December 2, 2016

INITIAL LIST OF EXHIBITIONS
for the 2017 Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prizes in Art Criticism

The Ateneo Art Gallery (AAG) and the Kalaw-Ledesma Foundation, Inc. (KLFI) are pleased to announce the exhibitions to be reviewed by writers interested in submitting entries for the Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prizes in Art Criticism. These exhibitions are:
FORTY:
The MET Collection and New Acquisitions
Tall and Open Galleries, Metropolitan Museum of Manila
22 Oct 2016 – 07 Jan 2017
The MET and the BSP Print Collections
Galeriya Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Metropolitan Museum of Manila
22 Oct 2016 to 13 Jan 2017
The MET Archives
White Cube Gallery, Metropolitan Museum of Manila
22 Oct 2016 to 07 Jan 2017
Exposition
Lopez Museum and Library
1 September – 23 December 2016
Two Halves of a Whole
Lopez Museum and Library
1 September – 23 December 2016
Soil and Stones, Souls and Songs
Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD)
6 September – 4 December 2016
Social Fabric | Karl Castro
UP Vargas Museum
3 – 25 November 2016
Homebound: A Survey of Recent Developments in Angono Contemporary Art
Bulwagang Carlos V. Francisco, Cultural Center of the Philippines
9 November 2016 – 12 February 2017
Hakos: Embracing the Art of the Islands
Visayas Islands Visual Artists
Exhibition and Conference (VIVA ExCon)
Venues:
-University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV) Art Gallery for the Garbo Sa Bisaya Awardees Exhibit
-Museo Iloilo for the Romeo Tabuena Tribute Exhibition
-UPV Auditorium for Turns in Form (Curated Contemporary Art from the Visayas)
-Visayas Art Fair
17-21 November 2016
***Entry for this exhibition may be a critique of the whole event.
Tree of Life: Southeast Asian Ceramics Festival
Ayala Museum
28 Nov 2016 – 15 Jan 2017
Tie A String Around the World:
The Homecoming of the Philippine Pavilion for the 56th Venice Biennale 
UP Vargas Museum
December 2016 – February 2017
Last Full Show: Danilo Dalena Retrospective
Bulwagang Juan Luna, Cultural Center of the Philippines
10 December 2016 – 4 March 2017
Almost There: 2017 Curatorial Development Program exhibitions 
(part of the “Condition Report” project of the Japan Foundation)
UP Vargas Museum
February – May 2017
Natee Utarit
Ayala Museum
6 Feb – 12 Mar 2017

Entries must be written in the style of an art critique with no more than 1000 words. Please review the Initial List of Exhibitions and the Code of Conduct carefully. 

The Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prizes in Art Criticism honors the memory of Purita Kalaw-Ledesma, art patron and founder of the Art Association of the Philippines (AAP). Ledesma was instrumental in the development of Philippine art of the post war period through the establishment of the AAP and her patronage of both established and emerging artists.