Visual Pond Artspace, Inc. is a non-profit organization committed to the visual arts. Based in Manila, Visual Pond aims to be a dynamic player in the Philippine contemporary art scene through projects that engage and promote local artists both here and abroad.

We at Visual Pond envision a contemporary art scene that is vibrant, open to experimentation and supported by the community. By taking initiatives and creating opportunities for Filipino artists, we work towards this realization for the visual arts locale.

Asides from Manila-based projects, we are also interested in regional and international exchanges on ideas, concepts and possible collaborations with definite end products.


Friday, March 25, 2011

ArtSpeak: Doko kara kimashita ka?

Clarissa Chikiamco, the curator of End Frame Video Art Project 3: Present, will be giving a talk at the Ateneo Art Gallery on her experience in Japan, including her research on the video art collection at the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum. 

The Ateneo Art Gallery warmly invites you to an ArtSpeak session:

Doko kara kimashita ka? (Where are you from?)
A talk by Clarissa Chikiamco on her experience in Japan
2.00 pm, 30 March 2011, Wednesday
Ateneo Art Gallery
2nd Level Rizal Library Special Collections Building
Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights, Quezon City
Manila, Philippines
Independent curator Clarissa Chikiamco spent 6 weeks in Japan, from 7 February – 20 March 2011, as the researcher in residence at the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum.  In this informal talk, Chikiamco will share about her experience—from research on video art in the FAAM collection to learning Japanese language and culture in her first ever visit to the country. The question, “Doko kara kimashita ka?” (“Where are you from?” or "Where do you come from?"), serves as a parallel to her experience—from the question she was often asked and the question she herself was asking in her research.

After this casual sharing, green tea and Japanese snacks will be served.
For inquiries, call the Ateneo Art Gallery at (632) 426.6488.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

PASSAGE: catalogue

The exhibition write-up and pdf catalogue of Passage, the first exhibition of Tad Ermitano and the first of the series of exhibitions for End Frame Video Art Project 3: Present, is available for download at this link. Please print it on A4 back to back and fold.

Thanks to Pablo Gallery for sponsoring the catalogue!