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Looking for Intramuros’ lost soul

ANYBODY old enough to have witnessed the heyday of Manila, especially Intramuros, always has something to share about it. For Manileño and National Artist...

Art Fair PHL adds photos to the art mix in an...

HERE are two pieces of good news for art lovers: Art Fair Philippines 2018 will spread out in over six levels and will occupy...

The ABCs of human rights

FROM “activism” to “zero,” the ongoing exhibition at the Cultural Center of the Philippines called The Weight of Words: An Alphabet of Human Rights...

BGC reveals new murals

UNLIKE MANY cities in the metro which are covered with billboards, Bonifacio Global City (BGC) is covered in art. Walking around its streets gives members...

Berlin art show shocks with jihadist ‘martyrs’ display

BERLIN — A Berlin art installation dedicated to “martyrs” has prompted outrage by including one of the Paris jihadist attackers alongside the likes of...

Winnie-the-Pooh to bear all in London show

LONDON — Paddington Bear may have captivated cinema audiences this year, but another ursine star, Winnie-the-Pooh, will get his own show at London’s historic...

Washington holds glam art awards Trump skipped

WASHINGTON — The Kennedy Center Honors celebrated a star-studded group of artists and performers Sunday in a gala that took on decidedly political overtones...

Art in an airport lounge

TRAVEL and art meet halfway and converge at the SilverKris Lounge of Singapore Airlines. Here, works of Filipino artists are on display — and for...

Picasso’s erotic etchings sell for nearly €2M

A SERIES of 100 etchings by Picasso, which depict his personal and political turmoil in the 1930s, has sold for €1.9 million in Paris,...

Online exhibit shows hidden depths of Picasso’s Guernica

MADRID — Spray-painted in murals, wielded on anti-war banners, and even once hung as a tapestry at the United Nations, Pablo Picasso’s Guernica might...

Pricing the priceless: the $450-M Da Vinci record

NEW YORK -- A triumph of marketing over aesthetics? Or the legitimate cost of owning a Da Vinci? The sale of a Renaissance portrait...

Louvre Abu Dhabi draws cosmopolitan crowd on opening day

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES — The Louvre Abu Dhabi opened its doors to the public on Saturday, drawing thousands of visitors as cosmopolitan...

Ballet Philippines’ Nutcracker treats kids to tea and sweets

SISTERS Edna Vida and National Artist for Dance Alice Reyes have teamed up for Ballet Philippines’ 48th season ending production, The Nutcracker, which will...

Lulu Tan Gan ‘yarn bombs’ Greenbelt’s garden

LULU TAN GAN, the queen of knitwear, has put colorful sweaters on the trees at Makati City’s Greenbelt Park. Amidst all the green in...

$81.3-M Van Gogh kicks off NY art auction season

NEW YORK — Christie’s kicked off the fall auction season in New York on Monday a Vincent Van Gogh leading the way at $81.3...

Taking in a bit of Korean culture

Text and photos by Cathy Rose A. Garcia, Associate Editor SEOUL — While most tourists flock to shooting locations of Korean dramas or shop for Korean...

When the curator is an artist

FEDERICO DE VERA has created his own personal museum inside the Ayala Museum. The renowned New York City-based Filipino jewelry designer and gallery owner...

The Louvre Abu Dhabi, first of its kind

ABU DHABI — The Louvre Abu Dhabi, the first museum to bear the Louvre name outside France, presents around 600 pieces in a modern,...

Metrobank Art awards winning sculpture finds a home

For 12 years, Real estate developer Federal Land, Inc. and Metrobank Foundation, Inc. (MBFI), both members of the GT Capital Holdings family, have been...

Of art appreciation and appropriation

BEFORE Apo Whang Od became widely known as the oldest living tattoo artist in the Philippines – she is said to be 100 years...

Chicago museum outs Trump ‘Renoir’ as fake

CHICAGO – An American museum is casting doubt on President Donald Trump’s reported claim to possess an original Renoir – revealing to have owned...

New art fair focuses on collectibles and rarities

THE ORGANIZERS of Art Fair Philippines and Art in the Park have come up with a third fair – The Nonesuch: Fine Collectibles and...

Major Warhol collector says art stash being ‘held hostage’

THE FAMILY that owns the largest private cache of Andy Warhol pieces says its business has been brought to a standstill by a company...

Duchamp’s moustachioed Mona Lisa sells for $750,000

PARIS – One of Marcel Duchamp’s reproductions of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, on to which he pencilled a beard and moustache, has sold...

Too racy for the Louvre, sex sculpture finds home at the...

PARIS – In the end it was just too kinky for the Louvre. The world’s most visited museum shied away from displaying a sculpture that...

Art & Culture (10/25/17)

Exhibits at 1335MABINI’s two branches 1335MABINI opened its new exhibition space in Karrivin Plaza, 2316 Chino Roces Ave. Ext., Makati City with an exhibit of...

Ai Weiwei on art, exile, and his refugee film

LOS ANGELES – In the most tender moments of Human Flow, Ai Weiwei’s epic documentary on the worldwide migrant crisis, he is seen hugging,...

Art in nature and the nature of art

NATURE HAS always been a major inspiration for visual artists. Here, three international artists set foot in the Philippines to showcase the art of...

Bulols, bangles, and beads

AFTER selling affordable artworks in a park and high-end paintings in a two-storey parking lot, the organizers of Art in the Park and Art...

Kazuo Ishiguro: Social worker turned Nobel Prize winner

LONDON – Kazuo Ishiguro, the 62-year-old British novelist of Japanese origin who won the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday, once wanted to be...

Paris exhibit charts Picasso’s ‘year of wonders’

PARIS – Some of Pablo Picasso’s greatest works go on display in Paris this week, in an exhibition that charts a pivotal year in...

Ateneo Art Awards winners’ works feature bubble gum, maps, and marca...

FOR EYES that are quick to judge, the three winning works of this year’s Ateneo Art Awards-Fernando Zobel Prizes for Visual Arts could be...

Art pushes for media literacy

PLAYING with the word “television,” young artist Jett Stanley L. Osian highlights the idiot box in his painting called Tell Lie Vision to tell...

2017 a landmark year for Fernando Zobel

SPANISH-FILIPINO artist Fernando Zóbel was 60 when he died in Rome is 1984. The keepers of his legacy in the Philippines and in Spain...

PHL Venice Biennale documentary airs on Sept. 27

THE FIRST documentary about the Philippines’ return to the Venice Biennale after five decades of absence will be aired this week on ABS-CBN News...

Enjoying tea and art

THE PENINSULA MANILA has created an immersive tea experience with The Well Appointed Life Afternoon Tea which is inspired by the rare and precious...

Statement art

THE kalasag was a shield used by the early natives of the Philippines during warfare for defense. The main idea was to protect. But...

Banksy honors Basquiat with new London murals

LONDON – Two new murals by street artist Banksy have appeared in central London in tribute to Jean-Michel Basquiat ahead of a new exhibition...

How New York’s High Line park got art instead of money...

THE PITCH was something about supporting garbage removal on the High Line. Instead, Donald Mullen said he’d pay for art and a curator. More than...

Ceramics exhibit a snapshot of China-Philippine maritime trade

BEFORE the Spanish arrived and the galleons sailed back and forth across the Pacific, China had long been bartering goods with the Philippines: food...

Making fun at and of the CCP

THEY REFUSE to share their real identities as artists, so we will call them Peter and Pilar, but collectively, they are called koloWn. The...

29Rooms, the exhibition created for social media

NEW YORK – Visitors were touching the art, wearing it and even jumping on it at the popular immersive exhibition 29Rooms held in a...

Aside from making great art, visual artists must be articulate

THE 14th Ateneo Art Awards has released its short list of 12 Filipino young visual artists, three of whom will be hailed winners of...

A Gala Celebration: Fearless on stage

A COUPLE swirls and twirls and mimic each other in a calm and yet arresting manner. Called “Equanimity,” the pas de deux explores the...

Men, spaces, and their meanings

SKYSCRAPERS (the photo bomber looming over the Rizal Monument in Manila quickly comes to mind) usually crowd a city’s open spaces and destroy what...