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Roberto Chabet tribute: “What does it all matter, as long as the wounds fit the arrows?”

Roberto Chabet in his early years. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/CCP

“What does it all matter, as long as the wounds fit the arrows?” a variation of Franz Kafka’s entry in his diary, serves as a cryptic title for a sprawling group exhibition at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in memory of pioneering Filipino artist, teacher, curator, and CCP’s founding museum director Roberto Chabet (1937-2013).

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Roberto Chabet: Artist and pedagogue leaves enduring legacy in contemporary art


The artist Roberto Chabet, who died after heart failure on May 1, mentored generations of artists who revered and loved him not just for coaxing out of them the ability to look at and make art in a new way, but also because of the awe for his work, which, through the simplest of forms, could have cosmic sweep at the same time that it could express such tender humanity.

Posted: May 12th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

From ‘useless art’ to hip utilitarian objects


Though she’s a successful furniture designer, Yolanda “Yola” Perez Johnson hopes she can return to her art “that nobody liked.”

Posted: January 2nd, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Conceptual master Chabet gets unprecedented retrospective at CCP


Ongoing at the Cultural Center of the Philippines is an unprecedented retrospective of a single artist on all four levels of the building. The artist is Roberto Chabet.

Posted: March 19th, 2012 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »