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PAVB Announces PHL Representative to Venice Architecture Biennale 2018

October 2 2017 by philartadmin
The Philippine Arts in Venice Biennale (PAVB)—composed of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), and the Office of Senator Loren Legarda—is pleased to announce the selection of the curatorial proposal
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Six Jurors Deliberated on 12 Proposals for the PH Pavilion in Venice Architecture Biennale 2018

September 25 2017 by philartadmin
The Philippine Arts in Venice Biennale (PAVB) has received 12 proposals submitted to the Coordinating Committee in response to the open call for curatorial proposals for the Philippine participation at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale.
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Representing the ‘Filipino’ in the global art stage

June 20 2017 by philartadmin
Venice, Italy (CNN Philippines Life) — The idea of a “national identity” isn’t flat, as some people might have you think. It is a vast, complex landscape, with boundaries leaking from one to the other. Perceived differences form a major part of what one’s national identity is supposed to be,
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Philippine Pavilion in Arsenale Opens to the Public

June 20 2017 by philartadmin
MANILA, May 15, 2017 -- The Philippines triumphantly returned for a second consecutive participation in the Venice Art Biennale with a stronger showing as it presented a national pavilion curated by Joselina Cruz featuring two important Filipino artists—Lani Maestro and Manuel Ocampo—in a prime space at the Arsenale in Venice, Italy.
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PHL Pavilion at Venice Biennale opens

June 20 2017 by philartadmin
In 2015, the Philippines returned to the Venice Biennale—one of the world's premier art exhibitions—after a 51-year absence. The country's pavilion at the Biennale that year, "Tie A String Around The World," focused on culture and geography, particularly on the West Philippine Sea.
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Specters of comparison, ghosts of disunited colors

June 20 2017 by philartadmin
You could swear you have recruited yourself in a Gabriel Garcia-Marquez novella: inside the house it is raining, while outside remains bone-dry. But this is not a magic-realist, Latin American literary incantation. The installation is by Vajiko Chachkhiani, and centers on a house from a Georgian countryside titled “Living Dog Among Dead Lions.”
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2 more Filipino contemporary artists make waves at ‘Olympics of art’

June 20 2017 by philartadmin
VENICE — They may be in their 20s, but Katherine Nuñez and Issay Rodriguez are already making waves in the global art scene, this time at the prestigious “Biennale Arte 2017,” which features contemporary art.
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An exuberant voyage with serious undertones at Venice art show

June 20 2017 by philartadmin
VENICE, Italy, May 13 (Xinhua) -- The international exhibition at this year's Art Biennale in Venice takes visitors on a fantastical voyage through the imagination of 120 artists of all ages and from 51 different countries and regions.
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(Feature) Milestones Unlocked: The Philippine Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale

June 20 2017 by philartadmin
It is the world’s biggest contemporary art event and it transforms the city of Venice into a Mecca for curators, artists and art pilgrims who traverse the globe to be part of this international spectacle.
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Philippine Pavilion at the Venice Biennale

June 20 2017 by philartadmin
The title of this exhibition The Spectre of Comparison is drawn from the novel Noli Me Tángere by the Filipino National Hero Jose Rizal. Originally written in Spanish as "el demonio de las comparaciones," this enigmatic phrase is a framework for the practices of Lani Maestro and Manuel Ocampo, artists representing the Philippine Pavilion.
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