Igan D’Bayan
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Everyone’s been bento boxing
by Igan D’Bayan - March 28, 2024 - 12:00am
It always comes to this.
Cecile Licad on concert memories and the loss of a soulmate
by Igan D’Bayan - March 24, 2024 - 12:00am
It’s hard to believe that Cecile Licad — hailed by The New Yorker as a pianist’s pianist — has moments of self-doubt, and has her own ups and downs.
Savoring secrecy at Secret Recipe
by Igan D’Bayan - March 14, 2024 - 12:00am
Here’s how you can travel from one place to another without actually leaving your seat in this particular café.
How Ikea inspires Filipinos in making more sustainable choices
by Igan D’Bayan - March 9, 2024 - 12:00am
We wanted the Jetsons with flying cars and sky pads; unfortunately, we’re headed for the mad lands of Fury Road. But the future is still in our hands. We — the collective we — can still be the architects...
Communing with Japanese spirits
by Igan D’Bayan - February 15, 2024 - 12:00am
The newly opened Four Points by Sheraton Palawan is a hidden gem right by the world-famous underground river.
Karen Davila:‘I live my own empowered woman story and I know every Filipina has hers’
by Igan D’Bayan - January 24, 2024 - 12:00am
There she was: a younger Karen Davila in 2004 standing in brackish waters in Real, Quezon, just after typhoon Winnie left its handiwork of floods, landslides, dismantled homes and tales of woe.
Phl pavilion holds roundtable discussion: a journey through the arteries of cities & ideas
by Igan D’Bayan - December 23, 2023 - 12:00am
You’re in Venice and staying in the Cannaregio area and need to go to one of the two sites of the Venice Biennale (either Giardini or the Arsenale).
Senator Loren Legarda: What is the role of architecture in an interconnected future?
by Igan D’Bayan - December 23, 2023 - 12:00am
We ask Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda — the main proponent and visionary of the Philippine participation in the Venice Biennale — what her views are regarding the roundtable discussion as...
Salman Rushdie at 75th Frankfurt Buchmesse: ‘It’s even more important to create beauty in a time of ugliness’
by Igan D’Bayan - December 16, 2023 - 12:00am
‘Human life being what it is, there are moments when we reveal our best self and we can be principled and noble and likable.
Time-traveling in style
by Igan D’Bayan - December 15, 2023 - 12:00am
The things associated with Tudor watches are legion.
Frankfurter Buchmesse 2023: Why books matter in a time of war & the ongoing assault on truth
by Igan D’Bayan - November 19, 2023 - 12:00am
In one of the strangest plot twists in the most bonkers of timelines we could ever imagine, books are being banned or censored (burned, even) in parts of America, while in Germany, they have just wrapped up the world’s...
The Philippines is Frankfurt Book Fair 2025 guest of honor
by Igan D’Bayan - November 12, 2023 - 12:00am
For the NCCA (National Commission for Culture and the Arts) team, the Frankfurt Book Fair was a blur of technical meetings, discussions and observations as to how the current Guest of Honour country, Slovenia, made...
Ikea and the alchemy of Christmas
by Igan D’Bayan - October 14, 2023 - 12:00am
Ikea and Christmas…
Excess equals exuberance in Singapore show focusing on Philippine art
by Igan D’Bayan - October 10, 2023 - 5:11pm
In this show billed as “In Excess: An Exuberance of Philippine Art” on view until Oct. 22 at Gajah Gallery in Singapore, a sense of exactitude is evident, with a balanced approach and deft curatorial...
Senator Loren Legarda:‘It is high time to share Filipino stories — told in our own voices.’
by Igan D’Bayan - September 11, 2023 - 12:00am
Salman Rushdie. Margaret Atwood. Neil Gaiman. Paulo Coelho.
Ladies and gentlemen, we are floating in space
by Igan D’Bayan - August 26, 2023 - 12:00am
Space… NASA… bed… jazz… maître d’… all these words sprang up like space-age foam one August afternoon at the PMCS Blackbox Theater in Circuit Makati. Jason Nicholas...
Bulls on parade
by Igan D’Bayan - August 24, 2023 - 12:00am
If Jake LaMotta pummeled slabs of beef with a barrage of punches, that would make for really tender burger patties.
Beyond the veil: Carlos Quijon Jr.& Mark Salvatus to represent PH at the Venice Biennale
by Igan D’Bayan - August 14, 2023 - 12:00am
What is a curator in this day and age? Carlos Quijon Jr. explains how today’s curators are also historians and art critics, among other things.
How the tables have turned
by Igan D’Bayan - August 5, 2023 - 12:00am
Oh, how the tables have turned, indeed. Turned into something straight out of a decorator’s dream.
What threads these two cities
by Igan D’Bayan - July 8, 2023 - 12:00am
It’s interesting how artworks or installations take on different contexts based on the location of the exhibition — originally at the Philippine Pavilion in the Arsenale for the 59th Venice Art Biennale,...
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