In partnership with the Ateneo Art Gallery and Areté, the Bellas Artes Projects (BAP) will host a talk featuring BAP Artist-in-Resident Professor Krzysztof Wodiczko. He will speak about an interdisplinary approach and use of design in collaboration with art pedagogy, art education, art therapy, urban pedagogy, toy and game design, software design and other fields that strive to change the way society thinks about war and shift towards a culture of un-war.
1 June 2018, Friday, 2PM
Doreen Black Box, 3F, Arts Wing, Areté
Ateneo de Manila University
This event is free and open to the public. To register, click http://bit.ly/KrzysztofWodiczko

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About Krzysztof Wodiczko

Krzysztof Wodiczko (b. 1943, Warsaw, Poland) is an artist who lives and works in New York and Cambridge, Massachusetts where he serves as Professor in Residence of Art, Design and the Public Domain at Harvard University. He is a recipient of the Hiroshima Art Prize in 1998 “for his contribution as an international artist to world peace,” and his work proposes possibilities for society to divert from a worldwide culture of war and questions the idea of what a monument should be. He is visiting the Philippines as a guest of Bellas Artes Projects exploring the post war history of Bataan which contains memories of trauma of World War II and the Vietnam War.

Since 1980, Wodiczko has created more than ninety large-scale slide and video projections of politically charged images on architectural façades and monuments worldwide. Projecting images of community members’ hands, faces, or entire bodies onto architectural façades, and combining those images with voiced testimonies, Wodiczko disrupts our traditional understanding of the functions of public space and architecture. Wodiczko’s work has been exhibited in Documenta (twice), Paris Biennale, Sydney Biennale, Lyon Biennale, The Venice Art Biennale (Canadian and Polish Pavilions) in Magiciens de la Terre exhibition, Paris, Venice Biennale of Architecture, The Whitney Biennial, Yokohama Triennale, International Center for Photography Triennale, New York, The Montreal Biennale ( 2014), The Liverpool Biennale ( 2016) and other international art festivals and international exhibitions.


Lost Frames XIII-3

In celebration of International Museum Day on May 18, the Ateneo Art Gallery brings you Lost Frames XIII: Screening + Talk.

Lyra Garcellano, Alvin Zafra, Vic Balanon, Derek Tumala, and Josephine Turralba will join for a dialogue on possible contextualizations of moving images in their varied forms, the social space they occupy with viewers, and how these untangle a web of transactions and power dynamics in their production and presentation.

May 18, 2018 (Friday)
3:30PM – 5:00PM
Ateneo Art Gallery
Ben Chan ArtSuite
2/F Arts Wing, Areté
Ateneo de Manila University

Admission is free. To register, visit: http://bit.ly/AAG-LostFramesXIII

For inquiries, email us at aag@ateneo.edu or call Esty Bagos, Museum Education Officer at 426.6001 loc. 5392.

About Lost Frames

Lost Frames is a community-based initiative for viewing artists’ moving images in the Philippines. It started with a small group of artists in Manila who took interest in showing each other’s work through an evening of presentation and discussion alongside a video projector. Since then, it has become an event that encourages other individuals to share their works and to talk about each other’s methods and ideas with regards to video as a medium of expression.

The Ateneo Art Gallery is hosting KIDLAT REVISITED: Public Screenings of Kidlat Tahimik Films at the Ben Chan ArtSuite until June. While at the museum, visitors are also invited to take a closer look at Kidlat’s Art Fair Philippines 2018 installation,  “WW3 – The Protracted Kultur War,” now on view at Areté’s Unionbank Plaza.

To register for the screening, visit: http://bit.ly/KidlatRevisitedScreenings

For inquiries, e-mail us at aag@ateneo.edu or call 426-6001 loc. 5392.

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Vigilant Eyes: Photography and Advocacy 
A Conversation with Raffy Lerma, Ezra Acayan and Rise Up
Moderated by Lisa Ito

Photojournalists Ezra Acayan and Raffy Lerma will discuss their experiences with the night beat, analyzing the critical importance of the camera in bearing witness and of the photograph as a visual record of events, while Rise Up for Life and for Rights (Rise Up) will discuss their advocacy as a non-profit network defending life and protection of human rights against drug-related EJKs and violations. This conversation will be moderated by Lisa Ito.

April 12, 2018 (Thursday) | 2 PM – 4 PM
Ateneo Art Gallery
Ben Chan ArtSuite
2/F Arts Wing, Areté
Ateneo de Manila University

To register:  http://bit.ly/AAG-VigilantEyes

For inquiries, email us at aag@ateneo.edu or call Esty Bagos, Museum Education Officer, at 426.6001 loc. 5392

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Infinity O

David Medalla, Mondrian Fan Club and Adam Nankervis

Join us as we celebrate the 80th birthday of David Medalla – a pioneer in participatory art, kinetic art, and performance art, and Ateneo de Manila University’s Tanglaw ng Lahi 2012 Awardee.

23 March 2018, Friday, 5PM
Ateneo Art Gallery
The Curve Gallery, 3F Arts Wing, Areté
Ateneo de Manila University


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: http://summit.transfuze.org/



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 http://bit.ly/ateneoartgalleryxkaf. Limited slots available. For inquiries, email Tricia Raya, Museum Education Officer at praya@ateneo.edu or call 426-6488.


KAF Sched

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.

art fair philippines

Mark your calendars! Art Fair Philippines is fast approaching and co-presented with Ateneo Art Gallery and Museum Foundation of the Philippines, the talks will tackle a wide range of topics–from artists’s practice, curating, publishing and more. (Click here to view the complete line-up of talks)
ArtFairPh/Talks are free of charge for all fair ticket holders. Tickets are at P250 for the general public, P50 for students with IDs and free-of-charge for Makati students with IDs. Due to limited seating capacity, we encourage advance reservations for the talks. Please email talks@artfairphilippines.com at least two days before. Teachers and students are highly encouraged to attend. For more information, visit the Art Fair Philippines website.