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Koji Arsua (The Philippine Star) - June 8, 2013 - 12:00am

Welcome Filipino art at the 27th Asian International Art Exhibition

MANILA, Philippines - Many of our artists are getting international recognition, exhibiting in biennales and art fairs across the world. But now, it’s time to welcome our Filipino artists home, with the 27th Asian International Art Exhibition. To be held at the Ayala Museum, this is the 20th year that Filipino artists are being represented at the regional exhibit.  The fair is themed “Asian Soil” and will touch on “idioms and concepts on shared roots, origin and creation, territory, and identity.” The Filipino artists presenting their works are National Artist Benedicto “BenCab” Cabrera, Ferdinand Cacnio, Ramon Orlina, Ambie Abaño, Pandy Aviado, Marina Cruz, Vincent de Pio, Janos Delacruz, Aileen Lanuza, Nemi Miranda, Raffy Napay, Susan Fetalvero-Roces, Eghai Roxas, Don Salubayba and Rodel Tapaya. The exhibit opened this week and will run until July 7.


Channel your inner Frenchman at the 18th French Film Festival

Ah, to live in France! The sights, the culture, the French men. It’s enough to drive anyone mad with desire to fly; but alas, budget airlines can’t fly us to anywhere French. Fortunately, the Embassy of France, the Alliance Française de Manille and Institut Français annually organize the French Film Festival, a celebration of cinema between France and the Philippines. For its 18th incarnation, the festival will feature four French films of varying genres, with love and family tying it together. The films are Camille Rewinds, about a girl who travels back in time and must figure out if she should make the same mistakes; Rust and Bone, a love story between a poor man and a rich girl who meets an accident; The Dandelions, about a girl looking to separate from her possessive family; and Cycling with Molière, a comedy on a retired actor’s return to the stage. The festival will be free of charge and will be held this weekend at Cinema 3, Greenbelt 3.


Discover a new artist at ‘Cold Milk Portraits’

Supreme is always on the lookout for emerging artists, and Celina de Guzman is this week’s discovery. Tonight, she is having her first solo exhibit at Heima, Brixton. Her show, titled “Cold Milk Portraits,” explores the contrasting feelings of being wide awake in sleep, and feeling secure and at home in not knowing and instability.  Celina pushes the boundaries of living in a body not her own, an artistic version of astral projection. Like her theme, her aesthetics contradict, her candy colors at odds with the dark feel of her pieces. The artist has been active for quite some time, but this solo exhibit is sure to get her the attention she deserves. No Rome, Idkids, and Similarobjects will join Celina in her landmark show. Heima Brixton is at Brixton Street, Kapitolyo. Party starts at 8 p. m.

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Laugh and be heard with ‘Juana C: The Movie’

If you wanna see change, there’s no other woman who can bring it better than Mae Paner, a.k.a. Juana Change. The political activist who uses humor and satire to get her message across is using film as her new medium, starring in the “sexy comedy” film Juana C: The Movie. The film, directed by Jade Castro of Zombadings fame, focuses on love of country and critiques corruption, apathy and established institutions, like the mining industry. The movie is typical Paner, who is behind the Juana Change Movement, “an advocacy that champions critical thinking and social action, and wages war on corruption and apathy.” Here’s to laughs and lessons learned. The movie is now showing.

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