January 24, 2020

What to Expect at Art Fair Philippines 2020

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  • The country’s leading exhibition Art Fair Philippines will once again showcase its great line up of artists and imaginative paintings from February 21 to 23, 2020 at The Link carpark in Makati City.

    (L-R) Art Fair Philippines co-founders Dindin Araneta, Trickie Lopa, and Lisa Periquet with Art Fair Philippines 2020 consultants Neal Oshima, Erwin Romulo, Yael Buencamino, Boots Herrera, Philbert Dy, and Norman Crisologo.

    In addition to that, Art Fair Philippines introduces new components that are in light of their mission—to strengthen the local art scene and to support Filipino artists.

    Also read: Explore Contemporary Visual Art at Art Fair Philippines 2020

    New Sections 

    Aiming to be an avenue in learning art, Art Fair Philippines added new sections namely ArtFairPH/Open Studios, ArtFairPH/Film Section, and ArtFairPH/Incubators.

    ArtFairPH/Open Studios features an array of workshops with eminent practitioners in the country’s arts and culture aspect, which will happen for two days. Of course, you shouldn’t miss out on this exciting learning experience.

    Here’s the line up of the distinguished practitioners and their respective fields: 

    • Paco Guerrero – Photography 
    • Neal Oshima and Mark Nicdao – Photography lighting techniques 
    • Benji Reyes – Wooden Furniture 
    • Claude Tayag – Watercolor painting techniques 
    • Alexis Oshima and Angela Silva – Cyanotype workshop 
    • Association of Pinoyprintmakers – Rubber cutting workshop 
    • Rita Guidiño of Tahanan Pottery – Sculptural Planter-Making workshop 

    Previously on ArtFairPH/Projects 2019, David Medalla's "A Stitch In Time", presented by BPI.#ArtFairPH #ArtPH #art #contemporaryart #exhibition #gallery #Philippines #WhatYouMissed

    Art Fair Philippinesさんの投稿 2019年11月21日木曜日

    Meanwhile, ArtFairPH/Film section honors Filipino films—another dynamic form of art in the country. On top of that, the films were curated by film experts Erwin Romulo, Philbert Dy, and Teddy Co.

    In line with the celebration of 100 years of Philippine Cinema, this section will feature remarkable feature-length and short films, ranging from narrative to documentary. 

    The program will also have a special outdoor cinema, which will take place at the former Philippine Stock Exchange on February 14 to 16 so make sure to bring your dates this Valentine’s Day!

    Art Fair Philippines 2020 also brings ArtFairPH/Incubators, creative space outside the mainstream gallery format including art/n23, Giatay, Limbo, Loadnadito projects, Project 20, and Signum. Here, art/n23 will highlight the virtual reality piece by Issay Rodriguez, which is carefully-curated by Sandra Palomar. 

    Lastly, a special cultural exchange project will happen in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy in Manila, participated by a contemporary art gallery in Italy, Galleria Tiziano Di Caro

    What to Look Forward to This 2020

    ArtFairPH/Projects section

    For this year, ArtFairPH/Projects section will highlight diverse installations by internationally recognized Filipino visual artists. Art Fair Philippines is collaborating with art curator, Norman Crisologo.

    In coordination with the estate of the late Onib Olmedo, the featured artists for 2020 will be having a special exhibitios, which includes Salvador Joel Alonday, Perry Argel, Jaime De Guzman, Roedil Joe Geraldo, Jellyfish Kisses, Gene Paul Martin, and Neil Pasilan.

    Adding in this line up is the 2020 recipient of the Karen H. Montinola Selection, Carlo Villafuerte. This section is presented by the Bank of the Philippine Islands.

    Salvador Joel Alonday

    Perry Argel

    The Official Timekeeper of Art Fair Philippines Hublot will also present the latest works by Rodel Tapaya.

    Aside from that, the fair also collaborated with New York-based curator and art historian Carina Evangelista to feature the works of Sol Lewitt, a well-known artist in the field of Conceptual Art and Minimalism.

    ArtFairPH/Talks

    The fair does not only intend to showcase artworks but it also aims to further educate the guests. Together with Ateneo Art Gallery and Museum Foundation of the Philippines, ArtFairPH/Talks will have a panel on Onib Olmedo with speakers Elmer Borlongan and Allan Cosio.

    Onib Olmedo is deemed as one of the best art practitioners as he creates artworks, depicting the marginalized members of the country.

    Not only that, Giorgio Guglielmino, as well as Italian ambassadors to the Philippines, will tackle about The Originals, a book naming 30 remarkable artists in the art scene.

    ArtFairPH/Photo

    Featuring the works of contemporary artist Poklong Anading, photography is indeed one of the supported forms of art by Filipinos.

    ArtFairPH/Photo will also be presenting art/n23, bio | trans | forms, Denise Weldon | Tom Epperson Photographs, Luzviminda, Silverlens Photo, Strange Fruit, and Tarzeer Pictures. This section is presented by Julius Baer.

    Photo by art/n23

    10 Days of Art Initiative

    Check out the line-up of exciting activities happening around the Makati Central Business District with participation by galleries, museums, bars, and restaurants here. Details will be announced soon.

    Line-up of Exhibitors at Art Fair Philippines 2020

    This year, Art Fair Philippines welcomes 61 local and international exhibitors.

    Exhibitors from the Philippines:

    • 1335 Mabini / GMJ
    • Altro Mondo Gallery
    • ARCHIVO 1984
    • Art Cube
    • Art Underground
    • Art Verité
    • Artery Art Space
    • art/n23
    • Association of Pinoyprintmakers
    • Avellana Art Gallery
    • bio | trans | forms
    • Boston Art Gallery
    • CANVAS
    • Denise Weldon | Tom Epperson Photographs
    • District Gallery
    • Eskinita Art Gallery
    • Galerie Roberto
    • Gallery of Fine Arts
    • Galerie Stephanie
    • Giatay
    • J Studio
    • Kaida Contemporary
    • León Gallery
    • Limbo
    • Loadnadito projects
    • Luzviminda
    • Mariyah Gallery
    • METRO
    • Mono8
    • Orange Project
    • Paseo Art Gallery
    • Pintô Art Museum
    • Project 20
    • Salcedo Private View
    • Secret Fresh
    • Signum
    • Silverlens
    • Strange Fruit
    • Tarzeer Pictures
    • Tin-aw Art Gallery
    • Tropical Futures Institute
    • Ysobel Art Gallery

    Foreign Galleries:

    • Art Porters Gallery (Singapore)
    • Artemis Art (Malaysia)
    • Cayón (Spain)
    • ENERGY FIELD (Japan)
    • G13 Gallery (Malaysia)
    • Gajah Gallery (Singapore)
    • GALERIE OVO (Taiwan)
    • Gallery Kogure (Japan)
    • Hanada Gallery (Japan)
    • Kobayashi Gallery (Japan)
    • La Lanta Fine Art (Thailand)
    • Mind Set Art Center (Singapore)
    • Number1 Gallery (Thailand)
    • Nunu Fine Art (Taiwan)
    • SHUKADO (Japan)
    • Vin Gallery (Vietnam)
    • Yavuz Gallery (Singapore)
    • YOD Gallery + Asian Art Center (Japan)
    • Italian embassy is also bringing Galleria Tiziana di Caro

    Catch the much-awaited Art Fair Philippines 2020 this February as there are a lot of activities in which you’ll witness impressive works and learn from notable art practitioners!

    For more information and ticket reservations, visit the Art Fair website or follow them on Facebook and Instagram


    Source: Art Fair Philippines 2020 Press Release
    Image courtesy of Art Fair Philippines 2020

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