UP Department of Art Studies to hold visual literacy workshop

The University of the Philippines Department of Art Studies (DAS) invites teachers, cultural workers, artists, and students to participate in the ‘2nd Art Studies Visual Literacy Workshop: Understanding the Contemporary in Philippine Art’ from May 2-4, 2013, 9 am to 4 pm at Claro M. Recto Hall, Bulwagang Rizal (Faculty Center), UP Diliman.

Now on its second year, this initiative is part of the Department’s commitment to cultivate critical exchange and discourse with the publics of Philippine art and culture. Thematically organized around pertinent issues that frame Philippine art practice and reception, this year’s workshop will explore notions of the contemporary in Philippine art.

Understanding the Contemporary in Philippine Art: aims to provide participants with requisite visual literacy skills. Through lectures, exhibition and museum visits, case studies, and group discussions, the workshop also seeks to provide an overview of theoretical frameworks and critical approaches to contemporary art. A workshop with artists and cultural workers will also be conducted to present and discuss pedagogical approaches to visual literacy.

Interested participants may inquire through: until April 15, 2013 (Monday). Early registration rate (PhP 2,500) will be given to participants who will register on or before April 5, 2013 (Friday). Regular registration fee is PhP 3,000.

For more information, please contact:, with the subject heading “DAS Workshop”. Queries may also be coursed through the Department of Art Studies Office at (02) 927-0581, (02) 981-8500 loc. 2115.


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