Announcement, Art, Artist Talk / Walk-Through

Artist Talk | Kiri Dalena

Please join us on 1 December 2011, Thursday, 2.30-4.30 pm, for the artist talk of TIME AND PLACE OF INCIDENT, the solo exhibition of Kiri Dalena at the Basement of Vargas Museum. The talk will include a presentation by Dalena in discussion with the curator, Clarissa Chikiamco, and Rowena Paraan, Secretary-General of the show’s co-presentor National Union of Journalists of the Philippines.

TIME AND PLACE OF INCIDENT concentrates on the killings of media journalists in the Philippines, with the country being considered as one of the world’s most dangerous places for journalists. Dalena’s show involves documentation footage taken by her and volunteers at the grave sites of these journalists as well as shots showing selected places of their assassination.The exhibition runs until 10 December 2011 at Vargas Museum, Roxas Avenue, University of the Philippines-Diliman, Quezon City, open Tuesday to Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm (closed 30 November). There is a short waiting period to view the show. For directions to Vargas Museum, click here: https://vargasmuseum.wordpress.com/visiting-the-museum/where-we-are/

Dalena’s exhibition is also the fourth offering of End Frame Video Art Project 3, a project of the non-profit organization Visual Pond. Throughout the Philippine video art festival, artists stage a solo show presenting new video work in various venues from 2011 to 2012. For more information, visit http://www.visualpond.org and for further inquiries, email visualpond@gmail.com or call +63.917.5357955.

The talk is sponsored by the GeiserMaclang marketing communication company with refreshments from Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. The show is made possible by Visual Pond and Vargas Museum and the exhibition’s co-presenters: the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines, the University of the Philippines’ College of Mass Communications and Department of Art Studies, the GeiserMaclang marketing communication company, the Ateneo Art Gallery and the individuals Carlo Gabuco and Gym Lumbera.

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It aims to preserve its collection donated by Jorge B. Vargas and conducts research, exhibitions, publications, and educational programs. The Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center houses a museum, archives, and library devoted to the Philippine history, art, and culture from the late 19th century until the post-war era. Its main beneficiaries are students, faculty, researchers and scholars of the Philippines and Asia.

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