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21. ADVANCE REVIEW

the show's poster

What about The Memory Maker's Boudoir?

diskurso.com's prompt or advance review of an interesting festival show's 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

 


18. VISITS

Abed Ragasa, Neuro, 2018, enamel and latex on canvas, 72" x 48"

Vinluan's Lagda

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

 


16. REVIEW

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

 


15. REVIEW

The Other Within Our Selves

diskurso.com reviews a recently-closed little show that ought to come back bigger. POSTED 11/06/2017

 


14. REVIEW

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

 


13. EXCLUSIVE

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

 


12. REVIEW

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

 


9. CRITICISM

Art collector and gallerist Charles Saatchi.

A Touristic Guide to Producing and Appreciating Art
(Through the Hypermarket Desires of the Powers That Be)

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

 


7. REVIEW

The New, Global Individual

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

Kahali-halinang Kasinungalingan: Kaiga-igayang Kabalintunaan

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

First bimonth of 2016 notes

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

 


4. REVIEW

"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)

diskurso.com presents

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

 


2. CRITICISM

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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