Inscapes: The Art of Agnes Arellano
Written by Alice G. Guillermo
This monograph, written by Alice Guillermo, is the first comprehensive introduction to Arellano’s body of works. It highlights and examines her pantheon of female goddesses, including the iconic Carcass-Cornucopia, a live-cast of the artist’s own body, in the work Myths of Creation & Destruction I in 1987. The book includes photographs, notes, sketches and other documentation of the artist’s major works from the early 80s to 1996 as well as CD of her Sound Sculptures.
Alice Guerrero-Guillermo studied at the Holy Ghost College, at the Université d’ Aix-Marseille in France as a scholar of the French government, and at the University of the Philippines, where she nished her Ph.D. in Philippine Studies. In 1976, she won the Art Criticism Award of the Art Association of the Philippines. In 1995-96 she did research in Tokyo under a Japan Foundation Fellowship. She has written widely on art, culture, and politics, and has read papers in numerous local and international conferences. In 1999, she was awarded the distinction of Centennial Honoree of the Arts (Art Criticism) by the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Dr. Guillermo teaches at the Department of Art Studies, College of Arts and Letters, University of the Philippines. She authored the books Protest/Revolutionary Art in the Philippines 1970-1990 and Image to Meaning, and serves as the Philippine contributor to Hong Kong-based Asian Art News and World Sculpture News.