13 JUNE 2005
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The Museum features Ang Kiukok paintings, Belgian art lecture

Ang Kiukok, Untitled, 1972

“Homage to Ang Kiukok”, an exhibition of artworks by National Artist Ang is on view at The Museum of De La Salle University-Manila starting June 15.

The exhibit showcases 50 paintings from the personal collection of Ang’s family as well as from the Wili and Doreen Art Collection.

“Homage to Ang Kiukok” will run until August 26. The Museum is open from Monday to Friday (9 am - 6 pm) and Saturday (9 am - 12 noon). 

Meanwhile, to give students the opportunity to appreciate Belgian contribution to the arts, the Royal Belgian Embassy will organize a lecture series in four universities. DLSU-Manila will host one of the lectures, “Bosch and Magritte: Imagery of Fantasy and Reality?”at Yuchengco 408, 1-2:30 pm, on June 22.

The art appreciation lecture series will be delivered by art historian, architect, and painter Mariano Akerman. He will talk about the Belgian masterpieces from unexpected, innovative perspectives, discussing their style and meaning, historical context, aesthetic qualities and raison d’être.

Ackerman was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1963. He obtained a master’s degree in architecture and urbanism from the Universidad de Belgrano in Buenos Aires with a prized graduation project on the limits and space in modern architecture. He obtained an MA in art history from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem with a study of the grotesque in Francis Bacon’s paintings. He has lectured in various renowned institutions in Jerusalem. He is also a painter, and has exhibited solo or in group in Argentina, Israel, Japan, and the Philippines.

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