Igan D’Bayan
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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.
Watermarks in a burn-out world
by Igan D’Bayan - June 15, 2020 - 12:00am
Normally (not new-normally), that combination of words would have me scurrying to book plane tickets and Airbnb accommodations (courtesy of my girlfriend, who is the mind-hunter of not-so-expensive trips).
Art in a post-COVID world
by Igan D’Bayan - May 18, 2020 - 12:00am
Would galleries and exhibitions still remain the norm in the most abnormal of futures? The answers might surprise you.
Art in a post-COVID world
by Igan D’Bayan - May 11, 2020 - 12:00am
If all the countries were given an ark each if the pandemic were to reach Great Flood-like proportions and the only way to save mankind was to whisk off the most deserving individuals of the human race until the...
Brothers in arms
by Igan D’Bayan - May 4, 2020 - 12:00am
It is one thing to be locked-down and loaded (rich folks plastering on social media their OOTDs, un-beggarly banquets, old travel pix to Europe, workout sessions, important books they are about to read we get it,...
Galleria pandemia: Art in the Time of COVID
by Igan D’Bayan - April 19, 2020 - 12:00am
Art is still essential. Without it, life especially during the long dark days of quarantine would be unbearable. We asked several visual artists how the pandemic has affected their respective practices. And what...
Art, the day after
by Igan D’Bayan - April 6, 2020 - 12:00am
It would be glorious, I tell you.
Portrait of a lawmaker as cultural icon
by Igan D’Bayan - March 16, 2020 - 12:00am
When Loren Legarda was a young girl in Potrero, Malabon, she would listen to her mother, Bessie Legarda, sing opera in the bathroom.
Impy Pilapil finds magic and wonder in these pandemic times
by Igan D’Bayan - March 15, 2020 - 12:00am
Artist Impy Pilapil wanted to own a home in Australia. Something about the continent drew her during the twilight of the Nineties and she was considering a move.
Found: A cache of ang Kiukoks at the pen & the tale of a football-playing boy who grew up to become hotel GM
by Igan D’Bayan - March 8, 2020 - 12:00am
Ah, the intricate stirrings of coincidence.
Lights, iPhone camera, revolution
by Igan D’Bayan - February 24, 2020 - 12:00am
A writer, an architectural designer and a real-estate man walk into a gallery.
Gig De Pio & the beauty of chaos in abstraction
by Igan D’Bayan - February 3, 2020 - 12:00am
We are in the Home section of Rustan’s Department Store and artist Gig De Pio is talking about entropy.
‘An art fair on steroids’
by Igan D’Bayan - January 27, 2020 - 12:00am
Before you go sportingly ballistic with the title of this article, take a chill pill. What Art Fair Philippines (AFP) organizers Lisa Periquet, Dindin Araneta and Trickie Lopa just want to underscore that this year’s...
A flood of words, water & wonder at the closing ceremony of the Venice Art Biennale
by Igan D’Bayan - January 20, 2020 - 12:00am
It was fortuitous, for sure. Was it prophetic? Well, that’s going a bit too biblical. Unexpected, hell yeah.
The sweet, operatic sounds of love & other madnesses
by Igan D’Bayan - January 20, 2020 - 12:00am
Madness doesn’t fall from the sky, says French-Armenian soprano Melody Louledjian. She talks about portraying Lucia, the bride of Lammermoor. And the most challenging aspect is to “make Lucia true.&...
Houses of Wax and other hits
by Igan D’Bayan - January 4, 2020 - 12:00am
Vinyl resurgence, my ass. We have been constantly bombarded with talks for the past four to five years about the supposed “renaissance” of vinyl records.
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