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Megumi Miura’s Corazon del Arte: The Heart of Art District Bacolod

Corazon del Arte, an interactive installation by Megumi Miura and her collaborators; Brandon Braza, Zabiel Nemenzo, Zander Lopez, and Zanna Jamili, is a homage to the dead and a protection of the living.

The Coming of A New Breed of Ilonggo Writers Conquering Cyberspace: Icy Belen Tumayao

“No constraints. No limits. When you write,you get to enjoy the best freedom possible.”Icy Belen Tumayao Icy Belen Tumayao is a twenty-six-year-old writer from Tigbauan, Iloilo, Philippines. She started writing when she was 12 years old, after being acquainted with the delicate...

Role of Artists in the Age of Disinformation

My identity as an artist relies on my ability to create new images or compose iterations from existing ones. I wonder if making images or art objects may have any sort of impact on disinformation or communicating information for that matter....

Explore the parallels between Japanese and Filipino folklore

Across all of Asia are countless communities with their own distinct mythologies. Between the Philippines and Japan alone are interweaving threads in a cultural tapestry of multi-faceted worldviews telling of how we relate to nature, the world, and each other. This...

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Thrive is looking for essays related to art and culture. Our goal is to document art practices, collectives, and other art initiatives in the Philippines, especially those which are in the peripheries of the visible art scenes in the country. After the...

The Image at Corner Solis and Muelle Streets

The mural and its making accidentally revealed many truths. Truths and signs about government, influence, patronage, representation, and the prevailing visual culture.

The City as Canvas: Public Art and Iloilo City

The taxi I was riding passed by the Diversion Bridge, I asked the driver what he thinks about the colors that now envelope the bridge, and he replied “ano poblema sa puti nga pinta haw?” referring to the previous color of...

The Coming of A New Breed of Ilonggo Writers Conquering Cyberspace: Mariel Terre

My greatest impetus was that i do not want to go on regretting not taking the opportunity.Mariel Terre Mariel Terre is a 24-year-old poet from Tigbauan, Iloilo. As a teacher-writer, she considers Anne Shirley as her main literary heroine and L.M. Montgomery,...

Join us in documenting our culture!

Thrive is looking for essays related to art and culture. Our goal is to document art practices, collectives, and other art initiatives in the Philippines, especially...

Telling the stories of the Panay Bukidnun

MANILA (October 2021) -- No story truly fades away if there are people to pass it on. This is how the Sugidanun of Panay has lasted...

Visualizing Oral Traditions through Manga, “Golden Realms”

Iloilo, Philippines - In the hinterlands of Panay, a form of poetry and performance called Sugidanun has been passed on through a long line of chanters...

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When Indigenous Cultures Become Internet Content

What happens when content creators and creatives make work based on Indigenous Cultures? Let us take a look at several incidents concerning the popular...

Subverting Patriarchy in Kevin Pison Piamonte’s Short Film, Dog Eaters

Translated from Filipino by Adhoniz B. Rebong. This article was first published on www.iloiloartkritik.blogspot.com. There are three modes of reading that one can apply to...

Double Dead: Merging Self and Nature

Double Dead is a two-person exhibition of a painter and a sculptor, one inspired by imagination and the other is driven by material. Noel...

Dark Images and Darker Undertones in “Mornië Alantië”

Paul John Cabanalan and Joebert Gayoma are bringing their art to a new light.

The Coming of A New Breed of Ilonggo Writers Conquering Cyberspace: Jag Muyco

“Writing is not a profession for the faint of heart.”Jag Muyco Born and raised in Iloilo City, Jose Anthony Gerard “Jag” Muyco is an all-out...
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Contemporary Art Meets Way of Life in “Panagbo: Encounters with Tradition”

Place and identity are intersecting themes of contemporary art that are often explored by artists and curators. In “Panagbo: Encounters with Tradition”, curator Marika Constantino and artists from Capiz transport the audience to the fishing...

Art in the Aftermath of a Storm

It was a night in the city of Iloilo one could not forget. March 17, 2018. The night when Iloilo Museum of Contemporary Art (ILOMOCA) opened its glass doors to a privileged few. For several months,...

Politics and Abstraction in Allain Hablo’s “Bleed and Bloom II”

With its rich textures carefully layered over pours of paint, Allain Hablo’s art reminds us of why we look at abstraction. We examine what form it suggests. We wonder what the colors convey. And we...

The Coming of A New Breed of Ilonggo Writers: Robin Angelo Yankin

“I want my readers to think about their humanity and how they could better themselves first before they decide to change the world.”Robin Angelo Yankin Robin Angelo Yankin (pseudonym. Toshiro Hiroshi) is a twenty-year-old writer...

The Coming of A New Breed of Ilonggo Writers Conquering Cyberspace: Jag Muyco

“Writing is not a profession for the faint of heart.”Jag Muyco Born and raised in Iloilo City, Jose Anthony Gerard “Jag” Muyco is an all-out fictionist and poet. He also currently teaches in the humanities and...

The Coming of A New Breed of Ilonggo Writers Conquering Cyberspace: Mariel Terre

My greatest impetus was that i do not want to go on regretting not taking the opportunity.Mariel Terre Mariel Terre is a 24-year-old poet from Tigbauan, Iloilo. As a teacher-writer, she considers Anne Shirley as her...

The City as Canvas: Public Art and Iloilo City

The taxi I was riding passed by the Diversion Bridge, I asked the driver what he thinks about the colors that now envelope the bridge, and he replied “ano poblema sa puti nga pinta haw?”...

The Coming of A New Breed of Ilonggo Writers Conquering Cyberspace: Icy Belen Tumayao

“No constraints. No limits. When you write,you get to enjoy the best freedom possible.”Icy Belen Tumayao Icy Belen Tumayao is a twenty-six-year-old writer from Tigbauan, Iloilo, Philippines. She started writing when she was 12 years old,...

Subverting Patriarchy in Kevin Pison Piamonte’s Short Film, Dog Eaters

Translated from Filipino by Adhoniz B. Rebong. This article was first published on www.iloiloartkritik.blogspot.com. There are three modes of reading that one can apply to an artwork adapted from print and made into a film. First,...

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Artists and creatives were invited to talk about a topic they liked to share such as their favorite podcast, their productivity app, portraits of...

Art in the Aftermath of a Storm

It was a night in the city of Iloilo one could not forget. March 17, 2018. The night when Iloilo Museum of Contemporary Art...

Artist’s Perspective: Paindemic

For our series Artist's Perspective, an artist reflects on how gentrification is highlighted during the pandemic.

The Coming of A New Breed of Ilonggo Writers Conquering Cyberspace: Neil Cartujano

“Writing is lying with the truth.”Neil Cartujano About the Writer Neil Cartujano is a twenty-six year-old writer currently residing in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental. A...

Ginoe Questions the Sacred and the Ordinary in “Banal Banal”

Language is an interesting thing; the same word can mean two different things in diverse dialects. Ginoe’s "Banal Banal" or "Sacred Ordinary" explores that very...
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