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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

In Photos: Art Fair Philippines 2015

For four straight days, February 5 to 8, on its effort to continuously promote the thriving modern and contemporary art in the country, Art Fair Philippines showcases this year a higher level of Filipino ingenuity, intricacy and creativity that you would want to check out at The Link, Ayala Avenue, Makati City.

On this year's Art Fair Philippines, our imagination will be tickled by the amazing works of Roberto Feleo, Poklong Anading, Annie Cabigting, Buen Calubayan, Mariano Ching and Yasmin Sison, who made special exhibits for this fair only.

Welcoming Installation by Mike Adrao

Displayed on the 6th and 7th Floors of The Link, are also the works from Kawayan de Guia, Tad Ermitanio, Alfredo Esquillo, Jr., Geraldine Javier and Maria Taniguchi. Mr. Kenneth Cobonpue and his team led the design and layout of the exhibition, while Kai Restaurant, The Straits Wine Company and Coca-Cola took care of the cocktail.

Evening Dress by Iya Consorio

Of the 33 exhibitors, 8 are from overseas, which proves the growing interest among Southeast Asian neighbors in modern and contemporary art and the country's leading platform for it, Art Fair Philippines.

Crypsis by Ryan Villamael, Pragmatic Dream by Kim Oliveros 
and Sisyphus V-X by Paulo Vinluan

The Art Fair Philippines 2015 is also participated by a great selection of galleries led by 1335 Mabini, Altromondo, Archivo, Arndt, Art Cube, Artesan, Art Informal, Art Verite, Avellana Art Gallery, Blanc, Boston Gallery, CANVAS, Crucible, Edouard Malingue Gallery, Equator Art Projects, Finale Art File, Galeria Duemila, Galerie Michael Janssen, J Studio, MO_, Nova Gallery, Nunu Fine Art, Pablo, Paseo Gallery, ROH Projects, Salcedo Private View, Secret Fresh, Silverlens, TAKSU, The Drawing Room, Tin-Aw Art Gallery, Vinyl on Vinyl and West Gallery.

Meta by Louie Cordero

Aside from the fair, the international auction powerhouse Christie's will feature some of these artists, along with other speakers, in a series of lectures dubbed as "Christie's Art Forum." Catch the forum on February 5, 3 p.m., for the topic "The Changing Art Environment;" February 6, 3 p.m., for the topic " Institutional Practices and Collecting Strategies;" February 7, 3 p.m., for the topic "The Philippine Pavilion at Benice Biennale-Tie A String Around the World;" and February 8, 3 p.m., for the topic "An Introduction to Post-War and Contemporary Art: Western Art Movement after 1945.

MirrorSkull by Christoph Steinmeyer, Junyee Birthing by Galleria Duemila,
Remains made from fiberglass, resin and 35mm celluloid film by Kawayan de Guia 
and Evening Dress by Iya Consorio

The Philippine-base international clothing line, Bench, also joined this year's Art Fair Philippines by showcasing their unique prints on their well-loved shirts and an art collaboration of the brand with Mr. Ronald Ventura. This is part of Bench's 6200: Mission Possible, an advocacy to help the  fisher folks affected by Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in Leyte.

Installation by Bench and Mr. Ronald Ventura

Ticket prices are Php150.00 for regular visitors and Php50.00 for students with valid IDs. It's free entrance for students with valid IDs from Makati City as well as for BPI credit card holders and Globe Platinum cardholders.

(above) Scream Series by Igan D'Bayan
(below) Alice in Wonderland Series by Daniel Dela Cruz

For more information about Art Fair Philippines 2015, you can visit and

Cosmic Conspiracy by Iyan De Jesus

Tin can art from Tin-aw Art Gallery

See you all there! Happy Rammmpa!


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