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…

Kulay Sa Tubig Annual Invitational Watercolor Competition celebrates 32 years

This 2020, Kulay Sa Tubig Annual Invitational Watercolor Competition by Gallery Genesis will celebrate its 32nd year adjusting with the new normal. Aside from the on-site exhibition in SM Megamall, the yearly contest found a way to connect with its audience by releasing an online exhibition. Over 100 participating artists will compete to name 1 Hall of Fame, 5 Top Watercolorists, and 5 Runners-up.