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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 their pet, a passion project, favorite artwork, how to make the best coffee, etc. They were given...

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, ginkahiligan niya ang pagbasa sang mga...

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.

Jun Orland Espinosa: Carving a Name for Himself

Jun Orland Espinosa on his experimentation of materials, and his inspiration when making art.

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....

Kristine Buenavista: Listening to Stories from the Barrio

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

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...

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.

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...

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...

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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...

Jun Orland Espinosa: Carving a Name for Himself

Jun Orland Espinosa on his experimentation of materials, and his inspiration when making art.

Reflecting on your Reflection: Bacolod Artist, Brandon Braza, Shifts the Gaze Back to the Audience

Braza wants the audience to take their time with his pieces, saying that although he has no control over the audience’s experience with his creation, perhaps the audience can have control over their creations and perceptions of their image.

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...

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...

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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...

Baeay Pinamana of the Dela Cruz Family

At Calle El Porvenir Most old buildings and spaces lose their spirit and meaning through time; some are left dilapidated while others are simply demolished to give way to new structures. On the other hand, some...

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 with the current chanters tracing their lineage back to...

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 those which are in the peripheries of the visible...

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 Iloilo Mega Book Fair 2021

Iloilo (November 2021) - The Iloilo Mega Book Fair (IMBF) 2021 proves that the pandemic is not a hindrance to continuously serve our Filipino readers, particularly the Ilonggo, Karay-a, and Akeanon reading communities. Now on...

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...

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 for many years, enchanting generations upon generations with its...

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....

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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...

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...

Madhu Liebscher is Weaving Tapestry of Places Where She Lived

Madhu Liebscher is a visual artist based in Zarraga, Iloilo. Her art stitches the many fabrics of her life, including her love for yoga,...

Reflecting on your Reflection: Bacolod Artist, Brandon Braza, Shifts the Gaze Back to the Audience

Braza wants the audience to take their time with his pieces, saying that although he has no control over the audience’s experience with his creation, perhaps the audience can have control over their creations and perceptions of their image.

(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.