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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Muhon: Traces of an Adolescent City The Philippine Pavilion 15th International Architecture Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia

Muhon: Traces of an Adolescent City, the selected exhibit for the country’s National Pavilion at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, has gathered the country’s foremost architects and contemporary visual artists to be part of the historic first participation of the Philippines in the Venice Architecture Biennale.

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PROFILES: Curatorial Team and Participating Artists & Architects Philippine Participation in the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale

Profiles of the Curatorial team, Artists, and Architects.

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PHL Debuts in Architecture Biennale with ‘Muhon’

Following the country’s successful re-entry to the Art Biennale in 2015, another milestone was achieved as the Philippines debuted in the 15 th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia with the exhibition Muhon: Traces of an Adolescent City.

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Phl Pavilion in Architecture Biennale Opens; Brings Audience to Past, Present and Possible Future

The Philippine Pavilion in the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale has opened its doors to the public following its vernissage last May 27 at the sixteenth century building Palazzo Mora.

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PHL Pavilion’s ‘Muhon’ Tackles Pressing Issues on Built Heritage Preservation

“Are we demolishing buildings before we have had the time to fall in love with them?”

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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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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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