Art Expressions of Freedom

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In celebration of the 123rd anniversary of the country’s independence, Gateway Gallery will tackle Images of Freedom: Ultimate Creative Expressions of the Filipino as its latest KulturaSerye webinar on June 19, Saturday, at 2 p.m.

This free Facebook webinar will be hosted by Filipino contemporary artist Riel Jaramillo Hilario. He will discuss his definitive list of artworks that strongly manifest Filipinos’ high regard for freedom, dignity, and human rights. The selected artworks will be discussed in their historical context and their perpetual significance to the Filipino people.

Hilario is a multifaceted artist and independent curator based in Lucban, Quezon. He is a recipient of the Cultural Center of the Philippines 13 Artists Award and winner of the Ateneo Art Awards, the Philip Morris Philippine Art Awards, and the Don Papa Art Competition. He has written numerous monographs on Philippine art history and has published articles in art journals both here and abroad. Among his mentors in art history writing are Ruben DF Defeo, Santiago Jak Pilar, Sonia Pinto Ner, and Bobi Valenzuela.

He has authored two books on Philippine art and is currently at work with many more on art education, contemporary art practice, and the Philippine schools of living traditions (woodcarving). He has lived and worked through grants and residencies in Paris, New York, Penang, and Seoul, with frequent tours of Singapore, Jakarta, Siem Reap, Bangkok, and Kuala Lumpur/Melaka. He has represented the Philippines in international conferences where he has read papers on art practices of the Philippines.

To watch this latest KulturaSerye webinar, viewers are invited to like or follow the official Gateway Gallery Facebook Page and click yes to alert notifications for the Facebook Live. An electronic certificate will be given to attendees upon submission of the online feedback form. Pre-registration is not required for the KulturaSerye webinar.

KulturaSerye is supported by the J. Amado Araneta Foundation and co-hosted by media partner The Philippine Online Student Tambayan.

To know more about KulturaSerye, contact Gateway Gallery at 8588-4000 local 8300,, or via its social media pages: Facebook (GatewayGalleryPh), Instagram (, Twitter (gateway_gallery), and YouTube (Gateway Gallery).

 Gateway Gallery is the art museum of Araneta City. Managed by J. Amado Araneta Foundation, it is located on the 5th floor of Gateway Tower, Araneta City, Quezon City.

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