Organized by Asia Society, sponsored by Ayala Museum
Hosted by Areté and Ateneo Art Gallery
With the support of SMART Communications Inc.


The 2017 Arts & Museum Summit will host a series of presentations and panel discussions featuring leading international arts professionals from the Asia Pacific region and beyond to share their insights into audience engagement through community and educational programming at cultural institutions, as well as the outreach strategies to build these audiences. The two-day program will be held from November 6 to 7, 2017, at Ateneo Art Gallery in Areté and the Ayala Museum.


For more information on the schedule, speakers and how to register, visit:



Php7500 – regular

Php5000 – students and senior citizens

Php3750 – Asia Society members

It’s National Museums and Galleries Month, and this October 21, Ateneo Art Gallery is participating in the Katipunan Art Festival! As one of the Festival’s side events, AAG is conducting FREE guided tours of current exhibitions, Ateneo Art Awards 2017 and Mutable Truths.

Sign up for the 10am and 2pm tours now through Limited slots available. For inquiries, email Tricia Raya, Museum Education Officer at or call 426-6488.


KAF Sched

Presented by the Department of Fine Arts and the Ateneo Art Gallery, When the Art World Turns, New Spaces Appear features the Bellas Artes Projects (BAP). Founder and director Jam Acuzar and artistic director Diana Campbell Betancourt shall talk about the outreach initiative of the non-profit foundation, particularly within the realm of artist residency, public education, and providing spaces for contemporary work characterized by experimentation, interdisciplinarity, and conceptual daring. This talk also serves as the second plenary session of FA 103: Apprenticeship and Outreach, a course at the Fine Arts Department that explores the notion of outreach by interrogating art’s presence in different levels of community engagement.This ArtSpeak event will be held in Ateneo Art Gallery in Areté, from 5:00 – 6:30 pm18 October 2017Wednesday.RSVP through:
Jam Acuzar
Jam Acuzar, art collector and heritage conservator, is the founder and director of Bellas Artes Projects (BAP). Taking inspiration from its home base, Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, BAP embraces experimental and contemporary works while promoting Filipino heritage, craftsmanship, and material culture. Among BAP’s many projects, she has seen the completion of the monumental site-specific art project in Bataan by the world-renowned Swiss artist, Not Vital. Jam studied Art History at the American University in Paris and took certificate courses at Sotheby’s Institute of Art and Central Saint Martins in London. Recently, she participated in a panel discussion at the viennacontemporary that discussed the “Shifting Role of the Collector.”To learn more about Bellas Artes Projects, visit:
Diana Campbell Betancourt
An American curator, Diana Campbell Betancourt is the Artistic Director of Bellas Artes Projects (BAP). As chief curator, Diana has developed the Dhaka Art Summit to be the world’s leading research and exhibitions platform for art from South Asia. She chairs the board of the Mumbai Art Room, has been a research fellow at the Henry Moore Institute, the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, and the FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, and has collaborated with sculpture parks including Yorkshire Sculpture Park, de Cordova, and Wanas Konst on commissions of Indian sculpture. She has consulted the New Museum and MCA Chicago and many other leading institutions on their inclusion of South Asia in their exhibitions programs. A graduate of Princeton University, Diana was a nominee for the 2016 Independent Curators International Independent Vision Curatorial Award and a part of MoMA’s 2016 International Curatorial Institute.


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Ateneo Art Gallery
In line with Manga Hokusai Manga, Ateneo Art Gallery will be screening animated films by Makoto Shinkai from the collection of The Japan Foundation, Manila. Voices of a Distant Star (2002) and The Garden of Words (2013) will be shown on all Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays until the 26th of July 2017.
July 4, 5, 8, 11, 12 15, 18, 19, 22, 25 & 26
10 am and 2 pm*Both films will be shown during each time slot at the Manga Hokusai Manga exhibition space.

RSVP by emailing


Ambeth R. Ocampo, historian and curator of #LUZ@90, will give a lecture on the show on 20 April 2017, Thursday at 3:30 pm. Featuring recent and early works, the exhibition is a celebration of the 90th birth anniversary of Arturo R. Luz, National Artist for Visual Arts. Selected works featured in the exhibition will form part of the Ambeth R. Ocampo bequest to the Ateneo de Manila University. Limited seats available. For reservations, email (Photo credit: Bahag)

The Art of

ArtSpeak with featured artists in ‘Ligalig: Art in a Time of Turmoil’

23 March 2017, Thursday, 3:30 pm

On the panel for next week’s ArtSpeak are featured artists in ‘Ligalig: Art in a Time of Turmoil’. Virgilio Aviado, Edgar Talusan Fernandez, Jose Tence Ruiz and Pablo Baen Santos will engage us in conversation about their works in the show and art and its response to political unrest. We will also be joined by special guests, Pete Lacaba for a poetry reading and sharing of his experiences in now-defunct Arts Club in Ateneo and Lisa Ito of Concerned Artists of the Philippines (CAP).

Limited seats available. For reservations, email

2017 Tony Godfrey lecture series

PhP1,200 per session | PhP4,000 for 4 sessions | PhP 6,400 for 8 sessions


March 7. LECTURE 1: 1986: Did Contemporary Start Now?

What does the death of Warhol and Beuys in this year signify?

The heyday of Neo-expressionist painters, Baselitz, Kiefer, Clemente

The advent of Jeff Koons and Neo-conceptualism


March 8. LECTURE 2: Sculpture and Public Projects

Can you make sculpture after Minimalism?

Anish Kapoor, Anthony Gormley, Thomas Schutte, Montien Boonma

1987/1997 Munster Skulptur projekte

Places with a past, Charleston 1991


March 14. LECTURE 3: The Others

Is this the point when art became global – or sort of?

Magiciens de la Terre, Paris 1989, Whitney Biennial 1993

Ilya Kabakov, Sophie Calle, Xu Bing


March 15. LECTURE 4: Thinking and Participation

Is art about thinking and interacting rather than looking at objects and pictures?

Thinking: Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Roberto Chabet

Participation: Carsten Holler, Rikrit Tiranavija, fog, slides, green curry


March 21. LECTURE 5: Installation Art & Video Installation

Are these actual art forms?

What does video art do that film and TV don’t do better?

Matthew Barney, Ann Hamilton, Sooja Kim, Isaac Julien, etc.


March 22. LECTURE 6: Biennale Art

Is this the age of the curator?

Is there such a thing as “International Biennale Art” as opposed to “Auction Art.”

What is the best art shown at biennales?

Sara Sze, William Kentridge, Danh Vo, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, etc.


March 28. LECTURE 7: Painting at This Moment

Is anything new, interesting or excellent happening in painting now?

Neo Rauch, Agus Suwage, Nigel Cooke, Aytjoe Christine, etc.


March 29. LECTURE 8: Who Are the Great Artists of Our Age? What Next?

Are Gerhard Richter, Cy Twombly, Marina Abramovic, Yayoi Kusama, etc. great artists?

Are there older artists now who have a profound late style like Rembrandt or Cezanne?

What are the next generation of young artists bringing into the world?

ArtSpeak with Ferran Barenblit


Ferran Barenbilt, Director of MACBA will speak about PEI, the Independent Studies program of their museum. The Independent Studies Program (PEI after its Spanish acronym) is a learning laboratory that that takes place inside and outside the museum institution, and whose main aim is to develop critical thought from the intersection of artistic practices, social sciences and political and institutional interventions.

Learn more about MACBA’s PEI on 14 February, Tuesday 5pm at Ateneo Art Gallery. This ArtSpeak is presented in cooperation with Embajada de España en Manila and Art Fair Philippines.