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Time-stitching & other tales at Art Fair Philippines 2019
by Igan D’Bayan - February 18, 2019 - 12:00am
It came to him one day: Colombian artist Fernando Botero started drawing a “voluptuous” mandolin with a small soundhole in the middle, and an epiphany ballooned in his head.
David Medalla’s love letter to Transcendence
by Igan D’Bayan - February 18, 2019 - 12:00am
David Medalla is an artist who did a major rethink about the way art should be defined and presented — as bubbles, as cosmic graffiti, as a fan club to a Dutch artist who painted oracular geometries.
Edwin Wilwayco ‘converses’ with Erik Satie
by Igan D’Bayan - February 4, 2019 - 12:00am
You would think that an artist who does ritualistic, gestural abstracts would be a man who paints while floorstanding speakers gush forth loud jazz fusion, new directions in music by, say, Miles or Ornette, or by...
Ang himig ni Pepe Smith
by Igan D’Bayan - February 3, 2019 - 12:00am
Langit ay itim ang kulay...
Gus Albor’s cosmology of abstraction
by Igan D’Bayan - January 28, 2019 - 12:00am
We are in a house upon a hill overlooking a lake here, a volcano there, sunlight imperiously illuminating everything — and Augusto “Gus” Albor is talking about cosmology, how existence is all ether,...
Feed your head: Ronald Ventura takes viewers to a wander-land in first Tokyo show
by Igan D’Bayan - January 21, 2019 - 12:00am
That stretch of Ginza in Tokyo with plush restaurants and elegant offices got its dose of a stun of colors and a startle of images late last year.
How a watch embodies the spirit of mountain exploration
by Igan D’Bayan - January 9, 2019 - 12:00am
The most sought-after timepieces are timepieces that are not merely, uh, timepieces.
Charlie Brooker: On designing dystopia
by Igan D’Bayan - January 5, 2019 - 12:00am
Go sit by the fireplace. Wait for a signal.
Through the looking glass of doom
by Igan D’Bayan - December 29, 2018 - 12:00am
Watching ‘Bandersnatch’ — with five main endings and multiple variants — is an experience that promises to be different for each viewer. ‘Black Mirror’ creator Charlie Brooker...
150 basketball courts of Swedish ingenuiTY
by Igan D’Bayan - November 24, 2018 - 12:00am
Most people have that one Ikea item they lust after.
Partake of sky-high steaks before taking a bite out of the Big Apple
by Igan D’Bayan - October 28, 2018 - 12:00am
Imagine your plane about to touch the ground of JFK Airport in New York City to the soul-loving pipes of Bono (Angel of Harlem), the long tracking shots of mythical NYC by Scorsese (or Woody, or Francis), the prose...
The Oracle, Golden Nectar & the ballad of Lin Gomez
by Igan D’Bayan - October 27, 2018 - 12:00am
It was the day my JBL Century speakers wheezed and lost a lung.
Invasion of Bakelite Robots and other tales
by Igan D’Bayan - October 15, 2018 - 12:00am
You would think that someone considered as the founder of video art, someone associated with badass modern composer John Cage (who got his necktie cut by the same guy during a performance in Cologne), someone behind...
Oktoberfest at Solaire: Drinking beer, watching a German band play funk — as 99 red balloons go by
by Igan D’Bayan - October 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Hey, Humanity, how’s it hanging?
Beers, thrills and that mad opera called Oktoberfest
by Igan D’Bayan - October 4, 2018 - 12:00am
The first time I really understood the meaning of the song Beer by The Itchyworms was the time guitarist Noli Aurillo played it in a half-empty bar in Malate — alone, kundiman-style, with all the shrunken heads...
If a Jackson Pollock painting were a drink, it would be single malt Scotch
by Igan D’Bayan - September 1, 2018 - 12:00am
That line about Scotch whisky likened to a transcendent abstract expressionist swirl of colors (in this case, taste) was made by “The Nose.”
What objects can exist in Vaquform
by Igan D’Bayan - August 18, 2018 - 12:00am
Industrial designer John Truman Tan has been described as a “lifelong maker and tinkerer.” And rightly so.
Elmer Borlongan: The ballad of the Everywhere Man
by Igan D’Bayan - August 13, 2018 - 12:00am
These eyes and ears can’t help it: every time I look at an Elmer Borlongan painting, I see sounds and I hear colors.
Agents of Culture
by Igan D’Bayan - July 29, 2018 - 12:00am
Each morning I get up and know that I will have many hours at my beloved piano in communion with Chopin, Liszt, Beethoven and the great composers.
A concise history of tomorrow: Patek Philippe launches its ‘Knowledge Series’
by Igan D’Bayan - July 21, 2018 - 12:00am
We are on the doorsteps of the year 2020 — and still there are no flying cars around just like in The Jetsons.
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