For its 7th edition, one of Southeast Asia’s most exciting art landscapes will return to The Link carpark in Makati City and once again turn it into a multi-level art exhibition venue from February 22-24.
52 galleries will be featured at this year’s Art Fair Philippines (PH), 36 of which are among the leading local galleries while the others hail from the likes of Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Vietnam, Taiwan, and more.
Just a few of the participating galleries include the Avellana Art Gallery, the Boston Art Gallery, CLEAR Gallery Tokyo, J Studio, PINTO ART GALLERY, Salcedo Auctions, and Underground.
A highlight for the fair this year is ARTFAIRPH/PROJECTS, which will feature specially commissioned work for the fair by critically and commercially acclaimed artists.
Many will be anticipating the new iteration of A Stitch In Time by David Medalla, whose installation has traveled around the world since its conceptualization in 1968 but is yet to feature in the Philippines.
Other iconic pieces that will appear are Step on the Sand and Make Footprints by the late CCP curator Ray Albano, and prints & drawings by the late Mauro Malang Santos from his family’s collection – courtesy of artist Soler Santos and Malang’s son.
Other participating artists are Ryan Villamael, Oca Villamiel, Ian Fabro, Christina Quisumbing Ramilo, Olivia d’Aboville, MM Yu, and Liv Vinluan, who is this year’s recipient of the Karen H. Montinola Selection.
Learning and beyond
Part of Art Fair PH’s mission is to expand the art audience, thus providing opportunities in ArtFairPH/Talks to enhance art appreciation for fair visitors.
In partnership with National Bookstore, Art Fair PH has invited art historian Kathy Galitz from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Galitz is a specialist on late eighteenth- and nineteenth-century French art, and will be sharing insights at the fair as well as promote her book on the iconic paintings in the Met.
The fair will also be reviving ArtFairPH/Photo in an effort to boost support for photography as contemporary art.
Tickets are now available at artfairphilippines.com. Discounted tickets are only available on site.