ARTMAGEDDON
Netflix presents ‘The Irishman’ Robert De Niro & Al Pacino: An afternoon with the kings of New York
by Igan D’Bayan - October 13, 2019 - 12:00am
Robert De Niro says, ‘Well, I think we’re both happy to be working.’ ‘And alive (laughs),’ adds Al Pacino. ‘Working on ‘The Irishman’ with Bob and (director) Marty...
Eyeing the Master Moonphase under the Taipei moon
by Igan D’Bayan - October 4, 2019 - 8:11pm
Staying true to the brand’s core values, the new Master Moonphase models pay homage to traditional design and showcase Longines’s ever-present commitment to elegance.
Ada Ledesma-Mabilangan & the aesthetics of purity
by Igan D’Bayan - September 14, 2019 - 12:00am
What will stun you firstly upon visiting the condominium of cultural vanguard Ada Ledesma-Mabilangan and her husband Felipe Mabilangan (former ambassador to France and People’s Republic of China, representative...
Clouds on his tongue
by Igan D’Bayan - September 9, 2019 - 12:00am
Francis Bacon and I never talked about art, it was always about finding a taxi,” David Medalla told me one particularly cloudy afternoon in November 2011.
Sheena Ira Tan’s wondrous stories
by Igan D’Bayan - September 2, 2019 - 12:00am
Whenever Sheena Ira Tan tells her Waldorf students a fairy tale, folk tale, fable or a myth, she would go to the blackboard and create these epic chalk illustrations.
If Filipiniana is a flower, then Jaime Laya is a gardener
by Igan D’Bayan - August 31, 2019 - 12:00am
For a second there I thought Cabesang Tales would show up, his salakot almost like an amulet against the long spell of rains.
At home with Jun & Menchu Lopez: Where every wall is a door and the Force is always brewing
by Igan D’Bayan - August 10, 2019 - 12:00am
It can be quite magical, this house in a galaxy not so far, far away.
Chickoy Pura: With a little help from his friends
by Igan D’Bayan - August 4, 2019 - 12:00am
Why is it that those plundering bastards get reelected into public office again and again (doing the shimmy on their campaign floats, flashing their pearly-white pork-barrel dentures, navigating the SONA catwalks...
How gin tells the story of a country
by Igan D’Bayan - August 1, 2019 - 12:00am
It reads like a page-turner of a novel or a documentary narrated by Willem Dafoe, F. Murray Abraham or Malcolm McDowell: how urbanist and author Matthew Westfall came to our country in the ’80s, scoured the...
At home with Martin Honasan & Barbie Almalbis: Cradle of art, love & a cat named after Vernie Varga
by Igan D’Bayan - July 13, 2019 - 12:00am
I’ve often wondered what it was like in the once-upon-a-time crib shared by Joni Mitchell and Graham Nash with sunshine in the morning, fireworks at night, and two cats in the yard.
All is paired with love at Conrad Manila
by Igan D’Bayan - July 11, 2019 - 12:00am
It is one thing to have a view of structures skillfully, carefully crafted by men (a wrought-iron tower surveying a city of lights, a great bell at the north end of a palace, or a bell tower at a graceful tilt forever)...
Claude Tayag’s delicious wanderlust with watercolor
by Igan D’Bayan - July 7, 2019 - 12:00am
‘A Watercolor Journey’ takes its readers on trip from Pampanga to Misty Baguio to Nighttime Tokyo to Glittery Reno to other wondrous places filled with Claude Tayag’s watery colors, vanishing points,...
At home with Elmer Borlongan & Plet Bolipata: House of faces, house of light
by Igan D’Bayan - June 15, 2019 - 12:00am
For their house in the city, Plet took a different approach in putting pieces together. Emong likes it simple but not too Zen.
‘Island weather’ at the 58th Venice Art Biennale: Walking on cobwebs of metal, memory and magic realism
by Igan D’Bayan - May 13, 2019 - 12:00am
You gaze into the abyss of Mark Justiniani’s modules of metal, glass, mirrors, resin and an archipelago of forms and objects (ladders burrowing down the depths of nowhere, drawers stacked upon each other with...
A journey to rock Valhalla at Hard Rock Café Manila
by Igan D’Bayan - May 9, 2019 - 12:00am
Journey vocalist Arnel Pineda finishes his set at the newly opened Hard Rock Café in Conrad S Maison and meets an adoring throng.
Raul Francisco & Joanna Preysler-Francisco: Dark, seductive art in the house of love
by Igan D’Bayan - May 4, 2019 - 12:00am
Raul and Joanna say, ‘People think that when something is ‘curated,’ it is contrived. For us, it means a decluttered life. It is as authentic as it gets, because you have sifted through everyt...
Island of souls
by Igan D’Bayan - April 15, 2019 - 12:00am
Mark Justiniani remembers meeting an astrophysicist in one of Mark’s painting exhibits in the US.
Raul Sunico: Memory has the texture of melodies
by Igan D’Bayan - April 13, 2019 - 12:00am
For Raul Sunico, memory, melody and mathematics have probably shaped who he is as a pianist.
Fr. Jason Dy: The Parable of Dead birds & The red umbrella
by Igan D’Bayan - April 8, 2019 - 12:00am
This is about a man who walks around in a short-sleeve batik shirt printed with mysterious dead birds.
Bigboy Cheng: At home with the crown prince of Fresh
by Igan D’Bayan - March 30, 2019 - 12:00am
Let me go Goodfellas on you, guys.
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