Over 61 galleries, art schools, independent art spaces, art collectives, and, for the first time, an NFT marketplace, are slated to showcase their exhibits online from April 24 to May 1, 2022 at www.artinthepark.ph. And as the world opens up to more face-to-face activities, Art in the Park is also excited to present a lineup of events and exhibits live on April 28 at the Jaime C. Velasquez Park in Makati City.
Art Fair Philippines 2022 opens today and this year, the fair is going hybrid with physical and digital versions of the event. There will be physical exhibitions set up at the Ayala Triangle Gardens and in gallery venues, and online exhibitions and other activities accessible at www.artfairphilippines.com.
One of the highlights of the year is the ArtFairPH/Projects section, where 10 featured artists will have special exhibitions of their works. This year’s lineup features both existing works and new commissions from both internationally established and rising Filipino visual artists.
Art Fair Philippines is one of the things I look forward to each year. I treat it as a pilgrimage to see what the local art scene has been up to. It’s always a great time because I run into friends and catch up with all the interesting things they’ve been doing.
This year, Art Fair is going hybrid with physical and digital versions of the event. Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s run.
One of the world’s premier children’s toy brands, Joan Miro, is finally launching in LazMall and other leading e-commerce platforms in the Philippines this September. Widely recognized across Europe as the originator of the A.P.T. (Art-Play-Think) theory, the brand believes that ‘’Every child is an artist’’ and that the best way for children to learn and express themselves is through art.
The Santuario de San Antonio Parish Francisfest (SSAP) will be holding SpectaculART 2, an auction of art, jewelry, and homeware. Online viewing begins on September 25, 2021, at www.spectaculartph.com.
This year’s auction shall showcase a carefully curated selection of meaningful works created by esteemed artists, namely: National Artist for Visual Art Carlos “Botong” Francisco, Impy Pilapil, Romeo Tabuena, and Anita Magsaysay Ho.
The World Wide Fund for Nature Philippines (WWF-Philippines) is celebrating the WWF network’s 60 years of action for nature and people by bringing together local artists, arts and fashion enthusiasts, and environmental advocates in an online auction for the environment.
The Bid for Nature online auction aims to raise funds in support of WWF-Philippines’ local conservation efforts and to promote renewing the lifecycle of items by reselling curated paintings, prints, vintage items, and other art and fashion pieces. It will feature over 100 items for bidding from celebrities including actress Angel Locsin, pop singer Kuh Ledesma, and fashion designer Rajo Laurel. It will also feature items from WWF-PH ambassadors including Enzo Pineda and Pia Wurtzbach, who hosted the launch of the Bid for Nature online auction.
One of the things I look forward to each year is Art Fair Philippines. It’s a great distillation of the local art scene and I enjoy seeing what my favorite galleries and artists have been up to. It’s always an eye-opening experience because I get to expand my thinking and discover new trends, artists, and movements. I’m also not going to lie: another highlight of Art Fair is the intimate vernissage or private viewing, where I get to meet the artists, see friends, and take advantage of the free booze (lol).
This year’s Art Fair is going fully digital for the first time at the Metaverse, a collective virtual shared space and alternate reality. How do you access it? Easy. Just go to www.artfairphilippines.com from May 6 to 15, 2021. Entrance is absolutely free for everyone.
So what can you expect at the first-ever digital Art Fair Philippines? Here are things to look out for (no need to dress up, bring your own booze):
Touted as the country’s most popular affordable art fair, Art in the Park is celebrating its 15th anniversary with eight days of art, 60 exhibitors, and more than 6,000 artworks by hundreds of established and up-and-coming Filipino artists.