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Bellas Artes Projects (BAP), with support from Ateneo Art Gallery, is pleased to present I AM NOT BRUCE CONNER: A Talk by Bruce Jenkins, a lecture about the visionary film practice of the iconic American artist Bruce Conner (1933–2008) ahead of the upcoming exhibition Bruce Conner: Out of Body, opening at the Outpost on February 24, 2018 with a special screening presentation at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, premiering on March 3, 2018, curated by Diana Campbell Betancourt, Artistic Director of Bellas Artes Projects.Professor Bruce Jenkins will deliver in real time from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) an overview of the artist’s body of work—with an emphasis on his revolutionary films—and his impactful legacy. A conversation with Diana Campbell Betancourt will immediately follow. This event will take place at venue partner Ateneo Art Gallery in Areté on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 12:00 pm sharp to 2:00pm. The talk is free and open to the public.

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Bruce Conner was born 1933 in McPherson, Kansas, USA. He lived and was based in San Francisco, California and was a key part of the San Francisco Beat scene during the late 1950s. He became known for his assemblages (made between 1957–1964) crafted from an assortment of cast-off materials before gaining international admiration for his innovative avant-garde films, which he made under the influence of his friend and fellow American experimental filmmaker Stan Brakhage (1933–2003). Like his assemblages, his films were collages, which he produced by splicing together found and new footage, a revolutionary method during that time. Conner passed away in 2008 at the age of 74. In 2016, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMA) organized his first comprehensive retrospective initially presented at The Museum of Modern Art in New York and travelled to SFMoMA and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid, Spain.


About the Speakers

Bruce Jenkins is Professor of Film, Video, New Media and Animation, Art History, Theory and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Prior to his appointment at SAIC, he was the Stanley Cavell Curator at the Harvard Film Archive and served many years as the Director of Film/Video at the Walker Art Center. Jenkins has written for arts journals including Artforum, Millennium Film Journal, and Mousse Magazine, major museum exhibition catalogues, and published books on Gordon Matta-Clark, Bruce Conner, and Hollis Frampton. Currently he is at work co-authoring the second volume of the catalogue raisonné for the films of Andy Warhol, published by Whitney Museum of Art and Yale University Press.

Diana Campbell Betancourt is the Artistic Director of Bellas Artes Projects and curator of Bruce Conner: Out of Body. Since April 2016, she has curated at the Outpost Prelude: Carlos Amorales, Nazareno: Quiapo Constellations by Pawel Althamer, High Noon at Cagayan Garden by Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan and the upcoming solo exhibition of Filipino artist Cian Dayrit. She is also working with a number of international artists including Rana Begum (Bangladesh), Cristina Lucas and Fernando Sanchez (Spain), Tatzu Nishi (Japan) and Eddie Peake (UK) among many others for their art residencies with BAP in Bagac, Bataan. In addition, she is concurrently the Artistic Director of Samdani Art Foundation and Chief

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Ateneo Art Gallery presents ArtSpeak with Cian Dayrit on the 23rd of November, Thursday, 3:30 pm at Ateneo Art Gallery in Areté. Winner of the Ateneo Art Awards 2017 – Fernando Zóbel Prizes for Visual Art and recipient of the La Trobe Art Institute residency grant, Dayrit will speak to us about his art practice, and his winning works in the group show, Exposition held at the Lopez Museum and Library. 

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About the artist

Cian Dayrit is an intermedia artist working with painting, sculpture, and installation. Straddling between fact and fiction, Dayrit’s works explore origins and histories, and their re-presentations in visual apparatuses, from the map, curiosity cabinet, and on to the museum. He received a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from UP Diliman in 2011, where his final project titled Artefact X was awarded Most Outstanding Thesis. His recent solo exhibitions include Spectacles of the Third World at Tin-Aw Gallery (2015); Polycephalous at Art Informal (2014); and The Bla-Bla Archeological Complex at the UP Vargas Museum (2013). He participated in the group exhibition titled Exposition at the Lopez Memorial Museum in 2016. Dayrit won the Ateneo Art Awards 2017 – Fernando Zóbel Prizes for Visual Art and received the La Trobe Art Institute residency grant.


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

G&P panel discussion


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,, 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



Sen. Bam Aquino

John Paolo Bago | Creative Director, Tier One Entertainment

Dr. Randy Dellosa | Psychiatrist

Frances Kramer | Addiction Rehabilitationist

Julius Raymon U. Mariano |

with moderators Dr. Gary Devilles of ADMU’s Kagawaran ng Filipino, and Nikki Veron Cruz, TV presenter


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 (Photo credit: Bahag)

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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

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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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