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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 Elicana is a product of art contests, whose paintings are cryptic collages of what the artist says...

Kristine Buenavista: Listening to Stories from the Barrio

A series of interviews featuring writers from Iloilo. Know more about them and their projects.

Super Inday, Pagtatanghal Bilang Reimahinasyon ng Kondisyon ng/sa Paglaya

Ang sining ay kasangkapan sa pagkamit ng ganap na kalayaan. Ito ang “dating” at “galing”1 ng Super Inday, isang kolaboratib na pagtatanghal ng mga babaeng nakabilanggo o persons deprived of liberty (PDL) mulang Iloilo City District Jail-Female Dormitory na gin-curate ni...

Kamustahanay

Artists and creatives were invited to talk about a topic they liked to share such as their favorite podcast, their productivity app, portraits of their pet, a passion project, favorite artwork, how to make the best coffee, etc. They were given...

Indigenous Peoples’ Right and Intellectual Property Rights

MANILA (October 2021) -- The mythology of indigenous folklore has inspired countless works of art and literature over the years, and these works have in turn reached farther than ever before thanks to mass media and the internet. However, it’s crucial...

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 Filipino tattoo icon Apo Whang-od and various local and international entities. For several years, people close to...

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...

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...

Kamustahanay

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

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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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...

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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...

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...

Making the Absent Present in Martin Genodepa’s “Memorial Park: Missing the Crowd”

Martin Genodepa installs sculptures in front of UPV to remember the crowd.

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...

(Re) weaving an Identity: The Art of Anna India Dela Cruz Legaspi and the Piña Weaving Industry of Aklan

Hardly can the story of the revival of the traditional piña weaving industry in Aklan be discussed without mentioning the life, art, innovations, and advocacy of Anna India Dela Cruz Legaspi.

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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,...

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 lifelong reader, he nevertheless started writing much later when he was...

The Coming of A New Breed of Ilonggo Writers Conquering Cyberspace: Orland Agustin Solis

Bilang manunulat, magabukas ka sang bag-o mo nga kalibutan, kag magakabuhi ka sa imo mga sinulatan.Orland Agustin Solis Nagikan si Orland Agustin Solis sa isa ka asyenda sa syudad sang Bago, Negros Occidental. Sadtong bata pa sya,...

Maralita: Visualizing the Struggles of the Working Class

Lorebert "Maralita" Comision is a multi-media artist from Northern Samar. His works explore the realities around him, and the persistence to create despite being bound in a place that for others may limit the creation...

Tracing the lines of Rock Drilon’s “Visual Notes”

"Visual Notes" is an exhibition featuring Rock Drilon’s drawings and sketches on paper, drawing a line between his previous solo exhibitions which primarily featured his large abstract paintings on canvas. Since his homecoming in Iloilo,...

Super Inday, Pagtatanghal Bilang Reimahinasyon ng Kondisyon ng/sa Paglaya

Ang sining ay kasangkapan sa pagkamit ng ganap na kalayaan. Ito ang “dating” at “galing”1 ng Super Inday, isang kolaboratib na pagtatanghal ng mga babaeng nakabilanggo o persons deprived of liberty (PDL) mulang Iloilo City...

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Artist’s Perspective: Paindemic

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

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...

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...

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,...

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.