Jun 25, 2019 | Press Release

June 25, 2019

A thesis exhibition of the graduating visual arts class from the Philippine High School for the Arts (PHSA) billed as Tagu-Tagpuan is on view at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Bulwagang Carlos V. Francisco (Little Theater Lobby). The display, which opened last May 23, will run until June 30, 2019.

The agency of perspective and place frames the constructs by young minds in Tagu-Tagpuan, an exhibit of installation works by Tristan Guinid, Wika Nadera, Elaine Olaer, and Roberto Santos, four Grade 12 students, who identify themselves as Batch Jarmonya, so named after the virtual patronage of National Artists Jose Joya (visual arts) and Severino Montano (theatre).

The exhibit features the artists’ individual projects that culminate from the Senior High School program’s synthesis of research, theory and studio methods into a cohesive unity of subject, content, form and resulting contexts.

Tagu-Tagpuan is easily a call to play— to hide-and-seek, but also to regard what is hidden and revealed, and to direct these students’ personal views into the societal stream; thus contributing their perspectives into four themes of discourse. Tristan Guinid delves into an iconography about idolatry and politics. Wika Nadera structures monumentality out of the shared but dissipated memories of fellow Ibarang alumni of the PHSA. Elaine Olaer animates and locates cultural stratification about Obando, Bulacan. And Roberta Santos manipulates the fabric of healing against stigma and shame.

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, please 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 ( or visit

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