Defacements

Text by Carlomar Daoana In his third solo exhibition, Danger to Myself…I’m Safe, Kiko Urquiola presents a suite of works that delves into the invisible wounds that people carry, instigated by years of trauma, (self-)abuse, neglect, now visually rendered as bruises on the body, rivulets of tears, blood as thick as tar. Conceptualized and titled…

Modeka Creative Space opens its first digital exhibition, “Horizons of Inevitability”

On 23rd April 2020, in the midst of uncertainty brought upon by the current global health crisis and the country’s Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), Modeka Creative Space launched its first online show entitled Horizons of Inevitability. The digital exhibition is free for all and can be accessed through their website’s new section, “Experiences”. Aside from…

Negrense Artists Show How “ArtHeals”

Text by Art+ Staff Negrense artists are pitching in to help the community get by the COVID-19 Crisis through “ArtHeals”, an online fundraising exhibition. Some of the artists who donated their works to this exhibit include: Susanito Sarnate, R.A. Tijing, Erika Mayo, Anna May Lacson, Alice Lee, Elwah Gonzalez, Red Santillan, Charlie Co, Angela Silva,…

Petting During a Crisis of Touch

Text by James Tana In a group exhibit about pets, the participating artists examine the act petting as a gesture suggestive of the feeling of longing for intimate connections during a crisis of touch. “Pet Porno” exhibition introduces petting as a privilege and, somehow, becomes indicative of the economics and currencies that the act entails,…

Jonathan Joven’s “Splace”

Jonathan Joven's Splace installation view Making Place in a Space, Drawing Up Space in a Place Text by Kaye O’Yek; Images courtesy of Art Verite Gallery. In Splace, Jonathan Joven’s eighth solo exhibition, he furthers his scrutiny of dwelling and making space by situating elements associated with labor and cultural markers into unexpected places. His…