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Baliw, Baguio artists call for social change

Baliw is a wordplay on two meanings in Filipino and Ilokano. Baliw in Ilokano means change while it means crazy in Filipino. A month-long art exhibit that features emerging non-traditional art forms that looks into pressing political realities at Villa Romana, an inn along Ambuclao Road.

Tam-awan Village at 20

Tam-awan’s roots dates back to 1998 when Chanum Foundation, Inc. began to reconstruct Ifugao houses in Baguio. The goal was to create a model village for the people who could not make it to the Cordillera interior. It aimed to show through heritage and culture the heart of Cordillera living.

Bi Yao, a Chinese painting exhibit

BAGUIO CITY — The Baguio Filipino-Chinese Community launched on February 7 “Bi Yao,” a Chinese painting exhibition of Baguio’s landscape by Norman Chow and Chino Chow. The exhibit is in celebration of the Spring Festival 2018 in Baguio.

Tomorrow is now, the exhibit “Future Culture”

Before the visits to the departed and before visitors swarmed the city as international delegates talked about regional policies in the national capital, we were able to attend the launch of ‘Future Culture,’ at Café by the Ruins Dua.

Cordillera Day and the indigenous people’s theater

Theater, in Philippine history, especially in times of political turbulence, has become a potent medium to express harsh realities such as oppression and exploitation, and to prescribe possible solutions and alternatives as the people’s response. Theater encapsulates situations of an individual or group of people needing resolutions, and the stage becomes a venue of artistic expression of a people in conflict with external forces and their clamor to change their condition. More importantly, theater connects actors to the audience more intimately and the interaction is immediate and visible.

Marcel Antonio at BenCab Museum

By VINA TANDOC / BENCAB MUSEUM BAGUIO CITY — The BenCab Museum, in collaboration with Galleria Quattrocento, presents the recent works of …

“Better living through Xeroxography 8” gaganapin sa Baguio

BAGUIO CITY — Pinagpapawisan na ba sa kaba ang tinatawag na ‘mainstream publishing’ o mainstream literature – mga kabit sa mga institusyon tulad ng akademya, mga pangunahing publishing house sa bansa at generally iba pang institusyon ng estado na siyang nagbibigay approval sa kung anu-ano ang pwedeng ilathala – habang umuusbong na ang mga umaalternatibo rito tulad ng tinatawag namang ‘independent’ o ‘self’ publishing? Or to begin with, dapat ba silang kabahan? Inaaway ba ng huli ang una; inaangalan ba ng independent o self publishing ang mianstream publishing?

Abi Dionisio at BenCab Museum

By VINA TANDOC BAGUIO CITY — In the span of her productive career, Abi Dionisio has painted representational ideals of women — …