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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.
That ’70s movement
by Arianna Mercado - June 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Ateneo Art Gallery’s current exhibition on the ’70s depicts the nuances in art history and art education, bringing to light a more complex understanding of conceptualism of the time.
I was told to do this
by Arianna Mercado - May 14, 2018 - 12:00am
For years, art in its mainstream sense seems to have become an endeavor that is admired from afar.
Conduits for sale
by Arianna Mercado - April 16, 2018 - 12:00am
After all the bottles of champagne, afterparties and photographs, what is left?
Keep your eyes peeled for Manila’s affordable art fair
by Arianna Mercado - March 26, 2018 - 12:00am
In its 12th year, Art in the Park gathers 59 galleries, independent art spaces, and student groups for its annual event in benefit of the Museum Foundation of the Philippines (MFPI).
Take a picture, it’ll last longer: In defense of the Art Fair selfie
by Arianna Mercado - March 25, 2018 - 12:00am
When I was still studying, following Art Fair Philippines week, many of my classes often began with this opener: “What did you think of the Art Fair?”
Soler Santos, Ruel Caasi, Ronald Ventura and Igan D’Bayan blur boundaries at West Gallery exhibits
by Pristine L. De Leon - December 3, 2017 - 4:00pm
Their works hint at how we see things in multiple viewpoints, with one equally valid as the other, or sometimes even more impossible to distinguish from the next.
Safe space for unsafe ideas: Making museums vulnerable again
by Pristine L. De Leon - November 12, 2017 - 4:00pm
It has taken many art fairs and biennales to say that the international art market has its eye on the East.
A charming trip to childhood behind the wheels of ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’
by Pristine L. De Leon - October 29, 2017 - 4:00pm
Most people know Chitty Chitty Bang Bang from its 1968 film adaptation, which has made its title song somewhat of a childhood anthem — much like tunes from Annie, The Sound of Music, or Mary Poppins.
Irony, Trickery, and Romance: The Enduring Power of ‘The Elixir of Love’
by Pristine L. De Leon - September 30, 2017 - 4:00pm
When we talk about the opera, it’s always Wagner or Puccini, or some lovely heroine gloriously dying in the end.
Daniel dela Cruz casts a story of artists’ hands
by Pristine L. De Leon - September 10, 2017 - 4:00pm
In this exhibit spearheaded by sculptor Daniel dela Cruz, the hands of 24 prominent local artists have been cast in resin, eternally suspended in time, or moving every now and then when no one’s looking. ...
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