Text by by Elizabeth Ruth Deyro Photos by Martina de Vera
We live in a painful irony: with each year’s passing comes a stronger call to reinforce decades-old attempts to assert progressive views, be it about gender politics or racial equality. Art, as a means to bridge the often-neglected connection of the personal and political realms of meaning, has long been considered as an effective means to address continuously relevant sociopolitical issues, and contemporary artists of various mediums--especially those producing art independently--strive to keep the legacy alive.
Text by Elizabeth Ruth Deyro; Photos by Martina de Vera
Having recently concluded its third edition on the 18th of May, Komura; Book Fair continues to prime itself as “a literary respite, a refuge for independent authors and artists who are not given the opportunity to share their works in mainstream platforms”. Giving the spotlight to women for this year’s run, Komura; brought together several creators from diverse fields, such as game development, film, performance, and publishing. The book fair is a collaborative project by Kwago Book Bar and Warehouse Eight in Makati.
A project by a new small press and curatorial platform Comma and independent bookstore Kwago, A Curated Shelf creates a space to understand the many ways we read, write and publish.To be launched at Komura; Book Fair on May 18, 3pm - 4pm, the second curated shelf will feature guest curator Ani Almario. Her selection of fifteen publications are children’s books that she would require her own kids to read.
2019 Creative Expo Taiwan announced five Best of Cultural & Creative Award winners. The five best winners were awarded trophies at the ceremony in S Hotel Taipei on the evening of April 25, along with twenty-five other Cultural & Creative Award winners who each received a certificate. Jury member Chen Jun-Liang (CEO of FREEIMAGE DESIGN) expressed his excitement about this year’s shortlisted works, and his hope for the Taiwanese culture and creative industry’s success on the global stage. Chen feels that the overall performance of this year’s winning works is excellent. He is impressed by the designers’ use of materials and craft techniques, which reflect a desire to rediscover the unique cultural practices of Taiwan.
The ninth edition of the annual Creative Expo Taiwan opens from April 24 to May 5. This year’s theme is Culture On the Move, emphasizing cultural dynamism, and showcasing the intersect between innovation and tradition in Taiwan. The expo takes place at five locations along Taipei’s old Civic Boulevard railroad, reactivated as a new cultural corridor connecting Huashan 1914 Creative Park, Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab (C-Lab), TRW Railway Museum, Songshan Cultural and Creative Park, and Taipei Expo Park - Expo Dome. In exploring the history of the old railroad turned new cultural corridor, which stretches nine kilometers across Taipei from Railway Ministry Park to Taipei Music Center, 2019 Creative Expo Taiwan rediscovers Taipei through a fresh historical lens.
Warehouse Eight, Kwago and Michael Lorenzana Videography and Photography collaborate to bering us a new edition of Echoes PH. For the first time this intimate gathering will have no microphones and just whispers Commune Café Bar in Poblacion on April 10, 2019, 8pm - 12 midnight.
We all know what being in a family is like. There are happy moments, bitter fights, and a whole lot more in between. Repertory Philippines brings us a play that examines this shared journey in the most relatable way with Father’s Day, its second production for the 2019 season
Text by Jazminne Joice Peña, Photos by Aubrey Moral
Celebrating a night of classical music and artistry, the country’s leading orchestra and one of the top musical ensembles in the Asia-Pacific region, Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO) commemorates their 45th anniversary and 36th concert season at the Cultural Center of the Philippines on March 15, 2019. Together with guest conductors and soloists who played vital roles in their musical journey, PPO is set for another unforgettable concert season for their Filipino fans.
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