August 31, 2010
August 31, 2010 Tomasino, pinarangalan sa Ateneo Arts Awards 2010 ni M.J.A.D. Cruz http://www.varsitarian.net/circle/20100831/tomasino_pinarangalan_sa_ateneo_arts_awards_2010 ISANG Tomasino ang pinarangalan sa katatapos na Ateneo Art Awards (AAA) 2010 na ginanap noong ika-12 ng Agosto sa Grand Atrium ng Shangri-La Plaza sa Mandaluyong. Si Mark Salvatus, nagtapos ng kursong Advertising Arts sa College of Fine Arts and Design noong 2003, ay isa sa mga nanalo sa AAA 2010, kasama ang dalawang kapwa alagad ng sining na sina Leslie de Chavez at Pow Martinez. Siya ay pinarangalan para sa kaniyang “Secret Garden,” isang obra na itinampok sa Sangduan 5: Daloy ng Dunong sa Pambansang...
August 14, 2010
August 14, 2010 by Ramona Rivera   http://suddenschool.wordpress.com/tag/ateneo-art-gallery/   This August, Ateneo Art Gallery celebrates its 50th year as the country’s first modern art museum. What began as a donation of select artworks from artist Fernando Zobel in 1960 has evolved into quite a significant permanent collection of modern and contemporary Philippine art. Among over 200 pieces that Mr. Zobel bequeathed to the university are works by the country’s top modernists and avant-garde artists such as Vicente Manannsala, H.R. Ocampo, Cesar Legaspi, Anita Magsaysay-Ho, David Medalla, Roberto Chabet, Aturo Luz, and Napoleon Abueva. In the spirit of Mr. Zobel’s pioneering efforts...
August 13, 2010
August 13, 2010 https://manilaartblogger.wordpress.com/tag/the-ateneo-art-awards/ Just like everybody else in the audience, I eagerly awaited the announcement of winners for this year’s Ateneo Art Awards.  The Ateneo Art Gallery staff kept the final results under tight guard, even to us jurors.  Thankfully, they paced this year’s awards night programme so that none of us had long to wait. Also, we must remember that these awards do not recognize the artists’ entire body  of work, but specific pieces and exhibits.  Thus, even the venues that host the shows in the shortlist receive special mention in all the Ateneo Art Gallery’s communications on these awards. The...
August 12, 2010
August 12, 2010 by ARTEPINAS http://artepinas.blogspot.com/2010/08/2010-ateneo-art-awards-shortlist.html   The winners of the 2010 Ateneo Art Awards: Shattering States, were announced in a well-attended awards ceremony at the Grand Atrium of the Shangri-La Plaza last Thursday, 12 August. Leslie de Chavez was awarded for his solo exhibition, Buntong Hininga, shown at Silverlens Gallery; Pow Martinez for his solo exhibition 1 Billion Years in West Gallery; and Mark Salvatus for his work Secret Garden, which was part of the group show Sungduan 5: Daloy ng Dunong held at the National Museum. Salvatus is also the recipient of two artist residency grants: the Ateneo-Art...
July 17, 2010
July 17, 2010 http://www.manilaartblogger.com/2010/07/17/leeroy-new-raises-a-balete-while-kiri-dalena-repeats-history/   Sometimes only  a Pinoy word will do to convey an incredible experience.  Find time to pass by the Ateneo Art Gallery’s newly- expanded space (they’ve completely taken over the old Rizal Library), and see if you don’t agree with me.  How else can you describe Leeroy New’s installation other than galing?  Because it is.  So galing!  Conceptualized with thinking that goes beyond awesome, and put together by the creative use of simple materials that goes beyond super, you really just have to say “Ang Galing!” In Balete, Leeroy wraps the posts of the gallery’s facade with his version of a Balete tree, one...
June 18, 2010
June 18, 2010 From the Publicity Department http://philvisualarts.blogspot.com/2010/06/ateneo-art-awards-2010-shortlist.html   The Ateneo Art Gallery, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary as the country's first modern art museum this year, is pleased to announce the 12 artists short-listed for the Ateneo Art Awards 2010: Shattering States. They are: Frankie Callaghan for Dwelling Silverlens Gallery 9 September to October 3 2009 Joey Cobcobo for 7 Heads and 10 Horns Avellana Gallery 6 May to 30 May 2009 Kiri Dalena for The Present Disorder is the Order of the Future Mo_ 30 January to 7 March 2010 Mark Salvatus for Sungduan 5: Daloy ng...
December 1, 2009
December 1, 2009 By ARMAND ROCES MANGUIAT http://armandrm.blogspot.com/2009/12/in-eye-of-modernity-philippine-neo.html   In the Eye of Modernity presents the Neo-Realist Masterworks from the renowned Ateneo Art Gallery in Philippines. The landmark exhibition revolves around what many art historians consider to be one of the most important junctures in the development of modern visual art in the Philippines, the so-called Philippine Art Gallery years from 1950 to 1964. The show traces the development of Neo-Realism in Philippines, notably, artists in the 1950s to mid-60s who adopted a modernist approach to ‘re-presentation’, through semi-figurative distortion and abstraction. It presents major works from post-war modernists such as...
July 27, 2009
July 27, 2009 http://philippineartscene.blogspot.com/2009/07/2009-ateneo-art-awards-contemporary-art.html   The Ateneo Art Gallery remembers ALFREDO "AL" MANRIQUE (1949-2006) through the 2009 Ateneo Art Awards Contemporary Art Lecture: Remembering Al Manrique on Wednesday, 29 July 2009 at 430 pm. Alfredo "Al "Manrique was an artist, activist, digital pioneer and founding member of e@rt Philippines. He was an original member of the 70s Social Realists. Having trained as an architect at the University of Santo Tomas, he became an outstanding photographer, printmaker and became one of the earliest Filipino visual artists, in 1982, to explore digital media and cyberspace. He was also an activist who gave...
July 6, 2009
July 6, 2009 See more at: http://www.manilaartblogger.com/2009/07/06/poklong-and-marina-at-the-ateneo-art-gallery/#sthash.w1iMVt7t.dpuf   One year after winning the 2008 Ateneo Art Awards, Poklong Anading and Marina Cruz Garcia bring us two shows, both coming off from their respective residency grants  from the Common Room Networks Foundation in Bandung, Indonesia and the La Trobe University Visual Arts Center in Sydney.   DRUNKEN REVELRY, POKLONG ANADING Poklong’s divides his exhibit space into two parts, one for his sound project, the other for his video installation.  Both sites revolve around his experience with the Perahu , a somewhat crude wooden toy boat, readily available in the markets of Bandung. With Indonesian musicians and artists, he...
December 1, 2008
December 1, 2008 by Eileen Legaepi-Ramirez http://www.mutualart.com/OpenArticle/Contemplating-The-Ateneo-Art-Awards/917C5D40903FBA23   The Ateneo Art Awards (AAA) turned five this year; in the finicky world of contemporary art and particularly in a region craving for sober, grounded critical discourse, five may indeed be a sort of middle age, and thus ripe for some form of accounting. Accorded top honors this August 2008 were three multimedia artists - Poklong Anading, Marina Cruz-Garcia, and Kawayan de Guia, respectively cited for exhibitions mounted at Mag: net Katipunan, the Philippine Art Awards show at the National Museum of the Philippines, and The Drawing Room respectively. The other short-listed...
April 22, 2008
April 22, 2008 http://philippineartscene.blogspot.com/2008/04/tutok-kargado-ateneo-art-gallery.html Tutok KARGADO ongoing in the Ateneo Art Gallery The Ateneo Art Gallery is presently featuring Tutok KARGADO - a visual dialogue between contemporary Filipino artists and Modern masters in the Ateneo Art Gallery collection. Tutok KARGADO is initiated by Tutok, an initiative of visual artists focused on art and advocacy. Hosted by the Ateneo Art Gallery, curator Jose Tence Ruiz provides the structure within which the Tutok artists respond to and interact with Filipino masters such as Arturo Luz, Vicente Manansala, Roberto Chabet, J. Elizalde Navarro, Antonio Austria, Brenda Fajardo and Lazaro Soriano. The exhibition is...
February 5, 2008
February 5, 2008 by Prime Sarmiento http://pcij.org/stories/even-in-singapore-pinoy-artists-are-bankable/ SINGAPORE — Twelve years ago, Francisco ‘Kiko’ Escora was already happy when a painting of his fetched P3,000 at an exhibit in Manila. But today Escora must be ecstatic; his works are being snapped up not only in his home country, where they now average P70,000 a piece, but also in places like Singapore, where Escora paintings are bought for S$4,000 each, or a cool hundred grand based on a P30:S$1 conversion. This is despite the fact that Escora’s paintings, which can at times deal with dark and sexual themes, aren’t the type that...
September 23, 2007
September 23, 2007 By Jerome Gomez http://jgomezpeople.blogspot.com/2007/09/lee-aguinaldo-june-2007.html When everything else has gone, someone once said, art is all that remains. And in the small Quezon City room that Melba Arribas used to share with the artist Lee Aguinaldo, art seems to brim from every drawer, underneath closets and still unopened boxes. On the walls, small works from Lee’s linear period are interspersed with photographs and small collages, and beside a lamp hangs a framed photographic diptych by Wig Tysman of a young Melba sexily reclining on a bed while the wild man Lee, wearing his signature dark aviator glasses, sits...
June 21, 2007
June 21, 2007 By Jerome Gomez   http://jeromeifyouwantto.blogspot.com/2007/06/lee-aguinaldo-metro-society-june-2007.html   When everything else has gone, someone once said, art is all that remains. And in the small Quezon City room that Melba Arribas used to share with the artist Lee Aguinaldo, art seems to brim from every drawer, underneath closets and still unopened boxes. On the walls, small works from Lee’s linear period are interspersed with photographs and small collages, and beside a lamp hangs a framed photographic diptych by Wig Tysman of a young Melba sexily reclining on a bed while the wild man Lee, wearing his signature dark aviator...