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Ties of History | Art in Southeast Asia – Jorge B. Vargas Museum Leg

As the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) concludes the commemoration of its 50thanniversary, the Philippines marks the historic occasion by hosting a contemporary art exhibition featuring ten artists who will represent each ASEAN member state. The exhibit titled Ties of History: Art in Southeast Asiais curated by noted art historian, scholar, and curator Patrick D. […]

Ties of History | Art in Southeast Asia – Yuchengco Museum Leg

As the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) concludes the commemoration of its 50thanniversary, the Philippines marks the historic occasion by hosting a contemporary art exhibition featuring ten artists who will represent each ASEAN member state. The exhibit titled Ties of History: Art in Southeast Asiais curated by noted art historian, scholar, and curator Patrick D. […]

Ties of History | Art in Southeast Asia – Metropolitan Museum of Manila Leg

As the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) concludes the commemoration of its 50thanniversary, the Philippines marks the historic occasion by hosting a contemporary art exhibition featuring ten artists who will represent each ASEAN member state. The exhibit titled Ties of History: Art in Southeast Asiais curated by noted art historian, scholar, and curator Patrick D. […]

Reimagining the Retablo: A Review of Retablo 2.0 | Wilfredo Offemaria, Jr.

Considered by Jesuit art historian Rene Javellana, S.J. as the “centerpiece of any baroque church interior,” the retablo, commonly known as the altarpiece in Western cultures, houses paintings and sculptures of divine personages in its multi-tiered, oftentimes multileveled, carved wooden panels. Derived from the Latin word retaulus, formed by the merging of the words retro, […]

Optimism is Ridiculous | Natee Utarit

Ayala Museum and Singapore-based gallery Richard Koh Fine Art, with the support of the Royal Thai Embassy in Manila, will be co-presenting the exhibition of contemporary Thai painter, Natee Utarit. Entitled Optimism is Ridiculous: The Altarpieces, the exhibition will run from 18 February to 9 April 2017 and is part of the artist’s Optimism is […]

‘No Chaos No Party’: Glimpse into the Manila Contemporary Art Scene

It has been almost three decades since the book ‘Conversations on Philippine Art’ by art critic and writer Cid Reyes has been published. It is timely now, given the massive developments in the art practice since the 80’s, to release such book that features interviews and inside correspondences with the artists of the time. This is where the contemporary art book […]