Autotelic lets go of its painful past with hopeful new single ‘Iwan’

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When Filipino pop-rock bands in the early 2010s started to gain mainstream prominence, Autotelic emerged as one of the movement’s leading voices. From churning heartfelt anthems that reflect the sentiments and triumphs of the current generation to rocking the stage with unforgettable performances, the six-piece band sets the standards of what modern pop songcraft is all about: beautifully resonant at its most melancholic, and defenseless in its poignant honesty. Fast forward to 2021, Autotelic’s music still hits home. Their work has been consistent in eloquently expressing the woes and rewards of being young, in love and emotionally wrecked, and is informed not so much by its time, but by timelessness and enduring appeal. These qualities are inevitably present on “Iwan,” Autotelic’s new single released under MCA Music Inc. Teeming with earnestness and indelible pop sensibilities, Autotelic’s latest track sticks to the quivering fragility that often permeates their material. But this ti

Celebrate 50 Years of Philippine Printmaking at The CCP.

The Printmakers Association of the Philippines paved the path for the acceptance of the art of the fine print in the country and the modes through technique, technology, repertoire, subject, artistic vision, public reception and critical evaluation before becoming a material.
To celebrate its 50th milestone, patrons can look back at its history and its pioneers, revisits its archives and the lineage of practices and reflects on the issues that confront the practice of printmaking through an exhibit. TIRADA, curated by Patrick Flores honors the achievements of printmakers of varied persuasions and charts a course for the future of the art.
"Tirada" is a term among printmakers that signifies a strike: to pull off or pull out a piece of work in a series of multiples. It also means effort and labor, a decisive action. It is a fitting term for this commemoration for the organization founded in 1968 and was built around a range of concerns:
* The aesthetic integrity and intelligence of the work of the print
* The status of the printmaker as an artist
* The validity of appropriation within the artistic system of the print
* The capacity of the print to respond to socio-political reality
* The self-consciousness of the print as a medium
* The place of the print in art history
* The processes by which the print plays out in the ecology of the popular The 50 Years of Philippine Printmaking from 1968 to 2018 are on display from 19 May to 15 July 2018 at Bulwagang Juan Luna (CCP Main Gallery), Pasilyo Vicente Manansala and Pasilyo Guillermo Tolentino (2nd and 3rd Floor Hallway Galleries). Viewing Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm with an extended hours until 10pm when an evening performance at the CCP Main Theater is on-going.
Text and Photos by Gilbert Kim Sancha. 

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