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Configuring Philippine Print

This exhibition features modern printmaking from the collection of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, marking print in particular themes of the locality that include abstraction and representational trends of the period, and responses to history, popular culture, femininity, religion, and mythology. As we highlight printmaking in the Philippine art scene, this exhibition examines the techniques, […]

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 […]

BenCab Glory at the Start of 2016

The Manila art scene for 2016 starts off well with a feast of exhibitions dedicated to Benedicto Cabrera (more familiarly known as BenCab), one of the country’s National Artists, perhaps to conclude the celebration of the artist’s 50 creative years. Aside from the musical performed by reknowned actress Iza Calzado last July and the year-long sale of limited-edition […]

Three Takes on Dante Alighieri’s The Divine Comedy

Completed in 1320, Dante Alighieri’s The Divine Comedy has inspired visual artists from different periods to illustrate and visualize the various characters and episodes in its three parts: Inferno, Purgatorio, andParadiso. To celebrate the 750th centennial of Dante’s birth, illustrations by William Blake, Gustave Dore, and Rico Lebrun will be compiled to represent each part. Reproductions of these illustrations, rendered […]