Two years since the country’s premier art fair decided to go offline amid the pandemic, Art Fair Philippines is now back with a hybrid exhibit for local art enthusiasts and budding artists alike.
46 participating exhibitors from the Philippines and around the world will take part in the art fair’s comeback held from March 23 until April 1. Tickets are now available for its special presentation exhibits.
Here's what you need to know about Art Fair Philippines 2022:
Where will it be held?
With the fair usually held within closed quarters at The Link in Makati, this year’s exhibit will take on an open-air approach at the Ayala Triangle Gardens.
Similar to the setup from The Link, this year’s venue will be split into different exhibits, mainly Photo, Projects, Residences, AR Art Trail, and Film.
The AR Art Trail is the newest addition to the fair, as visitors will be following an interactive art trail with QR codes spread out on the grounds.
Featured artists include Leeroy New, Eliza Victoria, Jeremy Couillard, Eva Papamargariti, Elliot Dodd, Tuomas Laitinen, Keiken, Aaajiao, and Florian Meisenberg.
The digital films exhibit will showcase media artist Jeremy Couillard’s new film There Is No Up Or Down, Only Attraction (2022) along with three works from his Fuzz Spiral series — a collection of three films based on the artist’s recent video game Fuzz Dungeon (2021). The films include Fuzz Spiral, Tad Mol, The Inventor of the Letter G, and Voluntary Associations.
Meanwhile, special presentations from Russian artist Sasha Frolova and other local featured artists such as Lazaro Soriano, Nune Alvarado, Melvin Guirhem, Aze Ong, Bjorn Calleja, Doktor Karayom, Johanna Helmuth, Ryan Jara, Tyang Karyel, and Wyndelle Remonde will be held at the Ayala Tower One Area.
The park-wide exhibit will be open from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
Are there other venues?
After you've finished the Ayala Triangle tour, Art Fair PH is also encouraging patrons to "gallery hop" or visit their other participating galleries in Makati, Quezon City, Muntinlupa, Mandaluyong, and Taguig. Check out the full list here.
What will be held online?
With the art exhibits held in the Ayala Triangles, talks from contemporary art experts, virtual walkthroughs, and workshops will be held online.
The discussions will range from "The Untold Story of 2678 Years of Collecting with Paco Barragan" (March 25, 7:00 p.m.) to "Lazaro “Arô” Soriano and the art of storytelling" (March 26, 4:00 p.m.) and "Regional Focus: PANAY Practices" March 30, 1:00 PM)
Check out the full list of virtual events here.
Where can I see more sneak peeks of the exhibit?
The exhibit will slowly roll out teasers and more photos through the weeks leading to March 23, but you may create an account through their website to receive first-hand updates and newsletters from the Art Fair PH team.
How much are the tickets?
While the Triangle Gardens show will be a free-for-all open space, the special presentations held specifically at the Ayala Tower One Fountain Area are priced at P150 for a single 3-hour pass.
You can now purchase advanced tickets for the Art Fair Projects here. GCash and debit card payments are allowed.