The Philippine Contemporary Art Network is a recently initiated public institution for contemporary art temporarily based at the University of the Philippines Vargas Museum. In its preliminary phase, it focuses on three activities: Knowledge Production and Circulation; Exhibition and Curatorial Analysis; Public Engagement and Artistic Formation. It endeavors to activate a network to coordinate a range of interventions in contemporary art in the Philippines and to cast a sharper profile for it on an inter-local and trans-regional scale. It is keen to confront the requirements of research and discourse; curate art and subject the curatorial gesture to critique; and propose modes of exciting the public sphere of art, and in the process, harness the energies of its agents.