Art in the (online) park

Published August 3, 2020, 6:30 AM

by MB Lifestyle

Seven days of art from 53 exhibitors, special auctions, and more at the most affordable art fair in the Philippines

After its suspension earlier this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Art in the Park is back and fully online. From Aug. 10 to 17, 53 exhibitors representing galleries, art collectives, independent art spaces, and student groups will once again showcase a wide range of artworks that will surely appeal to a broad array of tastes and budgets. Prices of artworks are still capped at P50,000 with many art lovers set to score coveted pieces for even far less.

Just as it has done since 2006, Art in the Park will donate a portion of all sales to the Museum Foundation of the Philippines in support of its projects and programs for the National Museum of the Philippines and its network. 

Art in the Park, in partnership with Globe for the Globe Platinum Hour,willhost the special exhibit “Isometric Ay! lah, lah, land…” featuring colorful prints and paintings of artist Richard Quebral. A collection of works from Reena Gabriel will also be available exclusively for Globe Platinum members. Quebral will offer Art in the Park visitors a rare glimpse into his art-making process through a series of videos that will be launched on Art in the Park’s website and social media accounts. There will also be a live auction on Aug. 16, of Richard Quebral’s largest painting among the five he made especially for the fair.

THE TICK Art In The Park PH 2020 Special Exhibit Dex Fernandez through his alter ego @garapata_ will install a “Garapata Hatchery,” where visitors can participate in his art-making process and take home some Garapata merch

BPI Presents, a special collaboration with the Bank of the Philippine Islands, will bring a virtual demonstration of artist Jackie Lozano’s method of portraiture. Also in the lineup is an original performance by Fifth Wall Fest, a group that seeks to introduce Philippine audiences to dance films as an art form.

Other special exhibits at the virtual fair include “Garapata Hatchery”by artist Dex Fernandez.  He will be creating 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. Popular artist and illustrator Robert Alejandro will also be conducting live online sessions on Art in the Park’s social media accounts.

MASKED TESTING Death is smiling by Joselito Jalayan

The lineup of participating galleries and art groups include Ang I.N.K., Archivo 1984, Arnold Art Collection, ART for Space Gallery, ART LAB: Atelier Cesare & Jean Marie Syjuco, Art Underground, Art Verite Gallery, Art Wednesday, Artepintura Gallery, Artery Art Space, Association of Pinoy printmakers, Avellana Art Gallery, Blanc, Boston Art Gallery, Cevio Art Haus, District Gallery, Famous Artists, Far Eastern University, Galeria de las Islas, Galerie Anna, Galerie Artes, Galerie Stephanie, Kulay Art Group, Los Nuevos Conquistadores, J Studio, KASIBULAN, M A G, Mono8 Gallery, Museum Foundation of the PhilippinesJoe Geraldo works & Carlo Villafuerte’s jewelry, Nineveh Artspace, Nord Anglia International School, Potters’ Group-Jon Petty john, Potters’ Group-EJ Espiritu, Potters’ Group-Sagada, Potters’ Group-Joey De Castro, Project 20 Maginhawa, Orange Project, Resurrection Furniture and Found Objects Gallery, Sheerjoy, Silverlens, Space Encounters, T.U.P Fine Arts, The Authenticity Zero, The Mighty Bhutens, The Photography Zone, The Thursday Group, Tin-Aw Art Gallery, Village Art Gallery, Vinyl on Vinyl, UP College of Fine Arts, vMeme Contemporary Art Gallery, and Ysobel Art Gallery.

BLANC SPACE Works by Richard Quebral

For a complete Art in the Park experience at home, there will be an online musical performance by independent singer-songwriter and guitarist Martti Franca on the fair’s closing day.  A selection of food and drinks and special promos from Art in the Park F&B partners will also be available.

Art in the Park 2020, which will be from Aug. 10 to 17 at, is organized by Philippine Art Events, Inc. for the benefit of the Museum Foundation of The Philippines.

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