Has it been a while since you got inspired? Has it been a while since you picked up that brush and made something out of that canvas you’ve just been staring at? Are you looking for that one big boost just to squeeze out your creative juices? Or maybe you just want to go to a place to just appreciate #art. Don’t worry, the annual Art Fair Philippines is back and it’s bigger and sooner than ever! Expect to walk through 4 whole floors of a carpark thats transformed into one big exhibit space.
The annual Art Fair is getting bigger and it’s because of the growing appreciation of art by everyones as well as the growing local talent throughout the whole country. You’ll experience and witness the local art scene like you’ve never been before! You’ll see contemporary art in different forms and concepts from the most talented artists around the country.
Each piece holds its own unique concept which is why this exhibit holds the BEST in contemporary art.
In Design Made Happy, we’ve come up with bunch of art work and installations to look forward to on each floor as soon as you visit!
1. Waves by Ronald Ventura
According to Art Fair Philippines, this is the main installation in the whole exhibit entitled “Waves” by sought after contemporary artist, Ronald Ventura. It is a large boat sculpture projected inside the dark room that can be viewed from a window. To dig in deeper, its art relays a relevant message today about the hardships during migration, speaking alot about a big issue that should be addressed today.
2. Maria Jeona Zoleta
This work of art was made by none other than Maria Jeona Zoleta. She is known to use a neon pastel palette, that represents issues on sexual imagery and pop culture references, and all the itsy bitsy experience us millenials go through. You can spot her work from a mile away with the installations own whimsical characteristics.
3. Mark Valenzuela
As soon as you enter the 6th floor, you will be greeted by Mark Valenzuela’s work on ceramic figures entitled “New Folk Heroes”. His installation represents an unspoken issue on hierarchy and social conformity in the country. His work is made out of ceramic, concrete, timber, among others. The ceramic figures are relatively a small size with detailed drawings on the ceramic.
4. Project Pleiades by Agnes Arellano
Once you step into this dark room, you will instantly catch your attention onto this interesting sculpture among three other in the area that represent four celestial beings. These sculptures are made from cast tone and then stained with tea. They are goddesses that able to somehow “encounter with mortal beings”.
Other cool things we saw!
To add to that, Art Fair Philippines has extended their space up to the roof deck just for Art Fair/Talks Tent which will get to accommodate the thousands of people who’ve attend year after year! There was still so much to see and the only way to see it for yourself is by heading there!
“Discover why Philippine art is among the most exciting in Southeast Asia.”
How to get there?
Feb 16-19, 2017
Thursday – Sunday 10 am – 9 pm