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 community of their province and introduce...

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, commuters and passersby would chance upon...

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 look for the meaning behind its...

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,...

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: 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...