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CNN Philippines | Why the international art world is paying attention to Martha Atienza’s video art

Martha Atienza is a Dutch-Filipina artist whose body of work represents a means of remembrance — recordings that come from a personal space and expand to encompass the lives and loves of the community she belongs to. Now shortlisted for the prestigious Asian edition of the Benesse Prize, Atienza talks about her place in the art world, the hard work of fostering a community using art, and the continuing importance of finding our roots.

CNN Philippines | Why the international art world is paying attention to Martha Atienza’s video art

Martha Atienza is a Dutch-Filipina artist whose body of work represents a means of remembrance — recordings that come from a personal space and expand to encompass the lives and loves of the community she belongs to. Now shortlisted for the prestigious Asian edition of the Benesse Prize, Atienza talks about her place in the art world, the hard work of fostering a community using art, and the continuing importance of finding our roots.

CNN Philippines | A new breed: The 5 winners of the 2016 Ateneo Art Awards

Martha Atienza receives her second win at this year's Ateneo Art Awards.

Art Asia Pacific | Notes on Decomposition

Art Asia Pacific featured Pio Abad on the cover of their July/August 2016 issue. Read more for the cover story.

BlouinArtInfo Australia | VIDEO: Pio Abad’s ‘1975 – 2015’ Art Project at 4A Sydney

BlouinArtInfo Australia sits down with Pio Abad for his first solo exhibition in Australia.

Philippine Tatler | Self-inflicted Wounds ('Opera' Ballet Review)

Ever since he burst onto the Philippine art scene in the early '90s, Gabriel Barredo has been described (rather myopically) as being macabre, bizarre, or that now-maligned term "avant-garde" artist.

The Edition | An Interview with a Gallerist

Meet Isa Lorenzo, a champion of local contemporary art

CNN Philippines | These women are national compasses

In January 2006, the artist Isa Lorenzo’s exhibit “Filipinas” opened at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) to wide acclaim. Featuring portraits of 30 exceptional women — representing the arts, education, civil society, and politics — the exhibit served as tribute and testament to the strength and power of the Filipino woman.

Artsy | Gabriel Barredo’s Morbid “Opera”

Filipino artist Gabriel Barredo is developing a reputation for his dark, macabre sensibilities. In 2013, he gained international acclaim for his work Asphalt, a highlight of Art Fair Philippines that year. The installation was mammoth in size—filling an entire parking lot with an eerie selection of found objects. In his newest series “Opera,” recently on view at Silverlens, the artist ruminates on the physical and spiritual aspects of death. “If the sleep of reason breeds monsters, then what would its total death produce in its wake?” the artist asks.

Art Radar Journal | Art, theatre and the macabre: Gabriel Barredo’s “Opera” in Singapore

Fililipino artist Gabriel Barredo brings his latest immersive installation to Singapore. “Opera” by Gabriel Barredo displays the artist’s typical theatrical style, juxtaposing elements of the sacred and the profane, of life and death to create a fascinatingly grotesque ode to the human body, its birth and its end.

Heights | Outstanding visual artists recognized at the Ateneo Art Awards 2015

Last September 17, 2015, the awarding ceremony of the Ateneo Art Awards 2015 was held at the Shangri-La Plaza in Mandaluyong City. Held every year since 2004, the Ateneo Art Awards recognizes young Filipino visual artists aged 36 and below for their outstanding works showcased from May 2 of the previous year until May 1 of the current year.

Preen | Corinne de San Jose made art by repeating herself

Entitled The Week Ends The Week Begins, the exhibition features equal parts photography and video sections, with each half broken down further into threes. Repetition is a running theme: Opposing words (invigorating/deadening, maddening/calming, traumatizing/reliving) struggle to find meaning while reconciling aesthetically within their space.


BusinessWorld | CCP announces the 13 Artists for 2015

Martha Atienza and Hanna Pettyjohn are awarded the Cultural Center of the Philippines' Thirteen Artists Awards.

The Evening Standard | Pio Abad: Some are Smarter than Others, Gasworks - exhibition review

Pio Abad’s fascinating installation reflects a personal and a political story, about how objects and images can document history, but also tell us who we are.

PhilStar | Some Are Smarter Than Others & The Collection of Jane Ryan and William Saunders: Pio Abad’s exploration of the Marcos horde

There is, in the beginning Pio Abad’s exhibition The Collection of Jane Ryan and William Saunders, a larger-scale replica of Anastacio Caedo’s statuette of Malakas and Maganda. They are the “primordial Filipino couple,” a thinly veiled representation of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos as the parental figureheads of a nation. There are many pieces like this in Marcos era works of art, intended to make the glorious patrons the foremost in not just the political, but the cultural. And like Malakas and Maganda, it is all very deliberately “native,” anything we can conceive as being true "Filipino."


Los Angeles Times | Review: Genevieve Chua takes a natural approach in conjuring variations

Genevieve Chua's first North American solo exhibition at Gusford evokes a retro tone

Artnet news | 10 Must-See International Gallery Shows

Artnet includes Chati Coronel's The First Kiss on Earth in their summer roundup of shows.

Nous | Nighttime photographer Frank Callaghan on his "Dead Ends" Series

Photographer Frank Callaghan has always been a medium to structures and landscapes. In past series such as “Dwelling” (2009), Manila’s tarpaulin-roofed shanties and the makeshift buildings that comprise its urban squalor are ultimately expressive. They’re especially candid at night, the timespan Callaghan is predisposed to working within, when lights from around or within his inanimate subjects illuminate a new layer to their identity.

The Upcoming | Pio Abad at the Zabludowicz Collection

This exhibition couldn’t have been better timed. With a dark cloud rising over North Korea and the death of one of modern Britain’s most notorious political leaders, it is as if this small show from Pio Abad was scheduled on purpose.

Art Asia Pacific | Art Fair Report: Gabriel Barredo at Art Fair Philippines

In February, the reclusive and gentle sculptor Gabriel Barredo (b. 1957) opened the doors to his studio south of Metro Manila to preview Asphalt, a nine-meter-long installation that has occupied his days—and nights—in the months leading up to the inaugural Art Fair Philippines (2/7–10).

Art Asia Pacific | Disappearing Moon: Genevieve Chua and Emma Critchley

Manipulations of light and water, sound and dimension play across the surfaces of “Disappearing Moon,” a joint exhibition by artists Genevieve Chua and Emma Critchley. The multidisciplinary artists are the 2012 participants of the nascent Artist-in-Residence Exchange program launched in 2011 as a partnership between the British Council Singapore and the Singapore International Foundation.

GMA News | Art and Science: Finding sense and beauty in a world of chaos

Science and art are often thought to lie at opposite ends of the spectrum of human endeavor. Art, for many, means random bursts of color and pretty pictures; science, for its part, often seems measured and calculated, cold and impersonal.  But nothing could be farther from the truth: at their heart, science and art are about making sense of—and finding beauty in—a world of chaos. In fact, when you put them together, you may end up with something extraordinary.