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Building on last year’s event, this year’s Critical Platforms aims to serve as a true platform for writers to critically engage with curated exhibits at the Jorge B. Vargas Museum at the University of the Philippines Diliman, and in the process, allow the public to better understand the process of art criticism. Five young art writers – Jasmine Cruz, Dominic Zinampan, Paolo Tiausas, Jaime Oscar Salazar, and Carlos Quijon, Jr. – will participate in a two-week writing residency at the Vargas Museum, where they will be given access to two exhibitions, as well as attend organized talks and seminars. At the end of this period, they will submit a 500 to 700-word critical written work on one of the two exhibitions.
The culminating activity is a public presentation by these five writers of their submissions at 1:00PM on Wednesday, 28 September 2016, which will then be reviewed by a panel composed of Dr. Patrick D. Flores, and established art critics Antares Gomez Bartolome, Lisa Ito-Tapang, and Katrina Stuart Santiago. The audience will likewise be given an opportunity to ask questions about the critical process.
Critical Platforms 2016 is organized by Art+ Magazine and the Vargas Museum.
About Art+ Magazine
Art+ Magazine is the only bi-monthly, full-color, glossy magazine in the Philippine that regularly covers the Filipino visual art scene. It features exhibition reviews, artist profiles, and event coverage in and around the Philippines and the Asian region. Established in 2008 as Contemporary Art Philippines, Art+ Magazine is the flagship publication of Southeast Asian Heritage Publications Inc., an independent Filipino-owned publishing company. It is distributed at all major bookstores (Fully Booked, Powerbooks, National Bookstore), as well as the museum shops of Ayala Museum, Yuchengco Museum, Bencab Museum, and Pinto Art Museum. Art+ Magazine is also available at select art fairs throughout the region, including Art Stage Singapore, Art Basel Hong Kong, Art Kaohsiung, Contemporary Istanbul, and Art Fair Tokyo. The magazine is currently media partners with the Cultural Center of the Philippines, the Visayas Islands Visual Artists Exhibition and Conference (VIVA EXCON), and the Singapore Biennale.
About UP Vargas Museum
A center for Philippine art and culture, the Jorge B. Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center’s main thrusts are research, exhibition and education. It enjoys the unique distinction of being the only art repository in the country embracing the entire range of Philippine artistic creativity from the 1880s to the 1960s. Through its collection of oil paintings, watercolors, pastels, drawings, and sculptures, Vargas Museum aims to contribute towards the appreciation of the country’s artistic heritage and to foster an awareness of the history of Philippine art.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is this event open to the public?
Yes. Admission is free, but registration is required
Can I RSVP by phone?
Please call (+632) 721 0504 and look for Marz
What if I'm interested in the event but unsure about my attendance?
We still encourage you to register to help us determine the number of participants to expect.
What should I bring?
Nothing is required, though you might like to bring pen and paper for note-taking.
What is the seating arrangement?
Free seating on a first come, first serve basis
Do I have to register even if I can attend only one session? Are walk-ins allowed?
Yes, but your seat is not guaranteed
I am not involved in the art industry. May I still attend?
Yes. Our event is open to anyone who is interested
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