Here's what to expect from their long-awaited comeback
It is such a heartening thought that, even though we are still in a state of lockdown due to Covid-19, we are now seeing galleries, theater plays, and outdoor fairs returning to their pre-pandemic state.
A great example—Art Fair Philippines is back! After three years, Art Fair will again transform The Link carpark in Makati City into a multi-level art exhibition venue. The fair will take place from Feb. 17 to 19, 2023. Notably, this year will feature a new "biophilic" design, which the organizers say will give fairgoers "a refreshed experience in an organically designed setting, enhancing the spirit of discovery and surprise when exploring the space."
Art Fair Philippines 2023 lineup
This year, Art Fair Philippines welcomes 63 exhibitors from the Philippines and overseas.
The participating exhibitors from the Philippines are:
1335/Mabini, Anakbanwa Creative Residency Project, Art Cube, Art Elaan, Art for Space, Art Lounge Manila, Art Underground, Art Verité, Artery Art Space, Boston Art Gallery, CANVAS, Early Light, FIFTH WALL FEST, FotomotoPH, GALERIA PALOMA, Galerie Stephanie, Gravity Art Space, isTorya Studios, J Studio, Jes Aznar, Kaida Contemporary, KalawakanSpacetime, KANTINA, Kapitan Kulam, León Gallery, Lunang Mentoring Program, Mark Lewis Higgins, METRO Gallery, MONO8, Mugna Gallery + Foundation University DAFA, no space, Orange Project, Paint Bukog, Paseo Art Gallery, Pintô Art Museum, Qube Gallery, Secret Fresh Gallery, SILVERLENS, Sitting Room Studios, Sulyap Gallery by Tahanan Pottery, Super Duper Gallery, TARZEER PICTURES, The Crucible, Tom Epperson, TRIANGULUM, Tin-aw Art Projects, Village Art Gallery, White Walls Gallery, and Ysobel Art Gallery.
Foreign galleries include:
Art Agenda (Singapore and Jakarta), Artemis Art (Malaysia), Gallery Kogure (Japan), Kobayashi Gallery (Japan), Cayón (Spain), GALLERY SCENA (Japan), La Lanta Fine Art (Thailand), Nunu Fine Art (Taiwan), Gajah Gallery (Singapore), Vin Gallery (Vietnam), Yavuz Gallery (Singapore and Australia), and YOD Gallery (Japan).
Galleries from the three main island clusters of the Philippines were also given pride of place in Art Fair Philippines 2023:
no Space (Luzon), Orange Project (Visayas), and Panit Bukog (Mindanao).
Apart from the traditional arts, Art Fair will introduce a new section in the fair, the digital arts.
In the new section, Art Fair will focus on works that incorporate computer technology, animation, augmented reality (AR), non-fungible tokens (NFTs), and the metaverse.
The digital section will highlight two exhibits from notable Filipino digital artists: New York-based Skye Nicolas with his "Frequencies of Nostalgia" show, and Mark Inducil from Melbourne, with "Homecoming."
These special exhibits are curated by CryptoArtPH artists Bjorn Calleja and Jopet Arias.
Learning at #ArtFairPH
ArtFairPH/Talks, created in partnership with the Ateneo Art Gallery and Museum Foundation of the Philippines, seeks to provide learning opportunities for Art Fair Philippines visitors with a variety of lectures, panel discussions, and artists talks.
Augmenting the learning opportunities at the fair is ArtFairPH/Workshops, which focuses this year on digital art. Attend their workshops to find out how to become a digital artist and learn more about the local crypto art scene in the Philippines.
10 Days of Art and the Gallery Weekend
As a companion event to the fair, there will also be a "10 Days of Art" event, which will run from Feb. 10 to 19. The shows are meant to "celebrate art beyond the venue of the fair," according to the organizers.
The exhibits will take place around the Makati Central Business District, with participation from galleries, museums, bars, restaurants, and retail establishments.
For schedule and updates, visit www.10daysofart.com.
Fair tickets can be purchased in advance at www.artfairphilippines.com. Tickets will also be available at the reception area of Art Fair Philippines from Feb. 17 to 19.