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A historic Roman villa becomes Philippine Embassy headquarters
by Igan D’Bayan - June 12, 2022 - 12:00am
Yeah, it looks cool and contemporary now, but this Roman property designed by renowned architect Giulio Magni (1831-1925) and built in 1906 houses thousands of stories, told and untold.
Backstage at the Biennale
by Igan D’Bayan - May 9, 2022 - 12:00am
Good to be talking about art and other artful threads with the curator and artists of the Philippine Pavilion over liters of Birra Moretti in this beautiful sinking city instead of the end of the world as we know...
Loren Legarda: Each piece of Filipino art was inspired by a story
by Igan D’Bayan - May 2, 2022 - 12:00am
It inspires conversations on transmitting culture through an interdisciplinary approach, which connects the traditional with the contemporary.
Contemporary art-rhythmic, pulsing-has the texture of textile
by Igan D’Bayan - May 2, 2022 - 12:00am
Many artworks or exhibitions can be appreciated by viewers who are not onsite no power is lost, the message not left un-relayed.
Down South is a hall for all
by Igan D’Bayan - December 16, 2021 - 12:00am
At the end of the pandemic, we will go out with our loved ones and start living. Again.
Edwin Wilwayco nocturnes and all that jazz
by Igan D’Bayan - November 29, 2021 - 12:00am
For his latest opus inspired by jazz (as well as his beloved classical music), did abstractionist Edwin Wilwayco start with a specific motif and amplified it, improvising as he went along, stretching and stretching...
Loren Legarda surveys the backstories of our nation
by Igan D’Bayan - November 6, 2021 - 12:00am
‘Dayaw must live on in every Filipino’s heart. The word ‘dayaw’ has a positive meaning. It means ‘bigyan ng parangal’ or ‘ipagmalaki’. Everybody in our team clearly...
The day the music died
by Igan D’Bayan - October 25, 2021 - 12:00am
The late great Noli Aurillo would hold his beer mug aloft, chant ‘Au au au!’ to the audience, and proceed to deconstruct the hell out of every tune he played. It was magical.
Philippines wins historic first award at the Venice Architecture Biennale
by Igan D’Bayan - September 4, 2021 - 12:00am
For curators Sudarshan V. Khadka Jr. and Alexander Eriksson Furunes, “Culture is also a verb, and the creative spirit needs to be cultivated for it to flourish.”
Rizal as tourist, traveler, influencer
by Igan D’Bayan - July 12, 2021 - 12:00am
We submit to you a certain houseguest: Jose Rizal, who was on the cusp of something historic, a ripple in the soul of a nation.
Arturo Luz, National Artist for Visual Arts, 94
by Igan D’Bayan - May 28, 2021 - 12:00am
Arturo Luz painter, sculptor, designer, photographer and last of the great Modernists died on Wednesday night. He was 94 years old.
Loren Legarda weaves her tapestry of culture
by Igan D’Bayan - March 1, 2021 - 12:00am
‘We cannot let our beliefs, rituals and traditional knowledge be forgotten. Archiving and documentation have paramount importance in ensuring that we know who we were and what we are.’
Spaghetti and silver linings
by Igan D’Bayan - February 18, 2021 - 12:00am
Italianni’s marks its 25th year in the Philippines by giving back to its patrons.
And the beat goes on for Dr. William Chua with crucible-finale show
by Igan D’Bayan - September 30, 2020 - 12:00am
Crucible Gallery and Finale Art File team up for their first post-lockdown show titled ‘Puso,’ featuring the work of artist-cardiologist Dr. William Chua.
Ronald Ventura's paradise alley
by Igan D’Bayan - September 27, 2020 - 12:00am
We sit down with artist Ronald Ventura, who talks about life during lockdown characterized by a marathon of bad news and TV series, while attempting to present his phantasmagoric take on paradise.
Manny Baldemor imagines verses from blocks of Molave
by Igan D’Bayan - September 12, 2020 - 12:00am
During these long spells of community quarantines and lockdowns, artist Manny Baldemor says his brushes and colors were able to “take a rest.”
Audio Inferno: Or how I learned to stop worrying and love ‘Best Audiophile Voices Vol. 4
by Igan D’Bayan - August 29, 2020 - 12:00am
Well, I lied.
Through the computer glass darkly
by Igan D’Bayan - August 17, 2020 - 12:00am
Just as many folks are dusting off selfies taken in Vigan or Venice and plastering them all over social media as their way of accepting, uhm, “challenges” (I mean, zombies could be out scrambling for...
Ronson Culibrina: Monsoon madness & rainbow spills
by Igan D’Bayan - July 6, 2020 - 12:00am
Ronson Culibrina remembers the island where he grew up as being “monochromatic” albeit with daggers of colors.
Marco Ortiga summons the storm
by Igan D’Bayan - June 22, 2020 - 12:00am
Marco Ortiga considers himself “more of a tinkerer than an artist.” But it is exactly that thirst for tinkering with objects, space and even time that makes great art come into fruition.
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