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

20/30 Limited Edition Print Portfolio to mark CCP’s 50th Anniversary closing

THE Cultural Center of the Philippines, through its Visual Arts and Museum Division, marks the closing of its year-long anniversary celebration this September by partnering with the Association of Pinoyprintmakers to introduce 20/30: A Limited Edition Print Portfolio in Celebration of the 50th Year Anniversary of CCP.

20/30 will feature prints by forty artists who have contributed to the development of Philippine contemporary printmaking, namely National Artist BenCab with Ambie Abaño, Leonard Aguinaldo, Alfredo Juan Aquilizan, Virgilio Aviado, Elmer Borlongan, Mars Bugaoan, Benjamin Torrado Cabrera, Kristen Cain, Imelda Cajipe Endaya, Salvador Ching, Joey Cobcobo, Fil Delacruz, Janos Delacruz, Yas Doctor, Neil Doloricon, Noel EL Farol, Jess Flores, Ofelia Gelvezón-Téqui, Raul Isidro, Eugene Jarque, Vilia Jefremovas, Lenore RS Lim, Angelo Magno, Hershey Malinis, Manuel Ocampo, Jonathan Olazo, Caroline Ongpin, Renan Ortiz, Henrielle Pagkaliwangan, Radel Paredes, Rod Paras Perez +, Christina Quisumbing Ramilo, Rhoda Recto, Rodolfo Samonte, Juvenal Sansó, Jun-Jun Sta. Ana, Suchin Teoh, Wesley Valenzuela and Anton Villaruel.

20/30 will be offered to special patrons to raise funds for the programs of the CCP and the Association of Pinoyprintmakers. For inquiries, email culturalcentershop@gmail.com.

Stay tuned to the CCP's social media pages for its monthly online video series that will highlight the printmaking processes and works of the participating artists.

The CCP galleries will remain closed until further notice. For inquiries, email at ccp.exhibits@gmail.com, mobile 0935-3379438, or through @ccpvamd on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. (PR)

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