Yellow Ambiguities

Sunday, 18 Aug 2019 to Saturday, 29 Feb 2020

Mr. & Mrs Ching Tan Gallery and Mr & Mrs Chung Te Gallery, Soledad V Pangilinan Arts Wing, Areté

Admission is free of charge.

Presenting the color yellow in a multiplicity of media, contexts, and specificities, the exhibition hopes to ambiguate this zonal palette, liberating it from its usual associations (political or otherwise) to the more expansive realm of providence, provocation, and possibility."

In line with Ateneo Art Gallery’s anniversary celebration this August, the museum opens its newest exhibition, Yellow Ambiguities, in collaboration with visual artist and lecturer, Fr. Jason Dy SJ, together with writer and 2014 Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prizes in Art Criticism winner, Carlomar Daoana.

Following art historian John Cage’s investigation on color – its nature, purpose, and histories – the exhibit explores the complexity of the color yellow in the Philippine context. Divided into sections to show different representations, it engages the modern art collection of AAG in dialogue with pre-colonial artefacts; Hispanic colonial religious artefacts and Marian images; contemporary naturally-dyed woven fabrics; works of the Conservative and Modernist schools represented by Fernando Amorsolo and Galo Ocampo, respectively; and the experimental works of contemporary artists.

Featured artists in the exhibit include works by Ang Kiukok, Cesar Legaspi, Jose Joya, Charlie Co, David Medalla with Adam Nankervis, Roberto Chabet, Jose Tence Ruiz, Judy Sibayan, Edgar Talusan Fernandez, Norberto Roldan, Elmer Borlongan, Manny Montelibano, MM Yu, Christina Quisumbing Ramilo, Wawi Navarroza, Lyra Garcellano, Mars Bugaoan, KoloWn, Leslie de Chavez and Oca Villamiel.

Yellow Ambiguities is extended until February 29, 2020 at the Mr & Mrs Ching Tan Gallery and Mr. & Mrs Chung Te Gallery located at the upper ground floor of the museum.

Featured artwork: Constancio Bernardo, Untitled, n.d, Gift of the Artist.