Art Fair Philippines Will be Online This Year, Here’s What to Expect

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):

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Singapore Art Week Goes Online This 2021

Long recognized as the pinnacle of Singapore’s visual arts scene, Singapore Art Week (SAW) returns in the new year, this time transporting art from gallery walls and physical spaces into the digital and virtual domain.  Happening from January 22 to 30, 2021, SAW 2021 is a joint initiative by the National Arts Council (NAC), Singapore Tourism Board (STB), and the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB).

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Art in the Park is Going Online, and it’s Going to be 8 Days Long

From August 10 to 17, Art in the Park, the country’s most anticipated affordable art fair, will go online for its first virtual edition at www.artinthepark.ph. That’s eight days of affordable art featuring over 2,600 art pieces, with new works to be uploaded daily.

As in previous years, prices of artworks are still capped at P50,000.00, and Art in the Park Online will continue to benefit the Museum Foundation of the Philippines in support of their projects and programs for the National Museum of the Philippines and its network.

Here’s what to expect at this year’s Art in the Park 2020 Online:

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20 Pieces You Should Check Out at Art Fair Philippines 2020

I have made it my pilgrimage to visit Art Fair Philippines. I have not missed a single once since 2013 and I’m glad I made it to this year’s edition. I found this run more exciting, especially the Special Projects section, which was tastefully curated by Norman Crisologo. The way the section was exhibited was cohesive, so moving from one exhibit to another felt more seamless.

This year had 61 galleries (compared to 52 last year) but the fair felt spacious and I was less overwhelmed. As a result, I was able to connect deeper to the pieces and find artwork that spoke to me. My friend Marz Aglipay, the head of digital content at Art+ magazine, has a tip: Start from the top and head your way down, ending the show with the Special Projects section.

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Art in the Park 2019 Returns This Weekend!

I’m not a big fan of summer but one of the things I look forward to during the season is Art in the Park, the country’s most-awaited affordable art fair. It’s held every year at the Jaime Velasquez Park in Salcedo Village, Makati, and it’s a great way to explore the Philippine art scene in the refreshing space of a park. Entrance is free of charge so everyone is welcome!

This year’s run will be just as special with a good mix of art, food, special exhibits, and music. Here are things you should look out for at Art in the Park 2019 on March 17:

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Here are the Pieces to Check Out at Art Fair 2019

One of the things I looked forward to this year is Art Fair 2019. It’s the biggest art event in the country, inviting 52 galleries to exhibit the best of Philippine and regional art at The Link Carpark in Makati. From February 22 to 24, you can see the breadth of local art and all its styles and movements. If you’re strategic about it, you don’t have to feel overwhelmed trying to see all the pieces spread across five floors.

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You Can Experience History Through Virtual Reality with I Am Cardboard!

For many of us who grew up prior to technology and social media, the study of history can be boring. Luckily, advances in science have made this important subject fun and even interactive! That’s what I Am Cardboard did when they created another virtual reality diorama in partnership with the Ayala Museum, this time focusing on Emilio Aguinaldo and Andres Bonifacio.

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