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‘Ang Huling El Bimbo’: The power of Eraserheads’ hits
by Carlomar Arcangel Daoana - August 6, 2018 - 12:00am
Premiering last July 26, Ang Huling El Bimbo has been touted as the musical event of the season, and for good reason: it is, after all, based on the discography of the biggest Filipino act ever.
The sun rises for Philippine art
by Carlomar Arcangel Daoana - July 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Very happy and very satisfied.
Opening a door to Philippine art in Tokyo
by Carlomar Arcangel Daoana - June 4, 2018 - 12:00am
Dr. Joven Cuanang could have sat easy in his chair, confident with the knowledge that the careers of the artists he has cultivated through the years have taken off and are, in fact, in cruise mode in high altit...
Anton Juan meditates on how men become monsters
by Carlomar Arcangel Daoana - May 21, 2018 - 12:00am
When RD3RD, based on Shakespeare’s Richard III, premiered early this year, it was seen as one of the earliest theatrical productions that confronted the reality of the times — an unflinching examination...
Betsy Westendorp: A voluminous life and art
by Carlomar Arcangel Daoana - April 23, 2018 - 12:00am
In the hyperactive Philippine art scene of today, it is affirming that there are artists such as Betsy Westendorp who pause and paint nature’s inexhaustible beauty—explosive sunrises and sunsets seeping...
His name is Luca, and he’s opening a door for Filipino art in New York City
by Carlomar Arcangel Daoana - March 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Stocky, with a square face topped with a tumble of blond curls, the Italian, New York-based physician and scientist Luca Parolari is an unlikely champion of Filipino art in the Big Apple.
22,266 Reasons to See Nilo Ilarde’s Work
by Carlomar Arcangel Daoana - February 26, 2018 - 12:00am
For years now, Nilo Ilarde has been bearing the torch of conceptual art this far into the 21st century, in works and exhibitions that problematize the boundaries of art, dismantle the notion of conventional artistic...
Ateneo Art Gallery: ‘Nourished by the goodness of others’
by Carlomar Arcangel Daoana - February 25, 2018 - 12:00am
Last Feb. 18, the Ateneo Art Gallery (AAG) formally welcomed the public to its new home at Areté, showcasing three different shows in all of its three floors.
From Passion Project to Cinema Classic
by Carlomar Arcangel Daoana - January 14, 2018 - 12:00am
By now, many are familiar with Ang Larawan’s fraught journey through its run of the just concluded 43rd Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF): from being pulled out from theaters on its second day...
A portrait of a movie as David against the Goliaths of mainstream cinema
by Carlomar Arcangel Daoana - January 1, 2018 - 12:00am
Rated ‘A’ by the Cinema Evaluation Board (the only film that has achieved this distinction among the festival entries), ‘Ang Larawan’ is a moving portrait of a family — and the nation...
In an auction, Rizal’s life, love, and legacy take center stage
by Carlomar Arcangel Daoana - November 19, 2017 - 4:00pm
Had Jose Rizal’s marriage to Boustead succeeded, Rizal would have become a practicing ophthalmologist in Paris and, eventfully, a Frenchman. This would have dramatically changed the  course of Philippine...
The curator is present
by Carlomar Arcangel Daoana - November 5, 2017 - 4:00pm
Not one to drop opaque academic references, Federico de Vera curates from a sincere belief in beauty, guided by the criterion that the objects he displays must ‘have absolutely nothing wrong with them.&rs...
Arianna Mercado wins Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prize for Art Criticism
by Carlomar Arcangel Daoana - October 15, 2017 - 4:00pm
Arianna Mercado, a graduate of Art Management of Ateneo de Manila University, received an Ateneo Art Awards-Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prize for Art Criticism.
At Areté, Ateneo Art Awards marks a turn
by Carlomar Arcangel Daoana - October 8, 2017 - 4:00pm
AdMU president Fr. Jose Ramon ‘Jett’ Villarin says art is ‘a veritable lens through which we can discover ourselves, through which we can discover the truth, of which a university  is a s...
Zobel, Magsaysay-Ho, Jose John Santos III shine at Leon auction
by Carlomar Arcangel Daoana - September 17, 2017 - 4:00pm
Jaime Ponce de Leon of Leon Gallery says, ‘The auction showed strong results on rare works. The Anita was a record price for a 1970s work based on size, and the 1971 Sãu Paulo Biennale Luz was a record...
Revisiting the glory days of Philippine Art Gallery
by Carlomar Arcangel Daoana - August 27, 2017 - 4:00pm
Leon Gallery owner Jaime Ponce de Leon says, ‘The Philippine Art Gallery was the gold standard for modern art in our country. When the West had Peggy Guggenheim, we too had Lyd Arguilla to champion the non-conformist...
Affordable H.R. Ocampo sketches & Kiukok prints at LeonExchange
by Carlomar Arcangel Daoana - July 23, 2017 - 4:00pm
Jaime Ponce de Leon, director of Leon Gallery says, ‘With LeonExchange, those who may feel intimated with the formal rituals of an auction house can now bid in the quiet of their homes.’
‘Uplift’ collides with controversies midflight
by Carlomar Arcangel Daoana - July 2, 2017 - 4:00pm
Ferdie Cacnio has denied the charge of plagiarism: ‘Before today, I had never seen nor heard of Elisabet Stienstra or her work. I’ve never been to the Netherlands. I was not  inspired by her, I did...
Malang: An Intimate Portrait
by Carlomar Arcangel Daoana - June 17, 2017 - 4:00pm
‘Hindi ako National Artist ha,’ Mauro Malang Santos would say with his characteristic self-deprecating humor. ‘National Book Store artist ako.’  
Ang Kiukok is the bluechip piece at Leon Gallery auction
by Carlomar Arcangel Daoana - June 4, 2017 - 4:00pm
Big paintings are almost always heart-stopping. Not only because there is so much to take in in one go — the meticulous detail, the well-planned composition, the overall effect — but because we intuit...
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