16 December 2019

  • Understanding the center of the center
    IN 1988, the New South Wales government in Australia purchased the famed 820-specimen mineral collection of Albert Chapman (1912-1996), a cabinet maker by profession and a world-renowned mineralogist on the side. Chapman’s family was left with a few pieces following the transfer of the collection that the Australian Museum tagged as a “national treasure” and […]
  • David Medalla continues to put on a show
    ONE could easily sense the arrival of a luminary at a social event based on two things. First, the dissipation of the cacophony of murmurs into awestruck silence. Second, the gravitation of all eyes in the room toward a single direction, one turning head at a time. The lobby of the BDO Corporate Center in […]
  • Deng Coy Miel’s ‘Cuentos Enterruptus’
    By Neil Doloricon Scribbling, doodling, drawing, painting…these are the things that Deng Coy Miel does whenever he is not resting or sleeping. One of the most celebrated editorial cartoonists and illustrators of our time both here and abroad, he was National Cartoonist Society Awardee in 2001. A painting major at the University of the Philippines, College […]
  • Joy Rojas’s ‘Rising Sun’ at SM Art Center
    “LOOK at walls splashed with a number of stains, or stones of various mixed colors…If you have to invent some scene, you can see there resemblances to a number of landscapes, adorned with mountains, rivers, rocks, trees, great plains, valleys and hills, in various ways. Also you can see various battles, and lively postures of […]
  • Riel Hilario on chasing creatures and an intangible heritage
    ART multi-hyphenate Riel Hilario recounts being in the mountains in 2007. It’s 4 am and he’s in the wilderness chasing what he describes as “human-headed birds.” The pursuit, however, ended with him falling into the water. Floating on his back, he looked up in the sky and saw the creatures in the guise of a […]

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