OPEN CALL Venice Art Biennale 2017
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
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.
PROFILES: Curatorial Team and Participating Artists & Architects Philippine Participation in the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale
Profiles of the Curatorial team, Artists, and Architects.
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.
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.
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?”
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).
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tie A String Around the world
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.