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Kublai Millan champions cultural arts thru tech, reviving local artists

THE pandemic has drastically changed the way people live and artists are no exception. When physical art fairs, exhibitions and workshops are indefinitely put on hold, how do artists in Mindanao adapt in the new normal? Technology becomes their ally. Just like how renowned Mindanao artist Rey Mudjahid “Kublai” P. Millan and his team — …

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This year’s largest gathering of artists is still a go

Published December 5, 2020, 11:57 AM by Rom Mallick ManilArt is happening, and it promises to be more memorable and meaningful For a little over a decade now, ManilArt has been one of the most anticipated art trade fairs in the country. In its 12th year, despite the very challenging times or perhaps because of it, ManilArt …

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Udlot

Panahon sa kwaresma, sa ting-init, sa walay kasigurohan, milungtad hangtod mihubas ang mga pangandoy, nawagtang ang mga pahiyom, kaguol ug kabalaka ang gikumkum. Sa makausang higayon, bitbit ang katapusang dasig, ako mobangon. Adunay utlanan kining mga kahadlok, kining mga kakulba. Pagbalik lantaw sa udlot nga hagbay ra’ng ningtim-aw, daw sama sa adlaw nga nagpahinumdom sa …

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What’s Now, What’s New, What’s Next in Arts

Published February 1, 2021, 8:00 AM by MB Lifestyle This is part of a series of profiles on a new generation of leaders, thinkers, creators, innovators, and trailblazers across many fields in the country. The list is drawn under the theme “What’s Now, What’s New, What’s Next” in celebration of Manila Bulletin’s 121st anniversary as an exponent …

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Tangled Dreams by Kublai Millan

Tangled Dreams is an example of the artist’s Shedding: the exhibited series of paintings on canvass featuring overlapping textile patterns are essentially ‘dead skin cells,’ the real art being in the artist’s process of exploring possibilities in motif (and meaning) with this act of entanglement. It is both a playful exercise in serendipity, and a …

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Kublai Millan captures Mindanao’s cultural diversity with his powerful sculptures

The Davao-based sculptor hopes to create harmony in the region, one monument at a time Flying through Davao airport, you’ve no doubt encountered the so-called durian sculpture – an unmissable, 7.5m concrete version of the spiky fruit. Entitled Giant Durian Genesis Lore, it depicts three pairs of human figures symbolizing the people of Davao: the indigenous Lumad, …

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MCM MACE: EMBLEMATIC SCULPTURE ART BY KUBLAI MILLAN

MCM Mace, the ceremonial mace designed by Kublai Millan. The official ceremonial mace of Malayan Colleges Mindanao, A Mapúa School — officially titled the “MCM Mace” — was installed in the campus last June 2020. It was endorsed to the institution earlier in the month of May 2020 and comes in varying sizes. There is …

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