This archive reflects on art pedagogy (University of the Philippines), the forming of art institutions (Cultural Centre of the Philippines), and the establishment of an artist-run space (Shop 6) in the Philippines. It includes Roberto Chabet's personal photographs of his work, letters, writings, and exhibition notes; clippings from books, newspapers, and magazines; and interviews, videos, and invitations spanning around 50 years since the 1960s.
Roberto Chabet (1937–2013) was a renowned Filipino conceptual artist, teacher, and curator, who played a key role in the development of Philippine contemporary art. Through his expanded art practice, he supported and nurtured the artistic development of several generations of Filipino artists, from his contemporaries in the 1960s and 1970s to his numerous students at the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts. Chabet curated and documented many of their exhibitions, which form a significant portion of the archive. Their complicity and camaraderie are also seen through intimate photographs of their gatherings, letters, portraits, and tribute works.
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