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Trouble at Areté
by Carlomar Arcangel Daoana - April 21, 2019 - 12:00am
Many have already weighed in on the recent snafu that rocked Ateneo de Manila University when Irene Marcos-Araneta was spotted attending an installation opening at Ignacio B. Gimenez Amphitheater, the open-space...
Paulina Luz Sotto’s line of thought
by Carlomar Arcangel Daoana - April 1, 2019 - 12:00am
She may be the granddaughter of the National Artist Arturo Luz, but Paulina Luz Sotto did not set herself up to follow in the footsteps of the master abstractionist.
At Art Fair Philippines, the star is the art
by Carlomar Arcangel Daoana - March 4, 2019 - 12:00am
Should there be any lingering doubt with regard to the centrality of the role of Art Fair Philippines in the country’s contemporary arts and culture, the fair’s seventh installation more than dispelled...
Fernando Botero: A voluptuous imagination
by Carlomar Arcangel Daoana - February 18, 2019 - 12:00am
Latin America is home to some of the best writers and artists who ever lived, such as Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Pablo Neruda, Diego Rivera, and José Clemente Orozco, among others. Fernando Botero, who hails...
Asian Cultural Council and León Gallery make the future of art possible
by Carlomar Arcangel Daoana - February 11, 2019 - 12:00am
For many artists, especially those who are just beginning to establish their practice, a grant from the Asian Cultural Council (ACC) is a boost to their creativity as it gives them the time, space, and resources...
Ronald Ventura leads contemporary roster in León auction
by Carlomar Arcangel Daoana - November 26, 2018 - 12:00am
It seems that no auction is complete without a work by Ronald Ventura.
‘Pintô Manhattan Manila 2’: A door that leads to artful alliances
by Carlomar Arcangel Daoana - November 5, 2018 - 12:00am
A sprawling, two-level space located in a building with good bones along a gentrified block in Tribeca, New York became an epicenter of Philippine art with the second iteration of “Pintô Manhattan M...
New batch of National Artists enrich and redefine the forms
by Carlomar Arcangel Daoana - October 29, 2018 - 12:00am
The new batch of National Artists, conferred by President Rodrigo Duterte in formal rites at the Rizal Ceremonial Hall of Malacañan Palace last Oct. 24, are acknowledged to have indelibly contributed to their...
Pintô brings Filipino art to New York City
by Carlomar Arcangel Daoana - October 1, 2018 - 12:00am
Perhaps, there is no context more powerful than New York in which artists can exercise their craft.
‘Desaparesidos’: Surfacing the body of our struggle
by Carlomar Arcangel Daoana - August 27, 2018 - 12:00am
At the center of the theater is an elevated platform where boxes are located containing the odds and ends of lives of the characters who, throughout the entire duration of the play, will sit with the audience.
Madrid the Memorable
by Carlomar Arcangel Daoana - August 26, 2018 - 12:00am
Capitals are meant to be showrooms of their respective countries — rich conglomerations of everything that is beautiful, enduring and affirming.
‘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...
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