Art Fair Manila Philippines is happening on February 7-10

Art in a car park? Now why didn't I think of that. Yes it can and will happen in Makati with Art Fair Philippines 2013 on February 7 to 10, 2013.  Art Fair Philippines 2013 will take place in an alternative urban venue--The Link car park located between the Makati Shangri-La Hotel and the Landmark Department Store. Many know the building because its walls convert into a glowing palette of ever-changing color in the evenings. 

MFPI VP Lisa Periquet (MFPI), Trickie Lopa (MFPI) of Museum Foundation Philippines
organizers of the Art Fair Philippines
The fair invited 24 galleries and art groups were carefully screened and chosen to transform the Level 6 carpark into a boutique art fair. The Art fair will feature the best in Philippine contemporary art presented by each gallery. Tin-Aw Art Gallery will feature a solo show by Mark Justiniani, while CANVAS will work with six artists, including Elmer Borlongan, Emmanuel Garibay, and Don Salubayba, on the theme Looking for Juan in BasketballSalcedo Auctions will have works by London-based Filipino artist David Cortez Medalla, National Artist J. Elizalde Navarro, and from the estate of Onib Olmedo,. Other major galleries participating are Silverlens, The Drawing Room, Galleria Duemila, Blanc, Art Informal, Manila Contemporary, Finale Art Gallery, West Gallery, MO Space, Boston Gallery, among others.

Visitors will be welcomed at a specially commissioned reception desk created entirely of iconic San Miguel Beer crates by artist Norberto “Peewee” Roldan, Jr.. A well-planned exhibition, area, styled by design superstar Kenneth Cobonpue and laid out by the Leandro V. Locsin Partners, will set off gallery offerings and art installations for the viewing pleasure of art lovers, collectors, enthusiasts. 

Taking center stage as the fair’s special exhibit, Asphalt, a rambling installation from sculptor Gabriel Barredo, is an intriguing, fantastical folly imbued with the amazing creative and mechanical genius of the artist. This promises to be a marvel to anyone, whether they are familiar with or new to Barredo's work. A surprise offering from auction superstar Ronald Ventura is in the works too. Below are some photos of Gabby Barredo's work.

Art pieces will dot Makati City’s public area, complementing the fair as part of Ayala Land’s Make It Happen Make It Makati campaign. 

Art Fair Philippines 2013 will deliver a unique, multi-layered experience to anyone interested in Philippine contemporary art. Art Fair Philippines 2013 aims to be the art fair for the Philippines. So put some art in your life and see you there on February 7 to 10, 2013! 

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