The Ateneo Art Gallery (AAG) will present “Figuring Filipino Utopia” until January 14, 2017.

Figuring Filipino Utopia

Curated by Charlie Samuya Veric, the exhibition explores the founding of the AAG, the first institution of its kind in the Philippines, in the context of modern art after the Second World War and the unspoken utopian vision that underpins its development.

Bookended by the destruction of Manila and the contemporary themes represented by select artists, the exhibition immerses the viewer in modern art as it highlights the utopian context of the AAG from the period of decolonization, which saw the emergence of a new postcolonial state, to the current times of economic meltdowns and environmental crises, which demand brave new futures.

The exhibition consists of 14 sections illuminating key historical moments in modern art in the country from the last half century.

At its heart lies the hope to reexamine the paths that Filipino art has taken to envision a modern nation in pursuit of freedom.

Visit Ateneo Art Gallery atLevel 2, Old Rizal Library Special Collections Building, Ateneo de Manila University, Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City.
Museum hours are Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 7:30 pm; Saturday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm; closed Sundays and holidays. For more information, contact Ria Talamayan-Aguilar at (+632) 4266488 or via email at

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