Filipino Futures: Ateneo Art Awards

This year, the Ateneo Art Gallery in Quezon City, Philippines, held the tenth edition of its prestigious Ateneo Art Awards, which recognizes young Filipino artists under the age of 36 for outstanding exhibitions in the previous year. On August 8, out of a shortlist of 12 artists, three winners were announced: Raffy Napay for his exhibition “Thread Experience” at West Gallery, Charles Buenconsejo for “Reality is a Hologram” at Art Informal, and Buen Calubayan for “Fressie Capulong” shown at Blanc Peninsula. Each artist was awarded a studio residency grant at one of the museum’s institutional partners as well as the opportunity to exhibit their work in a group show at the art gallery (now on view through December 7).

Ruth Asawa: 1926–2013

Ruth Aiko Asawa, a modernist sculptor and arts education advocate, known for weaving wire into intricate, abstract sculptures, died on August 6 at the age of 87.

Prince Claus Fund announces awardees

Winners of the Prince Claus Fund—awarded annually to outstanding people and projects from developing nations—were announced today. Among the honorees are several artists from the Asia-Pacific region who have demonstrated an ability to add fuel to the creative fire despite limited material and cultural resources.