Four faculty members of the University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV) who are members of the Iloilo Critics Circle will take part in the launching of the Iloilo Art Review maiden issue at the Mamusa Gallery, Festive Walk, in Iloilo City on March 18, 2023.
Dr. John Barrios of the UP High School in Iloilo (UPHSI); Mr. Noel Galon de Leon of UPHSI; Mr. Theodore Ricardo Bautista of the Social Sciences Division; and Mr. Eric Abalajon of the Division of Humanities, along with Ilonggo writers Ted Aldwin Ong, Allyn Canja, and John Anthony Estolloso, form the Iloilo Critics Circle.
The Iloilo Art Review contains articles on art spaces in Iloilo City and Kalibo town, Aklan, solo and group exhibition reviews, artists’ profiles, and an interview with a prominent artist.
The editors hope that the art journal will “occupy the space allocated by the ecosystem for art criticism and contribute to the dynamic interaction of the various elements for a vibrant art sector,” “stimulate critical thinking among stakeholders and spark public discourse around art,” and “sustain the initiative under the conditions of inclusivity and diversity.”
The publication is supported by SM City Iloilo, MORE Electric and Power Corporation, Secret Art Shop, Orange Project, Mamusa, Puluy-an, Savage Mind, ERK Film Production, and individuals who pre-ordered the art journal.
Iloilo Art Review is jointly published by the Iloilo Critics Circle and Kasingkasing Press and is envisioned to be released annually. (With a report from Iloilo Critics Circle)