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Score the matrix until you cut through: The art of Printmaking for the People

“Printmaking stands at the front lines of progressive propaganda. It…

Synthetic Condition: Relics of the Personal World like Shed Snakeskin

As one's identity, memories, and feelings emerge from the depths of the psyche, they find synthetic expressions,…

Pio Abad: Exorcising the Ghosts of the Marcos Regime

After ten years of research into the conjugal dictatorship of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos, Pio Abad's Fear…

Writer and director Alex Westfall critically imagines history through archives and…

“A lot of my work stems from the existential question 'How did I get here? [...] What would have happened…

Remembering and Retrieving in Ateneo Art Gallery's Ligalig

"...With only less than a month before the registered population is given a chance to choose the nation’s…

The Regions in Focus at the 10th Art Fair Philippines

With this year’s edition of Art Fair Philippines going hybrid, featured art groups from the country’s…

Ang INK’s 30th Traces Its Role in Children’s Literature

Nina Martinez, the current president of Ang INK,…

Meet Your Instructor: Steph Alvarez on Her Practice of Art

"With painting still life (in my class), students…

It takes many twos

When it comes to art writing, there's often much to consider; in this estimate, two too many.

Ardent readings

"Ardent readings lead us to the emergence of something exemplary or to finding felicity in forms or articulations…

Art Writing and ‘Stilled Lives’

On days we remain trapped, we take notice of what…

Luck at First Strike: Three Winning Filipina Printmakers at International Print…

“Striking” is a printmaking term, meaning to lay paper on an inked plate to make a mark. It is…

Constructing Myths through Unconfined Cinema

Cinema is its own instrument and instrumentalist in storytelling. The three films Erwin Romulo arranged reversed…

Loosen Writing’s Leash

Kickstarting the series, On Art Writing, Pristine…

A Site of Curiosities: Soft Power Peripherals

If you’re reading this article from your workstation,…

First Edition Beneficiary Spotlight: Make-A-Wish Philippines

Through First Edition 2021, Cartellino is a proud wish partner of Make-A-Wish Philippines. A part of all…

Subjugation through Adoration: Bona (1980) Reviewed

Interesting to note, too, is that the film was made and released when the Philippines was embroiled in the…

Lessons in Love and Lockdown from a Bowl of Las-wa

If a bowl of soup could tell a story during one of the most turbulent times in recent history, it's one of…

Stories That Paint a Portrait of Negrense Women Artists

Here is a run-down of the works on view for 'Istorya Namon Subong,' now on its last week.

When Pat Frades Found Her Quarry

Pat Frades had long been in the company of artists. Inspiration became a matter of where she looked.