Lani Maestro received the Hnatyshyn award for outstanding achievement in the visual arts for 2012. Irwin Cruz reports on what this distinction means to the artist, gives a brief overview of her recent works in Manila and gives a sneak peek on the current projects Maestro is working on in France.
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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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Krem Contemporary Art was an initiative by poet and artist Marc Gaba that set itself in what he calls the provincia part of Quezon City in 17 January 2011. As it closed its doors after a year of operation Marc talks about his own brand of alternative space and provides a report on its successful activities vis-a-vis shows that did not materialize - all the while consciously mapping its sustainability efforts and the span of raison d'être to its community.
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