A Safe, Well-lighted Space

In observance of World Mental health day (10 October), contributing writer Nikki Valenzuela pays the Cebu based artist Kidlat, a studio visit to discuss the mental respite a studio provides. ​It was the year 1988 when Basquiat was pronounced dead on arrival, his autopsy report stating “acute mixed drug intoxication” as cause of death. Bundles and bundles of heroin were…