Cesare & the Electric Underground Collective at the Ateneo Art Gallery

Everyone is invited to this event! Do join us! :)


Cesare and the Electric Underground Collective, in a trio of music, poetry and performance, perform at the Ateneo Art Gallery on 27 September 2007, Thursday, at 4:30 PM.

Ria Munoz, Lirio Salvador, Electronica and Troll heat up the afternoon with their sound art; Vim Nadera, Frank Rivera, Krip Yuson and Gemino Abad butter ears with Filipino and English poetry; Danny Sillada, Trix Syjuco, Mannet Villariba and Eghai Roxas with Dewi, Sherwin and JP add touches of the avant-garde with their performance art pieces; Bob Balingit recites poetry set to folk-rock music and Maxine Syjuco reads her poems collaborating with percussionists. The event closes with Cesare A.X. Syjuco performing two of his poetry pieces to the sounds of harmonica, electric guitar and percussion.

Cesare A.X. Syjuco, an acclaimed Filipino multi-media artist, is likewise a prizewinning painter, poet, composer and art critic of international stature. Once widely regarded as "the Golden Boy of Philippine Art", his remarkably varied distinctions have included the prestigious TOYM (Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Philippines) Award for Art & CultureAdvancement; the Gerry Roxas Foundation Presidential Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts; the Gawad CCP Sa Sining Biswal fromthe Cultural Center of the Philippines; the AAP Grand Prize and Gold Medal for Painting from the Art Association of the Philippines; the DonCarlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in English Poetry; theUNESCO Paris Gold Medals for Photography and Design; the CMMA Outstanding Filipino Communicator Citation from The Catholic Mass Media Awards; and the first Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Award for Art Criticism, among many others- all before the age of 40.

The Ateneo Art Gallery is on the Ground Floor of Rizal Library, Ateneo de Manila University, Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City, 1108. For inquiries on the event, call Lisa at 426.6488. # # #

Clarissa Chikiamco
Project Coordinator
Ateneo Art Gallery
Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights, Quezon City 1108
Tel (+632) 426-6001 ext. 4160
DL (+632) 426-6488
Fax (+632) 426-6488