ARTS

mike de leon itim - cannes
‘Itim’ had a sold-out screening at Cannes, but director Mike De Leon says he’s ‘humiliated to be a Filipino today’

“Itim” (1976) easily falls into the horror genre, with its themes of occultism. Forty-six years later, De Leon thinks it has become “more sinister” than that

Ayala Museum
You can visit Ayala Museum for free on May 27. But there’s a catch

The museum will open its doors for free for the first 500 registrants in celebration of International Museum Day. If you don’t make it, they’ll also be having virtual tours until June 27

Novelist Gina Apostol wins Rome Prize for Literature, to pen story on Juan Luna’s wife Paz

“Books about the Philippines on the world stage are important because the country’s history is significant world-historically and yet generally unseen,” Apostol tells the Inquirer

leeroy new bamboo spheres art installation ateneo de manila university
You can harvest produce from this art installation in Ateneo this International Museum Day

The Ateneo Art Gallery will open artist Leeroy New’s “Mebuyan’s Colony” to the public to harvest vegetables that have grown on it

Ready for live theater? CCP’s Virgin Labfest is back this June

Tickets are now available for VLF’s comeback to the stage

plastic sachets from the ocean photographed by mandy barker
A photographer’s ocean plastic project captures PH’s sachets of recent past

Mandy Barker teamed up with La Union-based art residency Emerging Islands to unearth the plastics plaguing our shores and the problems that come with it

Pio Abad’s latest exhibit reveals the ugliness behind the beauty of martial law

The London-based Filipino artist returns to talks about navigating the cognitive dissonance of our fraught understanding of history

silk scarf art by pio abad
Brush up on martial law facts with a ‘The Kingmaker’ live forum, art exhibits, and a digital library

“The Kingmaker” live screening and discussion, artist Pio Abad’s Marcosian iconography exhibit at Silverlens, and a free digital library by the Bantayog ng mga Bayani Foundation with hundreds of resources about martial law from ’80s underground publications

Relearning one’s sense of place with filmmaker Shireen Seno

The filmmaker shares her path to self-discovery through learning about the in-betweens of being Filipino.

Jessica Dorizac’s many-layered paper pieces and the patterns they won’t give away

“My experimentation with shapes and forms has become more intense and layered, reflective of the environment and probably my own mental scape,” the artist says of her geometric works that resist pattern-finding