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...
November 18, 2012
November 18, 2012 By Clarissa Chikiamco http://writelisawrite.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-life-and-art-of-lee-aguinaldo.html   The Life and Art of Lee Aguinaldo, written by Victoria (Boots) Herrera, myself, Cid Reyes and Rod Paras-Perez, was awarded the National Book Award, Alfonso Ongpin Prize (art category), at the awarding ceremonies at the National Museum yesterday, 17 November 2012. The book was published by Vibal Foundation and the Ateneo Art Gallery in 2011. Many thanks goes to the staff of Vibal Foundation, the Ateneo Art Gallery (Richie Lerma, Yael Buencamino, Joel de Leon, Ian Carlo Jaucian and Thea Garing), photographer Cocoy Lumbao, those whom we interviewed and helped contribute to the book, particularly...
November 8, 2012
November 8, 2012 http://www.manilaartblogger.com/2012/11/08/rodel-tapayas-portraits-of-dieties-functional-art-from-broke-and-froilan-calayags-critters/#more-14347   When Rodel Tapaya first burst into the scene some six or seven years ago, he did a series of portraits of people in the neighborhood, a group of works he christened Pintados.  Using burlap sacks as his ground, he embellished the visages of such characters as the town gossip, the mayor, and the village slacker with patterns taken from the tattooed natives of Pre-Hispanic Philippines. A hankering to revisit those portraits served as impetus to the works now hanging at West Gallery’s Gallery 1. His exhibit, Dieties, marries that desire and his current preoccupation with Filipino folk tales.  Rodel’s seven new paintings...
October 20, 2012
October 20, 2012 By Nikka Santos http://www.rappler.com/life-and-style/14537-modes-of-impact-at-the-ateneo-art-gallery MANILA, Philippines - A man stands in the cross-section of 3 video monitors. Cameras capture him standing still for who knows how long, transmitting images of his front, side and back onto the video screens around him. The man is artist Kaloy Olivades who is, evidently, “Here and Not Here.”  That's the title of his live performance and art installation that I saw — or rather, experienced — at the opening of Modes of Impact: The Inaugural Collection of Video Art mounted by the Ateneo Art Gallery. I was tempted to tickle the artist. I...
October 9, 2012
October 9, 2012 By Tippi Ocampo http://tippiocampo.com/?p=6439   It had been a while since I had gone to an exhibit, so I was looking forward to catching up with good friends and getting my ‘art-fix’ last Friday, at the opening of a new show curated by Clarissa Chikiamco at the Ateneo Art Gallery. Ito and I crawled through the super-crazy Friday traffic and actually got to Ateneo on time, which meant we were one of the first people there and got first dibs at enjoying the delicious food & cocktails by Via Mare (yum!). “Modes of Impact: The Inaugural Collection of...
October 2, 2012
October 2, 2012 Posted by Clarissa Chikiamco   http://writelisawrite.blogspot.com/2012/10/modes-of-impact-inaugural-collection-of.html