The Museum of Contemporary Art and Design of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde recently hosted the book launch of Gathering: Political Writing on Art and Culture by cultural theorist, critic, and independent curator Marian Pastor Roces at Powerbooks at The Podium Mall.
Gathering: Political Writing on Art and Culture features Roces’ discursive articles from 1974 to 2018, which showcase her insights on diverse and important subjects such as art, museology, and cultural theory in the local and international landscape of political and social developments.
Roces, the founder and principal of TAO Inc., “a museum and exhibition development corporation,” was part of MCAD’s master planning team and played a pivotal role in the establishment of the museum in 2008.
The anthology debuts MCAD’s publishing initiative, which will continue to print special monographs of contemporary Filipino artists and art practitioners. The project was part of the celebration to mark the 10th year anniversary of the museum.
Co-published with ArtAsiaPacific Foundation and sponsored by Powerbooks and National Bookstore, Gathering: Political Writing on Art and Culture is available at MCAD and at Art Bar Serendra, Art Bar Rockwell, Powerbooks Podium, Powerbooks Alabang, Powerbooks Shangri-La, National Book Store Glorietta, National Book Store Shangri-La, National Book Store Taft, and ArtBooks.ph for P2,300.
It is available for international purchase via www.artasiapacific.com at the price of US$45.
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