Begin Again

Text by Jewel Chuaunsu What’s in a name? To Fred Tan, his name carries a lot of baggage. The son of Chinese-Filipino businessman Vicente Tan, their family experienced the rise and fall of fortunes overnight. During Martial Law, Marcos was able to divide and conquer the rich and powerful by seizing their assets. Vicente Tan was the majority owner of Continental Bank and Philippine Trust Company (Philtrust). He and…

From the Female-Gaze: A Review of Malamaya

Review by Paulo Vargas; Photos from Cinemalaya Malamaya is the story of 45-year-old Nora (Sunshine Cruz), an established mixed media artist with a sharp tongue and steadfast principles. One day, she meets Migs (Enzo Pineda), a 30-year-old amateur photographer, in an art gallery. He makes advances at her, and after a bit of courting and…

Is Jumalon Makes Her Mark

Is Jumalon "Whose world is it anyway? I and II", mixed media on paper, 5.75 in x 67.3 in. Text and photos by Maia San Diego ​When you hear the name “Is Jumalon”, you would probably think, “She must belong to the family of artists.” In fact, she does. “It’s a nice kind of hell,”…

Shrine of Sound

Drone Progression set up Text and photos by by Sheryl Quiambao Philippine sound art is at its baseline stage – but it’s worth listening to. It was like getting into a laboratory. The place you see in movies where the walls are white and quaint objects making unfamiliar sounds. The exhibition notes stated that the show…