Lourd de Vera

Manila-based writer/editor Lourd Ernest H. de Veyra writes columns on art and culture for several Philippine publications and has written two books of poetry. He has won the Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, the Free Press Literary Awards, and the NCCA Writers Prize. He also fronts the spoken word-jazz ensemble Radioactive Sago Proje


A rusty sign at the end of a bloody empire
At Magnet Gallery in Quezon City Filipino artist Norberto Roldans exhibition Oil goes beyond the local situation and deals with the theme of peak oil as the root of all geopolitical evil, with the United States of America as the primary agent of ill intent. Lourd de Vera vividly describes it as a deliberate exercise in propaganda and sloganeering. Roldan takes a broad historical view and reflects on US policy in the Philippines over time while the rusting Caltex sign embedded in the exhibition asserts a warning: no empire lasts forever.
Fuel for Thought
Unley Museum Cementa NAVA Country Arts SA