Ladies Who LunchBy Thelma Sioson San Juan
The Swatch + Art + Fashion must be the most unique, trailblazing style event of 2014 that was never planned. It must have been the result of creativity-inducing midnight vibes at the newly inaugurated Swatch + Swatch Center on Pasay Road.
By Rita Ledesma
Philippine art was a lively force that swept through Manila in the 1950s. With isolated studios like the hidden gems of a city, it was a time of discovery, excitement and self-expression.
“Philippine Pride in Paris,” reported one dispatch about the opening of the grand exhibit “Philippines: Archipel des Échanges (Philippines: Archipelago of Exchange)” last April 8 at the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris.
Pride of PlaceBy Augusto F. Villalon
Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault of France and Vice President Jejomar Binay of the Philippines inaugurated the exhibit “Philippines: Archipel des Échanges (Philippines: Archipelago of Exchange)” last April 8 at the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris.
“Manila as an international art city.” This is what widely and critically-acclaimed Filipino artist and curator Manuel Ocampo envisions for the country’s capital city. Ocampo, who has extensively exhibited his works in major art capitals around the world including Europe, Asia, and the United States, is on a personal mission to bring the Philippine art community at par with its global counterparts.