Monthly Archives: October 2009

Friday ∗ 23 Oct 2009

the young and the giddy

a version of this was published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer’s Arts and Books section, October 26 2009. She was obviously overwhelmed silly by the fact that she was chosen as one of ten most exciting young artists. Which is no surprise really. Dina Gadia is the youngest of the group at 23, and just might have more going for her other than her age: she has a clear sense of what it is that interests her, where her art… Continue reading »

the artist as activist

a version of this was published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer‘s Arts and Books section, October 26 2009. Kiri Dalena looks at me and acknowledges familiarity – here was no high and mighty, isolated and removed artist. After establishing the lines that bound us, she jokingly whispers a rhetorical question, “I am not young or exciting … why am I here?” There is nothing here in fact but self-deprecation, and a whole lot of humility. Kiri talks about her art, diverse… Continue reading »

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