Monday, December 12, 2011


EXPOsición de PiNAS
An International Art Exhibition

Davao City’s Museo Dabawenyo cordially invites you to the opening reception forEXPOsición de PiNAS on Friday the 16th of December 2011 from 3.00pm on. The exhibit runs through January 2012.

The Bahaghari Gallery is open from Monday to Saturday from 9.00am to 12.00pm and from 1.00pm to 6.00pm, with free admission. The Museo Dabawenyo is located along Magallanes St., at the back of the Sangguniang Panglungsod Building.

EXPOsición de PiNAS is an international group art exhibition that endeavors to produce innovative collaborations among emerging contemporary artists with exclusive representation from different countries in America, Canada, New England, France, Italy, India and the Philippines. This large presentation of a highly diverse set of works is seen via the medium of print reproductions of the individual original art pieces. The historic Museo Dabawenyo, situated in the heart of the Durian City of the Southern Philippines, offers an environment adapted to the varied creations and styles that exhibit organizers target to expose to the local and international art scenes.

A compelling combination between painting and photographic prints gives the visitors an exciting overview about modern creations, amplified through the possibility of personal exchanges with the present artists. Davao City’s ‘Museum of the People’ is the ideal venue to host this first edition of this international art presentation and inter-cultural exchange. This local event with worldwide participation and multi-media mileage is made possible through the initiative of home-grown travelling visual artist Victor ‘Bong’ Espinosa.

Living in the highly fluid milieu of our times – at once culturally diverse and rapidly changing – means it is important that the arts of these contemporary environments embrace and reflect these realities. This project hopes to demonstrate the strength of collective voices in deciding the future of neighborhoods, cities, nations, societies, juxtaposed with highlighting the importance of intimate conversations and compassionate social interactions.

In line with contemporary modes, this exhibit has generated interest, participation and awareness using social media, and the organizers will continue utilize this online network of artists and friends to keep the conversation going.

EXPOsición de PiNAS showcases the innovative approaches of artists, as well as circulates fine art exhibitions to large and small institutions such as the exhibit venue Museo Dabawenyo. Covering a broad and dynamic range of art and cultural concepts, it exposes the viewer – fellow artists, students and art collectors alike – to genres, artistic identities and art movements from all over the globe. See you there and see you online!

Friday, December 9, 2011


“Mother and Child” masterworks
By Cid Reyes

The birth of a new art gallery named Galerie Artes is launched with an initial offering titled “Immaculate,” opening on Saturday, December 10. The theme references the Blessed Virgin Mary’s immaculate conception, she being born without the stain of original sin. The Church celebrates the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on December 8, exactly nine months before the Nativity of Mary. Thus embracing the theme, and inspired by the Yuletide season, Lydia Velasco’s recent works embody the classic subject matter of Western art, the Mother and Child theme.

Impressive is Velasco’s continuation of a tradition initiated by the late Galo Ocampo who first indigenized the theme with his iconic “Brown Madonna.” In a visual and affectionate strategy, Ocampo rendered the Blessed Mother as a Filipina, resplendent in her brown skin, garbed in kimono and patadyong, emblazoned with the flaming rays of anahaw fans. Frail and gaunt, the child Jesus astride on her hips, is a portrait of humanity at its starkest and divinity at its humblest. While not a direct influence, Ocampo emerges as a primordial stimulus to Velasco’s own nativistic Mother and Child works.

Better known for her expressionistic renditions of earthy Filipino women, with their massive frame, limbs and extremities, Velasco rings the emotional register by heavily weighing on the tender relationship between the two figures clasped or twined together. The bodily gestures, by turns needy and protective, seem caught in unguarded moments.

The title painting “Immaculate” is a dramatic unveiling of the Child Jesus, swaddled in sinamay–weave, flaring in angel–wings. Blue, which is the color associated with the Blessed Mother, is a buoyant spread of hue in the background. “Yakap” and “Kalinga” are both a luxuriance of emotion, with both figures bathed in preternatural light. Velasco’s quality of light is always in a state of tension between darkness and radiance.

In the progression of age through the years, the Lord as toddler is depicted in “Pangaral” in a very real household that, with its chequer-board tiles, a curiously staring cat and an open window, alludes to a Dutch interior painting.

Taken as a whole, Velasco’s “Immaculate” works are another manifestation of the artist’s deeply empathetic and rapturous relationship with the Mother and Child theme, which constantly renews her art even as the theme remains ever inexhaustible.

Opening Reception will be on December 10, 2011 7 pm. The show will run up to January 10, 2012. Artworks will be on display at Galerie Artes , located at the Ground Floor, Nueve Uno Bldg. 91 Xavierville Avenue . Loyola Heights, Quezon City. Email addresses:;


LUIS SANTOS: Exposition
10 December 2011 - 08 January 2012

Pairing the overused model of a skull with his compulsion to perfect, Santos transforms the upstairs gallery into a laboratory full of photorealistic specimens. Meticulously calculating every brush stroke, he reproduces every curve and indentation of these scientifically accurate images against monochrome backgrounds. He goes to the extreme of literally presenting reality as is, void of any distractions or adornments. Straightforward and direct, Santos refreshingly presents no need to impart strong messages about the world at large. Instead, in his quiet and non-intrusive manner, he invites us to return to the simple and obvious, and yet the typically forgotten.

This exhibition will be on display until 08 January 2012 and coincides with 12 Days of Xmas that is concurrently on view in the Main Gallery.

To find out more, please visit our website


[SEA] TERRITORIES OF THE REAL AND UNREAL: Photographic practices in contemporary Southeast Asian Art Curated by Adeline Ooi and Beverly Yong

Amanda Heng (SG)
Angki Purbandono (ID)
Davy Linggar (ID)
Gina Osterloh (PH/US)
Isa Lorenzo (PH)
Ismail Hashim (MY)
Julia Sarisetiati (ID)
Kornkrit Jianpinidnan (TH)
Lena Cobangbang (PH)
Manit Sriwanichpoom (TH)
Paul Kadarisman (ID)
Poklong Anading (PH)
Steve Tirona (PH)
Wimo Ambala Bayang (ID)
Yee I-Lann(MY)
Zhao Renhui (SG)

A day of talks will be held on Saturday, 10 December 2011, 10AM - 5.30PM
Guided tour: Adeline Ooi, Beverly Yong;
Speakers: Patricia Levasseur de la Motte, Zhuang Wubin
[for registered participants]

For more info, or to register for the guided tour and talks, please
contact Ms. Mala at +6281215500083 or

Thursday, December 8, 2011

RE:VIEW 2011

RE:VIEW 2011

4:00 pm
Saturday 10 December 2011

Gallery Indigo
BenCab Museum

Km. 6 Asin Road, Tuba, Metro Baguio


Occupy Wall Street group looks to open arts space
The movement’s Arts and Culture committee is in discussions to find a multi-purpose space to use for studios and exhibitions

By Helen Stoilas. Web only
Published online: 24 November 2011

NEW YORK. A group within the Occupy Wall Street movement is in discussions to find a multi-purpose, indoor arts space, which is to be used for “studio space, rehearsals, concerts, storage, performances, exhibitions, teach-ins, film screenings, art classes for children, sleeping, etc”, according to its website. The Arts and Culture committee of the New York City General Assembly, the protest group behind the movement, is planning to use shared office space on Wall Street with other Occupy groups, and is considering another offer from the arts blog Hyperallergic to borrow space in its Brooklyn offices, among other options.

“After the troubling Zuccotti Park eviction [of the protesters’ camp on 15 November] we were afraid that the group may not have the resources to continue their work,” says Hrag Vartanian, the editor of Hyperallergic, which has covered the protests closely since they started two months ago. “Regardless of how we might feel about specific projects or objectives of the arts and culture committee, we think what they are doing is important.” Vartanian has invited the group to use his space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, free of charge, saying he thinks it is “in keeping with the mood of the times that those of us with resources think of ways we can share them with those who may not have the same level of access. From our perspective, the need for generosity and empathy is at the root of Occupy Wall Street.”

The group discussed the offer on 22 November, and while a consensus had been reached on moving into the shared office space on Wall Street, options for a multi-purpose arts space are still being explored.

The arts and culture committee is one of the largest groups in the Occupy Wall Street movement and has been at the heart of the protest from the outset, helping to organise actions, design puppets and posters, and create works inspired by the protesters’ ideals. A few exhibitions in public galleries have already taken place of art produced by protesters or inspired by the movement. Among these is an evolving window installation at the non-profit organisation, Printed Matter, which is set to close on 26 November, and the display “This Is What Democracy Looks Like” at NYU's Gallatin Galleries, which also closed earlier this month. The exhibition “Occupied” at the independent bookstore Bluestockings on Allen Street runs until 8 December.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


Featuring works by Bjorn Calleja, Valeria Cavestany, Mariano&Haraya Ching, Pardo de Leon, Dina Gadia, Eugene Jarque, Leeroy New, Christina Quisumbing Ramilo, Mac Valdezco, Marija Vicente, Ryan Villamael, MM Yu, Reg Yuson

Christmas is a season of bright lights, colorful decorations, door to door carols, family gatherings and gift giving. It is usually associated with moments of warmth and togetherness. Manila Contemporary carries this forward and challenges the norm as we offer an alternate version of this familiar festivity. Providing no boundaries in medium or theme, artists are made to explore the endless possibilities of their craft and are left to create according to their own sentiments for the occasion. Linked by a common thread of merriment and as a toast to the past, we prepare for another chapter of endless possibilities.

This exhibition will be on display until 08 January 2012 and coincides with Exposition that is concurrently on view in the Upstairs Gallery.

To find out more, please visit our website


Patricia Perez Eustaquio in Fabrications at MCAD

Silverlens Galleries represented artist Patricia Perez Eustaquio will be amongst the featured artists De la Salle College of St Benilde's Museum of Contemporary Art and Design's exhibit Fabrications.

The exhibit will run from Dec 9, 2011 - Feb 25, 2012.


Does art need bankers?
As Italy’s new technocratic government struggled to its feet, 100 financiers, entrepreneurs, collectors, curators, dealers and academics gathered in Florence for a private conference on the future of art and finance

By Robert Hewison. Web only
Published online: 24 November 2011

Not since Damien Hirst cleared £111m from his solo Sotheby’s sale as Lehman Brothers went down in September 2008, setting off the financial crisis that still afflicts us, has there been a more powerful conjunction of art, money and events. Last month, as Italy’s new technocratic government struggled to its feet, 100 financiers, entrepreneurs, collectors, curators, dealers and academics gathered at the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence for a private conference on the future of art and finance. The Governor of the Bank England, Mervyn King, senior figures from the European Central Bank, the US Federal Reserve, the Swiss National Bank, the CEO of Sotheby’s, Bill Ruprecht, former Guggenheim Director Thomas Krens, now running his own Global Cultural Asset Management, were just some of the influential people prepared to spend 24 hours sharing their financial wisdom and their concern for art.

The cue was, appropriately, a striking new show at the Palazzo Strozzi, “Money and Beauty. Bankers, Botticelli, and the Bonfire of the Vanities”. Its blunt opening statement, “No Bankers. No Renaissance”, was a suitable subtext to the forum organised by the Palazzo Strozzi Foundation’s dynamic director, James Bradburne. The show elegantly told the story of the rise of Florence as a financial centre and its parallel flowering as a centre for art. There was no doubt here about the meeting of art and money, but the glowering portrait of the doomed priest, Savonarola, was a reminder that the Medici faced their crises too. Florence invented the letter of exchange, a complex financial derivative and a way to get round the Church’s view that making money out of money was usury—a thought powerfully resonant today.

Since this was a closed conference under Chatham House rules, I can’t report who said what, but just as Florence is no longer the cultural and financial powerhouse it was in the 15th century, there was concern that today financial and cultural power is on the move from the West to the East. China has become the largest market for art, both indigenous and Western, but the Gulf, India, Singapore, and Taiwan also have cash and cultural power. There was much debate as to whether financial centres necessarily became cultural centres, but the consensus was, in the words of one delegate who certainly knew what he was talking about, “art tracks money and power”. Abu Dhabi’s plans may be on hold, but there is no doubt about the rise of China.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


Father of Philippine Modern Art Honored

THe Edades Projects with support the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), the Office of Pangasinan Governor Amado T. Espino, the Philippine Star and Universal Harvester, Inc presents “Edades: From Freedom to Fruition” an exhibition on the life and works of National Artist VIctorio C. Edades (1895-1985) as painter, architect and educator. Unknown to many, he was an OFW who worked in the salmon canneries of Alaska, as furnace operator and dishwasher in girls' dormitory and amateur boxer so he could support his studies at the University of Washington, Seattle USA for 9 years.He was also an early environmentalist planting native trees wherever he stayed,advocating a simple lifestyle and was a passionate tennis player till he passed away.

The exhibition, to be held at the Main Gallery of the Cultural Center of the Philippines from December 2, 2011 to January 7, 2012 showcases some 40 works (sourced from government and private collections from Manila to Davao and Pangasinan) made by Edades between 1926 to 1981, some of which were never exhibited before.

The exhibition also includes the works of Edades’ former students in UST, now distinguished artists in their own right such as Antonio Austria, Manuel Baldemor, Norma Belleza, Charito Bitanga,Danny Dalena, Angelito Antonio,Jaime de Guzman, National Artists Ang Kiukokand Jerry Elizalde Navarro, Veronica Lim, Ramon Orlina, Leon Pacunayen, and Rhoda Recto.

dades was a graduate of Master of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of Washigton. In 1928 he came home and began to embark on a mission to see Philippine Art move away from its parochial isolation that was 50 years behind, and changed the direction of Philippine painting towards mainstream international culture.

dades served as the head of Department of Architecture in 1930 which he helped organize and later in 1935 introduced the Liberal Arts program which led to a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts, its curriculum patterned after the American curricula, which set new standards for art education in the country.

Edades taught at UST for 30 years (from 1930 to 1966) where he encouraged his students to have a thorough knowledge of history at the same time, a keen awareness of the progress of art in other countries that created an environment for modern art to flourish.

Edades: from Freedom to Fruition” is part of a series of events and activities, called the Edades Projects in honor of the country’s Father of Modern Art which was launched last July 29, 2011 in Adition Hills, San Juan, Edades’ one-time residence, dubbed as Edades Tea Party.Edades Projects is a collaboration of Liongoren Gallery, Institute of Studies for Asian Church and Culture and the Cultural Center of the Philippines. For inquiries contact 9124319/4393962/9643496.


Degas on show at Royal Academy of Arts has government indemnity withdrawn
An advertisement in a London newspaper listed the drawing as “for sale” while the exhibition is running

By Martin Bailey. Web only
Published online: 23 November 2011

London. A Degas at the Royal Academy of Arts (RA) has had its government indemnity withdrawn, following enquiries by The Art Newspaper. The charcoal drawing of the Dancer, 1880-85, is currently in the “Degas and the Ballet” exhibition (until 11 December).

Dancer has been on display as lent by Trinity House, a London and New York dealer. On 22 November, Trinity House ran a large advertisement in the London newspaper the Daily Telegraph, stating prominently that the drawing is “currently on loan to the Royal Academy” and “available for sale”. The work was also featured on the home page of Trinity House’s website. It, like the rest of the hundreds of millions of pounds worth of art in the Degas show, is covered by UK government indemnity.

However, the advertisement contravened UK government guidelines, which forbid owners or dealers “to capitalise” on the public display of indemnified works of art. Following our enquiry, the RA immediately informed Arts Council England, which administers the indemnity system, and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. After its initial contact with Trinity House, the RA told The Art Newspaper that the advertisement for Dancer had been “a genuine misunderstanding on the part of the owner” and “the work is no longer for sale”.

Monday, December 5, 2011


Slovenia gets a second taste of national art
Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova opens this month

By Richard Unwin. Museums, Issue 229, November 2011
Published online: 22 November 2011

Slovenia’s new Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova (MSUM) is due to open in the capital on 26 November. Its planned October launch was delayed by a range of factors, including changes in the coalition government. A new branch of Ljubljana’s Moderna Galerija, MSUM will be based in a former Yugoslav army barracks.

Sunday, December 4, 2011


Culture doesn’t pay, COA finds in audit of CCP
By Leila B. Salaverria
Philippine Daily Inquirer
4:11 am | Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Filipino talents may be sweeping the world stage, but back home their countrymen are not really coming in droves to theater shows, the Commission on Audit (COA) has found.

In its latest audit report on the Cultural Center of the Philippines, the COA said the CCP failed to meet its targeted audience count for 2010, which was a similar finding in previous years.

This affects the CCP’s ability to fulfill its mandate, which includes making Filipinos aware of their cultural heritage and encouraging them to take part in preserving, promoting, enhancing and developing it, according to the COA.

The CCP stages plays, musicals, dance shows like ballet and folkloric performances, film showings, art exhibits, poetry readings, storytelling sessions and the like.

It generates income from operations, contributions from the private sector and from other local and foreign sources. It also receives a subsidy from the national government.

Less than stellar turnout

The COA cited figures from 2007 to 2010 to highlight the less than stellar turnout at CCP events.

In 2010, the expected audience count was 510,252, but the actual turnout was just a little over half that—292,755 people for 757 performances, or an average 387 persons per audience.

In 2009, the expected turnout was 468,820 for 812 performances. But only 248,548 people came. In 2008, the audience count was expected to reach 514,704 for 778 performances, but only 273,633 attended. In 2007, the expected turnout was 514,672 but only 255,496 people turned up for the 742 performances.

27 % paying customers

The COA further found that a little over half of the 292,755 people who attended the theater in 2010 came on complimentary or nonrevenue tickets. Only 27 percent were regular paying customers, while 29 percent were discounted patrons.

From 2007 to 2009, the number of nonrevenue customers also made up half or more than half of the audience. For 2009, 60 percent were nonpaying, while in 2008, 50 percent were nonpaying. In 2007, 55 percent were nonrevenue tickets.

Losses in revenue

Because of this, the CCP was hard-pressed to come up with much needed revenue.

“The high ratio of nonrevenue/complimentary audience and discounted tickets against the regular paying audience indicated losses in revenues of the Center. Coupled with the shortfall in target audience count, the ability of the Center to generate corporate funds for its operations was adversely affected,” the COA said.

Missed income target

It also pointed out the CCP did not generate its target corporate income for the past years, as seen in its statement of income and expenses.

For instance, its projected income for 2010 was P152.59 million, but actual income was P113.834 million. It also incurred deficits from 2005 to 2009, ranging from nine percent to 45 percent of its projected income.

This shows there is a need for the CCP to improve its financial performance so that it could sustain its operation and existence, the COA said.

“For the past years, the center was heavily dependent on national government subsidy to continue as an operating entity. As a corporation, it is incumbent that it generates sufficient income to sustain its operations and attain its mandate,” it said.

It recommended the CCP review its policies for ways to sustain its operations from its corporate revenues.

It also said the CCP should improve its marketing and administrative strategies for programmed performances.

The CCP, it noted, was amenable to the suggestion.

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The purpose of posting this article is that the Cultural Center of the Philippines needs support by watching many shows. We urge, especially the Filipinos, to patronize the Filipino arts and culture.
Maraming salamat po, pagpalain po tayo ng Poong Maykapal at mabuhay tayong lahat.


World Trade Center artist residency ending
Four artists who have used one of the unfinished office buildings as studio space will have to move out at the beginning on next year

By Bonnie Rosenberg. Web only
Published online: 22 November 2011

New York. Silverstein Properties’s unofficial artist-in-residence programme at Seven World Trade Center is coming to a close at the end of the year.

The deal began in 2002 with video artist Marcus Robinson, who approached real estate developer Larry Silverstein when construction on the building began. From that moment, Robinson was granted special access to the site and later, in exchange for free studio space, the artist provided promotional film cuts for the company.

The expansive area is currently divided among four artists. including Diana Horowitz, Jacqueline Gourevitch and Robinson, all of whom create work inspired by the site at Ground Zero.

Saturday, December 3, 2011


What should we do with “our” antiquities?
US museum directors wrestle with the long-term consequences of artefacts acquired without watertight provenance

By Erica Cooke. Museums, Issue 229, November 2011
Published online: 17 November 2011

One year on from the collapse of the five-year trial in Rome of Marion True, the former antiquities curator of the Getty, the directors of US museums that possess antiquities collections and the curators who are responsible for them face a multitude of challenges, one of which is the potentially negative publicity surrounding claims for the restitution of artefacts. An ordeal by trial in an Italian court is another (True was in the dock charged with conspiring to receive antiquities that had been illegally excavated and exported). In June 2010, it emerged that the public prosecutor’s office in Rome was undertaking a preliminary investigation into another American curator of antiquities, Michael Padgett from Princeton University Art Museum, along with former New York antiquities dealer Edoardo Almagià and two other co-defendants.

Although the Padgett case has gone quiet, the issue of museums’ complicity in looting, especially from Italy but increasingly from nations around the world, refuses to go away. The recent publication of Chasing Aphrodite (which focuses on decades of Getty acquisitions) reignited the debate, especially in the US. The book’s authors, Jason Felch and Ralph Frammolino, were widely quoted as saying: “For the past 40 years, museum officials [in the US] have routinely violated the spirit, if not the letter, of the Unesco treaty [designed to prevent looting], buying ancient art they knew had been illegally excavated and spirited out of source countries.”

So where does this leave museums with antiquities collections? Will curators work in a climate of fear, worried about their professional reputations or foreign prosecutions over past acquisitions? What will they do with collections, many of which contain objects without watertight provenance? At worst, some fear that antiquities collections could be sidelined, with directors and their trustees reluctant to invest in or research them.

Others, however, feel that the worst is now over, and that a new spirit of international co-operation is beginning to blossom. Perhaps in a show of confidence, the Cleveland Museum of Art reinstalled its collection of Greek and Roman art in 2010, and the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) in Boston is renovating its ancient coin and jewellery galleries, says its director, Malcolm Rogers.

Friday, December 2, 2011


25 Nov. – 12 Dec. 2011

Renowned glass sculptor Ramon Orlina’s latest show at the Art Verite on the second floor of Serendra at Bonifacio High Street, brings his art to an even higher level after the completion of his outstanding monument, the Quattro Mondial, at the UST grounds. Although there is no clear juncture before and after this unique achievement, there is in his latest work, however, a new sparkling elan, a fresh release of self-confidence, and a joyous surge of creativity in the glass art that he has now unquestionably mastered.

Orlina’s art is home grown. He did not have to travel abroad to realize his dream to be a glass artist; he started in the Philippines where, after 30 years, he has achieved his national and international identity as the master of the art of glass in our time.

This show is curated by Ruel Caasi.

Shining Through recent works by Ramon Orlina opens 25 November, Friday 6:30 pm at Art Verite’ 2C - 05, 2F Shops at Serendra, Bonifacio High Global, Taguig City, Philippines. The show runs until 12 December 2011.

For inquiries, contact us at +63 29151982 or email us


How to buy a Damien Hirst for £7.50
Online venture s[edition] will sell limited edition digital works by contemporary artists

By Charlotte Burns. Web only
Published online: 17 November 2011

LONDON. Artists including Damien Hirst, Isaac Julien, Shepard Fairey and Wim Wenders have created limited edition digital works for a web platform, s[edition], that launches today in London.

The works are available to buy and download for display on mobile phones, iPads and computers. Each edition is numbered and authenticated with a certificate signed by the artist. Prices range from £5 to £500, and will increase as editions sell out, rising to around £1,000 according to Harry Blain, the site’s chairman and cofounder.

Blain, formerly the director of London’s Haunch of Venison gallery and now co-director of the Blain|Southern and Blain|Di Donna galleries, is leading the venture with Robert Norton, the former chief executive of Saatchi Online and head of e-commerce at AOL Europe. “It’s an idea I’ve been playing around with since the early 1990s when we were looking at CDs, but the technology was simply not there then,” says Blain. He calls the concept a “21st-century adaptation of woodcuts and etchings. Artists are just using the media available to them to reach a larger audience”.

Thursday, December 1, 2011


Take your Pick. Pay. Take Home in

Galleria Duemila’s “Christmas Take-Out”

Galleria Duemila presents “Christmas Take-Out,” as its Yuletide season exhibition on Friday, December 2.

The show features over a hundred artworks, with the participation of National Artists, established and emerging artists. The concept is “Take your Pick. Pay. Take Home”. It is a revolving show which allows art patrons to immediately enjoy the artworks they have chosen. Both in styles and prices, the artworks range widely to accommodate a variety of taste and budget.

Among the participating artists are National Artists Arturo Luz, Bencab, J. Elizalde Navarro, Presidential Merit Awardees Juvenal Sanso and Betsy Westendorp, Augusto Albor "Gus", Darby Vincent Alcoseba; Lester Amacio, Marcel Antonio, Cezar Arro, Rey Aurelio, Ivi Avellana -Cosio, Virgilio "Pandy" Aviado, Maximino Balatbat, Perfecto "Jun" Baloloy, Flor Baradi, Norma Belleza, Elmer Borlongan, Arnel Brillantes, Elmer Caballero, Ben-Hur Cabana, Angel Cacnio, Henri Cainglet, Imelda Cajipe-Endaya, Norberto "Lito" Carating, Valeria Cavestany, Rodelio Cerda, Florence Cinco, Charlie Co, Joey Cobcobo, Allan Cosio, Mideo Cruz, Melvin Culaba, Don Reich De Dios, Demetrio Dela Cruz, Reynaldo Dela Cruz, Camille Dela Rosa, Ramon Diaz, Randalf Dilla, Augusto Elopre, Van Cleef Emnacen, Oscar Floirendo, Carlos Garcia, Mark Andy Garcia, Ramona Gaston, Ofelia Gelvezon-Tequi, Melvin Guirhem, Allain Hablo, Jose Ibay, Raul Isidro, Raul Jorolan, Lianben Lao, Rico Lascano, Raul Lebajo, Lindsey James "Lindslee" Lee, Julie Lluch, Marilyn Magpantay, Ivan Faizal Macarambon, Red Mansueto, Perfecto Mercado, Dennis Miguel, Fernando Modesto, Dennis "Sio" Montera, Raffy T. Napay, Edgar "Aruzi" Nucum, Justin “Tiny” Nuyda, Yuan Mor'o Ocampo, Leonardo Onio, Ramon Orlina, Joie Pabilando, Jaime Jesus Pacena II, Rafael Pacheco, Vincent Padilla, Julian Paguiligan, Neil Pasilan, Impy Pilapil, Nick Pongan, Rodolfo Ragodon, Cid Reyes, Jemina Reyes, Omi Reyes, Risa Recio, Roberto M. A. Robles, Warlen Rodriguez, Rodolfo Samonte, Reynaldo Samson, Jerson Samson, Arturo Sanchez, Juvenal Sanso, Eduardo "Ed San" Santos Jr., Mauro "Malang" Santos, Ronald Salazar, Anastacio "Tassilver" Silverio, Brave Singh, Kim Hamilton Sulit, Dexter Sy, Jose "Bogie" Tence-Ruiz, Glory Abueva Tobias, Kristoffer Tolentino, Boy Valino, Jericho Valjusto Vamenta, Lydia Velasco, Roy Veneracion, Socorro Villanueva, Waldz Villanueva, Nestor Vinluan, Edwin Wilwayco, Rodney Yap, Jophel Botero Ybiosa, Jr., Luis "Junyee" Yee, Jareds Yokte, and Phyllis Zaballero.

The exhibition runs till December 30. Galleria Duemila is located at 210 Loring Street 1300 Pasay City, Metro Manila. Telephone Nos. 831-9990 / 833-9815. Email address:; Website:


A century-old monument highlights Abu Dhabi’s ambition
There is a fascinating resonance between the wild, ambitious idealism that once inspired Tatlin’s tower, and the 'remarkable, miraculous, limitless possibility of thinking' that has inspired the development Saadiyat Island

By Henry Hemming. Web only
Published online: 17 November 2011

ABU DHABI. The most interesting work of art on show at Abu Dhabi Art 2011 is not for sale, it could hardly be more prominent, and yet most visitors give it no more than a passing glance.

Just beyond the main entrance to the Manarat Al-Saadiyat is one of the earliest surviving models of Russian artist Vladimir Tatlin’s The Monument to the Third International, conceived between 1915-20. Though the original disappeared long ago, this ten-foot-tall model was built in 1967 by the Moderna Museet, Stockholm, using extant plans and photographs. The New York-based dealer Tony Shafrazi had the idea of bringing it to Abu Dhabi Art 2011.

What makes the piece so compelling is the relationship between it and its current location. There is a fascinating resonance between the wild, ambitious idealism that once inspired Tatlin’s tower, and what Shafrazi called the “remarkable, miraculous, limitless possibility of thinking” that has inspired the development of Abu Dhabi and in particular Saadiyat Island, now home to Abu Dhabi Art.








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