[Blueboard] Beyond Protest:Philippine Social Realism from the Ateneo Art Gallery Collection at the Ateneo Graduate School of Business

Ria T. Aguilar rtalamayan at ateneo.edu
Thu Nov 22 10:40:04 PHT 2012


In commemoration of Bonifacio day this November, the Ateneo Art  
Gallery and the Ateneo Graduate School of Business present Beyond  
Protest : Philippine Social Realism from the Ateneo Art Gallery  
Collection.  The exhibition celebrates the revolutionary spirit of  
Andres Bonifacio that lives on in the activists of this generation  
that continue to call attention to the plight of the masses and push  
for government reforms and accountability. It features paintings,  
sculpture and posters from the 1970s and 1980s of some of the most  
renowned Social Realist artists Edgar Talusan Fernandez, Al Manrique,  
Neil Doloricon, Ana Fer, Pablo Baen Santos along with video pieces by  
Kiri Dalena, Manny Montelibano, and Yason Banal.  The latter three use  
methods that speak to today?s plugged-in generation, referencing  
images from news features and movies, reconfiguring them to convey  
despair or disgust, forcing the viewer to question the current state  
of affairs. It is art that engages, that plants a seed of discontent  
and alters perspectives.

The exhibit runs until November 28 at the Atrium of the Ateneo Campus  
in Rockwell.  It is presented by the Ateneo Art Gallery and the Ateneo  
Graduate School of Business.

For more information, please contact Ateneo Art Gallery, at 426-6488  
or visit our website http://ateneoartgallery.org/.


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