Announcement, Curatorial Development Program, UP Vargas Museum, Workshop

2018 Curatorial Development Program – Call for Applications

The Japan Foundation, Manila, UP Vargas Museum, and Philippine Contemporary Art Network (PCAN) announce a call for applications for a Curatorial Workshop in October 2018. The program is aimed at enhancing expertise in curating contemporary art and related platforms. Selected participants are required to present an exhibition/art project proposal at the workshop and three participants will be asked to organize an exhibition/art project in 2019 at the Vargas Museum.
Please submit the duly accomplished application form and the required documents to The Japan Foundation, Manila via e-mail (svelasco@jfmo.org.ph) on or before August 19, 2018.

 

Lecturers:

Patrick D. Flores  (Curator, Vargas Museum and Director, PCAN)
Mizuki Takahashi (Co-Director, Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile, Hong Kong)
Joseph Palis (Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, University of the Philippines Diliman)
Maria Faith Varona (Assistant Professor, College of Architecture, University of the Philippines Diliman)

Mentors:

Roberto G. Paulino, Coordinator, Knowledge Production and Circulation, PCAN
Tessa Maria Guazon, Coordinator, Exhibition and Curatorial Analysis, PCAN
Renan Laru-an, Coordinator, Public Engagement and Artistic Formation, PCAN

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About Jorge B. Vargas Museum

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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