Whether you love photography, new media, art installations, or paintings, you'll find something that will satisfy your curiosity at this year's Art Fair Philippines. Before heading to The Link Carpark in Makati, we give you a few pointers to help make your visit an unforgettable visual treat:
1. Plan ahead. This year’s Art Fair Philippines is the biggest exhibit to date, spanning three floors (!) worth of art coming from 40 art galleries and 9 special exhibits. Have you been wanting to go to Pinto Art Gallery but find Antipolo a bit too far for you? You can catch some of their pieces the Art Fair from today until February 21! For only P150 (P50 if you are a student), you'll get to treat your eyes to a visual orgasm that will surely be one for the books.
2. Interact with the people you meet. Aside from the artists, you will be meeting people from all walks of life, ranging from art aficionados and art curators, to students who are curious about art. Don’t be shy to make friends and try to get to know the artists behind those spectacular works by talking to them if they're around.
3. Educate yourself. Aside from the artworks on exhibit, there will be talks that will help you educate yourself further about art and its current state. Contemporary visual artists Leeroy New (known for designing Lady Gaga’s dress in “Marry The Night”), Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan (known for their husband and wife art collaborations), and Kiri Dalena (known for her filmmaking prowess), will be holding talks about their respective art specialties. Check out the schedule of their talks here.
4. Go out of bounds. Literally, because Art Fair Philippines 2016 is not limited to the exhibits at The Link Carpark. Other museums and art galleries, which include the National Art Gallery, National Museum of the Philippines, Ayala Museum, and Lopez Museum, are participating as well. Here’s a list of the satellite exhibits in this year’s Art Fair.
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Photographs from the Art Fair Philippines Twitter account