Art in the Park 2020 was originally slated for mid-March—however, due to the implementation of the nationwide lockdown due to the COVID-19 health pandemic, the much-anticipated annual art event has been postponed.
At present, as physical distancing is still highly encouraged and putting up the actual fair outdoors would gather a huge crowd, Art in the Park returns and makes its way online via www.artinthepark.ph. Happening on August 10 to 17, the virtual showcase brings its stellar lineup of artists on board and a whole bunch of exciting activities for art enthusiasts attending the event.
Get a rare glimpse into artist Rochard Quebral’s art-making process through a series of videos that will be launched on Art in the Park’s website and social media accounts; a special exhibit of his colorful prints and paintings, called “Ay! lah, lah, land…,” will also be staged; plus a live auction for the largest painting among the five pieces he made specially for the fair on August 16. Meanwhile, a collection of works from Reena Gabriel will also be available exclusively for Globe Platinum Members.
Jackie Lozano is set to do a virtual demonstration of her method of portraiture, while Garapata Hatchery’s Dex Fernandez will create a special paper mural that he will section into 22 separate artworks, which will be on offer after fair visitors get a glimpse of his process via a specially-produced time-lapse video. There will also be a live online session on Art in the Park’s socials by illustrator Robert Alejandro.
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Catch the performance of Fifth Wall Fest, a group that seeks to introduce Philippine audiences to dance films as an art form, as well as independent singer-songwriter Martti Franca’s set on the fair’s closing day.
Apart from all these special pop ups, make sure to check out and support the unique and diverse artworks from 53 exhibitors representing galleries, art collectives, independent art spaces, and student groups like Archivo 1984, Art Underground, Association of Pinoyprintmakers, Galerie Artes, J Studio, Orange Project, Silverlens, Space Encounters, and Vinyl on Vinyl, just to name a few. A portion of sales collected will go to its benefactor, the Museum Foundation of the Philippines, in support of their projects and programs for the National Museum of the Philippines and its network. Don’t forget to mark your calendars. See you at the (online) fair!