Would you dip in the sawsawan, too? Kamias Triennal’s third iteration

#turtle_kin_in-kind by FASTWÜRMS (2020) Texts and images by Alain Zedrick Camiling February 7, 2020, Kamias Special Projects (KSP) launched the 3rd Kamias Triennale marking its two-week run in various places in Quezon City. Supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, this third iteration’s concept revolves around cooking and eating with the title “Sawsawan: Conversations…

Sakai International Community Arts to present “TEAROOM ON THE BORDER” at Pineapple Lab

ALL REMAINING FRINGE PERFORMANCES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED AS PRECAUTION TO #COVID19 Collaboration seems to be in the pulse of this year’s annual Fringe festival with both local artists and international acts working together. One such collaboration comes in the form of Japanese artist collective Sakai International Community Arts (SICA). With the support of Japan Foundation,…

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,…

Manila Student Film Festival 2020

The third annual Manila Student Film Festival will take place on 01 February 2020 at International School Manila. The festival is the creative celebration of young filmmakers in the Philippines, providing an audience for upcoming talent and inspiring future filmmakers. This year, 27 films were shortlisted for the final competition. The shortlisted flicks come from…

Dreams for Mindanao

By Franchesca Lesaca During the press conference for the Mindanao Art Fair, Exhibit and Conference (MindanaoArt), Vim Nadera – award-winning poet and writer, and former director of the Philippine High School for the Arts (PHSA) – posed a rhetorical question to everyone gathered: “Where is Mindanao in Philippine art?” The first Mindanao Art Fair This…

Q&A Dr. Reuben Cañete

Dr. Reuben Cañete, curator of the 11th and 12th VIVA ExCon At the 13th VIVA ExCon in Bacolod, the curatorial forum initiated a discussion about current curatorial practices in the Philippines and around the world. Patricia Tumang spoke with some of the visiting curators to ask about their curatorial practices and approaches, and their thoughts…