- Cover: Nikita McElroy, Maxine Medina and Hye Won Jang
Photography: Raymund Isaac
Creative Direction: Renan Ramirez
Stylist: Charmaine Palermo assisted by John Rufo
Make up: Gery Penaso and Anton Patdu for MAC Cosmetics, Elaine Silva of BYS Cosmetics
Hair: Mark Familara assisted by Aloha Carvajal using Lynelle Hair Extensions
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Ever the impish sceptic, GASTON DAMAG’s White Spirit takes him across treacherous ground pimpled by generational and transcultural mishaps, each homecoming trip from France to the Philippines inevitably stirring up questions on continuities and discontinuities. As a likely consequence of being away for the better part of four decades, DAMAG is squarely of a generation that refuses to simply live with colonial baggage given how acute the dissonance gets each time he lands here. The conflicted nature of these re-entry episodes this time comes directly referenced by fiction conveniently tagged postcolonial–Paule Constant’s White Spirit, the narrative of which turns on the circulation of a corrosive bleach that on one hand tends to aspirations toward Caucasian skin as it ‘sanitizes’, but also wipes out material trace. (Words by Eileen Legazpi Ramirez)
White Spirit can be viewed from October 24 to November 24 at the Silverlens Gallery located at2/F YMC Bldg., II, 2320 Pasong Tamo Ext., Makati. For inquiries call 816-0044, 0917-587-4011 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Quirky and unconventional, contemporary German design fills the Yuchengco Museum from May 2 – 31, 2012 with a traveling exhibit of interpreted everyday objects. Somewhat Different: Contemporary Design and the Power of Convention features close to 150 objects by predominantly German designers who have approached conventional design in a “somewhat different” way.
Curated by German designer and architect Volker Albus, Somewhat Different also illustrates new perspectives on function, materials, construction, and content references. The bookshelf, the Persian rug, the easy chair—the generic terms for different pieces of furniture conjure up specific images with their structure and decorative use. It is these associations which inspire designers to give objects an unexpected twist, revealing the absurdity of basic, yet somewhat rigid design principles. Quite often such breaks from the norm challenge users to reflect on established notions, triggering a change of paradigm.
Somewhat Different is complemented by the designs of Epoch, a group of young international artists who challenge old concepts and provoke minds to dream of alternative perspectives. Tied together by a common Filipino heritage, Epoch’s …
Now on its 4th year, this event will bring together Manila’s creative minds who will share their inspiring stories and celebrate the works of the best multimedia and graphic designers from the Philippines and from around the globe. Learn from local and international line-up of speakers who are in the fields of graphic design, motion graphics and animation, and visual effects production. Find out about their ideas and inspirations, design tips and tricks, and just maybe, some of life’s best lessons. On August 15 at the SM Mall of Asia. For more details, please log on to www.graphikamanila.com.
The Thirteen Artists Award Exhibit. The artists who will be receiving the award and will also present new works in the exhibit. The event will be part of CCP’s 40th Anniversary celebration, recognizing original Filipino creations and brave new works, on July 9 at the CCP Main Gallery.…
Photo Exhibit: The Dancing Body. Showcasing the allure of the human body in captivating images that depict the history of contemporary dance in the Philippines on July 1 – 5 at the CCP Main Theatre Lobby.…
Tattooed Heart. Agitates the hackneyed symbolisms of tattoo and heart. Poklong Anading goes into questioning tattoo and heart as processes of art making – its permanence and the meandering channels of skills and aesthetics. On view until March 5 at the Mag:net Gallery (Katipunan). For inquiries, please call 929-3191 or email email@example.com.…