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...