Portia Placino

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…

YCC names Qiyamah best film of 2012; Nora Aunor bags fifth performance award

Originally posted on Young Critics Circle Film Desk:
The Young Critics Circle chose Qiyamah, Gutierrez Mangansakan II’s poetic depiction of a rural village haunted by the specter of the apocalypse (Qiyamah in Islam)…

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June 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

Dreams, adventures, and my first snow

I haven’t blogged in a really long time. I would like to say that I’ve been busy with real life, but that is not necessarily the case. It is more … Continue reading

June 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Originally posted on Interlacements:
The Center for International Law (Centerlaw)  said yesterday the dismissal by the Office of the Ombudsman of administrative and criminal charges against artist Mideo Cruz and…

March 5, 2013 · 1 Comment

Of cute and sweet stuff

  I love my blog and I love blogging. Simple as that. I love to share stories about life, experiences, places, events, food, and of course–ART! I’d sit in a … Continue reading

February 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Lighter side, on random coffee, cakes and cookies

Thinking about too much stuff just makes you hungry and sleepy sometimes. When conference food just isn’t enough, there are times that you just step out and see what else … Continue reading

January 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Memories of Painful Pasts: Human Rights Museum

One of the most thought-provoking things that I have witnessed in Taipei is their National Human Rights Museum. Albeit all the sensitive issues that this may provoke, at the very essence, … Continue reading

January 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Lights of Sigur Ros

Before Taipei, I have never even heard of Sigur Ros. My music taste got stuck in the 90s for some time. The past few months has been a rediscovery. Sigur … Continue reading

January 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Outside the Museum, walking Taipei

I love museums, obviously. But not all artworks are found inside museums and galleries. Some of the most interesting ones are found outside it. Such accidents could be really quite … Continue reading

January 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

National Museum of History, Part II

Part I was actually my previous post, the Petit Louvre. As I said, we got to visit the museum at night, which is a very rare opportunity. Unfortunately, we only … Continue reading

January 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

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Real and Theoretical: Portia’s Art Blog

This blog is the extension of my classroom and of myself. I teach art, aesthetics and art history. I study, research, write and blog various aspects of the art world--real or theoretical. I look at the world through my camera's eyes and share such views to those who care to look. I hope you, who stumbled into this blog, would stop being a passive voyeur and engage in art criticism and discourse with me and the public...

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