Ateneo Art Gallery exhibits in April
Art Gallery shows in March
|Prof. Emmanuel Torres, AAG's first curator, in front of Ligalig: Art in a Time of Turmoil|
Ligalig: Art in a Time of Turmoil - a tribute to the first curator of AAG, Prof. Emmanuel Torres (open until May 27).
Ligalig features paintings, prints, drawings, poems, mixed media, and video works from Martino Abellana, Nunelucio Alvarado, Virgilio Aviado, BenCab, Imelda Cajipe-Endaya, Orlando Castillo, Charlie Co, Kiri Dalena, Antipas Delotavo, Leonilo Doloricon, Alfredo Esquillo, Edgar Talusan Fernandez, Anna Fer, Marciano Galang, Emmanuel Garibay, Ofelia Gelvezon-Tequi, Renato Habulan, Neil Manalo, Alfredo Manrique, Manny Montelibano, J. Elizalde Navarro, Galo Ocampo, Onib Olmedo, Jose Tence Ruiz, Pablo Baen Santos, and Lazaro Soriano.
Students read a French poem from Jose Garcia Villa's collections in "Lines."
Lines: Pictures and Poems by Jose Garcia Villa (open until Aug. 26, 2017) is curated by Dr. Jonathan Chua, chairperson of the Ateneo Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, and is presented in cooperation with the Rizal Library. It is also a commemoration of Villa’s 20th death anniversary.
“Lines” features the “marriage” of Villa’s visual arts and poetry. The collection was donated by the Literary Estate of Jose Garcia Villa to the Ateneo in 2012.
|Artist Poklong Anading talks about his collection, "Shared Residence"|
Shared Residence, an art project initiated by Poklong Anading, is a collaborative art project among 8 artists and will allow select members of the Ateneo community to temporarily bring home an artwork.
“It is more of an experiment in shared ownership, caring for artworks, and not just caring for yourselves but for the bigger community,” Herrera said.
|The recreated "Print and Drawing Room"|
The last two exhibits, collectively called AAG in Review (open until May 20, 2017) is actually two exhibits in one, The Bellarmine Hall (1960-67) and Print & Drawing Room (1997-2005), a nostalgic recreation of how the Ateneo Art Gallery was designed by Prof. Torres back in the 60s and 90s. Herrera said that some of the original furniture back then are included in the exhibit.