Resuello’s rustic rhapsodies
by Carlomar Arcangel Daoana - August 1, 2022 - 12:00am
Baguio, for one reason or another, appears to be the most suitable staging ground for whirlwind romances, overnight dalliances, and lasting affairs, as depicted in memorable pieces of art, from Ophelia Alcantara-Dimalanta’s...
When neurologists are artists
by Carlomar Arcangel Daoana - March 28, 2022 - 12:00am
During the initial months of the pandemic, when everything came to a grinding halt and we were told to shelter in our homes to mitigate the spread of a virus of which little was known, many individuals found solace...
When home is a landscape
by Carlomar Arcangel Daoana - September 6, 2021 - 12:00am
In his first solo exhibition, “Manempet Ti La,” Kenver Sarmiento Resuello comes home to the landscapes of his hometown, depicting them in a suite of paintings that invites the eye to roam expansive nature...
Healer at the Loom
by Carlomar Arcangel Daoana - September 14, 2020 - 12:00am
Boy Noriega taught me about Chekhov and indirection, the art of saying something by saying something else.
Would you buy a painting unsigned?
by Carlomar Arcangel Daoana - August 10, 2020 - 12:00am
It’s a failure of foresight to just look at the name. After all, the artists who are esteemed now began as young and upcoming practitioners.
The artist whose back is turned to the world
by Carlomar Arcangel Daoana - April 13, 2020 - 12:00am
One of the results of what is essentially a Luzon-wide lockdown is the abrupt conclusion of many art exhibitions whose fate hangs in a balance.
After 50 years, the future beckons for the Cultural Center of the Philippines
by Carlomar Arcangel Daoana - September 30, 2019 - 12:00am
For many Filipinos, their first formal introduction to the arts as an audience may have transpired at the Main Theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, which has recently marked its golden anniversary...
From Manhattan to Milan: What does it mean for Filipino works to go international?
by Carlomar Arcangel Daoana - June 24, 2019 - 12:00am
Pintô’s international show, Living Earth: Contemporary Philippine Art, could not have been better timed.
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.
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