Lecture 14


Formal opening moved to 14 Sep | 2:00 PM
Exhibition run: 13 Sep – 21 Oct 2017
Viewing hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Eduardo J. Aboitiz Sandbox Zone
3/F George SK Ty Learning Innovation Wing
Areté, Ateneo de Manila University
Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City

Featured Games:
1378(km) (Jens M. Stober, 2010)
Coming Out Simulator 2014 (Nicky Case, 2014)
Democracy3 (Positech Games, 2013)
Dys4ia (Newgrounds, Anna Anthropy, 2012)
Escape from Woomera (Katharine Neil, et.al., 2004)
Killbox (Biome Collective, 2016)
Madrid (Gonzalo Frasca, 2004)
Orwell (Osmotic, 2016)
Papers, Please (3909, Lucas Pope, 2013)
Perfect Woman (Peter Lu & Lea Schönfelder, 2016)
Phone Story (Molleindustria, 2011)
Sunset (Tale of Tales, 2015)
The Cat and the Coup (Peter Brinson and Kurosh ValaNejad, 2011)
The Westport Independent (Double Zero One Zero, 2016)
This War Of Mine (11 bit studios, 2014)
TouchTone (Mikengreg, 2015)
Unmanned (Mollenindustria, 2012)
Yellow Umbrella (Awesapp, 2014)

Click here for more information on the exhibit.

Sep 14, Thursday

Christian Huberts

Christian HubertsGame World Views: The potentials and problems of politics in games
By Christian Huberts | Media and Culture Specialist


Oct 6 – 7, Friday to Saturday
(Venue: Main Campus, De La Salle – College of St. Benilde, Manila)

3:00 PM – 3:00 PM | 24-HOUR GAME JAM
Are you a game developer or an enthusiast with experience in game
development? Join our GAME JAM and get a chance to win a free trip to Cologne,
Germany to visit GAMESCOM 2018.
For more info, click here.

Oct 21, Saturday


Ateneo Art Gallery will be closing its doors temporarily for the month of September as we transition to our new home at Areté.

In the meantime you are welcome to visit Games and Politics, a touring exhibition co-organized by Areté, AAG, and Goethe-Institut Philippines scheduled for 13 September to 21 October 2017 at the Eduardo J. Aboitiz Sandbox Zone, 3/F George SK Ty Learning Innovation Wing, Areté.

AAG will also open its new galleries in Areté starting 2 October 2017 with the following inaugural exhibitions – the 2017 Ateneo Art Awards and Mutable Truths: Perspectives in Philippine Contemporary Art (a homecoming of the exhibit first shown at the La Trobe Art Institute, Bendigo, Australia).

You will also still be able to access AAG’s Art Book Collection.

We look forward to your visit!




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 aag@ateneo.edu. (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 aag@ateneo.edu.

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:
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
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)
-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.

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