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Conference Program – May 19-21 – Locus Redux: Speaking Across Contexts, Learnings and Negotiations in Writing and Teaching on Art

Conference Program

May 19, 2012 (Day 1)
8:30-9:00 am Arrivals/Registration at Yuchengco Museum
9-9:40 Welcome and Opening Addresses (Yuchengco Museum, PSBI, Lopez Museum, Japan Foundation)
9:40-10:00 Break
10 -11:30 Keynote (Knowledge Production via Discourses on Art):
            Brenda Fajardo (Philippine Art Educators Association/
Phil. Educational Theater Association)
As a noted artist-educator involved in the critically formative years of two of the Philippines’s seminal art organizations, Dr. Brenda Fajardo will be sharing from both the Philippine Art Educators’ Association’s and the Philippine Educational Theater Assocation’s early attempts to frame art pedagogy within such nuanced conditions as a post-colonial legacy of uneven access to art education and ensuing ontological debates enmeshed in studies on Filipino culture and identity politics.
11:30-12:30 Lunch break
12:30-2:30 pm
Session A (Articulating Modernisms)
This session is intended to frame the succeeding sessions within ongoing discussions circulating within the region about problematized constructions of modernism and contemporaneity and how these figure in the production and circulation of discourse on art practice within Asia in this purported Asian century.
Patrick Flores, University of the Philippines Vargas Museum
Raiji Kuroda, Chief Curator, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum
Nancy Adajania, Cultural theorist and Co-artistic Director, 9th Gwangju Biennale
Moderator:  Joselina Cruz, Director, Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, DLSU-CSB
2:30-2:45 Afternoon break
Session B (Education out of bounds)
This session is intended to facilitate elaboration on how independent/private organizing efforts demonstrated in the work of art collectives, and experimental spaces provide a productive counterpoint to institutionalized learning and orthodox discourse.
Jang Un Kim, normal type/Korean National University of Arts
Ellen Pau, Videotage/City University of Hong Kong
JK Anicoche, Sipat Lawin Ensemble
Moderator:  Prof. Jocelyn Calubayan, University of Santo Tomas College of Fine Arts and Architecture
Dinner at Pinto Museum, Antipolo
May 20, 2012 (Day 2)
9:30-10 Coffee/socials
Session C (Platforms and Histories)
This session is intended to evoke a cursory mapping of various modes and strategies in pursuit of engaging the publics of art via institutions and non-profit organizations and their educational/research/community programs, and the production and distribution of specialist publications.
Yukie Kamiya, Chief Curator, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art
Claire Tancons, Curator/researcher/writer, US/Caribbean
Carol Yinghua Lu, Contributing editor, Frieze and Co-artistic Director, 9thGwangju Biennale
Wire Tuazon, Neo-Angono Art Collective;  Padmapani and Feliz Perez, Baguio Writers Group/Café by the Ruins soup kitchens
Moderator:  Prof. Leo Abaya, University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts
12-1pm Lunch break
1-3:30 (inclusive of 15-minute break after second speaker)
Session D (Extended Engagements) 
This session focuses on various platforms of continuing art education including artist/curatorial residencies, extension/non-formal learning environments including archiving initiatives, as well as more traditional graduate school contexts.
Abdellah Karroum,‘L’appartement 22’/Prix International d’Art Contemporain
Lian Ladia-Planting Rice/Node Center for Curatorial Studies
Farah Wardani Indonesian Visual Art Archive/Cemeti Art House
Abe Garcia, Jr. Queensland College of Art/Griffith University/ Helena Z. Benitez School of Fine Arts and Culture, Philippine Women’s College of Davao
Moderator:  Dean Josephine Turalba, Philippine Women’s University (Manila)
3:30-evening Visits to Vargas Museum/time to be at BLISS, 6pm

May 21, 2012 (Day 3)
Visits to Printmakers’ Association of the Philippines, Museo Pambata, Escuela Taller and Lopez Museum

Please be informed that the meeting place is Makati Tower Inn between 8-9am. We leave for the first stop at 9am.

First stop is the studio of the Printmakers’ Association of the Philippines in Manila and the last stop is the Bureau of Artistic Rehab in Makati. We will have lunch at the Pasig City Museum. After the visit to B.A.R., everyone will be brought back to the Makati Tower Inn. If there is anyone who wished to be dropped off in areas along the way, pls let us know ahead of time so that we can instruct the driver.

Most of you will bring your cameras/videocams  and it would be good to have your own documentation of the visits. We would like to remind you to ask permission from the institution/teachers/students first before taking photos/videos.