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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…

Renz Baluyot’s Anthem: A Song for the Adrift

Writer Mara Fabella ruminates on the lengths we go to give form to the ineffable and elusive, and finds grounding…

The glimmer of woman’s desire in Pam Quinto’s ‘lonely is the room’

"It would seem that I’d been led to trespass at a crime scene. Was it…

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,…

Printmaking Illustrations: The self-published books and full-colored prints of Keith…

Unlike artists books that are often focused on highlighting…

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.

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…

Loosen Writing’s Leash

Kickstarting the series, On Art Writing, Pristine…

Expanding the Tapestry: Modern Myth-Making with Philippine Spirits

Jean Karl Gaverza engages with local myth and folklore -- and invites readers to do the same.

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…

How Thirty-three Artists Redefine 'Kasarinlan'

Launched, tellingly, on July 4 at the Linangan Art Residency, the group exhibition 'Kasarinlan' examines…

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…