Bayad Po!: Artists raise funds for jeepney drivers
by M.C. Reodica - August 9, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippine vernacular of public transportation has long been a source of subject matter for contemporary artists.
Uncovering masks at the 2020 London Biennale
by M.C. Reodica - June 29, 2020 - 12:00am
There’s a collective lamentation for in-the-flesh communication as we once knew it. Masks have become essential, at the price of obscuring entire regions of faces along with their accompanying cues and nuances....
Frame by frame
by M.C. Reodica - May 25, 2020 - 12:00am
The frame is simultaneously ubiquitous and invisible in contemporary art.
Flesh and Code: The open-source artist
by M.C. Reodica - April 20, 2020 - 12:00am
Even though the art may be coded in Australia, hosted on a server in the United States, and viewed on a desktop in Las Piñas, the artist’s presence can still be palpable. The democratic hand is now digital,...
Flesh and code: The internet as art space
by M.C. Reodica - March 30, 2020 - 12:00am
You don’t need to leave your desk to see the “Mona Lisa.” At present, The Museé du Louvre, along other museums such as the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim, have immersive 3D experiences...
The world is your dirty kitchen
by M.C. Reodica - March 9, 2020 - 12:00am
The 3rd Kamias Triennal, supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, kicked off its two-week run at the Kamias Special Projects last Feb. 7.
Ideas, incubators and initiators
by M.C. Reodica - March 2, 2020 - 12:00am
The first thing a viewer would see upon entering each floor of Art Fair Philippines 2020 is one of the “Wall Drawings” of conceptualist Sol LeWitt.
At ALT Philippines, The alternative is relative
by M.C. Reodica - February 24, 2020 - 12:00am
The inaugural ALT Philippines opened to the public at SMX Convention Center Aura, running from Feb. 14 to 16, featuring a collective of 10 established Philippine contemporary art galleries: Artinformal, Blanc, The...
Remaining in light
by M.C. Reodica - February 3, 2020 - 12:00am
There is a man dancing against all odds on the back of a moving pickup truck, moving to a tune that only he can hear.
Another look at Venice Biennale: Living in interesting times
by Arianna Mercado - September 2, 2019 - 12:00am
May You Live in Interesting Times” is known more of as a curse than a blessing.
Love letters to the unseen: Works by Fr. Jason Dy & Costantino Zicarelli at Vargas Museum
by Arianna Mercado - August 5, 2019 - 12:00am
Poems from the Wind” by Costantino Zicarelli and “Studio Studies” by Fr. Jason Dy, SJ at Vargas Museum are delicate parallel love letters addressed to the operations that run the art museum.
Conversations with Leon Pacunayen’s art in Milan show
by Arianna Mercado - June 3, 2019 - 12:00am
“Living Earth: Contemporary Philippine Art” opened in Musica Arte Cultura (M.A.C.) in Milan last May 6.
Museo de Intramuros: Preserving our collective memory
by Arianna Mercado - May 6, 2019 - 12:00am
This is our history and it must be told,” announced Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat of the Department of Tourism (DOT) during the opening of Museo de Intramuros last April 29.
Of tragedy and indulgence: Ian Fabro’s ‘Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso’
by Arianna Mercado - February 18, 2019 - 12:00am
With extreme detail, Ian Fabro reinterprets narratives for this year’s Art Fair Philippines.
Is the Philippines still interested in contemporary art?
by Arianna Mercado - December 3, 2018 - 12:00am
Ten thousand, five hundred and seventy-five kilometers apart, Italy and the Philippines sound like a distant match, but Ludovico Pratesi tells us otherwise.
Market in flux: ‘Nam June Paik in Manila’ at León Gallery
by Arianna Mercado - October 29, 2018 - 12:00am
Last week, León Gallery opened an exhibition in collaboration with the international gallery, Gagosian.
Lost and found in translation: ‘Incarnator’ by Paul Pfeiffer
by Arianna Mercado - September 24, 2018 - 12:00am
Paul Pfeiffer’s latest exhibition, “Incarnator,” currently on view at the Bellas Artes Projects Outpost in Makati is an amusing and chilling take on the production, translation, and repetition of...
Brave new art and essays in this year’s Ateneo Art Awards
by Arianna Mercado - September 3, 2018 - 12:00am
The Ateneo Art Gallery recently announced this year’s winners for the Ateneo Art Awards.
The 2018 Ateneo Art Awards welcomes new beginnings
by Arianna Mercado - July 23, 2018 - 12:00am
This year, Ateneo Art Awards introduces exciting new changes and elements to its esteemed prizes in visual arts and art criticism.
‘The Hand, The Secretary, A Landscape’ at The CCP
by Arianna Mercado - June 25, 2018 - 12:00am
Walking through the hallways of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, a peek of green stands out on the corner of your eye.
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