ArtAsiaPacific Issue 136 (Nov/Dec 2023) — available now!

  • Features: Kim Beom, Simone Fattal
  • Profiles & Essays: Cici Wu, Yu Hong, Sung Neung Kyung
  • Reviews: Tuan Andrew Nguyen, Daido Moriyama, Kader Attita & Mandy El-Sayegh, and more
  • plus Art Fair Report, News, Whispering Gallery
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Macho Macho Woman: Interview with Eisa Jocson

In an unlikely underground bar in the outskirts of Geneva, as part of the Antigel festival last February, contemporary dancer and artist Eisa Jocson delivered Macho Dancer (2013), a solo performance based on her study of male dancers in gay bars in Manila. Trained as a visual artist and with a background in ballet, Jocson investigates representations of the body. ArtAsiaPacific sits down with the artist to discuss her views on exposing gender biases, the politics of seduction and what constitutes Filipino identity.

Art Fair Report: Gabriel Barredo at Art Fair Philippines

In February, the reclusive and gentle Gabriel Barredo (b. 1957) opened the doors to his studio south of Metro Manila to preview “Asphalt,” a 30-feet long installation that has occupied the days—and nights—of this artist in the months leading up to the inaugural Art Fair Philippines (2/7–10).