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More on the latest exhibition cycle.
Introduced in 2004 as solely Fernando Zobel Prizes for Visual Arts, the Ateneo Art Awards (AAA) has been recognizing immense artistry of Filipino contemporary artists and writers along with its Purita Kalaw Ledesma Prize for Art Criticism introduced in 2014. In 2020, ...
Which came first: the real or the abstract?
Abstract art can be confusing as hell. There is no logical criteria around here. It isn't rooted in reality nor is it rooted in any figurative enterprise. The viewer is forced to ascribe meaning on these pieces. Most of the time, it ...
On listening to the sound of color.
“Color directly influences the soul. Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the hammers, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another purposively, to cause vibrations in the soul.”- Wassily ...
Who knew brown paper bags could carry so much?
Salvador Ching's Pabalat is many things. It can mean alay or pabaon or pasalubong. But simply put, it's a gift. Each of the 60 pieces of work is meant to unravel, avoiding stagnation and linearity. What this means, we will try to explain in ...
The surrealist has been known to tackle macro-historical narratives in his work.
"In this age of massive disinformation and orchestrated behavior, where historical truth can run a far second to customized perception, we may need the likes and the forthrightness of a Juanito Torres to remind us of where true heroism resides: In each ...
The duality of man can be confusing as hell.
Oftentimes, man is torn and scorned, and hopes to be reborn in times of crisis. Isolation kills, as many of us have come to learn from the pandemic. Humanity is fragile, but for a shot at any redeeming social value, we must look ...
Fresh off her first solo exhibition, Writings of a Never Not Moving.
Tita Halaman spends most of her time in the garden of extremes. Raw, liberated, and bold in their movements, her mystically twisted figures convey the complexities of human emotion. While they may seem like they agonize, these characters actually come from a great yearning ...
The truest essence of the poon lies in the cracks, splinters, and decay.
In F.Sionil Jose’s Po-on, Istak, a former sacristan in Ilocos searches for a larger meaning of the Filipino in the final years of Spanish Colonial Philippines. His journey is a reexamination of faith, freedom, and nationalism in many ways, as well as of the ...
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