Ryan Villamael’s Paper City

When Ryan Villamael showed his paper cutouts in his first solo exhibition, he thought it would be his last. The initial response of the audience was one of befuddlement. Cutouts are usually relegated to handicraft or child’s play. But Villamael’s intervention into the fragile medium entailed not just cutting but concept. By contemplating paper as a fraught site (after all, it is also the medium of books, maps, and other archival materials), Villamael liberated the material to become an arbiter of meaning, one that traffics in the intersection of self and society, of biography and geography.

Ray Albano: Playing in the sandbox of Art

MANILA, Philippines — In his relatively short but fruitful life, Ray Albano wore many hats: he was a museum assistant, arts administrator, critic, curator, graphic designer, painter, photographer, poet, writer.

This Artist Transforms Paper Into Awe-Inspiring Works of Art

Ryan Villamael's piece for Art Fair Philippines 2019 is his "love letter" to Manila.

Para Site International Conference Diary: Day 3

Expanding on the previous two days' themes of heritage, archives and repatriation, the third and final day of Para Site's international conference at Tai Kwun – Centre for Heritage and Arts in Hong Kong began with an eloquent lecture delivered by artist Pio Abad, whose opening sentiments echoed the previous day's discussion by Marian Pastor Roces of political violence and corruption in the Philippines.

[Sketch] Corinne de San Jose Discusses Her Work for Abstract Photography Exhibition, “Equivalent/s,” at Silverlens

Blink and you’ll miss it–and we hope you don’t.  “Equivalent/s,” exploring methods of abstraction in photography, and curated by Rachel Rillo, is on its last couple of days in Silverlens Galleries.

Arts, design, and culture guide: Make your way around Makati

Here are some art and design spaces near Makati Diamond Residences that are worth checking out.

6 Textile Wall Pieces from Artissima 2018

As per usual, the Artissima art fair held in Turin, Italy brought an interesting selection of local and international contemporary art. Across the vast space of the Oval, 189 galleries presented their artists in a variety of media – yet, what caught our attention was the frequency of the art involving textile, and one that could hang on the wall at the same time. It can be found within almost every sector of the fair, including Dialogues and Present Future, and it ranges from emerging names to the more established ones.

Two Southeast Asian Galleries at West Bund Art & Design 2018

ROH Projects and Silverlens return with solo presentations by I Nyoman Masriadi and Patricia Perez Eustaquio

'Equivalent/s' and 'Painting, Differently' at Silverlens

Two group exhibitions explore key questions in photography and painting

Silverlens Challenges Conventions in Two Thought-Provoking Exhibits

Painting, Differently examines the art of painting down to its very essence—the laying of pigment onto a surface—while Equivalent/s pursues the idea of abstraction within the objectively form-dominated discipline of photography.