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NCCA Announces PHL Representative to 2017 Venice Art Biennale

September 15, 2016

 The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), in partnership with the Office of Senator Loren Legarda, are pleased to announce the selection of the curatorial proposal titled The Spectre of Comparison by Joselina Cruz as the country’s representative to the 57th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia.

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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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 NCCA1NCCA Announces PHL Representative to Historic 1st Participation at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale

December 2, 2015

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), in partnership with the Office of Senator Loren Legarda, are pleased to announce the selection of the curatorial proposal titled Muhon: Place Markers In The Search For Emerging Identity by Architect Edgardo Ledesma, Jr. of the Leandro V. Locsin Partners firm as the country’s representative to the prestigious 15th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia.

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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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The National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA) has encouraged curators and artists to submit curatorial proposals to be chosen for the Philippines’ participation at the 56th Venice Biennale which will take place on the 9th of May until the 22nd of November 2015.

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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DAVID MEDALLA TO PERFORM AT VENICE BIENNALE

By: Raoul J. Chee Kee @inquirerdotnet

Filipino artist David Medalla will perform this week (Aug. 20) in the Philippine Pavilion at the 56th International Art Exhibition at the Venice Biennale.

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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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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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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.

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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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.

THE POWER OF THE SEA: ASIA’S ISLAND NATIONS MAKE A SPLASH AT THE VENICE BIENNALE

September 2014 by Jessica Saxby

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), in partnership with the Office of Senator Loren Legarda, are pleased to announce the selection of Patrick Flores’ curatorial proposal titled Tie A String Around the World as the official Philippine participation at the 56th Venice Art Biennale 2015.

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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.

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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 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 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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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.

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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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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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


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


Politics is art, art politics at Venice Biennale


Thematic Hangover


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


‘Lack of funding, absence of nerve’: Patrick Flores on Philippines’ 51-year ‘no show’ at Venice Biennale


After 51 years, the Philippines returns to Venice Biennale this week


Filipino Art & Soul


Patrick Flores: A Portrait of the Critic as a Filipino


‘No turning back’ in peace process


After a 50-year gap, the Philippines is back at the Venice Biennale


Philippines returns to Venice Biennale in grand style


The Philippine delegation to the Venice Biennale is ready


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


A Triumphant Return of the Philippines to the Venice Biennale International Art Exhibition


Legarda: Convergence of Gov’t Agencies Led PHL Return to Venice Biennale


Message of Senator Loren Legarda: Press Conference on the Philippine Participation in the 56th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale


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


Philippines to Return to Venice Biennale in 2015


Entry to Venice Biennale takes on South China Sea crisis


Jose Tence Ruiz: From social realism to the Venice Biennale


Venice Biennale is ‘Fiba World Cup of the arts’


Of Brilliance and Virtues Sen. Loren Legarda looks forward to the country’s return to the 2014 Venice Biennale after a 50-year hiatus


NCCA rep to 56th Venice Biennale is UP prof’s entry

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


Asian Pavilions at Venice Biennale 2015: Philippines, Singapore, Japan


Return to Venice: The Philippines Participates in Biggest Art Expo After 50 Years


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


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


Legarda Sees Impressive Philippine Pavilion in Venice Biennale 2015


Venice Biennale 2015: Pavilions, Exhibitions


After 51 years, PHL returns to ‘art world’s Olympics’ Venice Biennale


Legarda Lauds Winning Curator, Thanks Participants in Open Call for PHL Participation in Venice Biennale 2015


NCCA Announces Representative to 56th Venice Biennale


Legarda Sees Impressive Philippine Pavilion in Venice Biennale 2015


Legarda: Deadline Extended for Submission of Curatorial Proposals for Philippine Pavilion in Venice Biennale 2015


Legarda Invites Filipino Curators and Artists to Submit Proposals for Philippine Pavilion in Venice Biennale 2015


Legarda Looks Forward to Philippine Participation in the 56th Venice Biennale

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 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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