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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 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.

Bonding Over Books in the Middle of a Pandemic

The Facebook group now has more than 2,100 members. Books4Books has become a space where bookworms go to discuss books and their love of reading.

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 eighteen years old. He began with...

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 its fourth year, IMBF will once...

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...

Christian Lozañes: Photographing the Iloilo Arts and Culture

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

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

Dark Images and Darker Undertones in “Mornië Alantië”

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

Art Geroche: From Comics to Canvas

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

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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, nature, and crystals. Although Madhu studied Architecture, her artworks are made...

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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...

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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.

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.

Dark Images and Darker Undertones in “Mornië Alantië”

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

Ilongga Artists Reclaim the Narratives in Mujer

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Megumi Miura’s Corazon del Arte: The Heart of Art District Bacolod

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Kristine Buenavista: Listening to Stories from the Barrio

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

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...

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 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...

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...