When Paolo isn't writing or researching about culture, he works towards becoming a cat whisperer.

The center lies in the fringe: Philippine Arts Month’s Independent Dark Horse

House of Mizrahi PH On its 6 th year, Fringe Manila continues to champion experimental art, daring all and baring all. Text and photos by Paolo Vergara Draper Startup House in Poblacion, Makati, witnessed the February 12 launch of Fringe Festival Manila 2020, the local yet independently-organized iteration of the international staging ground for uncurated,…

The shape of water, according to Tammy de Roca

Untitled seascape, acrylic on canvas, 3x4ft, 2017 Courtesy of Mono8 Gallery Text by Paolo Vergara; Photos courtesy of the artist. | ​Art+ Online Exclusive There is something in our evolutionary blueprint that makes appealing the idea of teasing the boundaries of comfort, of acting on instinct, of facing the unknown, of travelling lightly. Perhaps it’s the subconscious imprint of…