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Have Words, Will Xerox: A Brief History of Ilonggo Zines

Editor's Note: The full version of this article was first published on Project Iloilo in March 2016. First Wave: Rebel LitA zine is a shortened term for “fanzine”. It’s a medium widely attributed to punk rock, so you could definitely see...

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...

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...

Creating Connections: Ilonggo Artist’s Experience at the 17th Poh-Chang International Arts Festival and Workshop in Thailand

The 17th Poh-Chang International Arts Festival and Workshop in Thailand happened at the most opportune time in Bangkok. For international artists, it would mean that they can also have a chance to visit other events such as the Bangkok Design Week...

The Sacred and the Secular in Norberto Roldan’s “Viva España/ Long Live America”

Viva España Just like an altar, there is an abundance of objects for the audience to meditate on in Norberto Roldan’s “Viva España”. But perhaps the exhibition can be viewed through three focal points that are placed in the middle of Museo...

Reimagined Religiosity sa Iglesia ni Cristhom Setubal

Walk through the open courtyard of the National Museum Western Visayas (former Iloilo Provincial Jail) these days and you will encounter curious miniature replicas of the churches of Panay set flat against the walls surrounding the glass-domed space. Look closely at...

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...

Pinning Down the Mundane in Punctum: wounds of time

There’s a convergence of the novel and the familiar, both in the sense of ideas and methods, in Roselle Perez’ and spaaawn’s mix-media collaboration Punctum: wounds of time (February 23 - March 18 2023 at Mamusa Gallery). Punctum refers to a...

“Ilonggo Republic” a solo exhibition by Kristoffer Brasileño is exhibited from September 04 – 30, 2021 at the NCCA Gallery.

Kristoffer Brasileño, Ilonggo artist, stages his second solo exhibition entitled “Ilonggo Republic” at the NCCA Gallery featuring 21 portraits of Ilonggos, mostly people he has interacted...

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Creating Connections: Ilonggo Artist’s Experience at the 17th Poh-Chang International Arts Festival and Workshop in Thailand

The 17th Poh-Chang International Arts Festival and Workshop in Thailand happened at the most opportune time in Bangkok. For international artists, it would mean...

Christian Lozañes: Photographing the Iloilo Arts and Culture

Christian Lozañes chronicles arts and culture events in Iloilo City, through his online platforms.

The Sacred and the Secular in Norberto Roldan’s “Viva España/ Long Live America”

Viva España Just like an altar, there is an abundance of objects for the audience to meditate on in Norberto Roldan’s “Viva España”. But perhaps...

(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.

Dark Images and Darker Undertones in “Mornië Alantië”

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

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Introducing Indigenous Culture as Research Material to Digital Media and Interactive Arts Students

Central Philippine University (CPU) has been offering the program, Digital Media and Interactive Arts (DMIA) for nine years, and has produced students who went on to work for creative agencies and to pursue personal creative...

Weaving Histories in Green Papaya’s ‘Intertextile’

Infused with their own histories In textile art, to look at the textile as a mere canvas devoid of intrinsic meaning is to disregard its history and discursivity. One therefore cannot read the works in "Intertextile"...

Where are All the Ilongga Artists?

In the 1970's, Wilhelmina Cole Holladay, founder of National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington D.C. asked “where are all the women artists?”. She is most notable for her collection of works from...

Metrobank Art & Design Excellence Rolls Out Search Anew for Exceptional Visual Artists

The Metrobank Foundation, Inc. (MBFI) is once again opening its prestigious art and design competition which has since been a launchpad for young artists to jumpstart their careers. On its 39th year, the Metrobank Art &...

Pinning Down the Mundane in Punctum: wounds of time

There’s a convergence of the novel and the familiar, both in the sense of ideas and methods, in Roselle Perez’ and spaaawn’s mix-media collaboration Punctum: wounds of time (February 23 - March 18 2023 at...

Creating Connections: Ilonggo Artist’s Experience at the 17th Poh-Chang International Arts Festival and Workshop in Thailand

The 17th Poh-Chang International Arts Festival and Workshop in Thailand happened at the most opportune time in Bangkok. For international artists, it would mean that they can also have a chance to visit other events...

Folding and Unfolding of Memories in Faye Abantao’s “Don’t Forget to Remember”

Viewing Faye Abantao’s “Don’t Forget to Remember” at the Art Fair Philippines 2023 is opening doors to the past. The exhibition is composed of six doors. Each door has different colors, details, and handles. Guests...

Coming of Age: An Exhibition at Iloilo Cinematheque

The transition from childhood into adolescence, and from adolescence into adulthood is a life-changing period, one which is heavily documented and explored by artists. In the Philippines coming of age can mean exposure to an...

Art Questions: Is it Practical to do Both Digital and Traditional Art?

Artist and art educator Kristoffer Brasileño answers your questions about anything art-related in our new series, Art Questions. How long do you usually wait before you varnish an oil painting? -K.P. I apply retouch varnish...

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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.

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...

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,...

Weaving Histories in Green Papaya’s ‘Intertextile’

Infused with their own histories In textile art, to look at the textile as a mere canvas devoid of intrinsic meaning is to disregard 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...