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Transnational Narrations: Paperworks

Artworks done on paper tend to stress the skill and presence of the artist’s hand. Their scale is intimate and subtle. In a very real sense they bring us close to the creative act as a direct transmission from brain to hand. The exhibition Transnational Narrations: Paperworks centres on that process. The participating artists come […]

Gallery Exit | I submit to the wisdom of the body

Silverlens Gallery presents I Submit To The Wisdom Of The Body, a group exhibition featuring 6 contemporary artists from Hong Kong, namely, Nadim ABBAS, KWAN Sheung Chi, KONG Chun Hei, Angela SU, Sarah LAI, and Luke CHING. They will be joined by Filipino artists, Gary-Ross Pastrana and Cocoy Lumbao, who are part of the show’s […]

Ateneo Art Awards 2015 Exhibition

Now in its twelfth year, the Ateneo Art Awards was established to honor the memory of the founding benefactor of the Ateneo Art Gallery, Fernando Zobel (1924-1984). Originally conceived to shine the spotlight on young and emerging artists, the Ateneo Art Awards is now a venue to recognize outstanding achievements in art writing as well, […]

Open Ends | Hidalgo, Hilario, Imao, Ramilo

Often, when we think of art, the gauge of its importance lies in its place in linear history. This ability to “place” an artwork comes from answers to questions about the artist and the context wherein it was created— finished. But what happens when art and art-making are interrupted? Is an unfinished work still worthy […]

Facing Anonymity: A Review of Avenida Karnabal | Max Balatbat

Bringing the fete of Avenida, or rather bringing a fete — that is Avenida into the metropolitan Makati, Max Balatbat heightens the exposure of the banal and scandalous characters he encountered into paradoxical portraits. Banking on the honor and dignity history has bestowed to portraits and the other objects and icons that signify royalty and prestige, Balatbat attempts to present the avenue of Avenida […]