Fabled Veracity of Otras Realidades: 1st Solo Mixed Exhibition by Señor Javier Galván

A glimpse of multi-realities – illustrating the traditional and digital media by Señor Galván Text by Caryl Mae Soler. Images courtesy of Franchesca Lesaca. Nothing will ever beat the sense of realness that embodied the distortion of latent discoveries between the different realms of realities, embraced by the influence of comfort or in madness among…

The Blissful World of Anita Magsaysay-Ho

This article originally appeared in Art+ Magazine Issue 38 (March-April 2015). The article is republished here as part of #ArtPlusFlashbackFriday project. Text by Cid Reyes. “The female Amorsolo.” It was a label she recoiled from, a label that would otherwise have sent perhaps other female artists to the seventh heaven. It was itself a benediction…

Luz Revisited

This article is part of a feature which originally appeared in Art+ Magazine Issue No. 26. The article is republished in honor of National Artist Arturo Luz who passed away on May 26, 2021. Words by Cid Reyes National Artist Arturo Luz with his painting, “Sun Over Palitana” | Photo from Art+ Issue 45 (2013)…

Proto/Para: Curatorial Development Exhibition at the Vargas Museum

Text and poster courtesy of The Japan Foundation, Manila The exhibition pursues the goals of the 2020 iteration of the Curatorial Development Workshop supported by the Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM) and the Philippine Contemporary Art Network (PCAN). Like the workshop, which began in 2010, the exhibition seeks to reflect on the relationship between the social…

A Virtual Opening for the Betsy Westendorp Retrospective Exhibit

Text by Metropolitan Museum of Manila The Metropolitan Museum of Manila banners 2021 with a retrospective exhibition of the celebrated Spanish-Filipino artist Betsy Westendorp titled Passages: Celebrating the Artistic Journeys of Betsy Westendorp. The virtual exhibit opening via Zoom and Facebook live is scheduled for 29 January, Friday at 4:00pm. The online event will be…