Isaac Julien, Enigma. Photo courtesy MCAD.

The Surface of The World: Architecture and the Moving Image opened at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD) Manila in June 2015. Curated by Clare Carolin, the exhibition brought together the fields of architecture and film for the first time under one roof, with artworks that are all video-based and a range of practices from video works and installations to that of shorts and full-length films, working within the idea of the moving image.

Curator Clare Carolin and catalogue designer, Fraser Muggeridge are in town for the occasion and related activities.


Schedule of Events

The Surface of the World catalogue launch

20 July 2017, Thursday, 6pm - 9pm

Bonifacio Lounge, Manila House Private Members Club

Net Park Building 26th St., corner BGC, 5th Ave, Taguig City, Metro Manila

Join the curator and guests on the evening of 20 July 2017 for the launch and signing of the accompanying exhibition catalogue. The event is presented by Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD), and supported by the NCCA, British Council, National Bookstore, and Manila House.

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Designer Talks: Fraser Muggeridge / Jowee Alviar

24 July 2017, Monday, 6pm – 8pm, Php 200 door charge

Design Dept. / Team Manila Graphic Design Studio, Inc.

3rd Floor Valdelcon Bldg, 20 Jupiter St., Makati City, Metro Manila

What does it take to have a thriving design studio? Join visiting designer, Fraser Muggeridge (London), and Jowee Alviar (Manila) as they talk about their works and what it's like to run a successful design studio. The event is presented by British Council, Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD), and Design Dept.

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Artists' Bio

Clare Carolin

Claire Carolin is a London-based curator, writer and researcher with an interest in transnational, transhistorical and interdisciplinary approaches.  Previously she was Senior Research Tutor and Deputy Head of Programme in the Curating Contemporary Art Department at the Royal College of Art, Exhibitions Curator at the Hayward Gallery, London, and Senior Curator at Modern Art Oxford.  She has produced new commissions, exhibitions and performances with a wide range of artists including: Regina Jose Galindo, Mike Kelley, Malcolm Morley, Panamarenko, Thomas Hirschhorn, Doug Aitken, Sam Taylor-Wood, Johann Grimonprez, Omer Fast, Ann-Sofi Siden, Felipe Ehrenberg, Anthony McCall, Matthew Buckingham, David Medalla, Sugimoto and Alfons Schilling and co-curated the transhistorical exhibitions Fantasy Architecture 1500-2036, Eyes, Lies and Illusions:  The Art of Deception,and A Secret Service:  Art, Compulsion, Concealment.  She has taught and lectured and internationally and is Associate Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Manila, Philippines with whom she co-produced the exhibition and accompanying publication,The Surface of the World:  Modern Architecture and the Moving Image. She is the current holder of an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Doctoral Award at the Imperial War Museum and the Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford, where her research focuses on an the IWM’s programme of commissioning official war artists to respond to conflicts involving British troops in the period between 1972 and 2002.  She holds an MA (Hons) in Art History from the University of Edinburgh, an MA in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art and a Diploma and Arts Management from Birkbeck College, University of London. 

Fraser Muggeridge

Fraser Muggeridge is director of Fraser Muggeridge studio, a graphic design company (Fraser Muggeridge, Luke Hall, Jules Estèves, Rachel Treliving and Elena Papassissa) based in Clerkenwell, London. 

Throughout a wide range of formats, from artists’ books and exhibition catalogues to posters, marketing material, exhibitions and websites, the studio prioritises artists’ and writers’ content over the imposition of a signature style. Clients include Columbia/Sony Records, Phaidon, Heineken, and Tate Publishing.

Fraser Muggeridge founded and is a tutor at Typography Summer School, a week-long programme of typographic study in London for recent graduates and professionals. Fraser was awarded a Creative Networking grant through Connections through Culture towards a research trip to India in February 2011, where he visited the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad and the Symbiosis Institute of Design in Pune.

Jowee Alviar

Jowee Alviar co-founded TeamManila (along with Raymund Punzalan). Founded in 2001, TM has expanded to a team of 50 that continuously builds an impressive portfolio of award-winning works in graphic design and branding. Driven to push the design envelope further, TM is always on the look-out for collaborations with various creative entities on diverse design projects.

Aside from organizing the annual Manila Design Week and regular participation on design talks, TM’s notable accomplishments range from the David Bowie International Outside Art competition in Paris to various publication features inside and outside the country.

TeamManila aims to educate and cultivate public appreciation through its work while making a lasting mark on visual culture and reinforcing the current lifestyle of graphic design in the Philippines and abroad.