in this rank and file life that makes us human, but, actually, closer to cattle and sheep. (Elli Austria)

CCP gallery hours are from Tuesday to Sunday,10am-6pm (or 8pm on days with performances in the Main Theater). For more information, contact the Visual Arts & Museum Division, Production & Exhibition Department at landlines (632) 8321125 local 1504/1505, or (632) 8323702, mobile (0917) 6033809, email ccp.exhibits@gmail.com, or visitwww.culturalcenter. gov.ph.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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