December 18, 2013
December 18, 2013 by: Patty Tumang http://www.heygarch.com/posts/a-decade-of-philippine-contemporary-art The Ateneo Art Awards celebrates 10 years this year with a retrospective exhibition. To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Ateneo Art Awards, the Ateneo Art Gallery has gathered the award winners from each year to present an exhibition entitled, “Ateneo Art Awards 2004 – 2013: A Retrospective” (September 8 – December 10, 2013). Featuring works by Filipino artists Poklong Anading, Maria Taniguchi, Patricia Eustaquio, Kawayan de Guia, Leslie de Chavez, Annie Cabigting, Geraldine Javier, Ronald Ventura, Mideo Cruz, among others (see complete list of winners below), the exhibition captures the breadth of...
December 13, 2013
December 13, 2013 http://artradarjournal.com/2013/12/13/ateneo-art-award-reflecting-on-10-years-of-filipino-contemporary-art/   Organisers of the Ateneo Art Awards discuss the Philippines’ vibrant art scene, the next generation of promising artists and the continuing influence of Founder Fernando Zobel. The contemporary art of the Philippines is going from strength to strength, supported by a handful of institutions such as the Ateneo Art Gallery and its Awards. Executive Director Richie Lerma and Managing Curator Yael Buencamino reflect on ten years of the Awards and the changing Filipino art scene. A government infrastructure that supports art production in Manila is sparse. Yet, the city hosts a number of art openings weekly,...
September 8, 2013
Filipino artists exploring existentialism and identity are honoured at the 10th Ateneo Art Awards. By Cassandra Naji On 8 August 2013, the Ateneo Art Awards named Charles Buenconsejo, Buen Calubayen and Raffy Napay as this year’s winners. As the 2013 theme ‘Marking Time’ suggests, the organisers selected works that explore notions of identity and existence. The Ateneo Art Awards, now in their tenth year, picked Buenconsejo, Calubayen and Napay from a shortlisted field of twelve emerging Filipino artists, based on their solo shows from 2012 and 2013. Portions of the previous exhibitions were recreated and displayed in Manila until 12 August to mark the...
September 4, 2013
September 4, 2013 http://www.panitikan.com.ph/content/ateneo-de-manila-university-and-philippine-star-present-purita-kalaw-ledesma-prize-art   As the Ateneo Art Awards celebrates its 10th anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 8, a new prize category is being added to its annual selection of the year’s best contemporary Filipino visual artists to encourage local arts writers to foster critical public discussion about exhibitions and artworks in keeping with the mission and vision of the Ateneo Art Gallery to recognize artistic talent and push boundaries in contemporary art practice. The new category, to be called the Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prize for Art Criticism, is being established by the Ateneo de Manila University through the Ateneo Art...
August 16, 2013
August 16, 2013 By September Grace Mahino (The Philippine Star) http://www.philstar.com/ystyle/2013/08/16/1094571/young-blood-rules-ateneo-art-awards   MANILA, Philippines - A quote? I can’t think of any right now,” Charles Buenconsejo says as he runs a hand through the mop of curls on his head, a weighty Ateneo Art Awards trophy in his other hand and a stunned look on his face. It had been less than a minute since he was onstage, in the middle of the Shangri-La Plaza, receiving the award from jury members Dr. Joven Cuanang, director of the Pinto Art Museum, and Mercedes Lopez-Vargas, director of the Lopez Memorial Museum, with his...
August 13, 2013
August 13, 2013 Text by Tricia Aquino | Photos by Teddy Pelaez | Lifestyle Section, InterAksyon.com   http://www.interaksyon.com/lifestyle/in-praise-of-the-monstrous-the-spiritual-and-the-personal-at-the-10th-ateneo-art-awards   Shattered photographs, grotesque sculptures, and intricate paper-cuts intrigued viewers at the 10th Ateneo Art Awardson Thursday, August 8, at the Shangri-La Plaza Atrium in Mandaluyong City. Three winners and eight finalists emerged as the best up-and-coming contemporary artists in the Philippines, lauded by their peers through what has become “an institution in the local art scene,” in the words of Ateneo Art Gallery director and chief curator Ramon Lerma. With the theme “Marking Time,” the awards recognized Filipino visual artists below 36 years old for outstanding...
June 30, 2013
June 30, 2013 By Iris Ferrer http://artradarjournal.com/2013/06/30/re-imagining-the-future-with-filipino-artist-mark-salvatus-interview/   Mark Salvatus is taking Filipino art from the streets of Manila to an international future.  Known for his site-specific interventions and ingenious use of materials, Filipino artist Mark Salvatus opens up about his practice and his view of contemporary art in the Philippines in an interview with Art Radar.  Mark Salvatus, ‘True Color’, 2012, inkjet on archival paper, 11.69 x 16.54 in. Image courtesy the artist. Philippine roots, looking at the stars Filipino artist Mark Salvatus consistently tackles issues of urbanism and everyday politics through works of diverse media, ranging from drawing, photography, video and...
May 5, 2013
May 5, 2013 — Carmela G. Lapeña/BM, GMA News   http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/306929/lifestyle/design/10-years-of-verve-and-vigor-2013-ateneo-art-awards-open-for-nominations   The Ateneo Art Awards is searching for young Filipino visual artists with outstanding works from the past year as it celebrates the best of contemporary Philippine art over the past decade. "As the Ateneo Art Gallery prepares to distinguish the most significant works from the previous year, this milestone allows the museum to look back and celebrate the best of contemporary Philippine art over the past decade," the Ateneo Art Gallery said in a press release. With the theme “Marking Time," the 2013 Ateneo Art Awards will recognize significant works...
February 14, 2013
February 14, 2013 http://artepinas.blogspot.com/2013/02/you-have-every-right.html     February 16 – April 20, 2013 Opening Reception: February 16, Saturday, 4pm, Ateneo Art Gallery     Women Artists from Germany, Sweden, Australia, Denmark and Manila with a post-feminist edge are featured in an exhibition at the Ateneo Art Gallery from February 16-April 20. Opening reception is on Saturday, February 16, 4pm. The participating artists, Maria Cruz (Berlin/Sydney/Manila), Lizza May David (Berlin/Manila), Tracey Moffatt (Sydney/New York), Claudia Del Fierro (Chile/Sweden), Annika Eriksson (Berlin/Sweden), Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen (Copenhagen) and Kiri Dalena (Manila) have international careers that see them exhibiting around the US, Europe and Asia....
January 22, 2013
January 22, 2013 http://www.bworldonline.com/content.php?section=Arts&Leisure&title=ARTS-&-CULTURE-(01/22/13)&id=82287 1335 Mabini TWO EXHIBITS are ongoing at the Mabini gallery. Maria Jeona Zoleta: The Unicorn Cluband Hubert Schmaliz: Casa Tesoro Series are ongoing until Feb. 14. The gallery is in the Tesoro Bldg., 1335 A. Mabini St., Ermita, Manila. For details visit 1335mabini.com. Ateneo Art Gallery BATO-BALANI, the Ateneo Art Gallery’s 2014 exhibition season opener, features works by Rodel Tapaya. A four-time Ateneo Art Awards shortlisted artist and winner of the Asia-Pacific Signature Art Prize, Tapaya’s art practice mines folklore, myths and legends. Here he focuses on the anting-anting as an amulet of invincibility, or as a talisman for renewing life in...
January 18, 2013
January 18, 2013 By: Patricia Isabela Evangelista Artists use all sorts of jargons in their field like “copyright,” “market,” “emerging” etc., but do they all mean the same? The Ateneo Art Gallery decided to sit on this problem through ArtSpeak: Keywords, a whole-day discussion on the use and misuse of keywords commonly used in the art scene. The symposium gathered artists, professors, and students at the Escaler Hall on Sept. 5. Precious Leano, the founding president of the Filipino Visual Arts and Design Rights Organization (FILVADRO), discussed the common misconceptions of the word “copyright,” saying that “copyright is a private...
December 23, 2012
December 23, 2012 Taken from Manila Bulletin http://ph.news.yahoo.com/david-medalla-materialized-milestones-032836514.html David Medalla is an infinite well of creation. Throughout his life, he demonstrated the most wonderful thing about being human: our ability to make something out of nothing. It is not our material achievements or any other such thing that we think we can be proud of, that separates us from other beings. We create with our mind from our imagination, as a result of our soulful existence, and it is meaningful. As we share our existence with mankind, we have the ability to make something that matters not only for ourselves...
December 20, 2012
December 20, 2012 By Jasmine T. Cruz   http://www.bworldonline.com/weekender/content.php?id=63251   Internationally renowned artist David Medalla shocked the organizers of Ateneo’s Gawad Tanglaw ng Lahi Award when he disrupted the solemn ceremony by leading an early exodus out of the school’s Leong Hall. ARTIST DAVID MEDALLA -- Jonathan L. Cellona On Nov. 27, the Ateneo de Manila University honored Mr. Medalla with the award, which is given to individuals or organizations that have upheld the Filipino identity through significant contributions in culture and the arts. The event also celebrated the opening of Mr. Medalla’s exhibit Tuloy Po Kayo, which includes several portraits of...
December 19, 2012
December 19, 2012 By Katrina Stuart Santiago   http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/287050/lifestyle/peopleandevents/david-medalla-filipino-artist   The stories are endless, and come quickly, one after the other, going on tangents, until it is unclear where you started. What you do know is that David Medalla, carrying books about his art, catalogs of recent and major exhibits he was part of, ready to tour you through the new work he’s done for the Ateneo Art Gallery, is far larger an artist than he seems to be. Than he is treated, in a nation famous for forgetting, and infamous for its lack of interest in everything artistic or cultural...
November 19, 2012
November 19, 2012 By Paeng Evangelista (The Philippine Star)   http://www.philstar.com/arts-and-culture/2012/11/19/868211/david-medalla-ateneo-art-gallery   MANILA, Philippines - David Medalla returns to the Philippines to receive an award on Nov. 27 from his alma mater, the Ateneo de Manila University. In a special academic convocation, Medalla will be conferred  the Gawad Tanglaw ng Lahi, which is given to those who have dedicated their life’s work to the pursuit of Filipinism and the Filipino identity through any of the channels of culture. As such, the award recognizes the contribution of any individual or organization, regardless of race, creed or political affiliation, so long as he/she/it...