BAP Talk: Inti Guerrero
Oct
9
6:00 PM18:00

BAP Talk: Inti Guerrero

BAP’s new Artistic Director Inti Guerrero is a curator based in Hong Kong and serves as the Estrellita B. Brodsky Adjunct Curator of Latin American Art for the Tate in London, and was the curator of the 38th EVA International - Ireland’s Biennial. From 2011-2014 he was the Associate Artistic Director/Curator of TEOR/ética; a non-profit art institution in Costa Rica founded in 1999. He has curated, published and lectured extensively in Asia, Europe and Latin America. His post at BAP began on July 1, 2018.

Guerrero will introduce his curatorial practice and share his vision for the future BAP. 

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BAP Conversation: Eisa Jocson, Josh Kline, and Paul Pfeiffer
Oct
2
7:00 PM19:00

BAP Conversation: Eisa Jocson, Josh Kline, and Paul Pfeiffer

Working in cross disciplines, Eisa Jocson, Josh Kline and Paul Pfeiffer will discuss their use of performance, sculpture and video respectively to investigate the changing nature of human perception and behavior.
This event is free and open to public.


EISA JOCSON
Eisa Jocson is a contemporary choreographer and dancer from the Philippines. Eisa’s works exposes body politics in the service and entertainment industry as seen through the unique socioeconomic lens of the Philippines. She studies how the body moves and what conditions make it move – be it social mobility or movement out of Philippines through migrant work. In all her creations – from pole to macho dancing and hostess to Disney princess studies – capital is the driving force of movement pushing the indentured body into spatial geographies.


JOSH KLINE
Josh Kline is a curator, collaborator, and artist. Kline aligns his art with the philosophy of post-humanism. Spanning a wide variety of media with specific focus upon the technologically innovative, his art has an ergonomic sensibility. It is centred upon the ability of humanity to function efficiently within its working environment, with corporeality being marginalised in favour of digital expressions of selfhood.

PAUL PFEIFFER
Known for his innovative manipulation of digital media, Paul Pfeiffer recasts the visual language of pop spectacle to examine how images shape our perception of ourselves and the world. Sampling footage from YouTube, cable television, and other sources, he uses these as an occasion to plumb the depths of contemporary culture, assessing its racial, religious, and technological dimensions.

Pfeiffer was a featured artist in the PBS series Art:21 – Art In The Twenty-First Century, and the recipient of a number of awards, most notably an Alpert Award for Visual Arts from CalArts in 2009, a United States Artist Fellowship in 2015, and the inaugural Bucksbaum Award from the Whitney Museum in 2000. Pfeiffer's work has been seen in numerous national and international group exhibitions including the Whitney Biennial, PS1's Greater New York, the Sydney Biennial, and the 2001 Venice Biennale of Art. Pfeiffer earned a B.F.A. in printmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute and an M.F.A. from Hunter College.

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BAP Children's Workshop: Basic Body Casting with Efren Madlangsakay Jr.
Sep
23
11:00 AM11:00

BAP Children's Workshop: Basic Body Casting with Efren Madlangsakay Jr.

Bellas Artes Projects is pleased to invite you to a children's workshop based on our current exhibition, "Paul Pfeiffer: Incarnator".

Inspired by Paul Pfeiffer’s wood works, this workshop will introduce kids to some basic techniques in casting the hands and feet using alginate and plaster. A face casting demo will also be included in this workshop.

This workshop is free and open to children aged 7-12.


Efren Madlangsakay Jr. obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the University of the Philippines, Diliman in 2015. He was a research assistant for Cian Dayrit’s Busis Ibat Ha Kanayunan which was showed at Bellas Artes Outpost, Makati City in 2017. Efren has also showed in Tamawan Village, Baguio City; West Gallery, Quezon City; and Tin-Aw Gallery, Makati City.







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BAP Artist Talk: Hera Büyüktaşçıyan
Sep
22
2:00 PM14:00

BAP Artist Talk: Hera Büyüktaşçıyan

Istanbul-based artist Hera Büyüktaşçıyan creates installation, sound, performance, sculpture and video. She activates three-dimensional forms such as sculpture and installation with sensorial components including performance, sound and video to breath life to the work itself. Exploring themes of displacement, identity and reconciliation, Büyüktaşçıyan creates new narratives around the notion of otherness by using metaphors such as water, a recurring symbol in her work, as the ultimate source and instrument that nurtures our memory.

This event is free and open to the public.

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BAP Mentorship with Paul Pfeiffer
Sep
8
11:00 AM11:00

BAP Mentorship with Paul Pfeiffer

Paul will facilitate a two-hour seminar that will explore audio-video editing principles and techniques from a conceptual/aesthetic angle and focus on the grammar of editing and post-production as key to grasping contemporary modes of perception, experience and subjectivity. This workshop is geared towards college students with a studio art background and/or emerging artists with audio-video production studio practice. Slots are limited to 15 participants only. 

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BAP Film Screening: Look of Silence
Sep
1
7:00 PM19:00

BAP Film Screening: Look of Silence

Directed by Joshua Oppenheimer, 2014
103 minutes

Through Oppenheimer’s footage of perpetrators of the 1965 Indonesian genocide, a family of survivors discovers how their son was murdered, as well as the identities of the killers. The documentary focuses on the youngest son, an optometrist named Adi, who decides to break the suffocating spell of submission and terror by doing something unimaginable in a society where the murderers remain in power: he confronts the men who killed his brother and, while testing their eyesight, asks them to accept responsibility for their actions. This unprecedented film initiates and bears witness to the collapse of fifty years of silence. 
We encourage you to watch Oppenheimer's "Act of Killing" prior to this screening.

Free Admission. 

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BAP Film Screening: HyperNormalisation by Adam Curtis
Aug
18
7:00 PM19:00

BAP Film Screening: HyperNormalisation by Adam Curtis

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM | August 18, 2018
Bellas Artes Outpost
2/F The Alley at Karrivin
2316 Chino Roces Ave, Makati
Event Registration: http://bit.ly/BAPHyperNormalisation

Includes an intermission with a hypernormalized cocktail. 

This event is open and free to the public. 
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HyperNormalisation is a 2016 BBC documentary by British filmmaker Adam Curtis. Adam Curtis tells the extraordinary story of how we got to this strange time of great uncertainty and confusion - where those who are supposed to be in power are paralyzed - and have no idea what to do. And, where events keep happening that seem inexplicable and out of control - from Donald Trump to Brexit, the War in Syria, the endless migrant crisis, and random bomb attacks. It explains not only why these chaotic events are happening - but also why we, and our politicians, cannot understand them.
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Kevin Adam Curtis is a British documentary film-maker. His works explore areas of sociology, psychology, philosophy and political history. Curtis describes his work as journalism that happens to be expounded via the medium of film. He is most known for The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear (2004), Pandora's Box (1992), and HyperNormalisation (2016).

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NAMAMAHAY
Aug
3
to Aug 4

NAMAMAHAY

We're thrilled to announce BAP's inaugural curator in residence Dayang Yraola, who will organize a 12-day flash residency with nine media artists from Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand.

Namamahay//Home(ing) conveys a process of trying to adjust to a transient space or a new home. Viewing it from a positive perspective, it signals that one is in a new situation, a new beginning, where new possibilities may arise.

From July 24 to August 4, the artists will hold residency at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar and create site-specific installations, workshops or communal activities that explore the potential of producing works in new or unfamiliar surroundings. Come see and participate in their the fruits of their labor on August 3 and 4!!

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PAUL PFFEIFER: INCARNATOR
Jul
7
7:00 PM19:00

PAUL PFFEIFER: INCARNATOR

“Incarnator" is a solo exhibition by Paul Pfeiffer, curated by Diana Campbell Betancourt. This exhibition expands from the artist’s internationally acclaimed eponymous video which is further brought to life through a series of life-size sculptures, all of which were produced during Pfeiffer’s six-month residency at Bellas Artes Projects in Bagac, Bataan. 
This event is free and open to the public.

Incarnator opening July 7 SATURDAY, 7 PM at Bellas Artes Outpost

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Jun
8
2:00 PM14:00

BAP Artist Talk: Tuan Andrew Nguyen

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We are pleased to invite you to an artist talk by Tuan Andrew Nguyen, in partnership with Benilde Arts and Culture Cluster!
#BAPresident Andrew Tuan Nguyen will speak about how censorship laws in Vietnam led him to co-found The Propeller Group, an art collaborative group that functioned as an advertisement agency and how the use of street graffiti and breakdancing rebranded a country. 
Join us on June 8 at 2:00 pm at the School of Design and Arts Campus (SDA) of De La Salle College of Saint Benilde! 
It is free, open to the public, and participation is encouraged!
 

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Jun
1
2:00 PM14:00

BAP Artist Talk: Krzysztof Wodiczko

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We are pleased to invite you to an Artist Talk by Krzysztof Wodiczko, in partnership with Ateneo Art Gallery in Areté!
On June 1, join us as #BAPresidentProfessor Krzysztof Wodiczko will speak about an interdisciplinary approach and use of design in collaboration with art pedagogy, art education, art therapy, urban pedagogy, toy and game design, software design and other fields that strive to change the way society thinks about war and shift towards a culture of un-war. 
It is free, open to the public, and participation is encouraged!

Event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/201505113970372/

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Mar
3
to Mar 4

Art Weekend at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar

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Our Bruce Conner show will give you the chance to experience the exhibition in an unfinished church at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar. There will be a special screening of CROSSROADS (1967), followed by a punk concert inspired by San Francisco's Mabuhay Gardens lounge. 

 

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Feb
24
7:00 PM19:00

Bruce Conner: Out of Body

Save the Date!

Bellas Artes Projects is pleased to present Bruce Conner: Out of Body, the first major presentation of the iconic American artist Bruce Conner (1933–2008) in Southeast Asia.

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The exhibition, curated by Artistic Director Diana Campbell Betancourt, will connect across Conner's diverse practice, including his ground-breaking films and works of several of his aliases that draw strands of Eastern and Western spirituality.

It will open at Bellas Artes Outpost on Saturday, February 24, 2018 with a special screening presentation at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, premiering on Saturday, March 3, 2018. Please save the date!

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EXHIBITION | CIAN DAYRIT: BUSIS IBAT HA KANAYUNAN
Dec
7
to Jan 23

EXHIBITION | CIAN DAYRIT: BUSIS IBAT HA KANAYUNAN

Busis Ibat Ha Kanayunan by Cian Dayrit
VERNISSAGE: 7:00 PM | December 7, 2017 | Bellas Artes Outpost
2/F The Alley at Karrivin, 2316 Chino Roces Ave, Makati, 1630 Metro Manila

 

Bellas Artes Projects is pleased to present ‘Busis Ibat Ha Kanayunan (Voices from the Hinterlands)’, an exhibition by Cian Dayrit. During his residency at Bellas Artes Projects, Dayrit focused his research into the history and mythology of the Ayta Magbukun community of Bataan, a deeply marginalized Indigenous Peoples group in central Luzon, examining their position in relation to colonial and post-colonial history and their representation in ethnographic studies of these periods, in close conversation with members of the community. The exhibition is part of an ongoing project from his residency.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. 
 

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