January 6, 2015
January 6, 2015 (http://www.bworldonline.com/content.php?section=Arts&Leisure&title=ateneos-art-collection-national-artists-and-international-stars&id=100343) WHEN Spanish-Filipino painter Fernando Zobel decided to move to Spain, he donated over 200 artworks from his collection to the Ateneo de Manila, and that collection is now housed in the Ateneo Art Gallery (AAG). Today the AAG -- established in 1960 -- is not only home to Mr. Zobel’s collection of works by mostly Filipino postwar modern artists, but neorealist and abstract expressionist works from several other donors. To date, the AAG holds over 600 works of art, including paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, photographs, and posters. GRANADEAN ARABESQUE by Jose Joya, and Carroza by Fernando Zobel are part...
January 6, 2015   (http://www.bworldonline.com/content.php?section=Arts&Leisure&title=what-does-an-artist-say-after-a-racial-slur&id=100346)   “WHAT’S UP, brownie?” said the white man, and artist Eric Zamuco realized that this racist greeting directed at him. It was a sharp reminder of where he was. He was living in Missouri in America, and was just walking to a street corner near his home, but his brown skin was a mark of difference, and those from the country’s dominant race gave him a stinging message -- “you’re not one of us.” WORKS IN Eric Zamuco’s Another Other at the Ateneo Art Gallery: Tale of Common Things, Sacred Rainment, Battleship 6x4 from the Above Series (detail) “Kapag ganun pala...
September 25, 2014
The Fernando Zóbel Prizes for Visual Art is a distinction given to the most significant works and exhibitions from the previous year, celebrating the best of contemporary Philippine visual art. Out of 84 nominations, 12 artists and their exhibitions were chosen for this year’s shortlist. They are as follows: Pio Abad for Every Tool is a Weapon if You Hold it Right (Silverlens Manila), Charles Buenconsejo for Destination Unknown and Luis Santos for Nocturne (West Gallery), Zean Cabangis for Condestruct (Art Informal), Buen Calubayan for Spoliarium (NOW Gallery), Vermont Coronel Jr. for Dreamworld (The Drawing Room Singapore), Olivia d’Aboville for...
September 12, 2014
September 12, 2014 (http://www.philstar.com/ystyle/2014/09/12/1367927/ateneo-art-awards-2014-ftw) “The Unicorn Club” by Maria Jeona Zoleta MANILA, Philippines - From the 12 shortlisted artists and exhibitions for this year’s Ateneo Art Awards, three emerged as the winners of the Fernando Zóbel Prizes for Visual Art: Charles Buenconsejo for “Destination Unknown” (shown at West Gallery), who was also named recipient of the Ateneo-La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre residency grant in Australia; Leslie de Chavez for “Complicated” (shown at Lopez Museum), who was also named recipient of the Ateneo-Liverpool Hope Creative Campus residency grant (Liverpool, United Kingdom), and Maria Jeona Zoleta for “The Unicorn Club” (shown...
September 2, 2014
The Fernando Zóbel Prizes for Visual Art is a distinction given to the most significant works and exhibitions from the previous year, celebrating the best of contemporary Philippine visual art. Out of 84 nominations, 12 artists and their exhibitions were chosen for this year’s shortlist. They are as follows:  Pio Abad for Every Tool is a Weapon if You Hold it Right (Silverlens Manila), Charles Buenconsejo for Destination Unknown  and  Luis Santos for Nocturne  (West Gallery), Zean Cabangis for Condestruct  (Art Informal), Buen Calubayan for Spoliarium (NOW Gallery), Vermont Coronel Jr. for Dreamworld (The Drawing Room Singapore), Olivia d’Aboville for...
August 25, 2014
The Fernando Zóbel Prizes for Visual Art is a distinction given to the most significant works and exhibitions from the previous year, celebrating the best of contemporary Philippine visual art. Out of 84 nominations, 12 artists and their exhibitions were chosen for this year’s shortlist. They are as follows:  Pio Abad for Every Tool is a Weapon if You Hold it Right (Silverlens Manila), Charles Buenconsejo for Destination Unknown  and  Luis Santos for Nocturne  (West Gallery), Zean Cabangis for Condestruct  (Art Informal), Buen Calubayan for Spoliarium (NOW Gallery), Vermont Coronel Jr. for Dreamworld (The Drawing Room Singapore), Olivia d’Aboville for...
August 19, 2014
August 19, 2014   (http://www.bworldonline.com/content.php?section=Arts&Leisure&title=buenconsejo,-de-chavez-and-zoleta-top-art-awards&id=93052) A BLACK upside-down Statue of Liberty, a video of welding sparks and the artwork that resulted when the sparks burned paper below the torch, and a wild conglomeration of… stuff. The exhibits that included these works were deemed the best of 2014 by the Ateneo Art Awards in a ceremony held at the Shangri-La Plaza Mall’s East Wing on Aug. 14. This year the Fernando Zobel Prizes for Visual Art went to Charles Buenconsejo (for his exhibit Destination Unknown at West Gallery from Aug. 29 to Sept. 16), Leslie de Chavez (for Complicated at Lopez Memorial Museum and Library...
August 19, 2014 (http://www.interaksyon.com/lifestyle/ateneo-art-awards-names-winners-launches-art-criticism-category)   Throngs of Fine Arts students brought cheer to what was usually a serious event as they clapped and whooped for their idols at the 11th Ateneo Art Awards held on August 14 at the Shangri-La Plaza in Mandaluyong City. (It helped that budding art collector John Lloyd Cruz, as well as Maja Salvador, were there, too.) The Fernando Zobel Prize for Visual Art was inaugurated, named in honor of the Art Awards’ founding benefactor. The winners were Charles Buenconsejo, who also won last year; Leslie de Chavez, who also won in 2010; and Jeona Zoleta, who was...
August 15, 2014
August 15, 2014 (http://www.spot.ph/the-feed/57056/winners-of-the-ateneo-art-awards-2014-named) A solid 10 years later, the Ateneo Art Awards is still a wonderful celebration of the talent of local visual artists. The shortlist for the artists under the age of 36, who had outstanding exhibits held between May 2013 and May 2014, were released on June, and recognition was bestowed on three exceptionally brilliant creative minds during the awards ceremony on August 14.   Two categories were opened this year: the Fernando Zobel Prizes for Visual Arts and thePurita Kalaw-Ledesma Prize for Art Criticism. Charles Buenconsejo, Jeona Zoleta, andLeslie de Chavez received the prize for the visual arts category, while Carlo Daoana was...
August 8, 2014
August 8, 2014 http://www.philstar.com/ystyle/2014/08/08/1354952/material-conversations (The Philippine Star) (photo) Buen Calubayan Spoliarium Now Gallery July 4-15, 2013 MANILA, Philippines - For a decade now, the Ateneo Art Gallery has been celebrating the year’s best work from the year’s best young artists (yes, we consider 36 and below quite young — or haven’t you heard that 40 is the new 30?) through their annual Ateneo Art Awards. Out of 84 nominations this year, 12 were selected to make up the shortlist for the visual art category. Three among them will be given the Fernando Zóbel Prize for Visual Art on Aug. 14. See...
July 25, 2014
The Fernando Zóbel Prizes for Visual Art is a distinction given to the most significant works and exhibitions from the previous year, celebrating the best of contemporary Philippine visual art. Out of 84 nominations, 12 artists and their exhibitions were chosen for this year’s shortlist. They are as follows: Pio Abad for Every Tool is a Weapon if You Hold it Right (Silverlens Manila), Charles Buenconsejo for Destination Unknown and Luis Santos for Nocturne (West Gallery), Zean Cabangis for Condestruct (Art Informal), Buen Calubayan for Spoliarium (NOW Gallery), Vermont Coronel Jr. for Dreamworld (The Drawing Room Singapore), Olivia d’Aboville for...
July 8, 2014
July 8, 2014 By Jasmine Agnes T. Cruz, Reporter http://www.bworldonline.com/content.php?section=Arts&Leisure&title=The-critic%E2%80%99s-art&id=90538 WHEN the late art critic Rod. Paras-Perez was still alive, he was notorious for his stinging comments. If he felt that certain artworks were not up to par, he wouldn’t just smile and say polite things; he’d say exactly what was on his mind, and his words stung badly.   Mr. Paras-Perez’s talent didn’t end with words on paper -- he was also an artist who created prints, ceramics, acrylic paintings, oil paintings, wood sculptures, charcoal drawings, and paper collages on light boxes. Thus as a follow-up to the April exhibitContext: Rod....
June 23, 2014
June 23, 2014 (The Philippine Star)   MANILA, Philippines - The Ateneo Art Gallery has announced the shortlists for the visual art and art criticism categories. The Fernando Zóbel Prizes for Visual Art is a distinction given to the most significant works and exhibitions from the previous year, celebrating the best of contemporary Philippine visual art. Out of 84 nominations, 12 artists and their exhibitions were chosen for this year’s shortlist. They are as follows:  Pio Abad for Every Tool is a Weapon if You Hold it Right (Silverlens Manila), Charles Buenconsejo for Destination Unknown  and  Luis Santos for Nocturne ...
January 18, 2014
January 18, 2014  Written by Tito Genova Valiente / titovaliente@yahoo.com http://businessmirror.com.ph/index.php/en/news/opinion/26141-the-bato-balani-stories-of-rodel-tapaya     A STORYTELLING event will take place at the Ateneo Art Gallery. The story is artist Rodel Tapaya, a four-time Ateneo Art Awards finalist and winner of the Asia-Pacific Signature Art Prize. His stories, like any wonderful narrative, are visual and graphic. The painted puns, like the Devil, are in the details. In a piece called The Lucky Fight, a glass-enclosed fighting arena contains a rooster lunging at another. It is a cockpit, and I can almost hear the storyteller describing the scene: “At the top of a...
January 1, 2014
January 1, 2014 http://www.tirochedeleon.com/news/Rodel-Tapaya-Artist-Spotlight/   On the occasion of a solo exhibition titled "Bato Balani", opening on January 21st at the Ateneo Gallery in Manila, accompanied by a book surveying his oeuvre of the past 10 years, the Tiroche DeLeon Collection dedicates an artist spotlight to another collection protégé: Rodel Tapaya. Rodel Tapaya, 'Cane of Kabunian, Numbered But Cannot Be Counted' ,2010   Rodel Tapaya made his first big impression on the global art scene in 2011 when he won the prestigious Asia-Pacific Breweries Foundation “Signature Art Prize” with a work titled ‘Cane of Kabunian, Numbered But Cannot Be Counted’. The...