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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…

Re-envisioning the Tarot: Brenda Fajardo, Iya Regalario, and Manix Abrera

The open structure of the occult favorite allows for manifold interpretation and various designs - an appeal…

Tanya Villanueva Shows Us There Is No Beauty in Violence

Named after indigenous groups in the country, Tanya Villanueva's paintings prompt any viewer of her exhibition…

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: Careening on the Conceptual Tailwind of Hae Ryun

The story of how an artist found the amalgam for her life through a dream.

ART REEL: Art Fair Philippines 2021 Double-Take

With AFP 2021 at the tail-end, gathered here by the Cartellino Team are some works you may have missed or want…

Plugging in with Keiken

A dive into Keiken's cross-dimensional collaborative practice, concepts, and their world-building vision.

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.

Drifting in Pepe Delfin's Transient City

In the artist's latest paintings, the viewer's eye tends to move about them as their inhabitants do. 

Behind the Racket: FREE-Lances on the Art Gig Economy

Is there such a thing as an exclusively professional career in the arts? FREE-Lances’ Renan Laru-an,…

Abstracting a Life in Art

Artist-curator and writer Stephanie Frondoso shares her story on how she found a career in art.

The Pictorial Key to Manos: Suit of Hands

Learn the meanings behind the cards, take a step into another domain of art.

Why First Edition?

Our running thoughts, the beneficiaries, and, possibly, how art can matter.

At the Garden with Steph Alvarez

Steph Alvarez of Cartellino's Picks answers the First Edition Questionnaire

Stories Worth (Re)Telling: Philippine Artists at 2020 Berlin Biennale

Does it take an international biennale to learn about our local artists? No, but it's a good writing prompt.