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…

Retrace the Filipiniana’s many forms at the Obra Maestra Exhibit at Shangri-La Plaza

Take a page out of Philippine fashion history this National Arts Month as Shangri-La Plaza hosts the Obra Maestra exhibition on the evolution of the iconic Filipiniana dress from pre colonial times to the 1970s, at the Luxury Lane, East Wing until February 29. #ObraMaestraattheShang exhibition showcases the masterworks of Ramon Valera, Pitoy Moreno, Aureo…

Rustan’s Welcomes the New Year with Gig de Pio’s “Flourishing”

CONTEMPORARY ABSTRACTS TAKE CENTERSTAGE Rustan’s For The Arts launches first exhibit in 2020 With the continuing success of the Rustan’s for the Arts series, which has highlighted the collections of world-class Filipino artists Ben Cabrera, Al Perez, Paulina Luz Sotto, Fernando Amorsolo, Arturo Luz, and Anita Magsaysay Ho, the spotlight on its first exhibit of…

“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…