Monday, May 20, 2024

The Peninsula Manila's Art in Resonance Program Returns with Philippine National Artist Benedicto "BenCab" Cabrera + Moooi Carpets Exhibitition

On May 22, 2024, The Peninsula Manila heralds the return of the contemporary art program “Art in Resonance” with a new exhibition of eight site-specific tapestries by Philippine National Artist for Visual Arts Benedicto “BenCab” Cabrera in collaboration with Moooi Carpets. Located at The Lobby, the exhibition will be open to the public until July 21.

Originally introduced in 2019 and since then adopted as a global initiative by all Peninsula hotels, Art in Resonance offers Peninsula guests deeply immersive experiences that promote the rich and vibrant cultural aspects of the cities in which they reside. Designed to support both established and emerging artists, Art in Resonance is grounded in the recognition of art’s value for humanity, as an inclusive and universal language that crosses borders and builds connections.

On May 21, 2024, Philippine National Artist for Visual Arts Benedicto “BenCab” Cabrera + Moooi Carpets will unveil eight site-specific tapestries that he created for The Lobby.  The tapestries are based on Sabel,  his acclaimed solitary figure of a scavenger emerging from a dark landscape, and on his Larawan paintings, inspired by turn-of-the-century Philippine photographs and borne out of his nostalgia for Filipino culture while living in London.

Isadora’s Dance by BenCab 

The tapestries – Sette Movementi, Triptych on Sabel 2 and Triptych on Sabel 3, Noong Bata pa si Sabel, Farm Boy, Isadora’s Dance, and Three Muses – form one of the largest groups of tapestries the artist has ever created. Presented in partnership with Abitare Internazionale, eight paintings by BenCab have been transformed into “tapestry art” by Dutch design trailblazers Moooi Carpets using cutting-edge digital technology that captures the colors, textures, tones, and volume of BenCab’s work in their most minute detail.

The tapestries will be on view at The Lobby of The Peninsula Manila until July 21, 2024. For the duration of the exhibition, the hotel will offer visitors free access to all pieces, and, for suite guests, guided tours and other activities.

In tandem with the exhibition, The Peninsula Manila will also offer guests a special BenCab ARt in Resonance Afternoon Tea menu inspired by the artist's tapestries.  It will be available at The Lobby of The Peninsula Manila from May 22 to June 23, 2024.  The BenCab Art in Resonance Afternoon Tea is available at P2,888 per set and P4,300 with a flute of Champagne.

At The Conservatory on June 23, 2024, the hotel will have its first “Art in Resonance TALKS: BenCab in Conversation with Ambeth Ocampo.” An eminent historian, popular newspaper columnist, and friend of the artist, Ambeth Ocampo will join  BenCab to talk about his search for a Filipino identity and the social and cultural context behind his work.

Noong Bata pa si Sabel by BenCab 

Seats to Art in Resonance TALKS: BenCab in Conversation with Ambeth Ocampo are priced at

P3,888 and include a BenCab Art in Resonance Afternoon Tea Buffet at The Upper Lobby. The talk will start at 3:00 pm, followed by an afternoon tea buffet at 4:00 pm. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.

Art in Resonance will run from May 22 through July 21, 2024, showcasing a collection of new tapestries by Philippine National Artist for Visual Arts Benedicto "BenCab" Cabrea + Moooi Carpets, available for all visitors to enjoy.

For inquiries about the BenCab Art in Resonance Afternoon Tea and Art in Resonance TALKS: BenCab in Conversation with Ambeth Ocampo, please call +63 (2) 8887 2888, extension 6694 for restaurant reservations, email or visit

About The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited (HSH) 

Incorporated in 1866 and listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (00045), HSH is the holding company of a Group which is engaged in the ownership, development and management of prestigious hotel, commercial and residential properties in key locations in Asia, the United States and Europe, as well as the provision of tourism and leisure, club management and other services. The Peninsula Hotels portfolio comprises The Peninsula Hong Kong, The Peninsula Shanghai, The Peninsula Beijing, The Peninsula Tokyo, The Peninsula New York, The Peninsula Chicago, The Peninsula Beverly Hills, The Peninsula London, The Peninsula Paris, The Peninsula Istanbul, The Peninsula Bangkok and The Peninsula Manila. The property portfolio of the Group includes The Repulse Bay Complex, The Peak Tower and St. John’s Building in Hong Kong; The Landmark in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; and 21 avenue Kl├ęber in Paris, France. The clubs and services portfolio of the Group includes The Peak Tram in Hong Kong; Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel, California; Peninsula Clubs and Consultancy Services, Peninsula Merchandising, and Tai Pan Laundry in Hong Kong. 

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