Marciano Galang Acquisition Prizes and AAG-KLFI Essay Writing Prizes Exhibition

In place of the 16th Ateneo Art Awards program in 2020, the Ateneo Art Gallery pivoted towards an acquisition prize and an essay writing prize to extend assistance to visual artists and writers who have been greatly affected by the COVID-19 crisis. With support from program partners, the Embassy of Italy and the Kalaw-Ledesma Foundation Inc., Filipino artists and writers were encouraged to submit works that reflect the struggles, initiatives, and expressions of hope during these trying times.

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This online exhibit features the 54 works on paper selected for exhibition for the Ateneo Art Gallery – Marciano Galang Acquisition Prizes, and short excerpts from the 12 winning entries in the AAG-KLFI Essay Writing Prizes. The full essays are posted at AAG and KLFI’s Vital Points website:

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Time & Location

Available for online viewing until May 2021

Ateneo Art Gallery Soledad V Pangilinan Arts Wing, Areté, Ateneo de Manila University