Events

May 6-8 Philippine Pavilion Vernissage, Palazzo Mora*

May 6 at 12 noon
Official Press Conference La Biennale, Teatro Piccolo Arsenale*

May 8 at 3 p.m.
Opening of the Philippine Pavilion*

May 9 to November 22
Open to the public

May 9 at 11 a.m.
La Biennale Awards Ceremony, Ca’ Giustinian*

August 20 at 3 p.m.
David Medalla Lecture, Palazzo Mora

*by invitation only

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Legarda Announces Arsenale as the Venue of Phl Pavilion at the Art Venice Biennale 2017, Invites Curators and Artists to Submit Curatorial Proposals

April 29, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda announced that the Philippine Pavilion at the 57th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia will be housed at the Arsenale, the largest pre-industrial production center of the world, where national pavilions of countries all over the world are located.

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NCCA ANNOUNCES PHL REPRESENTATIVE TO HISTORIC 1ST PARTICIPATION AT THE 15TH VENICE ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE

December 2, 2015

Muhon: Place Markers In The Search For Emerging Identity was chosen by the panel from among thirteen submissions and the selection process was held last November 28, 2015 at the Senate of the Philippines. The curatorial proposal was submitted by Architect Edgardo Ledesma Jr., together with partners Ar. Leandro Locsin Jr. and Ar. Raul Locsin.

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PHILIPPINES WRAPS UP BIENNALE EXHIBIT — LITERALLY

November 29, 2015 by Scott R. Garceau

Cutting class: Philippine Ambassador to Italy Domingo Nolasco takes up scissors (at artist Bogie Ruiz’s urging) to begin dismantling the Philippine exhibit at Art Biennale 2015 in Venice.

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Our place in the world

August 30, 2015 by AA Patawaran, Manila Bulletin

The Philippines returns to the Venice Biennale with a story as global as it is uniquely our own.

Blood spills at the Philippine Pavilion at the Biennale Arte 2015, the 56th edition of the renowned international art exposition in Venice, Italy.

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Territorial Domain

by Samantha Leese, Design Anthology

In the final scene of Manuel Conde's seminal Philippine film Genghis Khan (1950), the young Mongol warrior, yet to rule history's largest contiguous realm, makes a promise to his lover: 'I will tie a string around the world and lead it to your feet.'

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NCCA head sets the record straight on Filipino artists officially chosen for the Philippine Pavilion

August 22, 2015 by NCCA

Felipe M. de Leon Jr., chair of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, wrote a letter to the editor to clarify the participation of Filipino artists in the Venice Biennale, in reference to the article “More Filipino artists Shine in Venice Biennale” by Brylle B. Tabora (Aug. 10, 2015, Lifestyle).

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DAVID MEDALLA IN COLLABORATION WITH ADAM NANKERVIS

August 19, 2015

A COLLATERAL EVENT OF THE PHILIPPINE PAVILION Performance at the Microclima, Venzia “It relates to Philippine traditions which he thinks are being lost or consumed by colonional influences. So he wants to go back and revisit them, through dream time initaitions, rituals in his own way.” Adam Nankervis on David Medalla’s Pangarap sa Panglao ​Photography by Paolo Luca and Karen Capino​

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PRESENT IN VENICE: EXTENSIVE PHILIPPINE LOCALITY IN THE CONTEMPORARY

August 17, 2015

Patrick Flores will be having a seminar in London.
Date: October 29, 2015
Time: 5:15PM - 7:00PM
Venue: 21/22 Russell Square
Room: T102

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HOW ART BECAME OUR BEST AMBASSADOR

August 16, 2015 by Raymond Ang, Philippine Star​

Medal of genius: Filipino artist David Medalla, shown here with Adam Nankervis, is regarded as one of the founders of kinetic art. He was even gifted with a medallic sculpture by the great Marcel Duchamp.

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FRIEZE MAGAZINE: 56TH VENICE BIENNALE

August 15, 2015 by Matthew McLean, Frieze Magazine

In the Chinese pavilion, ‘Other Future’, the strains of traditional music float above a multi-channel screening of Wu Wenguang’s ‘Village Documentary Project’, which he began in 2005 and has been working on for the past ten years.

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PHILIPPINE PAVILION AT THE VENICE BIENNALE | DAVID MEDALLA

August 5, 2015 by PAVB

To further inflect the argument of the Pavilion on the saga of empires and the resistance against them, the Philippine artist and worldmaker David Medalla will perform at the Philippine Pavilion. Medalla was a seminal contemporary artist in the Philippines, initiating a significant break from Western modernism and internationalism in Manila in the ’50s.

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THE PHILIPPINES PAVILION AT VENICE BIENNALE 2015

June 18, 2015 by Vanessa Scully

The year 2015 will see the Philippines showcase at The Venice Biennale, after a hiatus of 5 decades. For a third world country, perceived by the West as a no-go travel zone, I saw this as an amazing opportunity for the Philippines to re-imagine their perhaps overlooked international identity.

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On worldmaking, new empires, and Philippine art | One on one with Patrick Flores

June 12, 2015 by Lai del Rosario

Art historian Patrick Flores takes us on a tour of the Philippine Pavilion, Tie A String Around the World, in this year’s Venice Biennale.

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The power of the sea: Asia’s island nations make a splash at the Venice Biennale

June 2, 2015 by Jessica Saxby

Across this year’s Venice Biennale, pavilions and palazzos are filled with artworks trying to express and explain our existence in what Paolo Baratto calls “an age of anxiety”. Simon Denny for New Zealand explores surveillance and “secret power” whilst Patricia Cronin pays homage to the women and girls who face repression and violence across the world at the Chiesa di San Gallo.

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VENICE BIENNALE - ASIAN HIGHLIGHTS

May 22, 2015 by Annie Jael Kwan

The 56th International Art Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia was launched recently with the usual round of previews and opening receptions, and is now opened to the public to 22 November, 2015.

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THE VESSEL TO VENICE

April 27, 2015 by Patrick Flores

When Filipino filmmaker Manuel Conde graced the screening of his 1950 film Genghis Khan at the Venice Film Festival in 1952, he was rather confounded. He did not know what he had wrought, and why it had lured cinephiles and moguls outside his country. A particular scene showing horses was noteworthy.

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The Venice Questionnaire #18: Patrick D. Flores

ArtReview sent a questionnaire to artists and curators exhibiting in and curating the various national pavilions of the 2015 Venice Biennale, the responses to which will be published daily in the lead-up to the Venice Biennale opening.

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David Medalla takes Venice by Raymond Ang


At Venice Biennale, Medalla leads singing of ‘Sitsiritsit, Alibangbang’ by Raoul J. Chee Kee


Artist present ‘Pangarap’ at PH Pavilion in Venice event by AA Patawaran


David Medalla leads rainy day tribute to Pigafetta by Raoul J. Chee Kee


David Medalla to Perform at Venice Biennale


56th Venice Biennale


It’s Veni, Vidi, Venice for Loren Legarda. And yes, she Cannes!


Politics is art, art politics at Venice Biennale


Thematic Hangover


Venice Biennale – Asian Highlights


The Best of the Venice Biennale 2015


Art Radar Selects 10 National Highlights from the Venice Biennale 2015


Venice 2015 Preview: Ten… Must-See National Pavilions


The Pick of the Pavilions


Salvage Operation Patrick D. Flores


Off to the Venice Art Biennale 2015


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press links

PHL Pavilion Event Showcasing Medalla Goes to Guggenheim and Giardini


Legarda: Filipino Artist David Medalla to Perform at PHL Pavilion in Venice Biennale


 Int’l Reviews Say PHL Pavilion A Must-See at the Venice Biennale 2015


Philippine Pavilion Makes an Impact at Venice Biennale 2015


Philippines Conquers the Venice Biennale


Legarda Elated over Inclusion of PHL Pavilion in 10 Must-See Nat’l Pavilions in Venice Biennale 


Philippine Pavilion in Venice Raring to Open to the World


PHL Triumphs with a National Pavilion at the Venice Biennale


CALL FOR CURATORIAL PROPOSALS: Philippine Participation at the 56th Venice Biennale 2015


PHL’s return to Venice Biennale tackles conquerors, West PHL Sea


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Tie A String Around the world

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The Philippines is back at the Venice Biennale after a fifty-year hiatus. The first and last time the Philippines officially participated in the Venice Biennale was at its 32nd edition in 1964. The Philippine Pavilion moves around Manuel Conde’s Genghis Khan, a seminal Philippine film made in 1950 in Manila and Angono; re-edited and annotated by the American writer-critic James Agee; and screened at the Museum of Modern Art and the Venice Film Festival in 1952. It was co-written and designed by Carlos Francisco. Conde and Francisco are National Artists in the Philippines.

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Past PArticipation

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The Philippines in the 32nd Venice Biennale, The First Participation

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