I’ve been a fan of Anina Rubio ever since I saw her murals of leaves and flowers for Art in Aura, an initiative to bring art out of the gallery and into public spaces. So when I was told that I could watch her paint a new mural, I had to say yes! She was invited by Seattle’s Best Coffee for the first SBC Perkspective, a series of quarterly pocket events that offers talks, workshops, and informal meet-ups.
Gavel&Block, a subsidiary of of the country’s premier auction house, Salcedo Auctions, partnered with International School Manila (ISM) for benefit, an auction to raise funds for ISM Vicky SyCip Herrera Filipino scholars.
For quite some time, man has been obsessed with the universe. You can see this in pop culture, where Hollywood has released films set in space as early as 1968 with Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. In recent times, we’ve seen Alien, Star Wars, and Gravity. Even Netflix has gotten into it, with titles like The Cloverfield Paradox and Lost in Space. Star Trek may have called it the final frontier but The Mind Museum is taking us to the galaxy now with their new exhibit, Space Adventure: Journey to the Wonders of the Universe!
After the success of Art Fair Philippines comes Art in the Park, an affordable and outdoor art fair set in the Jaime Velasquez Park in Salcedo Village. It’s meant to be more casual than AFP and allows collectors, patrons, supporters, and first-timers to explore the local art scene for free in a laidback atmosphere. This year’s run will be on April 15 and I’m super excited to see what’s going to happen this weekend!
Art Basel is one of the world’s most important art fairs, where galleries gather to showcase the latest work from top artists. Since starting in Basel, Switzerland in 1970, it has expanded to Miami and Hong Kong. At Hong Kong this year, Filipino artists got to exhibit their works to important art dealers, collectors, and gallery owners.
I was able to go to the vernissage of Art Fair Philippines 2018 last night and was once again blown away by the breadth of work by Filipino artists. The organizers of the fair pulled out all the stops and transformed all the available space of The Link carpark to showcase 51 galleries across the Philippines (and the world).
This year, Art Fair is focusing on photography and there were a lot of great photos from talented photographers.
Here are 10 things to watch out for when Art Fair opens from March 1 to 4. If you want a sneak peek of what to expect, here are my 10 favorite pieces this year:
One of the things I look forward to each year is Art Fair Philippines, the country’s largest gathering of artists and galleries in the unconventional space that is The Link carpark in Ayala Center, Makati City. I’ve been to all runs since it started in 2013 so it’s exciting to see how the fair has grown to become the cultural force that it is today. The organizers up the ante each year and 2018 is shaping up to be its biggest year yet.
Art Fair Philippines 2018 will be held from March 1 to 4. Here are 10 things to watch out for this year:
One of my favorite districts in Metro Manila is the Bonifacio Global City (BGC). There’s so much to discover there with the number of restaurants, cafes, bars, and shops in every corner. It’s also walkable so you can spend the day just cruising through the wide sidewalks. The best part? There’s a lot of public art!
Through the years, BGC has championed public art through the sculptures and murals all over the city. Just recently, the Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation gave a group of artists a grant to work on new murals on building surfaces.