March 27, 2023
TIW-TIWONG BOOK LAUNCH — The book that was started 10 years ago by AXIS Art Project and the Singaporean Art Museum was launched at Mt. Cloud Bookshop on March 8, coinciding with the International Women’s Day. — Contributed photo

After its launch during the Art Fair Philippines on Feb. 18, “Tiw-Tiwong: An Uncyclopedia to Life, Living, and Art in Baguio, the Cordillera and Beyond” had its own grand Baguio return at Mt. Cloud Bookshop and exhibit opening at Vocas Session Road last March 8 coinciding with International Women’s Day.
The book project which started 10 years ago by AXIS Art Project and the Singapore Art Museum was participated by over 100 artists, writers and culture bearers of Baguio.
“Tiwtiwong” is an Ifugao term referring to a wandering spirit or the phenomenon of not being able to find one’s way in a familiar path.
The book was published by Baguio Kunst Publishing and edited by Kawayan de Guia, Nona Garcia, Rocky Cajigan, Allan Cariño, Joyce Toh, Padmapani Perez, and Frank Cimatu.
Other participating artists from “No Room for Baguio” are Bong Ti Baguio, Carlo Villafuerte, Dehon Taguyungon, Emmanuel Santos, Gail Vicente, Irene Bimuyag, John Frank Sabado, Kabunyan de Guia, Katrin de Guia, Kidlat Tahimik, Leonard Aguinaldo, Marion Codeo, Mark Tandoyog, Oliver Olivete, Perry Mamaril, Randy Gawwi, Rene Aquitania, Rogelio Guinanoy, Solana Perez, Sultan Mangosan, Tommy Hafalla, Wig Tysmans, and Willy Magtibay.
Baguio Mountain Man, one of the contributors, said they are humbled and honored for being part of a “multi-pronged,” multi-layered, and deeply rooted, collaborative art book like no other.” – Press release