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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Gateway Gallery marks exhibit’s 2nd anniversary with a digital twist.

One of the paintings in the ‘Sining Saysay’ collection, on display at the Gateway
Gallery, Araneta Center
History comes to life as Araneta Center’s Gateway Gallery launches

‘Sining Lakbay: Philippine History in Augmented Reality’
Art meets technology as Gateway Gallery celebrates the second year of its “Sining Saysay: Philippine History in Art” exhibit by launching a digital interface that utilizes augmented reality (AR) to recount Philippine history and make it more interesting to an increasingly digital-savvy generation.
On February 22, the Gallery will launch “Sining Lakbay: Philippine History in Augmented Reality” in connection with its long-term exhibit that depicts prehistoric Philippines up to the time of President Benigno Aquino III in 30 large history paintings by the talented artists of the UP College of Fine Arts.

“Sining Lakbay: Philippine History in Augmented Reality” aims to be a platform for gallery guests to have a more enriched experience of “Sining Saysay,” a collaborative project between the University of the Philippines and the Araneta Center. It also aims to create awareness of history among the youth by appealing to their interest in digital technology.

By downloading a free app (on iOS and Android), visitors will be able to see 10 select paintings “come to life” on their WIFI-enabled digital device like mobile phones and tablets. Using the app, gallery visitors can point their device to the key paintings to watch the video and hear the narration on chapters of Philippine history. The videos are accurate historical accounts of events depicted in the paintings.

The “Sining Lakbay” project is a product of careful and creative implementation among the artists, filmmakers, historians, curators, editors, and technology providers.
Gateway Gallery opened on November 21, 2014. The “Sining Saysay” exhibit celebrates its second year anniversary in the gallery on the 18th of February. The “Sining Lakbay” project will be launched in time for the anniversary of the People Power Revolution on February 25, and with key history players and public personalities in attendance.

An augmented reality interface will soon turn the ‘SiningSaysay’ collection on
display at the Gateway Gallery, Araneta Center into ‘living’ re-telling
 of Philippine history
Located at the 5th level of the Gateway Tower at the Araneta Center, Gateway Gallery is free to the public and is open Mondays to Sundays from 10am to 7pm. It is supported and managed by the J. Amado Araneta Foundation, the CSR arm of the Araneta Group. (PR)

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