It's wonderful to be home and see how much has changed, but how much has also stayed the same. I recently got a good glimpse of Philippine art in flux at the recent Manila Art fair.
Text and Photos by: Carren Jao
Edited by: Jillian Steinhauer
Published: 19 Oct 2012, Hyperallergic
|Vincent de Pio, “Back to the Future,” acrylic on canvas, 60 x 48 inches|
MANILA, Philippines — There is a sweet dish in the Philippines called halo-halo, a rainbow of beans, fruits, and jellies mixed with ice and topped with ice cream. Literally translated, it means “mix-mix,” as if repetition were needed to reassert its delectable cacophony of flavors. Walking the halls of this year’s ManilART was a bit like working through a tall glass of halo-halo. [read more]