History Paintings: Uso Pa Ba?, an online lecture which aims to reintroduce the overlooked craft and discipline of history painting, and reiterate its role, especially in the postmodern times, is set via Zoom on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The webinar will be headlined by museum curator and published writer Gari Apolonio. He will guide the viewers through the rich history of the genre, its development and how it is produced and seen in the contemporary period.
He will likewise tackle the movement in relation to art appreciation and identity formation. He will provide an in-depth discussion about the landmark exhibit Siningsaysay: Philippine History in Art, currently installed at the Gateway Gallery, of which he is a full-time curator.
He also had various art projects during his stint at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Now Gallery and Auctions and collaborations with other advocacy organizations.
He authored the artist biography book Dreamscapes: The Art of Perfecto Mercado.
History Paintings: Uso Pa Ba? is free and open to the public as part of the Design Foundation of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde’s online education programs.
Interested participants may register through this link.