Recall: Understanding Philippine Art FormsThe Lopez Museum and Library teams up with the Ateneo Art Gallery to present two lecture series that dive into Philippine art forms and their iterations in contemporary practice.
“My Name is [Blank]: Understanding Philippine Visual Arts” with Dr. Ambeth Ocampo and “Recall: Understanding Philippine Art Forms” are for individuals interested in exploring the different movements that helped shape Philippine culture, from imagined worlds in ancient maps, to the introduction of film and Technicolor to Philippine theaters.
Ocampo will revisit Filipino artists in “My Name is [Blank].” From a seeming enigma in the form of an engraver of maps, to the prolific yet lesser known Hidalgo, Ocampo will discuss the forms and movements the visual arts takes in different time periods.
Utilizing the vast collections of the Lopez Museum and Library and the Ateneo Art Gallery, the lecture series tackles everything from 19th-century to contemporary art.
The museum has yet to finalize the schedule of “My Name is [Blank],” which it will also announce on its social media accounts.
“Recall” focuses on introducing different genres of Philippine art. Branching out from wall-bound paintings, this lecture series will also delve into film and theater. Learn more about the media that permeates the contemporary world through these talks: “Beyond Odalisques: 19th Century Women Artists” with Dr. Eloi Hernandez on July 20, Saturday; “Social Realism” with Lisa Ito-Tapang on August 17, Saturday; “Bodabil: From Stage to Screen” with Dr. Nick Tiongson on September 14, Saturday; “Salvador ‘Badong’ Bernal” with Gino Gonzales on September 15, Sunday; “Post-War Cinematography” on September 28, Saturday, and “Experimental Cinema” on October 13, Sunday, both with Nick Deocampo; and “David Medalla” with Adam Nankervis on October 26, Saturday.
All Saturday lectures will be held at the Ateneo Law School amphitheater, while Sunday lectures will be at the Arete Creative Hub in Ateneo de Manila University. For inquiries, call Yna at tel. no. 631-2425.