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A very different garage sale

WHEN most people move out of a house, they hold a garage sale to dispose of items they no longer need or want. But...

Alcuaz and his unwoven tapestries

NATIONAL ARTIST for Visual Arts Federico Aguilar Alcuaz is best known for his modernist abstract paintings in acrylic and oil, as well as sketches...

Wall Street collector launches legal fight over Koons works

ONE OF Wall Street’s biggest investors in distressed debt claims a prominent New York gallery and artist Jeff Koons are cheating customers by failing...

Engineering experiences

FOOD IN a theater is always forbidden, but food and theater can go together in TAXI (theater, applied, experiential, immersive) Theater, a performance art...

Spamalot inspires you to always look on the bright side of...

By Michelle Anne P. Soliman Theater Review Monty Python’s Spamalot Presented by Upstart Productions Ongoing until April 22 Globe Auditorium, Maybank Performing Arts Theater, BGC Arts Center, Taguig City. KING ARTHUR,...

Painting of a jeepney driver’s love for family tops Yellow Pages...

AMIDST talk of jeepney strikes, a young Filipino artist captured and immortalized the popular mass transport on canvas. But Paul Taladtad, 24, did not...

Food, music, and affordable art

FOR THE past 12 years, the annual Art in the Park fair has been turning one lazy summer Sunday into an artsy affair where...

From rust to art

COLLECTED FROM the ongoing restoration of the San Sebastian Basilica in Manila, the flaked-off rust from the famed all-metal church is turned to something...

NY judge awards Nazi-looted artworks to Holocaust victim’s heirs in key...

NEW YORK — A New York judge on Thursday awarded title of two Nazi-looted drawings by noted Austrian painter Egon Schiele to a Holocaust...

Rodel Tapaya scours his way through his Urban Labyrinth

OFTEN CALLED the urban jungle, the city serves as a battleground where predators and victims meet, and only the fittest survives. In Rodel Tapaya’s...

Learning to act and dance over summer

DON’T let summer vacation go into waste — get your kids to lift their heads from their screens and instead develop their talents, learn...

Picasso self-portrait expected to fetch $70M

HONG KONG — A rare Picasso believed to be a self-portrait created when he was under threat of deportation to a Nazi concentration camp...

Street art makes splash in HK

HONG KONG — From murals made famous by Instagram to painting battles, Hong Kong’s once largely underground street art scene has exploded in recent...

Two artists look at the effects of the ‘Build, Build, Build’...

WHILE A beauty pageant contestant unabashedly admits she knows nothing about the government’s “Build, Build, Build” program, two Filipino artists look at its ideations...

An oasis of calm in shattered region, Dubai steps out as...

DUBAI — As traditional centers of modern Arab art in Damascus and Baghdad have imploded amid disastrous wars, the sheeny city-state of Dubai in...

Details out on Ateneo’s Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Art Criticism competition

THE Ateneo Art Gallery (AAG) and the Kalaw-Ledesma Foundation, Inc. (KLFI) have announced the exhibitions to be reviewed by writers interested in submitting entries...

High-end art sales boom in 2017, but it’s only a partial...

ZURICH — The works of great artists buoyed the art market last year and none did more than Leonardo da Vinci, whose Salvator Mundi...

The Saturday Group at 50

ONE SATURDAY afternoon in 1968, artists Alfred Roces, H.R. Ocampo, Tony Quintos, and Enrique Velasco ate at the now defunct Taza de Oro restaurant...

13 Artists Awards includes photographer and dancer

THE Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) announced this year’s winners of the prestigious Thirteen Artists Awards. They are: dancer Eisa Jocson, performance artist...

Ortigas Art Fest: more art in public spaces

PUBLIC SPACES are fast becoming art galleries. Some even become canvases. These transformations make art more approachable and reachable for everyone while marking its...

Filipino artist Raul Isidro rocks

AT THE age of 75, artist Raul Isidro sees no reason to slow down in his pursuit of art. While he has an ongoing...

Rockefeller’s Picasso could be part of biggest art collection ever sold

PARIS — A rare Picasso once owned by Gertrude Stein is part of an art trove belonging to the Rockefeller dynasty that could raise...

On auction: ivory, porcelain, and more

DELICATE porcelain and ivory religious items and intricate ornaments highlight Casa de Memoria’s auction on Saturday. With a bidding price that starts at P600,000, the...

Joyas make another splash at Salcedo Auction’s sale

GOING, GOING, GONE -- the hammer went down on March 10 in Salcedo Auctions’ “Important Philippine Art” auction, and items of interest included two...

Let them photograph the art says historian Ambeth Ocampo

WHEN members of the public want to see artworks by National Artists Fernando Amorsolo or Benedicto “BenCab” Cabrera or Jose Joya, they have to...

Luz abstracts, Perez’s churches at Rustan’s

COLLABORATIONS between a young artist and her National Artist grandfather, and paintings of churches are the highlights of an exhibit Rustan’s For the Arts...

Joya’s Space Transfiguration goes for P96M at auction

ONE HUNDRED and fifty items, including art works by National Artists, filled the walls and spaces of Leon Gallery during the annual Asian Cultural...

100 lots up for bid at Salcedo’s ‘Important Philippine Art’ auction

SALCEDO AUCTIONS will be holding its “Important Philippine Art” auction, which will include Philippine furniture, tribal and ethnographic art, on March 10, 2 p.m....

History meets art

Photos by Michelle Anne P. Soliman and Alicia A. Herrera The first Manila Biennale -- which has the theme “Open City,” referencing the events of...

Enriching Filipino artists

FOR printmaker Ambie Abaño, her six months spent in the United States on printmaking fellowships was “enriching.” “I lived alone in a studio in New...

All in the Volante family

HIS six-inch red boots and perfect makeup are making a comeback on stage as singer Nyoy Volante reprises his role as the drag queen...

Batasan exhibit raising funds for UP Fine Arts scholarships

SIXTY artworks by UP College of Fine Arts alumni have been on view at the northwing lobby of the House of Representatives in Batasan...

Pink Shorts Manila festival brings LGBT stories to light

THE WIDE shot onscreen shows a young boy being scolded by his mother for putting on makeup. The child confesses that he is gay,...

What happens when Juan Tamad, Banahaw, and Mariang Makiling all fall...

TANGHALANG PILIPINO’s Nang Dalawin ng Pag-ibig si Juan Tamad shows all the faces and phases of love — infatuation, frustration, jealousy, and heartache —...

Translucent, transcendent

Neal Oshima and the transformative power of light How does one even begin to explain the work of Neal Oshima? His heritage is certainly a...

Intramuros: The noble and ever loyal city

The art of war. WORDS  ZSARLENE B. CHUA | PHOTOS  RACHE GO, COURTESY OF MANILA BIENNALE Intramuros, the famed Walled City, was the seat of power...

Building an empire of heroes

Chatri Sityodtong’s warrior spirit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zifpSxj9XA WORDS  SANTIAGO J. ARNAIZ | PHOTOGRAPHY KAI HUANG Chatri Sityodtong begins, as he often does, with a story. It’s something he picked up from a...

Sites and spaces: Sculptures at the CCP

Below are excerpts from a 2013 article published in BusinessWorld's High Life magazine, which featured sculptural works at the Cultural Center of the Philippines....

FROM OUR ARCHIVES: Open exhibit shows the playful side of Napoleon...

BusinessWorld, Arts & Leisure November 15, 2006 By Anna Barbara L. Lorenzo One enjoys a different feeling when sitting around the Ayala Museum Plaza these days. Aside from the...

Art Fair 2018’s interesting problem: managing a growing crowd

RESPONDING TO THE surprisingly large crowd that flocked to its regular venue at The Link carpark in Makati City in 2017, this year’s Art...

CCP audience grew in 2017, targets 1M by 2020

DESPITE a small decrease in its onscreen audience when it came to the Cinemalaya Film Festival, the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) saw...

Humor me: A millennial’s reaction

By Nickky F. P. de Guzman, Reporter Theater Review A Comedy of Tenors Repertory Philippines Ongoing until Feb. 18 Onstage, Greenbelt 1, Ayala Center, Makati City COMEDY IS said to...

History told through art

THE ONGOING Manila Biennale aims to celebrate art and commemorate our history by turning Manila’s oldest district, Intramuros, into one big treasure trove, with...

Of depression and expression

By Nickky F. P. de Guzman, Reporter Theater Review ’Night Mother Presented by PETA Feb. 2 to March 18, Fridays to Sundays The PETA Theater Center,No.5 Eymard Drive, New...

Arts Month to focus on the youth, reinvention to move art...

NATIONAL ARTIST for Literature and chairman of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Virgilio S. Almario encourages everyone to practice self-awareness...