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Anito | Martha Atienza

A Christianized animistic festival on Bantayan Island, the Ati-Atihan, slowly turns into madness. Ati-atihan means to be like Aetas, an indigenous group predating the Austronesian migrations some 30,000 years ago. Provoked by current events—super typhoons, Manny Pacquiao, the Papal visit, labor migration—participants assume other personas. Inspired by ancestors, they are powerful, god-like, mad. Source: Silverlens Newsletter

Opera | Gabriel Barredo

Silverlens is pleased to present selected works from the critically acclaimed Gabriel Barredo’s “Opera,” Choreographed by Redha, a contemporary ballet adaptation of Barredo’s installation. Hundreds of dissected, mutated, and manipulated mannequins, skeletal sculptures, and found objects comprised the set of the ballet. Now Barredo is set to create a more intimate version of his grand-scale production. Opera: […]

Another Sense of Identity: A Review of Octoroon

With its strong offensive connotation, the name of the exhibition — Octoroon, which literally refers to people with one-eighth aboriginal blood, may lead the viewer into thinking that it is an exhibition centered on the different realities that play in the lives of these people as one-eight aboriginals within the established social construct. However, the exhibition attempted and […]

Octoroon | Peta Clancy & Helen Pynor, Bindi Cole Chocka and Steven Rhall

As we enter a new decade of partnership with LUMA | La Trobe University Museum of Art , the Ateneo Art Gallery (AAG) presents an exhibition of contemporary Australian art featuring three video and photographic installations dealing with issues of identity and representation from the Indigenous perspective. Since 2005, the Art Exchange Program has been […]

Gallery Exit | I submit to the wisdom of the body

Silverlens Gallery presents I Submit To The Wisdom Of The Body, a group exhibition featuring 6 contemporary artists from Hong Kong, namely, Nadim ABBAS, KWAN Sheung Chi, KONG Chun Hei, Angela SU, Sarah LAI, and Luke CHING. They will be joined by Filipino artists, Gary-Ross Pastrana and Cocoy Lumbao, who are part of the show’s […]

Ateneo Art Awards 2015 Exhibition

Now in its twelfth year, the Ateneo Art Awards was established to honor the memory of the founding benefactor of the Ateneo Art Gallery, Fernando Zobel (1924-1984). Originally conceived to shine the spotlight on young and emerging artists, the Ateneo Art Awards is now a venue to recognize outstanding achievements in art writing as well, […]