BenCab's Exhibition At The Peninsula Manila

Benedicto “BenCab” Cabrera, the Philippine National Artist for Visual Arts, collaborates with Moooi Carpets for The Peninsula Manila’s Art in Resonance Program, showcasing eight site-specific tapestries.

The Peninsula Manila presents the return of its contemporary art program, Art in Resonance.

This year’s highlight is an exhibition of eight site-specific tapestries. It was created by Philippine National Artist for Visual Arts, Benedicto “BenCab” Cabrera, in collaboration with Moooi Carpets. 

The exhibition, held at The Lobby, will be open to the public until July 21.

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Celebration of Culture and Creativity

First launched in 2019, Art in Resonance has since become a global initiative embraced by all Peninsula hotels. 

This program offers guests immersive experiences that highlight the rich cultural heritage of their host cities. 

Art in Resonance supports both established and emerging artists, recognizing art’s universal value and its ability to connect people across borders.

“Three Muses”

Cabrera, in collaboration with Moooi Carpets, will showcase eight site-specific tapestries at The Lobby. 

These tapestries, inspired by BenCab’s iconic Sabel figure and his Larawan paintings, reflect his deep nostalgia for Filipino culture. 

Drawing from turn-of-the-century Philippine photographs and his experiences living in London.

BenCab’s Legacy

The tapestries, including “Sette Movementi,” “Triptych on Sabel 2,” “Triptych on Sabel 3,” “Noong Bata pa si Sabel,” “Farm Boy,” “Isadora’s Dance,” and “Three Muses,” represent one of the largest collections BenCab has ever created. 

“Farm Boy”

In partnership with Abitare Internazionale, Moooi Carpets has transformed eight of BenCab’s paintings into stunning tapestries. 

Using advanced digital technology, Moooi captures the colors, textures, tones, and volume of BenCab’s work in meticulous detail.

During the exhibition, the hotel offers free access to all visitors, with guided tours and other activities available for suite guests.

“Noong Bata Pa Si Sabel”

Additionally, The Peninsula Manila features a special BenCab Art in Resonance Afternoon Tea menu, inspired by the artist’s tapestries. 

This exclusive menu will be available at The Lobby from May 22 to June 23, 2024. The BenCab Art in Resonance Afternoon Tea includes a set option and a Champagne option.


Art Talk with Ambeth Ocampo

On June 23, 2024, The Peninsula Manila will host its first Art in Resonance TALKS: BenCab in Conversation with Ambeth Ocampo at The Conservatory. 

Noted historian and author Ambeth Ocampo will join his personal friend BenCab to discuss Cabrera’s exploration of Filipino identity and the cultural and social themes in his work.

Tickets for the event are P3,888, which includes a BenCab Art in Resonance Afternoon Tea Buffet at The Upper Lobby. 

The talk will begin at 3:00 pm, followed by the tea buffet at 4:00 pm. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.

Art in Resonance will run from May 22 to July 21, 2024. It features a new collection of tapestries by Philippine National Artist Benedicto “BenCab” Cabrera in collaboration with Moooi Carpets. 

Photos courtesy of The Peninsula Manila.

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