Gateway Gallery retells PH history via augmented reality

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 20 2017 04:19 PM

MANILA -- Gateway Gallery celebrates the second anniversary of its “SiningSaysay: Philippine History in Art” exhibit by fusing art and history with technology through a digital interface that uses augmented reality. 

Titled "SiningLakbay: Philippine History in Augmented Reality," the exhibit aims to make history more interesting to millennials, who are known for being digital savvy.

Visitors may download a free app for either iOS and Android which will allow them to see 10 select paintings "come to life" by clicking on them, watching the videos, and hear narrations of Philippine history. 

"SiningLakbay" is a joint project of the Araneta Center and the University of the Philippines in collaboration with different artists, filmmakers, historians, curators, editors, and technology providers. 

It is part of Gateway Gallery's "SiningSaysay: Philippine History in Art" exhibit, which depicts prehistoric Philippines up to the time of former President Benigno Aquino III in 30 paintings by artists from the UP College of Fine Arts.

"SiningLakbay" will be launched on Wednesday, in time for the National Arts Month as well as the anniversary of the People Power Revolution on February 25. 

Located at the 5th level of the Gateway Tower in Araneta Center, Gateway Gallery is free to the public. It is open on Mondays to Sundays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.