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Gender in Justiniano Asuncion’s Portraitures

Entitled Art & Family: The Asuncion Legacy, Ayala Museum’s latest exhibition features the paintings, illustrations and sculptures of the three artists in the Asuncion family–Mariano, Leoncio, and Justiniano. The exhibition is seemingly poised as an attempt to accentuate the contributions of the brothers to Philippine art history, especially in the so-called academia period–the era upon the […]

Implanting Feminism: A Review of Violence Need Not Be Bloody For It To Be Validated As Such | Nikki Luna

In the three-work exhibition “Violence Need Not Be Bloody For It To Be Validated As Such” at the Finale Art File, artist Nikki Luna attempts to find another layer of discussion on feminism — a topic she has special eye and heart on — in juxtaposition to the political backdrop the country is currently running in. Nikki […]

Violence Need Not Be Bloody For It To Be Validated As Such | Nikki Luna

Artist’s Statement There are seemingly two narratives in this space. The five thousand bullets were planned months ago to approximate the drug-related extra-judicial killings, with the thought of giving the tally a generous leeway. To date, there are more than 6000 victims, outnumbering the bullets by a thousand. Meanwhile, on the other wall is a […]

Alter/(n)ations: 6 Women on Imelda Cajipe Endaya’s Fight for Equality and a World That Works

As we weave poetic images or inspired text examining the human condition, we insufferably hope that powers beyond ourselves, be they within halls of legislature, or boardrooms of corporations would look out at what art is trying to say. In a six-article compilation of writings on the art of and experiences with Imelda Cajipe Endaya, the editor […]