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Art Geroche: From Comics to Canvas

Art Geroche on his works as a comics artist and painter.

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.

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

Just like an altar, there is too much to look at in Viva España. But there are three focal points in this exhibit. First, is the Santo Entierro, the dead body of Christ enclosed in a glass case that the artist placed...

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,...

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 concept by meeting two seemingly polar opposites and making them far more similar to one another than...

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....

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 of art. Taking inspiration from the...

Ilongga Artists Reclaim the Narratives in Mujer

In Mujer, Erika Mayo, Roselle Perez, Margaux Blas, Shiela Molato, Marge Chavez, Elwah Gonzales, Tara Illenberger, and Regine Espinosa attempt to shatter the antiquated notion of how female art is viewed by the audience by bestowing the power upon the artist to control the visuals and narrative.

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...

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...

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...

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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...

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...

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...

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...

Christian Lozañes: Photographing the Iloilo Arts and Culture

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

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...

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Jun Orland Espinosa: Carving a Name for Himself

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

Artist’s Perspective: Paindemic

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Christian Lozañes: Photographing the Iloilo Arts and Culture

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

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 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...