‘It’s about the artist, not the fair’: A chat with Anton Belardo, aka Jellyfishkisses, plus what to expect from new art show ‘ALT’ (PHOTOS)

Artist Anton Belardo and his melancholic ’50s housewife alter-ego Jellyfishkisses — who sports green hair, blue skin, and a nose ring — isn’t the poster child for “ALT: The Art Show Reframed,” but as far as we’re concerned, he may as well be. But for all the buzz surrounding the newest art festival, which debuts ...

Weekend Warrior: Feb. 14 – 16

Weekend Warrior: Feb. 14 – 16

True blue Manileños, recent transplants, and visitors to our city all know — there is never a lack of things to do in Manila. This is Coconuts Manila’s guide to all things...

‘I have lots more up my sleeve’: Curator Erwin Romulo talks fairs, films, and the function of art ahead of Art Fair 2020

‘I have lots more up my sleeve’: Curator Erwin Romulo talks fairs, films, and the function of art ahead of Art Fair 2020

There’s been a lot of buzz going on about this year’s Art Fair Philippines, the eight-year-running, three-day festival that aims to showcase the best of contemporary Filipino...

Weekend Warrior: Feb. 7 – 9

Weekend Warrior: Feb. 7 – 9

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Not Disposable: Kid lit author Augie Rivera talks marine life, PH’s trash problem in ‘Bayan ng Basura’ 

Not Disposable: Kid lit author Augie Rivera talks marine life, PH’s trash problem in ‘Bayan ng Basura’ 

Writer Augie Rivera has been putting informative content for children into the mouths of talking puppet animals and animated fruits and veggies for close to three decades. A head...

Weekend Warrior: Jan. 30 – Feb. 2

Weekend Warrior: Jan. 30 – Feb. 2

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Weekend Warrior: Jan. 22 – 26

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Weekend Warrior: Jan. 16 – 19

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Weekend Warrior: Jan. 10 – 12

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Weekend Warrior: Jan. 3 – 5

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Coconuts Manila Arts

For reviews, previews and the latest happenings in the Manila arts scene, head on to the Coconuts Manila arts section. Manila is home to interesting Filipino artists who are more than willing to share their insights and creative process. We love chatting up with painters or film makers who give us a more in-depth look into their work. We also have listings of must-see exhibits, must-watch plays and must-catch gigs. The writers of Coconuts Manila are avid supporters of local artists, and we always try to spread the word about their work.

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