Ringo Bunoan writes about the ambivalent influence of Roberto Chabet and illustrates the events that led to the monumental year-long celebration/ retrospective "Roberto Chabet: Fifty Years". This article also touches upon how the dynamic process of archiving becomes an alternative way of writing history.
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Kevin Power wrote a crucial text delineating the climate of artistic practice in Manila through Manuel Ocampo's current curatorial endeavor "Bastards of Misrepresentation." This was originally published as a catalog essay for the first Bastards exhibition "Doing Time On Filipino Time" in Freies Museum Berlin from October 22 to November 21 2010.
Carlos Villa recalls growing up in San Francisco, living in the Tenderloin district and his exposure to racism, the influence of Leo Valledor, growing up Filipino in California and the difficulties that accompanied it.
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To add to his trove of laurels, Rodel Tapaya won the Signature Art Prize last year. In a condensed version of series of correspondences, he discloses to Jun Cristobal what the award means to him and how it is like to settle into an occupation as a painter.
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Filipino-American writer Patricia Tumang has recently received the Arts Writers Grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation. In this article, she traces her journey into the visual arts as a parallel one to her mother's - starting from her childhood visits to Manila to her scholarship on the twenty women of Malolos, and finally to her enquiries into the image of the Filipina artist through her current research grant.