PREVIEW | All the IG-Worthy Art and Spaces at This Year’s Art Fair Philippines


All the IG-Worthy Art and Spaces at This Year’s Art Fair Philippines
There are tons of content-worthy snaps to be taken at the fair this year.

Images and text by: Hannah Lazatin

Every year, Art Fair Philippines has been metro’s go-to destination for collectors to get their first dibs on art and add to their growing collection, for galleries to showcase their artists’ latest work, and for enthusiasts to come and appreciate contemporary art.

Now on its 8th year, Art Fair has only gotten bigger. There are now workshop sessions to supplement ArtFairPH/Talks, an all-new ArtFairPH/Film section where one can enter a dark room, lounge on some throw pillows and catch viewings of feature-length films, documentaries, and short animations curated by Erwin Romulo, Philbert Dy, and Teddy Co. Art Fair also welcomes ArtFairPH/Incubators, which are creative spaces that think beyond the typical gallery format and feature more immersive pieces.

Taking up four floors plus the roof deck at The Link carpark in Makati, the country’s biggest art fair can get overwhelming. It’s dotted with intricate installations and artwork that will beguile you, make you stop in your tracks, and think. As is the best approach when admiring a piece—you will take a step back and literally admire the bigger picture, take a closer look at its details, and redo the first step again to see if you’ve missed anything. If a work catches your eye, you take a photo (no flash photography!) to remember it.

If you’re planning to hit up Art Fair PH this weekend, here are a few, snap-worthy pieces that you won’t want to miss:

ArtFairPH Projects: Jellyfish Kisses

ArtFairPH Projects: Perry Argel

ArtFairPH Projects: The Triumph of Everyman, Onib Olmedo

Walang Kawala (No Way Out), Tarzeer Pictures

I came like water and like wind I go, Dianne Rosario, Tarzeer Pictures

The Heap, Viva La Vida (Portrait of a Female Artist at 40), Wawi Navarroza, Silverlens

Hallow, Nona Garcia, Biotransforms

Fields of Color IX, Olivia d’Aboville, Altro Mondo Gallery

Leda II, Manolo Gonzalez, Galerie Ovo

Panther, Idaira del Castillo, Galerie Ovo

A series of work by Yeo Kaa, Yavuz Gallery

Drown in Silence: Before Midnight #2, Behind the Sin: Night Walker Series #1, Behind the Sin: Night Walker Series #2, Taufik Ermas, Artemis Art

I Really, Really, Dennis Bato, Artemis Art

White, Peter Zimmermann, Nunu Fine Arts

Yellow Flint, Peter Zimmermann, Nunu Fine Arts

Narcissus 1-25, Ricky Villabona, Tin-aw Gallery

Physichromie 1412, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Cayon Gallery

Opera – Screaming Faces, Gabriela Barredo, Silverlens

#Traveller (Bighead Series), Andres Barrioquinto, Secret Fresh Gallery

Flesh and Needles III, Abi Dionisio

Empire #4, Empire #8, Empire #1, Julius Redillas, Galerie Roberto

Kalawakan ng Kalooban, Josh Palisoc, Galerie Roberto

A Better Move (below), The Last Move, Anton Del Castillo, Galerie Roberto

Irresistible Grace, Julie Lluch, Galerie Stephanie

Unclouded, Ross Jaylo, Canvas

Hublot X Rodel Tapaya


Source: PREVIEW PH: “All the IG-Worthy Art and Spaces at This Year’s Art Fair Philippines”

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