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The What, Where, And When Of Art Fair Philippines 2018

Art Fair Philippines is one of the largest art events in the country, highlighting modern and contemporary art. Founded in 2013, the fair has grown by the year and will now showcase all things contemporary art at all six floors of The Link carpark in Makati. That's more than 13,000sqm of paintings, sculptures, mixed media, photographs and various other forms of art over several floors!

 

The Link carpark


Last year, over 40,000 people attended the art fair and they are expecting this number to grow this year. To facilitate crowd density inside the space, they are holding timed entry periods: 10:00am to 1:30pm, 2:00 to 5:00pm, and 5:30 to 9:00pm.

“Were very lucky because the visitors of the fair come from a whole range. We have young families, 30 percent of our visitors for the past years are students, we have young working professionals, we have seasoned collectors, we have people who are interested in arts—we have managed to attract a wide audience,” said Trickie Lopa, fair co-founder.

Normal-priced tickets go for P350 per day, while concession tickets for students go for P100 to P150 pesos. Tickets are available for purchase online via the Art Fair Philippines website upto 24 hours before your planned date. It's better to purchase online via events.pouchnation.com/event/artfair if you're planning to go since walk-in slots will be limited.

 

ART GALLERIES

There will be a total of 51 galleries participating at the Art Fair Philippines 2018--36 of which are local.
There will also be special collaborations with internationally accredited artists under the yearly ArtFairPH/Projects banner. This year, the fair will exhibit works including: wooden sculptures and installations from multi-awarded filmmaker Kidlat Tahimik; provoking installations from Kaisahan members Antipas Delotavo, Renato Habulan, and Pablo Baen Santos; die-cast cars from conceptual artist Nilo Ilarde; and more.

 

Kidlat Tahimik collaborates with Art Fair Philippines


PHOTOGRAPHS

For the first time this year, Art Fair Philippines is including a photography section under ArtFairPH/Photo. Exhibitions by contemporary Philippine photographer Neal Oshima, Filipino-Catalan photographer Eduardo Masferre, and selected photographs from the Julius Baer Art Collection will but put on display.

According to Lisa Periquet, one of the fair’s co-founders, “With the interesting selection and body of works that will be presented in the inaugural year of ArtFairPH/Photo, we are excited to see how photography will continue to find its place in our local art scene."
 

TALKS AND TOURS

The educational ArtFairPH/Talks and ArtFairPH/Tours organized with the Ateneo Art Gallery and the Museum Foundation of the Philippines will bring a number of art talks and fora for the more curious minds. Talks include conversations between several artists and curators on different insights such as contemporary visual art and Philippine Documentary Photography.

“This year, the opportunity to learn in Art Fair Philippines has also gotten bigger,” shares fair co-founder Dindin Araneta. “We’ve developed our educational thrust over the years to accommodate the growing and eager audience for this aspect of the fair.”

Prior to the opening of the exhibit on March 1, galleries and museums all over the country are also participating during the 10 Days of Art. Check out www.10daysofart.com for a list of galleries opening artworks and installations to the public.