By Arvee Gomez
Mirrors have become the mundane invention that has been interpreted and reinterpreted in the course of history. The myths have depicted the mirror in the form of a clear pool of water, the hubris of Narcissus. Interestingly, the meanings derived from this contraption are paradoxical, ranging from elusiveness and mystery, fiction to fact. Literature has illustrated mirrors as portals to another world, as the unblemished truth, and one cannot help but delve into its unchartered depths. Idioms pulled mirrors to their lexicon, poetically describing deception, the magician’s capriccio to as being smoked or fogged. Richard Tuason effectively gave rise to these thoughts in Objects in Mirror are Closer than They Appear.
February 4, 2017 - Art Beat 2 sold out its tickets with 1,300 guests in attendance maxing out the capacity of the Orlina Museum in Tagaytay.
Contributing writer Ren Aguila interviews Alwin Reamillo. Reamillo's work its represent at ARNDT Gallery in this year's edition of Art Fair Philippines.
Contributing writer Marz Aglipay interviews Can Yavuz of Yavuz Gallery, a Singapore-based gallery that exhibited Max Balatbat and Winner Jumalon at Art Stage Singapore.
At this year’s Art Stage Singapore, Yavuz Gallery opted to present a solo exhibition by Max Balatbat and a large-scale work by Winner Jumalon. It shows a growing regard for Balatbat and Jumalon—two Filipino artists chosen from the gallery’s roster of Southeast Asian artists. We spoke with gallery founder Can Yavuz about how they came up with their show.
text and photos by Marz Aglipay
“In Search of Europe” is a highly engaging lecture-performance presented by Lucas De Man for college students at the UP Theater on March 15, 2016. The performance is part of the Inspire Innovation lecture series organized by the Kingdom of Netherlands Embassy in Manila.
Text by Ren Aguila
Photos by Rina Atienza
It was in the early evening when, after a long walk from the closed-off entrance to the Circuit Makati compound, we arrived at Wanderland 2016. I had been in the vicinity in the early afternoon, waiting for my companion and both of us were not too eager to venture in the early March heat. It would have been a treat to see the Wanderband winner for 2016, Oh, Flamingo! or even the likes of Jensen and the Flips or Cheats, who are taking the stage in a festival with foreign acts for the second time this year. (The first was at Laneway.)
Day Two of Art Fair Philippines 2016: The “music boxes” edition
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