dark times when rumors are validated
to reduce ManilArt 2011 to darkness & rumors would be right were we also to say that: (1) ManilArt 2010 was about faraway SMX and the horrid sound system and (2) ManilArt 2009 was about heavy rains and the dire lack of food. no wait, the assessment of 2009 and 2010 are facts. to validate a rumor about fakes? it’s as bad as those text messages that tell you of bombs in malls and...
Let the music play! and just like that, Drag Race beats every other reality show in my book. you’re born naked. and the rest is drag. — RuPaul
there is no word for boulder in Filipino. these boys tell of a landslide that hit their homes and killed their families: akala ko kulog, bato pala. #tragedy
“I’ve been looking for a girl like you - not you, but a girl like you.” - Groucho Marx
Kulo ain't what you think
because yesterday, National Artist F. Sionil Jose’s article called one installation a “Jesus exhibit”. because today’s Senate hearing had him as guest, and he repeated what he said in yesterday’s article that Poleteismo is not art. because the first assertion’s all wrong. the second one’s beside the point. here is Kulo. the exhibit that was killed and...
truth to tell: know the art before you speak of it →
censorship and, uh, karen davila is that you? →
re the Pen Medina situation:
dear media organization, let’s be clear that actor Pen Medina very clearly began his question in today’s Kulo presscon / forum by saying that he did not know what was going on with the Kulo exhibit, and was ONLY relying on the media for information. when he asked about compromise, he mentioned either taking down Poleteismo and leaving the rest of Kulo there, or removing the penises...
OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM THE CURATOR OF Kulô:
OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM THE CURATOR OF Kulô:It is upsetting that the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Board of Directors succumbed to the pressure by permanently closing the exhibit. Moreover, the manner by which various opinions were discussed, presented and circulated was frustrating if not disheartening. Since this issue began, I have expressed my position on this matter: the focus...
one more reason to love bo's
they had skyflakes condensada for me when i arrived. :)
the industry of offense, art as sacrificial lamb
or why pinky webb is complicit in the controversy that “Poleteismo” has become, for ALL the wrong reasons.
dear Paolo Abrera,
I know you’re speaking in English and all, but I believe National Artist Bienvenido Lumbera deserves more than being called Bien by you on nationwide television. Dr. Lumbera, Doc Bien, Sir Bien, Sir Lumbera should suffice don’t you think? You’ve got options man, calling him by his nickname? NOT ONE OF THEM.
no elitism here,
not in relation to local culture as you can very well see. and not when it involves Soxy Topacio. FOR. THE. WIN.