Last January 27 and 28, the Vargas Museum held the two-day Curatorial Development Program in cooperation with Japan Foundation Manila. The project sought to develop curatorial resources in the region and provide a platform for exchange between established curators and younger practitioners. The first workshop was organized in November 2009.
The workshop included presentations of curators Corazon Alvina and Marian Pastor Roces, as well as case studies and discussions by Joselina Cruz, Karen Flores, Eileen Legaspi Ramirez, Mitzie Icasiano, Jose Tence Ruiz, and Flaudette May Datuin. They served as course tutors to 21 young participants who presented their individual curatorial proposals. They were Antares Bartolome, Astrid Bullanday, Lalaine Calicdan, Buen Calubayan, Kristyn Caragay, Gelo Carreon, Jun Cristobal, Gian Cruz, Avie Felix, Aleth Gayosa, Laya Gonzales, Ian Jaucian, Lian Ladia, Kenneth Paranada, Sidd Perez, Felicia Ravago, Jay Salazar, Ina Stuart Santiago, Randel Urbano, Angge Viceral, and Clod Yambao.
The Curatorial Development Program is part of the Japan Foundation’s JENESYS program for creators. Jay Pacena, a participant of the 2009 workshop, stayed in Japan for 3 months and is now involved in an international curatorial project in Perth, Australia courtesy of this program.
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