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“to paint/ to weave” by Thao Nguyen Phan at Ateneo Art Gallery

November 22, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - January 20, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

“to paint / to weave” started after a journey by artist Thao Nguyen Phan to visit Rags2Riches (R2R) and its artisan communities. The short trip had an immense effect on the thought and the manifestation of “to paint/to weave”. However, its conception has begun long before this milestone trip. To paint / to weave is a series of watercolor painting on Vietnamese silk. The paintings depict the scenario of women weaving in various forms, the action is removed from its original setting and has become romanticised and idealised in a timeless, non-specific environment.

to paint / to weave opens on November 22, Thursday at The Curve Gallery, 3F Arts Wing, Areté, Ateneo de Manila University.

The project is a collaboration between recipients of the Rolex Awards for Enterprise and the Rolex Arts Initiative, made possible by Rolex. In partnership with Areté, Ateneo Art Gallery, Rags2Riches, Bellas Artes Projects, and the Metrobank Foundation.

Thao Nguyen Phan is a multimedia artist whose practices encompasses painting, installation, and moving images. Through literature, philosophy, and daily life, Phan observes ambiguous issues in social convention, history, and tradition. In addition to her work as a multimedia artist, she is a co-founder of the collective Art Labor, which explores cross-disciplinary practices and develops art projects that benefit the local community.

For further inquiries, email us at aag@ateneo.edu or call us at 426-6488.

– from the website of Ateneo Art Gallery


November 22, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
January 20 @ 5:00 pm
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Ateneo Art Gallery
Arts Wing, Areté, Ateneo de Manila University, Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights 1108
Quezon City, 1108 Philippines
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(632) 426.6001 ext. 4160 or (632) 426.6488
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