Awarding Event: Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prizes for Art Criticism 2021

Invitation to watch the Awarding Event: Ateneo Art Awards-Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prizes for Art Criticism 

As we forge on another pandemic year, we invite you to watch the virtual awarding event of the Ateneo Art Awards-Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prizes for Art Criticism. Co-presented with the Ateneo Art Gallery, it will be held on 15 September, Wednesday at 4pm. The event will be livestreamed on the official Facebook page of the Ateneo Art Gallery and the Kalaw-Ledesma Foundation, Inc. 
The following writers are shortlisted in the AAA-PKL Prizes for Art Criticism: 
English Category:

Allyn Canja – “The Internet Knows No Region: How artists from Western Visayas broke barriers during a global pandemic”

Kiko del Rosario – “Piercing Loss, Streaming Desire”

Elizabeth Ruth Deyro – “The Artist’s Social Responsibility in the Time of Crisis: On Leslie de Chavez’s ‘I Like Art Fairs and Art Fairs Like Me’”

Carla T. Gamalinda – “Art and the inevitable crisis of the screens”

Alee Garibay – “Birthing an Alternative Culture amidst a Crisis”

Portia Placino – “Forging on by the Mountainside”

Filipino Category:

Jaffy V. Fajardo – “Nandiyan lang kultura at mga sining”

Jord Earving Gadingan – “Habang Wala Pang Matino”

Mikka Ann Cabangon – “Ang Hikayat sa Pag-aaral ng Sining-bayan”

To learn more about the writers and to read the essays, please visit the Vital Points website.