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15. PICKS OF THE MONTH

diskurso.com's Picks of the Month: October 2019

diskurso.com continues its picks-of-the-month series, this October starting with another tearjerker of an American TV series episode treating of choices and destinies, followed by a soulful Irish adult pop album for our troubled times. POSTED 11/05/2019

 


14. DISKURSO'S SINGER-SONGWRITER TIER

photo by Marcel Antonio

On understanding family and society members' differences, even when most mistake arrival for departure: an interview with 10 a.m. Departure's Zach Lopez

Last month, diskurso.com interviewed 10 a.m. Departure's ZACH LOPEZ for our magazine's first coverage of a singer-songwriter, launching our series surveying musicians who also write, compose, and then perform their own material and are currently working the Manila bar stages, alone or with a band. 10 a.m. Departure was formed in 2016 but was launched to a wider public only this year, with Lopez―a BA Language and Literature graduate of the University of the Philippines in Baguio―at the band's writing helm. UPLOADED 11/03/2019

 


13. PICKS OF THE MONTH

diskurso.com's Picks of the Month: September 2019

diskurso.com continues its picks-of-the-month series, this September starting with a frightfully funny new classic-film-franchise-deriving web TV series and a penis-bullets-filled picture pregnant with meaning. FIRST POSTED 09/10/2019. UPDATED 10/2

 


12. PICKS OF THE MONTH


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diskurso.com's Picks of the Month: August 2019

diskurso.com continues its picks-of-the-month series, this August starting with a muffin-filled episode of a Hulu-based dystopian TV series. FIRST POSTED 08/09/2019. UPDATED 09/06

 


11. PICKS OF THE MONTH

diskurso.com's Picks of the Month: July 2019

diskurso.com continues its picks-of-the-month series with an educational tragic anime, a slow Tarantino non-clone, a piano-on-wheels bricolage piece, a speculative fiction film (or not), a unique American country film, and more. FIRST POSTED 07/14/2019. UPDATED 08/06

 


10. EXHIBITION ESSAYS

The installation art piece as society's mirror, linguistics book, medicine cabinet for self- and community-healing, and instigator of protest

Painter and diskurso.com editor Jojo Soria de Veyra's exhibition essay for the catalog of Alwin Reamillo's new one-man show at the newly-opened Altro Mondo Creative Space, here adapted for publication in our magazine. Reamillo's show, titled Pian o Fort e, continues the installation and bricolage artist's rally . . . against a cancer of metanarratives and for a people's never-ending semiotic investigations. POSTED 07/10/2019

 


9. PICKS OF THE MONTH

diskurso.com's Picks of the Month: June 2019

diskurso.com continues its picks-of-the-month series with a different (not necessarily new) Philippine direction for abstract art-making, a cinema verite docu on a difficult subject, a black metal treatment of all metal, a treatment of installation art's softly treading themes of the mind's loudness, a video instigating discussions once more about state-sponsored rebelliousness, a film that either remembers or predicts, another outstandingly poetic indie folk album, and another movie made in the naturalist mode. POSTED 07/07/2019

 


8. 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 06/10

 


7. PICKS OF THE MONTH

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 04/18

 


6. LANGUID POWWOWS (a diskurso interview-with-artists series)

Jojo's Leap Into a Grumbacher, &c., Void

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. UPDATED 04/17

 


5. PICKS OF THE MONTH

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

 


4. 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

 


3. PICKS OF THE MONTH

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. POSTED 03/20/2019

 


2. 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

 


1. PICKS OF THE MONTH

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. UPDATED 01/24/2019

 


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