January 18, 2017

The country’s premium destination for contemporary art: Art Fair Philippines 2017

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  • Contemporary art takes center stage as Art Fair Philippines gears for its biggest exhibition from February 16 – 19 at The Link Carpark in Makati City.

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    IMAGE GRABBED FROM Art Fair Philippines Facebook page

    Now on its 5th year, Art Fair Philippines 2017 promises to showcase the best in Philippine modern and contemporary art, with works from some of the country’s top galleries including Manila’s 1335 Mabini, the Paseo Art Gallery, and Antipolo’s Pinto Art Gallery.

    They will be joined by galleries from Southeast Asia, Japan, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, giving Filipinos a chance to see curated exhibitions from local and foreign visual artists.

    Exhibitions from the 46 art galleries will be shown at the sixth and seventh floors of The Link Carpark in Ayala Center, which has hosted Art Fair Philippines since its birth in 2013. A reception and sponsors area will be located at the fifth floor, while The Link’s roof deck will feature talks by personalities from the art scene like Sarah Thornton (Seven Days in the Art World, 33 Artists in 3 Acts) and Prof. Ambeth Ocampo.

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    THE ORGANIZERS. Trickie Lopa, Dindin Araneta, and Lisa Periquet, the brains behind the country’s biggest contemporary art exhibition.

    Guided tours will be available for all three days at The Link as well as museums within Metro Manila, namely the National Museum of Fine Arts (a.k.a. National Art Gallery), and the Ayala Museum.

    The Link will also play host to ART FAIR PH / PROJECTS: new commissions in the form of interactive and/or thought-provoking installations by internationally-established Filipino artists such as Jose Tence Ruiz, one of the Philippine representatives at the Venice Biennale in 2015.

    On-loan from the Julius Baer art collection for Art Fair Philippines is the video Telephones (1995) by award-winning Swiss and American artist Christian Marclay. It features scenes from over 100 classic films to put together a 7-minute montage of ringing phones and a who’s who of Hollywood celebrities picking them up in dramatic sequence.

    To complement Art Fair Philippines 2017, they are launching the 10 Days of Art, a series of events around the financial district that will involve galleries, museums, bars, restaurants, and retail establishments. Noteworthy events include public art installations, Busker performances, exhibition openings, and special deals from their partner establishments.

    Art Fair Philippines will take place from February 16 – 19, 10:00 am – 9:00 pm at The Link Carpark, Parkway Dr., Ayala Center, Makati City. Tickets are available for only P250. Students with valid IDs who want to see the event need only pay P50, while Makati Students with valid IDs are free of charge.

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