Gather for Gathering: Political Writing on Art and Culture

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Acclaimed curator Marian Pastor Roces will speak at Asia Society Hong Kong about the process of writing about craft, art, museology, cultural theory and politics from the past 40 years in honour of the launch of her book Gathering: Political Writing on Art and Culture.


Gathering: Political Writing on Art and Culture showcases Roce’s sustained and unrelenting commitment to critique. Featuring 46 essays penned between 1974 and 2018, ‘Gathering’ traces Roces’s interests across a wide variety of subjects over the course of her career as one of the most important curators and cultural theorists of the Philippines.

She embarked on her career in art criticism in 1974. Her ongoing research into the traditional art of the Philippines culminated in her debut book, Sinaunang Habi: Philippine Ancestral Weave (1991). She has since continued to push the boundaries of the critical imagination through her research and curatorial projects exploring the nexus between culture, politics, and identity, as manifested in clothing, cities, and international art events.

In 1999, she founded TAO Inc. that guide the development of numerous exhibitions and museums across the Philippines.

The launch is moderated by H. G. Masters, a writer, editor-at-large and Almanac editor at ArtAsiaPacific.


When: 30 May 2019 - 30 May 2019 Where: Asia Society Hong Kong Center – 9 Justice Drive – Admiralty