writings, projects and exhibitions of Clarissa Chikiamco

Sunday, November 18, 2012

The Life and Art of Lee Aguinaldo: Winner at the National Book Awards!



The Life and Art of Lee Aguinaldo, written by Victoria (Boots) Herrera, myself, Cid Reyes and Rod Paras-Perez, was awarded the National Book Award, Alfonso Ongpin Prize (art category), at the awarding ceremonies at the National Museum yesterday, 17 November 2012.

The book was published by Vibal Foundation and the Ateneo Art Gallery in 2011. Many thanks goes to the staff of Vibal Foundation, the Ateneo Art Gallery (Richie Lerma, Yael Buencamino, Joel de Leon, Ian Carlo Jaucian and Thea Garing), photographer Cocoy Lumbao, those whom we interviewed and helped contribute to the book, particularly Pandy Aviado, Wig Tysmans, Roberto Chabet, Eric Torres and most especially, the family of Lee Aguinaldo: Melba Arribas (Lee's partner) and his sons Leo and Danny.




Thursday, November 8, 2012

OTHER, exhibition at Picasso Hotel

Dina Gadia, Observations on Tropical Disorders, 2012, collage
Altro Mondo Gallery and Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences present the group exhibition, OTHER. Featuring books, artworks, a film, Mabini art and other tourist items, the show opens on 12 November 2012, Monday, at 6 pm at the lobby, 2nd and 4th floor of Picasso Residences.

A site-specific exhibition, “Other” examines ideas of stereotypes, exoticization and authenticity. It looks into foreign consumption, perception, and the willing fulfillment of this demand. Artists whose works are included in the exhibition are Dina Gadia, Jevijoe Vitug, Kawayan de Guia, Mark Salvatus, Manny Montelibano, and Yee I-Lann.

Other is curated by Clarissa Chikiamco and is supported by Pablo, The Drawing Room, Silverlens and Valentine Willie Fine Art Galleries. The show runs until December 22, 2012 with opening hours from 10 am to 7 pm for the 4th floor gallery and film on the 2nd floor. 

The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences is at 119 L.P. Leviste St., Salcedo Village Makati City, Philippines 1227. For inquiries, please call the gallery at +632-828-4774, 501-3270, or email altromondo.info@yahoo.com