30. PICKS OF THE MONTH
diskurso.com's Picks of the Month: May 2019
diskurso.com continues its picks-of-the-month series with music for self-exile and protests, a comedy special providing an ideal for a critical attitude, a documentary on a boxer as a progressive, a TV film providing closure (or not) to a series' story, postmodernist tracks from the month's pop music releases, an album on trauma, a female crew's blue comedy film, a noir folk rock collection, a song for deep ecology, and a neo-Duchampian installation art piece, among others. FIRST POSTING 06/02/2019, UPDATED 06/04
29. PICKS OF THE MONTH
the album cover of Weyes Blood's Titanic Rising
diskurso.com's Picks of the Month: April 2019
diskurso.com continues its picks-of-the-month series with what could be a variant of Manzoni's Artist's Shit, a political punk music masterpiece, a sculptural ad, an anathema to destruction in art, a global social concept extending porn's reason to exist, three paintings inadvertently (perhaps) appropriating Amorsolo and Warhol for Marx, another video ad depicting sculpture elements via the culinary art of grilling, an albumful of sonic elegies, an intervention and conceptual art piece within a beer ad, and an obscure 2012 docu on a global problematic newly uploaded to YouTube. FIRST POSTING 04/08/2019, UPDATED 04/17
28. LANGUID POWWOWS (a diskurso interview-with-artists series)
Marcel Antonio interviews Jojo Soria de Veyra about the latter's ongoing solo show at Altro Mondo Arte Contemporanea at The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences. POSTED 04/01/2019
27. PICKS OF THE MONTH
Noel Solis, For Kilo, 2012, oil,on canvas, 48" x 48"
diskurso.com's Picks of the Month: March 2019
diskurso.com continues its picks-of-the-month series with a roomful of Manila Bay shots; a couple of neo-expressionist-looking paintings; a probably socialist realist work; a Pop artwork in the mocking Pop tradition; an urban planning satire; a couple of new female singer-songwriter collections; another achievement elevating British rap; and a musician's posthumous album of influential country music poetry. POSTED 03/26/2019
26. DISKURSO.COM CURATIONS
Apropiación (The Art Piece as a Closed Text series)
The third diskurso.com-curated show also opened at J Studio gallery at La Fuerza Plaza. FIRST POSTED 03/18/2019, UPDATED 03/25/2019
25. PICKS OF THE MONTH
DengCoy Miel, Sebastiano, 2019, oil,and acrylic on canvas, 48" x 24"
diskurso.com's Picks of the Month: February 2019
diskurso.com resumes its new picks-of-the-month series with an oil and acrylic spotted on Facebook; an album about race and politics; a film about race and humans; an album about all that shit; and a film about queens, the polity, and rabbits. FIRST POSTED 03/20/2019
24. DISKURSO.COM CURATIONS
Religioso / Espiritual (The Art Piece as a Closed Text series)
The second diskurso.com-curated show opened at J Studio gallery at La Fuerza Plaza. POSTED 02/17/2019
23. PICKS OF THE MONTH
Charico Miranda Cruz, Organized Chaos, 2018, 19" x 13", inkjet on luster archival paper
diskurso.com's Picks of the Month: January 2019
diskurso.com starts a picks-of-the-month series with a couple of photographs (spotted at The Picasso Boutique); an ad for a shaving razor; a film on strategizing political wins almost for winning's sake; a dystopian album set in what could actually be a near future; a short rap song about reality claws, er, bites; an ad for what could be Bob Dylan's new favorite beer; and two protest songs on corruption. FIRST POSTED 01/18/2019
guests at Nap Jamir's September retrospective show at Archivo 1984 Gallery. (Photo grabbed from the Facebook public photos gallery of poet Marne Kilates; Kilates is seen here at right)
The 2018 Art Piece/s People Should Have Been Talking About
diskurso.com's yearend survey of what friends and friends of friends think are the art works that people in the art world or beyond should have been talking about in 2018. POSTED 12/14-30/2018
the show's poster
What about The Memory Maker's Boudoir?
diskurso.com's prompt to visit an interesting upcoming festival show if only for its concept that seems to make a comment, with a mystical depth, on our history-deficient era of artmaking and existing. POSTED 10/13/2018
20. ADVANCE REVIEW
Raul Arellano, White Point Royal Palms County Beach, 2006, oil on wood, 19" x 24"
Plein Air's Toil Order
diskurso.com's first advance review, on Southern California-based Filipino painter Raul Deodato Arellano's first one-man show in the Philippines, tackles the oft-misunderstood tradition of plein air art. POSTED 04/16/2018
19. ARTISTS' TALK
photos by Altro Mondo Arte Contemporanea
Allegoria 1 Show Artists' Talk
Four artists from the diskurso.com-curated Allegoria 1 show, including our editor, show up at Altro Mondo Arte Contemporanea gallery for the Artists' Talk day last April 4 to face a handful of visitors. The talk was caught on diskurso's video camera to complete three YouTube videos. Watch it here. POSTED 04/11/2018
Abed Ragasa, Neuro, 2018, enamel and latex on canvas, 72" x 48"
diskurso.com visits Nestor Vinluan's third-year class' outside-campus exhibit for 2018, which opened on the occasion of the beloved mentor's birthday. POSTED 03/20/2018
17. DISKURSO.COM CURATIONS
Raymond Red's Balatkayo 2
Allegoria I (The Art Piece as a Closed Text series)
The first diskurso.com-curated show opened at the AltroMondo Arte Contemporanea gallery at Greenbelt 5. POSTED 03/16/2018
Were Knighthood Painting and Vice Versa
diskurso.com reviews a Ferdinand Doctolero retrospective at the Kulay-Diwa Gallery of Contemporary Art. POSTED 12/21/2017
The Other Within Our Selves
diskurso.com reviews a recently-closed little show that ought to come back bigger. POSTED 11/06/2017
Manolo Sicat's Disembodiment, 2017, fiberglass, lit candles, size variable, attempting to embody in fiberglass and lit candles the soul of an extra-judicially killed human body through the sacred act of sculpting
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 Altro Mondo's Boy David
diskurso.com interviews banker Boy David about 1) the history of his soon-to-be 6-year-old project called Altro Mondo 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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