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NCCA Gallery puts the spotlight on Ruben Jasareno’s Kableart and reinvigorating Filipino social values

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — This February, the NCCA Gallery proudly opened its latest solo exhibition, Coaxing Gestures, Transverse Visuals: The KableArt of Ruben Jasareno. The solo exhibition showcased Ruben’s visual art project which was conceived in 2018. In the spirit of National Arts Month’s theme, “Ani ng Sining, Bayang Malikhain,” the KableArt promoted the reinvigoration of the good in the Filipino community and social values.

With this, Ruben’s KableArt suggests a creative approach that intertwines the subtle movements and directions of the upcycled coaxial cables and wires, and the ability of the mounted pieces to traverse conventional boundaries and dimensions, evoking narratives of Philippine landscapes.

The opening reception commenced with a welcoming message from NCCA Executive Director Oscar G. Casaysay, followed by an opening message from the National Committee on Art Galleries (NCAG) Head Maria Teresa Rayos Del Sol. The visual artist Ruben Jasareno shared his sentiments about the arts and processes involved in making KableArt, “Pangatlo at panghuling pahiwatig na mayro’n dito sa exhibit na ito ay pagpapanibago. Hindi lang siya basta pahiwatig ng pagpupursige, pagtawid, kung hindi pagpapanibago o transformation. Maybe it is personal up to social transformation, or even national transformation.”

(L to R) Melissa Nacino, Rocco Nacino, NCCA ED Oscar G. Csaysay, Artist Ruben Jasareno, NCAG Head Tess Rayos- del Sol and Danny Rayos-del Sol

The ceremonial ribbon-cutting was attended by students, arts and culture enthusiasts, and the general public. Throughout the afternoon, attendees had the opportunity to have a discourse with the artist himself.

Coaxing gestures, transverse visuals: The KableArt of Ruben Jasareno will run from February 07 to 29, 2024, at the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Gallery located on the Ground Floor, NCCA Building, 633 General Luna St., Intramuros, 1002 Manila. NCCA Gallery Hours are from Mondays to Thursdays, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Fridays & Saturdays, 9:00 am. to 3:00 pm.

For more information on the NCCA Gallery, call (+63 2) 8527 2192 or email

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