Resources

Below you will find a number of resources--Journals; Blogs, Online Magazines, and News Outlets; and Organizations-- focused on the Philippines and the Filipino diaspora, as well as digital arts and media.

If you would like to request that your journal; blog, online magazine or news outlet; or organization be added, please let us know by emailing us: info@centerforartandthought.org. Please include a link (if available) and a brief explanation about why your organization should be included.

Journals

Scholarly, peer-reviewed journals that address questions relevant to the Philippines, Filipino diaspora, and other issues of interest to CA+T.

Amerasia Journal
Interdisciplinary journal in Asian American Studies.

ArtAsiaPacific
English-language periodical covering contemporary art and culture from Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East.

Artforum
Leading scholarly journal on contemporary art.

Asian Anthropology
New anthropological research on Asia to a global audience, editorially based in Hong Kong.

Asian Pacific Journal of Anthropology
Refereed scholarly journal which publishes social and cultural anthropological research with a focus on the Asia and Pacific region, including Australia.

Asian and Pacific Migration Journal
Academic quarterly dedicated to migration issues in the Asia-Pacific region.

Journal of Asian American Studies
Details new theoretical developments, research results, methodological innovations, public policy concerns, and pedagogical issues in Asian American studies. Official publication of the Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS).

Kritika Kultura
Electronic journal of language and literary/cultural studies in the Philippines, addressing issues relevant to the 21st century.

Pacific Historical Review
Covers the history of American expansion to the Pacific and post-frontier developments of the 20th-century American West.

Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints
Internationally refereed journal that publishes scholarly articles and other materials on the history of the Philippines and its peoples, both in the homeland and overseas, that are theoretically informed but not encumbered by jargon.

Settler Colonial Studies
Multi- and inter-disciplinary research covering history, law, genocide studies, indigenous, colonial and postcolonial studies, anthropology, historical geography, economics, politics, sociology, international relations, political science, literary criticism, cultural and gender studies and philosophy.

Southeast Asia Research
New and innovative work on South East Asia.

Southeast Asian Studies
All-English sister journal of Tonan Ajia Kenkyu, publishing empirically grounded, multidisciplinary, and contemporary research in the natural sciences, social sciences and the humanities.

TAP: Trans Asia Photography Review
International refereed journal (ISSN: 2158-2025) devoted to the discussion of historic and contemporary photography from Asia. Online and free of charge.

Vectors: Journal of Culture and Technology in a Dynamic Vernacular
Maps the multiple contours of daily life in an unevenly digital era, crystallizing around themes that highlight the social, political, and cultural stakes of our increasingly technologically-mediated existence.

Verge: Studies in Global Asia
Scholarship in both Asian and Asian American Studies.

 

Blogs, Online Magazines and News Outlets

A wide variety sources for news, meditations and conversation relevant to the Philippines and Filipino diaspora, including art, culture and politics.

Art in America
General news, articles and reviews.

Asian American Literary Review
Space for writers who consider the designation “Asian American” a fruitful starting point for artistic vision and community, showcasing the work of established and emerging writers.

Bombsite
In-depth interviews between artists working across genre and media to reveal their ideas, concerns, and creative processes.

East of Borneo
Online magazine of contemporary art, and its history, as considered from Los Angeles.

E-flux
International network which reaches more than 90,000 visual art professionals on a daily basis through its website, e-mail list and special projects. Its news digest – e-flux announcements – distributes information on some of the world's most important contemporary art exhibitions, publications and symposia.

Electric Literature
Guides writers and readers through a rapidly evolving publishing landscape.

Hyphen
Award-winning national magazine for urban, in-the-know Asian Americans covering arts, culture and politics in a fresh and irreverent voice.

Jadaliyya
Insight and critical analysis combining local knowledge, scholarship, and advocacy with an eye to audiences in the United States, the Arab world, and beyond. The site currently publishes posts both in Arabic and in English.

Kartika Review
National literary arts magazine that publishes Asian Pacific Islander American fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and art.

Montevidayo
Multi-authored blog hosting conversations about the arts, writing, politics, culture, media, genre, hygiene, genre-hygiene, food, war, chronometry, dissipation, propaganda, funerals, bicycles, haircuts and cutters, B-movies and Rimbaud, stunt-doubles and stutterers, in something like real time from many parts of something like the world.

Planting Rice
Alternative platform fostering the rise of cross-pollination among artistic communities. It distributes information on vital exhibitions, events, places and influences by art professionals in Southeast Asia, Australia, the United States and Europe who maintain networks and crossovers in the Philippines.

Rorotoko
Cutting-edge intellectual interviews.

 

Organizations

Organizations related to art, migration, labor, and social justice, especially as relevant to the Philippines and Filipino diaspora.

Asia Art Archive
Collects and makes information on the recent history of contemporary art in Asia easily accessible to facilitate understanding, research, and writing in the field, to enrich existing global narratives, and to re-imagine the role of the archive.

Asian American Arts Alliance
Dedicated to strengthening Asian American arts and cultural groups through resource sharing, promotion, and community building.

Art Informal
Brings art and its practice closer to the (Filipino) community through programs of exhibitions and art education. Includes physical exhibition space.

Barnard Center for Research on Women
Promotes women’s and social justice issues in the local spheres of the Barnard College community and academic and activist networks in New York City, as well as having a voice in national and transnational feminist organizing and research.

Filipino American Artist Directory
An artist project and initiative to connect the broad community of artists with Filipino heritage living and working in the United States, particularly in underrepresented regions within the Midwest and South.

GABRIELA Network Philippines and US
Philippine-U.S. women’s solidarity mass organization, providing means by which Filipinas in the Philippines and U.S. can empower themselves and effect change through organizing, educating, fundraising, networking, and advocacy.

HASTAC
"Haystack." Alliance of individuals and institutions inspired by the possibilities that new technologies offer for shaping how we learn, teach, communicate, create, and organize our local and global communities.

Hemispheric Institute
Collaborative, multilingual and interdisciplinary network of institutions, artists, scholars, and activists throughout the Americas, working at the intersection of scholarship, artistic expression and politics.

Kulay Diwa Gallery of Philippine Contemporary Art
Privately owned venue for artistic expression discovering and promoting the works of talented and young Filipino artists.

Library of Congress American Memory Project
Provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.

Migrante International
Linking Filipino Migrants, tracing roots to serve and rebuild the Philippines.

National Alliance for Filipino Concerns
National multi-issue alliance of Filipino organizations and individuals in the U.S. protecting the rights and welfare of Filipinos by fighting for social, economic, and racial justice and equality. At present, NAFCON members encompass over 23 cities in the United States.







 
curated exhibition

Cruising

How do we think about cruising in a multi-dimensional and multi-faceted framework that encompasses the experience of queerness in an age where “cruising” can be imagined beyond a geographical space?

Cruising in this group exhibition inhabits several registers of embodiment, sensation, space, and temporality. In homage to José Muñoz’s Cruising Utopia, Cruising navigates the many ways that Muñoz engages with the quotidian, or the everyday moments, of queer life. This exhibition moves through “cruising” as both a fluid and fragmented concept. The works of each of the five artists—Marissa Cruz, Kelvin Burzon, Jana Ercilla, Daniel Ballesteros, and Adrian Alarilla—contribute to themes of intimacy, time, space, abundance, ephemerality, tenderness, and distance.

These artists work through different definitions and possibilities of cruising as a queer way of life. Instead of situating “cruising” as a definitive action, spatial concept, or “event,” these artists readjust the scope of cruising into a larger frame of quotidian queer life where viewers can see a past, present, and future of “cruising” that includes health, transitions, routines, and dis/comforts. Often times these moments in queer life are brushed over or perhaps only surface in crisis; however, these are the moments that necessitate slowness and care. What happens when queer bodies are able to think and move beyond crisis and into futurity?

Daniel Ballesteros’s series Night Pictures evokes a simultaneous feeling of loneliness, abundance, and timeliness by allowing us to visually experience a transition defined by the seasons.

Jana Ercilla’s Normalcy allows the viewer to walk through the intimacy of her home and routines, which lends viewers a space we can envision ourselves in or be a part of.

Kelvin Burzon’s Latex series reconstructs the parts of the body with condoms, raw meat, and thread that reminds viewers of the many sensitivities their bodies hold, their entanglements with other bodies, and their health.

Marissa Cruz ruptures typical conceptions of space through her digital reproductions of space and movement by obscuring and masking her backgrounds with both intimate and public space accompanied by dance, music, and her own body.

Lastly, Adrian Alarilla’s Queer Transnational Love in the Time of Social Media and Globalization achingly excavates the quotidian moments of our digital lives where pain, love, and distance paint our relationships.



Curated by the Center for Art and Thought, with special acknowledgment and thanks to Filipino American Artist Directory. For more information about the artists and FAAD, navigate to. https://www.filamartistdirectory.com/

Contributors: Adrian Alarilla, Daniel Ballesteros, Kelvin Burzon, Marissa Cruz, and Jana Ercilla

Spring 2019

Web Me Pt. 1

Marissa Sean Cruz

2017 Video Duration: 5 min. 35 secs. Courtesy of the artist

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Marissa Sean Cruz

b. 1996
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Marissa Sean Cruz is a Canadian interdisciplinary artist. Cruz’s practice is based in Montreal, Canada where she focuses on video and sculpture. As a queer biracial Filipinx, much of Cruz's work acts as a rapprochement into the complexities of racial identity and reconciliation of sexual and social absurdities of daily “feminine” rituals.

Cruz is a celebrated video artist who has had work displayed throughout Canada. Her work provocatively intertwines humor and symbolism to criticize oppressive systems within society and on the internet.

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  • Born: Halifax, Canada
  • Based: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Web Me Pt. 2

Marissa Sean Cruz

2017 Video Duration: 1 min. 27 secs. Courtesy of the artist

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Marissa Sean Cruz

b. 1996
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Marissa Sean Cruz is a Canadian interdisciplinary artist. Cruz’s practice is based in Montreal, Canada where she focuses on video and sculpture. As a queer biracial Filipinx, much of Cruz's work acts as a rapprochement into the complexities of racial identity and reconciliation of sexual and social absurdities of daily “feminine” rituals.

Cruz is a celebrated video artist who has had work displayed throughout Canada. Her work provocatively intertwines humor and symbolism to criticize oppressive systems within society and on the internet.

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  • Born: Halifax, Canada
  • Based: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Web Me Pt. 3

Marissa Sean Cruz

2017 Video Duration: 4 min. 13 secs. Courtesy of the artist

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Marissa Sean Cruz

b. 1996
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Marissa Sean Cruz is a Canadian interdisciplinary artist. Cruz’s practice is based in Montreal, Canada where she focuses on video and sculpture. As a queer biracial Filipinx, much of Cruz's work acts as a rapprochement into the complexities of racial identity and reconciliation of sexual and social absurdities of daily “feminine” rituals.

Cruz is a celebrated video artist who has had work displayed throughout Canada. Her work provocatively intertwines humor and symbolism to criticize oppressive systems within society and on the internet.

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  • Born: Halifax, Canada
  • Based: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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LATEX: Heart

Kelvin Burzon

2016 - 2017 Archival inkjet print 14" x 14" Courtesy of the artist.

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Kelvin Burzon

b. 1989
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Kelvin Burzon is a Filipino American artist whose work explores intersections of sexuality, race, gender and religion. His most recent work investigates religion’s role in culture and familial relationships and highlights religion’s traditions, imagery, theatricality, and psychological vestiges. He graduated from Wabash College (Indiana) and received his M.F.A. from Indiana University’s School of Art, Architecture + Design. His work has been exhibited abroad and all over the country and is a part of several permanent collections, including The Kinsey Institute and the Center for Photography at Woodstock. He has presented his work at several conventions, including the Society of Photographic Education’s regional and national conferences. Burzon continues to push his work with inspirations from the past, recontextualized narratives, and imagery of religion, paired with the never-ending stimulation and inspiration from the LGBTQ+ community

“CAUTION: This Product Contains Natural Rubber Latex Which May Cause Allergic Reactions. Latex condoms are intended to prevent pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, and other sexually transmitted infections.”

The Natural Rubber Series is an exploration of imagery that brings to the foreground issues of contraception methods in the modern world. The photographs question the ethical and the natural, the positive and the negatives, and the vulgar and the beautiful.

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  • Born: Orani, Bataan
  • Based: Bloomington, IN, USA

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LATEX: Andro

Kelvin Burzon

2016 - 2017 Archival inkjet print 14" x 14" Courtesy of the artist.

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Kelvin Burzon

b. 1989
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Kelvin Burzon is a Filipino American artist whose work explores intersections of sexuality, race, gender and religion. His most recent work investigates religion’s role in culture and familial relationships and highlights religion’s traditions, imagery, theatricality, and psychological vestiges. He graduated from Wabash College (Indiana) and received his M.F.A. from Indiana University’s School of Art, Architecture + Design. His work has been exhibited abroad and all over the country and is a part of several permanent collections, including The Kinsey Institute and the Center for Photography at Woodstock. He has presented his work at several conventions, including the Society of Photographic Education’s regional and national conferences. Burzon continues to push his work with inspirations from the past, recontextualized narratives, and imagery of religion, paired with the never-ending stimulation and inspiration from the LGBTQ+ community

“CAUTION: This Product Contains Natural Rubber Latex Which May Cause Allergic Reactions. Latex condoms are intended to prevent pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, and other sexually transmitted infections.”

The Natural Rubber Series is an exploration of imagery that brings to the foreground issues of contraception methods in the modern world. The photographs question the ethical and the natural, the positive and the negatives, and the vulgar and the beautiful.

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  • Born: Orani, Bataan
  • Based: Bloomington, IN, USA

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LATEX: Kidneys

Kelvin Burzon

2016 - 2017 Archival inkjet print 14" x 14" Courtesy of the artist.

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Kelvin Burzon

b. 1989
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Kelvin Burzon is a Filipino American artist whose work explores intersections of sexuality, race, gender and religion. His most recent work investigates religion’s role in culture and familial relationships and highlights religion’s traditions, imagery, theatricality, and psychological vestiges. He graduated from Wabash College (Indiana) and received his M.F.A. from Indiana University’s School of Art, Architecture + Design. His work has been exhibited abroad and all over the country and is a part of several permanent collections, including The Kinsey Institute and the Center for Photography at Woodstock. He has presented his work at several conventions, including the Society of Photographic Education’s regional and national conferences. Burzon continues to push his work with inspirations from the past, recontextualized narratives, and imagery of religion, paired with the never-ending stimulation and inspiration from the LGBTQ+ community

“CAUTION: This Product Contains Natural Rubber Latex Which May Cause Allergic Reactions. Latex condoms are intended to prevent pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, and other sexually transmitted infections.”

The Natural Rubber Series is an exploration of imagery that brings to the foreground issues of contraception methods in the modern world. The photographs question the ethical and the natural, the positive and the negatives, and the vulgar and the beautiful.

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  • Born: Orani, Bataan
  • Based: Bloomington, IN, USA

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LATEX: Gyno

Kelvin Burzon

2016 - 2017 Archival inkjet print 14" x 14" Courtesy of the artist.

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Kelvin Burzon

b. 1989
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Kelvin Burzon is a Filipino American artist whose work explores intersections of sexuality, race, gender and religion. His most recent work investigates religion’s role in culture and familial relationships and highlights religion’s traditions, imagery, theatricality, and psychological vestiges. He graduated from Wabash College (Indiana) and received his M.F.A. from Indiana University’s School of Art, Architecture + Design. His work has been exhibited abroad and all over the country and is a part of several permanent collections, including The Kinsey Institute and the Center for Photography at Woodstock. He has presented his work at several conventions, including the Society of Photographic Education’s regional and national conferences. Burzon continues to push his work with inspirations from the past, recontextualized narratives, and imagery of religion, paired with the never-ending stimulation and inspiration from the LGBTQ+ community

“CAUTION: This Product Contains Natural Rubber Latex Which May Cause Allergic Reactions. Latex condoms are intended to prevent pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, and other sexually transmitted infections.”

The Natural Rubber Series is an exploration of imagery that brings to the foreground issues of contraception methods in the modern world. The photographs question the ethical and the natural, the positive and the negatives, and the vulgar and the beautiful.

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  • Born: Orani, Bataan
  • Based: Bloomington, IN, USA

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Normalcy #8

Jana Ercilla

2015 Color Film Photography 7.5" x 12" Courtesy of the artist.

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Jana Ercilla

b. 1991
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Jana Ercilla was born in the Philippines and is currently based in San Antonio, Texas where she received her B.F.A. in Photography from Texas State University. Her work reflects her interest in marrying traditional art with modern conceptualism and expanding those viewpoints with her own experience as a gay woman and person of color. Jana is currently involved with the Filipino American Artist Directory and has shown her work in different parts of the United States. She is currently working on projects that are simultaneously helping her understand and accept herself within the societal confines into which she was born.

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  • Born: Quezon City, Philippines
  • Based: San Antonio, TX, US

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Normalcy #11

Jana Ercilla

2015 Color Film Photography 7.5" x 12" Courtesy of the artist.

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Jana Ercilla

b. 1991
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Jana Ercilla was born in the Philippines and is currently based in San Antonio, Texas where she received her B.F.A. in Photography from Texas State University. Her work reflects her interest in marrying traditional art with modern conceptualism and expanding those viewpoints with her own experience as a gay woman and person of color. Jana is currently involved with the Filipino American Artist Directory and has shown her work in different parts of the United States. She is currently working on projects that are simultaneously helping her understand and accept herself within the societal confines into which she was born.

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  • Born: Quezon City, Philippines
  • Based: San Antonio, TX, US

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Normalcy #6

Jana Ercilla

2015 Color Film Photography 7.5" x 12" Courtesy of the artist.

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Jana Ercilla

b. 1991
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Jana Ercilla was born in the Philippines and is currently based in San Antonio, Texas where she received her B.F.A. in Photography from Texas State University. Her work reflects her interest in marrying traditional art with modern conceptualism and expanding those viewpoints with her own experience as a gay woman and person of color. Jana is currently involved with the Filipino American Artist Directory and has shown her work in different parts of the United States. She is currently working on projects that are simultaneously helping her understand and accept herself within the societal confines into which she was born.

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  • Born: Quezon City, Philippines
  • Based: San Antonio, TX, US

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