September EventsSHHH, the show’s starting.
Suddenly movement, outside the canvas, twisting, lifting, strumming. Coiffed hair reflecting the studio lights and the style of the times. Upon seeing different interpretations of film and theater, critics would call it lewd (“Immoral, godless man”!), with others applauding the harkening of Amorsolo-esque canvases made flesh (Oh, the lure of unblemished, polished beauty!).
For its September programs, the Lopez Museum and Library explores the terrain of the art of Philippine film and theater before the crossfire of the Second World War and beyond the rubble of devastated Manila. How were stories told through dynamic figures, the lifting of legs and voices?
Join the Lopez Museum and Library for September’s “HIGHLIGHTS,” a lecture series done in partnership with the Ateneo Art Gallery.
‘LVN Studios and the State of Post-War Cinema’ with Nick Deocampo
It was in the rubble of postwar Manila where big production houses such as LVN Films began to restore their place in society as the foremost source of entertainment. The cultural shift brought about by the war was palpable in the films they produced—alongside the usual fare, they began to create movies that encapsulated different aspects of the experience of the Japanese occupation.
Catch Nick Deocampo in “LVN Studios and the State of Post-War Cinema” as he rewinds to the studio houses of the ‘50s, glossy in their black and white film stills and pioneers of the chemical formula of creating love teams. The lecture will be held on Sept. 28, 2 p.m.-4 p.m., at the Basement Auditorium, Ateneo Law School, Rockwell Drive.
Do you know our art? Prepare to rediscover Philippine art forms as the Lopez Museum and Library teams up with the Ateneo Art Gallery for “HIGHLIGHTS,” a lecture series designed to bridge the narratives of traditional and contemporary art forms in the Philippine context. Utilizing the collections of the two institutions, this lecture series aims to revisit various genres of Philippine art.
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