Tuloy Po Kayo: ArtSpeak with David Cortez Medalla

warmly invites you to
“Tuloy Po Kayo”
an afternoon of
ArtSpeak with
on Wednesday, 23 November 2011
4pm at the Ateneo Art Gallery
Level 2, Rizal Library Special Collections Building
Ateneo de Manila University
Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City

Free admission. Advance booking is highly recommended as seats are limited. Email dgaring@ateneo.edu / Phone +63.2.4266488 (Thea/Ian)

“Tuloy Po Kayo” reflects upon Medalla’s transnational, multi-disciplinary practice, and revolves around the different foreign personalities that have shaped Philippine culture through art, music, science, sport and philanthropy. The lecture resonates with the theme of a forthcoming show at Tate Britain that the artist will be part of, “Migrations,” which will reveal how British art has been fundamentally shaped by successive waves of foreigners who settled in the country. This landmark exhibition will run from 31 January – 12 August 2012 and will feature Medalla alongside Flemish and Dutch masters such as Hans Holbein and Anthony van Dyck, as well as pioneering modernist and contemporary artists – among them, Piet Mondrian and Jacob Epstein.

About the artist

David Cortez Medalla (b.1938) is a London-based Filipino visual artist, and a pioneer of kinetic art, earth art, performance art, participation art, and conceptual art. He has exhibited in numerous international art exhibitions and festivals including Documenta 5, the 16th Biennale of Sydney, and is the director and founder of the London Biennale. Medalla is represented in museum collections including the Ateneo Art Gallery, the FRAC – Pays de la Loire, and Tate Britain. In May 2011, the artist unveiled one of his iconic bubble machines “Cloud Canyons No. 14” at New York’s New Museum. Described as the first work of auto-creative art, it was selected by exhibitions director Massimiliano Gioni as an iconic modern work of art.