Manolo Sicat, Disembodiment, 2017, fiberglass, lit candles, size variable
Artmaking, Artgazing, As a Shield Response
diskurso.com's review of the Cian Dayrit-organized and Antares Gomez Bartolome-endorsed mini-show on the virtue of offense as the best defense. POSTED 09/23/2017
Jeho Bitancor, Boundless, 2017, oil on canvas, 3 x 4'
Dramatic Shadows from the Underbelly of the Metropolis
diskurso.com's exclusive release of critic Cid Reyes' apt take on the evolution of Jeho Bitancor's complex art. Plus the artist's statement. POSTED 08/18/2017
Dengcoy Miel, Disillusioned, 2017, oil on canvas, 20 x 16"
An Anti-Realist's Increasingly Pensive Set of Enigmas
After its review of Miel's show in 2016 at Kaida, diskurso.com re-viewed the Miel of 2017 to get a glimpse of the artist's promise of a future. POSTED 07/23/2017
11. TRAVEL AND POP SEMIOTICS
The Romance in Leyte's Broken Rings
diskurso.com's first venture into travel writing and pop semiotics treats of what ought to be a Valentine's Day icon from the Visayas. POSTED 02/13/2017
10. RECOMMENDED READINGS
A Recommendation Note to David Byrne's essay titled "I Don't Care About Contemporary Art Anymore?"
Here's diskurso.com's short recommendation note for Mr. David Byrne's essay. Enjoy! POSTED 08/07/2016
Art collector and gallerist Charles Saatchi.
or; Jojo Soria de Veyra contradicts or extends his first essay (titled “Blind and Deaf Men around an Elephant”) on the role of art writers, art editors, art publication publishers and the entire art community in the formation of a living art critical culture. Here he enters into the discussion the role of power and counter-power, closing with an elliptical pessimism. POSTED 07/18/2016
8. EXHIBITION ESSAY
Dengcoy Miel's Baroque, er, Barok
featuring Siddharta Perez's exhibition essay on Miel's first one-man painting show at Quezon City's Kadia Contemporary gallery, with an introduction by diskurso's Jojo Soria de Veyra. POSTED 05/20/2016
a review of Ferdie Montemayor's surprising new series launched at Secret Fresh. POSTED 04/28/2016
6. 5 TEES AND 6 ESSES: ARTISTS' STATEMENTS SERIES
Jeho Bitancor, detail from Stretching the Dollar, 2013
diskurso.com's new series featuring artists' statements---from the past or the recent or for the future---here makes its first salvo with this one written in Tagalog/Filipino by New York City-based Filipino artist Jeho Bitancor. POSTED 03/07/2016
5. NOTES AND REVIEWS
photo of the Steampunk Philippines group borrowed from the Facebook page of Ombok Villamor
diskurso.com's Jojo Soria de Veyra's mini-reviews of some significative events from the past weeks within this bimonth. POSTED 02/17/2016
"Ano po'ng pinaglalaban natin?"
Considerations on SubVerso Bookfair 2016
diskurso.com's Angelo Oyardo reviews the subtle subversions within the bookfair's first salvo. POSTED 02/11/2016
3. THOSE GOLLIWOGS CALLED GALLERISTS (a diskurso.com interview-with-gallerists series)
Interview with AltroMondo's Boy David
diskurso.com interviews banker Boy David about 1) the history of his soon-to-be 6-year-old project called AltroMondo Arte Contemporanea gallery in Greenbelt 5 and 2) where it's headed in the coming years. POSTED 01/22/2016
A Donald Judd furniture, er, artwork.
The Serious Art of Design
diskurso.com covered a Philippine Women's University-venued Angel Velasco Shaw symposium project wherein she gathered a roster of prominent "designers" to talk about "the art" in their art. POSTED 01/16/2016
1. SOME FOCAL LENGTH
photo from artbooks.ph
Patrick D. Flores' New Regime
diskurso.com's coverage of critic and art historian Flores' explanations about his treatment of Philippine post-WWII art. POSTED 01/05/2016
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