Philippine art - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Philippine art


[OPINION] Closing ABS-CBN is a blow to Philippine film heritage

Feb 29, 2020 - 2:00 PM

'The threat to shut down ABS-CBN jeopardizes a critical bridge to the past that grounds us as a people'

Art Fair Philippines 2020: Exhibits, installations, pieces to check out

Feb 21, 2020 - 8:00 PM

Art Fair Philippines returns with new sections – and selections from its various participating galleries, auctioneers, and more.

[OPINION] Why art fairs matter even to non-artists and non-collectors

Feb 13, 2020 - 1:29 PM

Attendance, however, is not the be-all and end-all of art fairs

Call for proposals: CCP 2020 exhibition venue grant

Jul 18, 2019 - 10:01 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Artists, curators, art organizations, and institutions are welcome to submit proposals for various venues at the CCP Main Theater Building

UP Diliman commemorates 70th year of move from Ermita campus

Jan 22, 2019 - 1:01 PM

The event urges everyone to contemplate on our sense of place and the routes in place-making

'A confession': Gus Albor marks 49 years of art with Ayala Museum exhibit

Nov 24, 2018 - 1:53 PM

The exhibit is the biggest gathering of the abstract artists' works

ABSTRACTIONIST. Gus Albor's body of work from 1969 to 2018 is going on exhibit at the Ayala Museum. Photo courtesy of the Ayala Museum

INKFest 2018: Exhibit, demos, talks, sale by children's illustrators on Oct 20

Oct 19, 2018 - 1:22 PM

The one-day event will feature talks, artist merchandise, live art demo, an exhibit, portrait sessions and portfolio reviews

LOOK: Sandra Lemonon meets with DOTr regarding 'Build Build Build' program

Mar 23, 2018 - 8:48 PM

Sandra is briefed by officials of the DOTr led by Secretary Art Tugade

IN PHOTOS: A first look at Art Fair Philippines 2018

Mar 01, 2018 - 2:07 PM

From thought-provoking exhibits, to Richard Gomez's strange painting, here's what the Art Fair has in store for viewers

ART FAIR PHILIPPINES. There's a lot to see at this year's Art Fair. All photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Pioneers of Southeast Asian Art in Europe

Feb 12, 2018 - 4:41 PM

Works by Southeast Asian artists Juan Luna and Raden Saleh are on exhibit at the National Gallery Singapore

SOUTHEAST ASIAN ARTISTS. Raden Saleh and Juan Luna are on exhibit at the National Gallery Singapore. Photo by Tedrick Yau/Rappler

How to enjoy Art Fair PH 2018: Take your time, but skip the selfies

Feb 02, 2018 - 9:15 PM

The fair runs from March 1 to 4 at The Link in Makati

ART FAIR PHILIPPINES. The event is set to take over all 6 floors of The Link carpark in Makati. Photo courtesy of Art Fair Philippines

5 things to expect from Art Fair Philippines 2018

Jan 09, 2018 - 1:30 PM

This year’s art fair is expected to be bigger and better than ever

ART FAIR PHILIPPINES. The yearly art event will be held in March. Photo courtesy of Art Fair Philippines

Contemporary Philippine art to be sold in London auction

Nov 06, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Andres Barrioquinto's work will be part of an upcoming auction by Larasati

'PLEASURE OF FLOWERS.' The Filipino artist's work is going up for auction in London.

The woman and gallery that spurred Philippine modern art

Sep 17, 2017 - 5:30 PM

In the aftermath of the war, Lyd Arguilla provided a home for some of the Philippines' greatest artists to create a new scene

'MID-CENTURY MODERNS'. Coco Alcuaz talks to Leon Gallery owner Jaime Ponce de Leon and exhibit co-curator Lisa Nakpil.

What's The Big Idea? Mid-century modern art and the Philippine Art Gallery

Sep 14, 2017 - 8:55 PM

Coco Alcuaz talks to art curators about how the Philippine Art Gallery was instrumental in the post-war modern art movement

LOOK: Here's what Philippine modern art looked like after World War II

Aug 31, 2017 - 3:00 PM

The León Gallery opens its Mid Century Moderns exhibit featuring 1950s modernist paintings from the Philippine Art Gallery

'SUNDAY MORNING.' This painting by Ang Kiukok is among the 24 pieces featured in León Gallery's 'Mid-Century Modern' exhibit. All photos provided by León Gallery

Malang took painting – and life – lightly

Jun 20, 2017 - 8:15 AM

Can I help it if I had a happy childhood? is one of his most repeated quotes

What's The Big Idea? Look on the bright side: Malang 1928-2017

Jun 19, 2017 - 10:27 AM

Mauro 'Malang' Santos passed away on June 10 at the age of 89. Find out more about the life and times of the artist through the eyes of those who knew him best

Filipino artists in unprecedented exhibit on human dignity

Mar 05, 2017 - 10:50 AM

BenCab Jose Tence Ruiz and Julie Lluch join other artists poets photographers and journalists in HUDYAT sa FEU – a show of solidarity for human dignity amid the spate of killings

Bencab's 'Remembering and Forgetting'

MET Museum opens 2017 with Ronald Ventura exhibition

Jan 19, 2017 - 3:30 PM

Open from January 30 to March 4 Shadow Forest: Encounters and Explorations showcases the internationally acclaimed artist s works – from his lithograph prints in the 1990s to his life size mechanical carousels in 2016

ManilaArt 2016: Creating the new golden age for Philippine art

Aug 11, 2016 - 2:02 PM

ManilArt elevates the standards of the Philippine’s dynamic art scene through various exhibitions featuring conceptualized artists’ collections while it connects artists and galleries with local and international art communities and institutions

Culture clash: Why Freddie Aguilar isn't ready

Jul 22, 2016 - 12:18 PM

I believe his views on Cultural Revolution and Purification will set us back from being participants in a globally connected creative world

Lopez Museum's 'Drawing the Lines' exhibition: The art of news

Mar 20, 2016 - 1:23 PM

See editorial cartoons magazine covers and propaganda paintings throughout the years at the Lopez Museum and Library s Drawing the Lines exhibition

All photos by Rome Jorge/Rappler

Two men, art, and the city of light

Dec 11, 2015 - 3:59 PM

My only advice is curiosity says renowned Filipino artist Gaston Damag to a younger artist in Paris

ARTISTS. Filipino artists Gaston Damag and Renz Lee share stories and artworks on a Thursday afternoon. All photos by Fritzie Rodriguez

The pain and glory in labor, as told by Nikki Luna

Sep 06, 2015 - 3:21 PM

Called LABOR Nikki Luna s latest exhibit celebrates the triumphs and struggles of the Filipina laborer

Preserving Cordillera culture through solar drawing

May 02, 2015 - 4:00 PM

Jordan Mang osan and his fellow Tam awan artists try to bring to life the Cordilleran culture and tradition so that the next generation can see what was then and what is now

SOLAR ART. Artist Jordan Mang-osan paints this masterpiece featuring Manny Pacquiao through sunlight, with the help of a magnifying glass. Photo from Jordan Mang-osan's Facebook page

An artist for the people

Apr 04, 2015 - 10:13 AM

The artist is well advised to take on the challenge of creating art that will contribute to social change by enlightening viewers and audiences about the nature and causes of the problems they face as Filipinos today

9 must-see acts from Fringe Manila

Feb 18, 2015 - 12:19 PM

Check out this list of must see acts from Fringe Manila festival director Andrei Pamintuan

Photo from the Fringe Manila website

CCP holds talk on human sexuality and theater

Feb 10, 2015 - 4:46 PM

The talk will be held by Rappler columnist psychologist Dr Margarita Holmes

File photo by Giovanni G. Navata/Wikimedia

Details: Art Fair Philippines 2015

Jan 23, 2015 - 2:30 PM

Discover fresh insights and new perspectives through art at this year s Art Fair

LET'S TALK ABOUT ART. Geraldine Javier: 'Let's Talk About Art' Embroidery, fabric, foam (2014-2015) Photo courtesy of Art Fair Philippines/Alfredo Gloria

#ShareBaguio: BenCab: Finding his muse in the highlands

Dec 17, 2014 - 2:14 PM

National Artist Benedicto BenCab Cabrera found his sanctuary in Baguio City How does living in the highlands inspire his work as an artist?

Touring San Juan's new Sanso Museum

Dec 02, 2014 - 5:42 PM

Whether in person or through his work at the new Fundacion Sansó museum Juvenal Sansó is a pleasure worth knowing

Turning 50: What Lisa Macuja-Elizalde has learned

Oct 24, 2014 - 11:28 AM

Offstage Lisa is equally passionate about her role as a mother “There’s really nothing like leading and teaching by example ” she says

#GlendaPH: Rehab funds needed for country's arts high school

Aug 13, 2014 - 7:22 AM

Almost a month since Typhoon Glenda made landfall in the country the Philippine High School for the Arts PHSA is still running on generators

Filipino artists shine at Art Basel Hong Kong

May 23, 2014 - 3:09 PM

A look at the featured artwork from Pinoy artists at one of the most prestigious art events in the world

The homecoming of Elmer Borlongan

Mar 22, 2014 - 1:16 PM

Get to know painter Elmer Borlongan as he talks about his life and his personal artistic journey through the years

(En)gendered form and content: Pinay artists speak up and stay strong

Feb 26, 2014 - 5:35 PM

Here are some thoughts on creativity from our established and emerging Filipina artists today

The body art of Bae Norita Gabao

Feb 24, 2014 - 1:47 AM

Deep in the forest hills of Malasag EcoPark in Barangay Gusa lives the last Pangutob tattoo artist of the Tigwahonon Manubo tribe of Bukidnon province

Artists and artistas

Feb 09, 2014 - 2:14 PM

Arts and humanities have taken the back seat for the sake of human resource importation One wonders which type of poverty is worse: empty wallets or barren soul?

ENTERTAINMENT. What's your cup of tea? Graphic by Raffy De Guzman

LRT commuters get surprise dance, music shows

Jan 20, 2014 - 4:48 PM

There s ballet and hiphop at the Doroteo Jose station and music by Armor Rapista and Philippine High School of the Arts alumni at the Cubao station

ARTS FESTIVAL. This coming February is National Arts Month

Da Vinci in Manila: Exploring the works of a genius

Nov 25, 2013 - 11:20 AM

Filipinos get a closer look at Leonardo da Vinci s greatness in Da Vinci: The Genius on exhibit at The Mind Museum

CLOSE UP OF A GENIUS. A close-up of the replica of Leonardo da Vinci's self-portrait, on display at The Mind Museum in Bonifacio Global City. Photo by KD Suarez/Rappler

The Mona Lisa's 57 faces at the CCP

May 10, 2013 - 3:15 PM

Fifty seven artists display their unique interpretations of Leonardo da Vinci s iconic painting at the Cultural Center of the Philippines

MONA LISA OVERLOAD. The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and West Gallery exhibit 57 styles of Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa from 57 artists in 'The Mona Lisa Project.' All photos by Ces Natalie Crisostomo

3 new Pinoy brands to be proud of

May 04, 2013 - 1:08 PM

Proud Race Loudbasstard and OS Accessories make heads turn at the Platform Showcase with their great products and Pinoy Pride

LOUD AND PROUD. Pinoy brand Loudbasstard uses bamboo as electricity-free iPhone sound amplifiers. All photos by Victoria Herrera

Winners perform at Ani ng Dangal Awards

Mar 09, 2013 - 8:32 PM

Filipinos who brought honor to the country by winning in international competitions in 2012 are recognized during the 5th Ani ng Dangal Awards

SING FOR ART. New NCCA Goodwill Ambassador for Music Sarah Geronimo sings the "Ani ng Sining" themesong. All photos by Andrew Robles

Vindication for 'Kulo,' Mideo Cruz, CCP execs

Mar 04, 2013 - 3:46 PM

The Ombudsman dismisses criminal complaints against artist Mideo Cruz and CCP officials for the controversial 2011 art exhibit Kulo

NOT OBSCENE. The Office of the Ombudsman ruled that Cruz did not commit any crime in holding his Poleteismo exhibit. Sreenshot from

When travel meets art and music

Feb 23, 2013 - 12:56 PM

Blend travel with art this February when we celebrate Philippine Arts Month

STREET ART. Part of the lyrics of National Artist Lucio San Pedro and composer Levi Celerio’s  composition, “Sa Ugoy Ng Duyan.” Photos by Claire Madarang

PHOTOS: Pasinaya 2013

Feb 08, 2013 - 8:57 PM

The Cultural Center of the Philippines and an all in one feast of arts and culture

PREVIEW OF 2013. Pasinaya 2013 gave students and art enthusiasts a peak into the shows at Cultural Center of the Philippines in 2013. All photos by Erickson dela Cruz

A month of heARTS: Philippine Arts Festival in February

Jan 26, 2013 - 11:25 AM

Get ready for the Philippine Arts Festival this whole month of February as the nation celebrates Philippine dance theater cinema literature visual arts music and architecture

CELEBRATION OF SPIRIT. Dancers of the Halili Dance Troupe entertain guests at the launch of the Philippine Arts Festival in Intramuros. All photos by Pia Ranada

Pursuing art in the Philippines

Oct 21, 2011 - 8:00 AM