“Ink Notion” by OJ Hofer

Enso by OJ Hofer text by Art+ Staff Renowned Cebuano fashion designer and visual artist, Oj Hofer exhibited his Japanese Calligraphy in a show titled “INK NOTION.” Exhibited were Hofer’s ink Kanji and Hiragana calligraphy pieces in the five traditional styles, humorous Zen Drawings, converging Enso Circles and transfixing Ink-on-Abaca bas relief. The show was…

Visual Arts Helping Hands Foundation Inc. Presents Chapter 2: The Empty Chair Project

The Visual Arts Helping Hands Foundation, Inc (VAHHFI), in collaboration with the Metropolitan Museum of Manila, is exhibiting Chapter 2: The Empty Chair Project, its second major exhibition on 12 November 2019, Tuesday. The exhibit is for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Manila, and of selected mental health advocacy groups, namely: Anxiety and…

Forays into Postcolonial Pastiche

Text by Lisa Ito Cian Dayrit’s show at Tin-aw Art Gallery creates playful conjectures on folk festivities, while also critiquing the present world order. Cian Dayrit’s art practice has continually drawn from the complex interface between the colonial encounter, local ethnography, and strategies of display. Exploring pictorial tropes from fictive archaeology to folk millenarianism, Dayrit…

​Welcome to the Third World Carnival

Contributing writer Marz Aglipay interviews Can Yavuz of Yavuz Gallery, a Singapore-based gallery that exhibited Max Balatbat and Winner Jumalon at Art Stage Singapore. ​At this year’s Art Stage Singapore, Yavuz Gallery opted to present a solo exhibition by Max Balatbat and a large-scale work by Winner Jumalon. It shows a growing regard for Balatbat and Jumalon—two Filipino artists…