Visual Arts Helping Hands Foundation Inc. Presents Chapter 2: The Empty Chair Project

The Visual Arts Helping Hands Foundation, Inc (VAHHFI), in collaboration with the Metropolitan Museum of Manila, is exhibiting Chapter 2: The Empty Chair Project, its second major exhibition on 12 November 2019, Tuesday. The exhibit is for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Manila, and of selected mental health advocacy groups, namely: Anxiety and…

69th Palanca Awards names winners

Literary excellence took the spotlight once again as winning authors of the 69 th Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature were honored recently at the Peninsula Manila in Makati City. A total of 56 writers, 32 of which are first-time awardees, were chosen as this year’s recipients. Two of the authors each bagged prizes in…

29 Years of German Unity: Building Bridges through People-to-People Exchange and International Cooperation

Text by Cyril Constantino Makati, Philippines – The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in the Philippines celebrated 29 Years of German Unity on 03 October 2019 at the New World Makati Hotel with members of the German community in the Philippines, distinguished guests from politics, business, culture and academic circles, as well as…

Forays into Postcolonial Pastiche

Text by Lisa Ito Cian Dayrit’s show at Tin-aw Art Gallery creates playful conjectures on folk festivities, while also critiquing the present world order. Photo courtesy of Tin-Aw Gallery Cian Dayrit’s art practice has continually drawn from the complex interface between the colonial encounter, local ethnography, and strategies of display. Exploring pictorial tropes from fictive…

Crossing Lines

Tad Ermitaño experiments with interaction and inclusion. On February 8, the last day of the 2015 edition of Art Fair Philippines, visitors were invited to witness and partake of an unusual harvest, in which it took two grown men to lift a kaong log off its plinth, push it through the parking garage turned gallery…

The Malasimbo Experience

With art installations that embrace the natural beauty of the mountain’s majestic terraces and a diverse roster of international and local performers, Malasimbo Music & Arts Festival has placed Puerto Galera on the map as a budding destination for world-class music and art. High up in the foothills of Mount Malasimbo in Puerto Galera, on…

Ambassador Rasoulian toasts to excellent Austrian-Filipino relations at the Austrian National Day celebration!

H. E. Bita Rasoulian, Ambassador of the Republic of Austria to the Philippines, hosted a reception in celebration of the National Day and excellent Austrian-Filipino relations last 23 October 2019. In addition to commemorating the adoption in 1955 of Austria’s constitutional law on permanent neutrality, the event which took place in The Peninsula Manila also…