teaching, blogging and researching on art and culture, viewing the world through the camera's eyes, continually contemplating on the world of aesthetics and art theory and expressing it in art criticism and discourse…
Hi, I’m Portia Placino, instructor at the Department of Art Studies at the University of the Philippines, Diliman. I am currently writing my thesis entitled Poleteismo’s Contemporaneity: Moments of Public Discourse in Art in the Philippines for my Master of Art in Art Studies under the Art Theory and Criticism Program. I am part of the research team of the Tutok Art Core Inc. and an Associate Editor for The Shakespeare Standard.
My current research focus is on contemporary art and criticism and public art discourse. I recently participated in the Former West Congress: Documents, Constellations, Prospects, a contemporary art research and education project in Berlin. My recent publication for Plaridel, a refereed journal of the College of Mass Communication focuses on media discourse on contemporary art while my paper presentation for Museum 2012 in Taipei focuses on contemporary art and institutional criticism.
On the lighter side, I enjoy reading fantasy and young adult fiction along with my diverse literary library. I am also a lover of traveling. Much of my posts lately are on travels I have done, most of which are due to the art conferences that I have attended. I mostly enjoy exploring galleries and museums, theaters, sights and ruins, and climbing panoramic viewpoints. For a repository of my travel photos and random everyday stuff, you can check out my Instagram.
If you want to contact me, you can comment on this blog and leave me your contact information. I am consistently working for or looking for art and cultural projects. I have my professional profile at LinkedIn.
I look forward to conversing more on art, culture, theater, digital technology and various other discourses that you care to engage in. As for my current students, I’ll see you in class :)