Fractions of an Intangible Whole: Philippine Social Realism in the Ateneo Art Gallery draws from the strong collection of Philippine social realist works in the 1970s-1980s of the first museum of modern art in the
30 June - 31 July 2009
La Trobe University Art Museum
Glenn College, Bundoora Campus
Curator's Talk: 22 July 2009, Wednesday, 4-6 pm
To be followed by a reception 6-8 pm with Guest Speaker Raul V. Hernandez, Consul General of the Philippines
10 July 2009, Friday, 11 am
Dekada '70 Film Screening
Starring Vilma Santos. Directed by Chito S. Rono.
A story of a family caught in the middle of a tumultuous decade. Dekada '70 details a middle class family struggling with new changes that have empowered Filipinos to rise against the oppressive Marcos government. Witnessing the suspension of the Writ of Habeas Corpus, proclamation of Martial Law, bombing of Plaza Miranda, random arrests, radical citizens and political prisoners, Amanda Bartolome (Santos), a mother of five boys, awakens her identity to state her stand as a citizen, mother and as a woman.
17 July 2009, Friday, 11 am
‘New York, London, Paris, Rome, Manila City Jail’ Discussions with David Griggs
David Griggs’ is an Australian artist whose work explores the “darker undercurrents of human
existence to make sense of the uncertain times in which we live”. His most recent show at Green Papaya Arts Projects in Kamuning, Quezon City, Philippines, caps off a four month Asialink residency in Manila, in which he worked with inmates of the Manila City Jail. David will talk about this project as well as his enthusiasm and extensive travels around southeast Asia, in particular the Philippines and the impact this has had on his work.
20 July 2009, Monday, 2 pm
Gallery Readings, Creative Writers from Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines
Rofel G. Brion is a professor of interdisciplinary studies, literature and creative writing. His poems have been published in three volumes, with his fi rst book winning the Philippine National Book Award. He has been a fellow at the Hawthornden Castle International Retreat for Writers, the University of Iowa International Writing Program, and the Berlin International Literature Festival.
Exie Abola teaches literature and writing and is a prize-winning writer of short stories and essays. He writes an occasional column for the art and lifestyle sections of The Philippine Star and is currently working on his first book, a collection of literary essays.
Cyan Abad-Jugo has a master’s in Children’s Literature at Simmons College, Boston, and is currently pursuing a PhD in English Studies: Creative Writing at the University of the Philippines. Her first book, Father and Daughter: The Figures of Our Speech, is a joint project with her father, the poet Gémino H. Abad (Anvil 1996). She has two collections of short fiction: Sweet Summer and Other Stories (UP Press 2004) and Leaf and Shadow: Stories About Some Friendly Creatures (Anvil 2008). She teaches Introduction to Literature, Western Literature, and Fiction Writing and writes a fantasy series for Mango Jam, a comics digest for girls.
LUMA La Trobe University Museum of Art
Glenn College, Bundoora Campus
La Trobe University, Victoria, 3086
Exhibitions Hours: Mon – Fri 10am – 5pm
Telephone: + 61 3 9479 2111
All Lectures and film screenings at Glenn College Lecture Theatre, Bundoora Campus. Readings in the Gallery. Free Entry. Bookings Required.