In celebration of the 100th year of Czech Comics, famed works of notable Czech artists and writers of both mainstream and alternative comics from the last century is in exhibit at the NCCA Gallery in Intramuros, Manila. The show entitled Meanwhile, Elsewhere is a grand cultural collaboration between the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Manila and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.
The exhibition forms part of the commemorations of the major anniversaries of 2018 – the centenary foundation of Czechoslovakia (1918), seventy years from the establishment of the infamous communist regime (1948) and twenty five years of the creation of the Czech Republic (1993).
In observance of the World Tourism Day, the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines will be celebrating the International Tourism Day Forum on September 27 at Dusit Thani Manila from 5 PM to 10 PM. This forum will highlight the most recent and material developments in the Philippine tourism industry. Focusing on emerging opportunities and taking note of the current challenges in the sector, the event seeks to show European investors, the attractiveness and accessibility of the market. This year’s theme for the International Tourism Day worldwide is: Tourism and Digital Transformation. In this realm, the event will have a one-hour forum with some of the main stakeholders in the topic.
As part of the momentous centennial celebration of the Czech and Slovak independence, Czechoslovak movies will set foot in none other than, the Heart of the Philippines and (Asia's) City of Love – Iloilo City. In partnership with the Honorary Consulate of Slovakia and the Film Development Council of the Philippines, the film festival is set to bring forth five distinguished masterpieces from the last century.
Sydney Contemporary, Australasia’s premier international art fair, returns from 13-16 September [Opening Night 13 September] with galleries from around the globe, (including from: Argentina, Japan, Hong Kong, New Zealand, South Africa, the US and the USA). Showcasing the work of over 300 leading artists from more than 30 countries. Taking place at Carriageworks, the Fair offers visitors access to curated exhibitions alongside an ambitious program that includes groundbreaking installations, engaging panel discussions and experimental video from some of the world’s most respected artists.
Sydney Contemporary is offering Art+ readers 20% off Opening Night and Adult Day tickets!
Fans of NPR Tiny Desk concert, Warehouse Eight co-founder Kayla Dionisio and Kwago founder Czyka Tumaliuan started a series of gigs for musicians to freely express who they are and to closely connect with people in a no-frills setting. They recorded most of the performances and is exclusively launching them all on a no shoes and no phone gathering called Echoes at the Warehouse on September 22, 4pm - before midnight at Warehouse Eight, La Fuerza Plaza.
“Close your eyes. Imagine the picturesque countryside of South Bohemia, the vast lands and meadows spreading into the distance. Their patterns are in some spots violated by the glittering surface of a pond or an alley of broadleaved trees edging streams and roads. As you go, you pass the unmistakable village squares and facades of houses so very typical for this region. Welcome to the village Varvažov. Open your eyes now, Sekal has to die.”
This month of September, year-long Czech Movie Gems film festival features one of the best sought-after Central-European period drama, Sekal Has to Die (1998).
An icon in Parisian design, luxury furniture brand Roche Bobois introduced a stylish way to gather through its “celebrated signature piece”: the Mah Jong Sofa.
Since 1961, Roche Bobois has been known for its ingeniously customizable pieces and distinctive collaborations with noted architects and designers across the world. Beyond welcoming renowned talents with myriad perspectives, the brand has become a leader in innovation, European craftsmanship, and a certain savoir-faire—the ability to adapt to any situation with class.
And no piece of Roche Bobois furniture has ever been more adaptable than the Mah Jong Sofa. It was created in 1971 by painter, sculptor, and designer Hans Hopfer with the goal to provide total freedom of function and form. Over the years, Roche Bobois has called upon prominent fashion houses to “dress” special editions of the Mah Jong, including Missoni Home, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Kenzo Takada.