A second life
by Clarissa Chikiamco - May 7, 2012 - 12:00am
The name of the artist Tatong Recheta Torres is frequently associated with painting, which is the medium the majority of his works have been for his past solo and group exhibitions.
Signals of change: Chinese Contemporary Art
by Clarissa Chikiamco - January 23, 2012 - 12:00am
On the world stage of contemporary art, China has received much attention particularly over the past decade or so.
Time anxiety
by Clarissa Chikiamco - December 5, 2011 - 12:00am
A few months ago, I managed to see The Clock, a 24-hour video piece by the artist Christian Marclay.
Lee Aguinaldo: An artist of appropriation
by Clarissa Chikiamco - November 21, 2011 - 12:00am
While primarily known as an abstractionist, Lee Aguinaldo (1933-2007) had many other interesting facets to his artistic career.
Coming face to face
by Clarissa Chikiamco - March 14, 2011 - 12:00am
It is with some curiosity and excitement that I visited the touring Asialink and d/Lux/MediaArts exhibition, “Face to Face: Portraiture in a Digital Age,” at the ground floor of Ayala Museum the other...
Time ruptures & Lee Aguinaldo
by Clarissa Chikiamco - January 31, 2011 - 12:00am
The artist Lee Aguinaldo (1933-2007) is well-known in Philippine modern art for his contributions in abstraction, particularly in the minimalist and hard-edge idiom.
'10,000 Lives' and the power of simplicity
by Clarissa Chikiamco - November 15, 2010 - 12:00am
The recently closed eighth Gwangju Biennale (Sept. 3 to Nov. 7) in Gwangju, South Korea shows what a curator can do in the breadth and expanse of the mega-exhibition of contemporary times.
Third World biennial?
by Clarissa Chikiamco - August 2, 2010 - 12:00am
The first and second part of this article outlined the curatorial structure, contradictions, disorganization and poor conditions of the third Bagasbas Beach International Eco-Art Festival (BBIEAF) held from May 31...
Third World biennial?
by Clarissa Chikiamco - July 19, 2010 - 12:00am
The first part of this article mapped out the curatorial structure of the third Bagasbas Beach International Eco-Art Festival (BBIEAF) held last 31 May to 6 June 2010 and examined some of its contradictions in its...
Third World biennial?
by Clarissa Chikiamco - June 28, 2010 - 12:00am
This article is not about the Havana Biennial but about a curious event which occurred in Daet, Camarines Norte last May 31 to June 6.
'But I could do that!'
by Clarissa Chikiamco - June 14, 2010 - 12:00am
Many say this when encountering modern and contemporary art forms, whether for the first time or not.
The struggle for Philippine art - then and now
by Clarissa Chikiamco - May 24, 2010 - 12:00am
Last week I discussed some criticisms I had of the current art scene that paralleled similar issues outlined in the book The Struggle for Philippine Art by Purita Kalaw-Ledesma and Amadis Guerrero, written over 30...
The struggle for Philippine art - then and now
by Clarissa Chikiamco - May 17, 2010 - 12:00am
The ongoing Ayala Museum exhibition “A Vision of Philippine Art,” featuring selected artworks from the collection of art patroness and Art Association of the Philippines (AAP) founder Purita Kalaw-Ledesma...
Posthuman monstrosities, posthuman toys
by Clarissa Chikiamco - April 26, 2010 - 12:00am
In the exhibition “A Duad in Play,” Ronald Ventura continues his exegesis into the synthesis of commodification and the posthuman, taking seriously and in jest the notion of play.
'Video Christmas tree'
by Clarissa Chikiamco - January 4, 2010 - 12:00am
Last week, I was running errands at the Cash & Carry mall in Makati when I found myself stumbling across an “accidental contemporary art.
Dictatorial whiffs
by Clarissa Chikiamco - September 28, 2009 - 12:00am
The National Artist Award controversy that continues to spin out reminds me of an event in history with similar undertones — art under Adolf Hitler and the Nazis during the Third Reich.
The National Artist Award: When 'experts' weigh in
by Clarissa Chikiamco - August 10, 2009 - 12:00am
Art and film e-groups are a-buzzing about the latest declaration of the National Artist Award.
Dust masks and white ice cream
by Clarissa Chikiamco - May 11, 2009 - 12:00am
Not unlike other Filipino-Americans who journey to the Philippines to learn more about their roots, Hanna Pettyjohn undertook such a passage in reverse.
Senate Bill No. 2464: A crime against Philippine culture
by Clarissa Chikiamco - September 29, 2008 - 12:00am
(Conclusion) Last week, I wrote about the controversial Senate Bill No. 2464, the Anti-Obscenity ...
Senate Bill No. 2464: 'A crime against Philippine culture'
by Clarissa Chikiamco - September 22, 2008 - 12:00am
There has been some commotion amidst the local online art communities lately about Senate Bill No. 2464, the Anti-Obscenity and Pornography Act of 2008. Introduced by Senator Manny Villar, the bill is apparently...
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