Lenten exhibit “Takip Silim” depicts the passion and sacrifice of Christ

Araneta City held recently an exhibit of religious relics in Ali Mall to remind the public this Lenten season of the passion and sacrifice of Christ.

Invitingly titled “Takip Silim”, the exhibit depicts Jesus Christ’s passion, crucifixion, death, and burial which ended during the day’s dusk (or takip silim). More than 40 religious images and replicas from different parishes around Metro Manila and Rizal were on display in the exhibit.

Notable images displayed are vintage holy week images of Nazareno, Mater Dolorosa, La Esperanza Macarena, and San Juan Apostol, to name a few. These inclusions mirror the religious processions held in cities and provinces across the country during Good Friday.

“We are bringing to Ali Mall this timely Lenten presentation to bring the Passion of Christ closer to our patrons and nearby communities. May this exhibit make the faith of our mallgoers stronger, especially in this period of recovery,” Aileen Ibay, Property Manager of Ali Mall, said.

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A ‘Heart to Art’ exhibit at Gateway Gallery

The J. Amado Araneta Foundation (JAAF) and Araneta City’s Gateway Gallery partner with public interest law organization ImagineLaw in hosting an art anthology exhibit to celebrate the culmination of Philippine Heart Month.

Titled ‘Heart to Art,’ the anthology exhibit features crowdsourced art pieces by local Filipino artists that depict personal stories and experiences on heart disease and COVID-19. It is open for public viewing for free at the Gateway Gallery until March 15, 2022.

In the Philippines, coronary heart disease (CHD), a type of cardiovascular disease, is responsible for taking over 120,800 lives annually making it the number 1 cause of death in the country. Health conditions like heart disease, also aggravate the symptoms of COVID-19. About half of Filipinos who died from COVID-19 also suffered from comorbidities, most of which were found to be CHD.

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Behind this statistic are real people, with real stories to tell. The realities faced by people with heart disease cannot be expressed through numbers alone.

The art exhibit aims to raise awareness of heart disease as a prevalent concern among Filipinos, and build support for the issuance of trans fat elimination policies in the country. TFA is a toxic compound commonly found in partially hydrogenated oil (PHO) food items, such as prepackaged and baked and fried street and restaurant food. Poor diet high in TFA increases the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) like heart attacks, known comorbidity of COVID-19.

The Heart to Art exhibit represents a fervent call to strengthen efforts to combat cardiovascular diseases’ risk factors. It is hoped that through this exhibit, one’s eyes are opened to the urgent need to enact policies that will prioritize Filipinos’ heart health. 

To know more about the exhibit, you may contact Eloah (09162219846, eloah@imaginelaw.ph), or Ma-Anne (09178130632, maanne@imaginelaw.ph).

Gateway Gallery is Araneta City’s museum devoted to the promotion of Philippine arts and culture. It is a free-admission museum, open daily from 10 am to 6 pm at 5F Gateway Tower, Araneta City, Quezon City. For inquiries, you may call at 8588-4000 local 8300, or email at gatewaygallery@aranetagroup.com.

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Educator-artist Fernando Roxas flexes his art in ‘Music in Me’ exhibit

In time for the National Arts Month, professor and artist Fernando Martin ‘Nani’ Roxas opens his second one-man art show through the “Music in Me” exhibit at the Gateway Gallery in Araneta City.

More than 20 pieces of artworks of various genres and media are up on display until February 18, 2022, at Gateway Gallery’s Small Room. Viewers will get to experience his masterpieces that are inspired by the Post-Impressionists, Expressionists, and Constructivists from the Western modern art period.

Roxas’ exhibit constitutes a body of art created in various stages of his life. A professional educator who enjoys the arts and music, he favors working with acrylics on canvas, mixed media on paper board, pastel on velour, and recently, gouache on canvas. He also works in three-dimensional art as evident in the Music in Me exhibit’s solo sculpture, which will be featured on the cover for a tourism book to be published by the University of Sussex and De La Salle University.

Outside of his art, Roxas has been teaching Operations Management, Supply Chains, Systems Thinking, and other basic modules in the Degree and Executive Learning Programs of the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) for over 20 years. He has published internationally in peer-reviewed journals on Sustainable Energy & Tourism. He is also the Executive Director of the Dr. Andrew L. Tan Center for Tourism, where he develops training programs and research on Sustainable Tourism applications.

Catch the “Music in Me” exhibit at the Gateway Gallery, located on the 5th floor of Gateway Tower in Araneta City. Lucky visitors may even get the chance to meet Roxas and experience a personal tour of the exhibit by the artist himself!

Admission is FREE. Gateway Gallery is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm. For inquiries on the exhibit, call 8588-4000 local 8300, email gatewaygallery@aranetagroup.com, or connect through the gallery’s official social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter).


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Araneta City honors feast of Santo Niño with ‘Ang Batang Hesus’ exhibit in Ali Mall

Araneta City opens to the public the “Ang Batang Hesus” exhibit in Ali Mall in partnership with Santo Niño devotees to honor the Child Jesus.

In time for the feast of Santo Niño, the faithful are invited to visit the solemn display of the different images of child Jesus near the Gen. MacArthur entrance of Ali Mall from January 7 to 15, 2022.

The “Ang Batang Hesus” exhibit features more than 50 images from Santo Niño devotees and benefactors. Among them are the famous replicas of the three oldest Santo Niño images in the Philippines: Santo Niño de Cebu, Santo Niño de Tondo, and Santo Niño de Arevalo.

Aileen Ibay, Ali Mall Property Manager, sees the exhibit as an opportunity to strengthen the faith of the public given the ongoing health crisis. “This exhibit aims to give hope to people by reminding them the symbolism of Santo Niño to our faith and culture,” she said.

In Philippine history, the original image of the Santo Niño was given as a baptismal gift to native Filipinos by Spanish explorers. The image was venerated and accepted by the locals but was lost in warfare. It was, later on, discovered intact and safe amidst burning debris, a miracle regarded to show that anyone can rise from any tribulation.

A formal opening and blessing of the exhibit on January 7 were led by Rev. Fr. John Thomas of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish. The exhibit is open for public viewing for free during mall hours.

Under Alert Level 3, Ali Mall and other Araneta City malls (Gateway Mall and Farmers Plaza) are open from 10 am until 9 pm from Sunday to Thursday, and until 10 pm every Friday and Saturday.

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‘L’Art de Trois Femmes’ Features Swedish Artist Jeanette Kamphuis

The  “Fashion Interiors” (2307 Chino Roces Extension, Makati 1232-Former Pasong Tamo, Magallanes ) exclusive furniture store had the honor to host the soft opening of “L’Art de Trois Femmes,” an exhibition of European artists featuring Swedish Jeanette Kamphuis, Polish Natalia Biegalska and Denise Hedera. The soft opening was broadcasted by the music group “Anything goes 101”.

Kamphuis exhibited her larger Suprematism Contemporary collection where she gives honor to the infinity in the Universe and the living basic elements on Earth. As you go for a visit you will also have the opportunity to view a few of her skyline series where she encourages the audience to take care of Mother Earth. For this series, she received an award 1 Dec 2019 in Manila Hotel from the “Noble Queen of the Universe” organization as “Ambassador Queen of the Environment.”

Kamphuis is a multi-talented artist. At the tender age of eight, she won an art competition and she never stopped painting since then. Many of you might know her as a musician or talent in many telenovela series but art has become second nature to her. One of her sayings is “Art is OXYGEN” and we all surely need that especially these days.

Kamphuis skyline series.

She is an artist, a musician, an actress. She is a citizen of the world with deep ecological sensibilities whose many iterations stem from her varied life experiences of traveling to more than 96 countries over seven continents.  Ultimately, she is a constant evolution of talent, ideas, and beliefs. You can find her murals and art in Sweden, Germany, Austria, the USA, the Philippines, South Africa, and Mozambique.

Kamphuis has made a great impact on the Philippine art scene with three solo exhibits and 34 group exhibits with local artists. For more information, visit her website http://artisticeuro.com/.

“L’Art de Trois Femmes” group exhibition has been extended to January 8, 2022.

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The Royalty at King: A multi-sensory experience of local art and international dining all under Tagaytay’s cool clime


On the 50th birthday of artist and patron-of-the-arts Lerma Julian, she and five other female artists from varied professional and geographical backgrounds come together in King Arts and Restaurant in Tagaytay to express their visions of joie de vivre in an exhibit titled Lerma’s 5D.

Julian has contributed much to the Sta. Rosa, Laguna art scene by founding a community, Life n’ Arts, which provides quality art education and materials to local creatives.

Lerma Julian

Joining her in the current exhibit are artists hailing largely from the art scene south of Manila.

Vicente Manansala’s granddaughter Khristina has dedicated the last 13 years to full-time art practice. Known for her evocative depiction of human facial expressions vis-à-vis archetypal images of Eastern philosophy, Manansala was initially dissuaded from pursuing art as a professional path but has since persisted and made a name for herself.

A compatriot of Julian, Ana Isip is a professional makeup artist who has continued collecting dolls since childhood. Now a mother who shares her collection with her daughters, the “child-like expression on a doll finds new significance” as Isip has turned her creative hand to a new medium: acrylic on canvas. From being a collector, her works now sit in local and international collections.

An OB-gyne by day, Aida N. Huertas-Dinulos watches and helps a different kind of life bloom and unfold in her watercolor paintings of flora. While a doctor’s practice involves precision, she allows nature’s patience and spontaneity to speak through her brush and canvas as she works from Silang, Cavite.

Jeanette Bilan-Capili, a judge who grew up in Bacoor, Cavite, revives her childhood love for painting, moving from appreciator to art-maker as she moved from her childhood city to Sta. Rosa upon her appointment into the judiciary. It was here that she found time to try her hand at art and thus enrolled in Life n’ Arts, finding her voice in oil, acrylic, and watercolor.

Crese Cambronero has worn many hats, from food entrepreneur to real estate broker and wealth strategist, and from art collector to art practitioner. Moving from the form of the world towards its essence, her paintings attempt to communicate the psyche’s awakening to sublime realities. She is also the owner of King Arts and Restaurant.

Crese Cambronero with her artworks.

The exhibit opened last November 7 and ran until December 7 at King Arts and Restaurant.


Continuing this thread is the upcoming two-man exhibit on December 12 by James Hermogenes and Carlo Lamano. Both artists espouse landscape expressionism, occasionally veering towards abstraction, with their use of metallic hues which add distinct character to a well-trod art movement.

The two deploy paint splatters, bold brush strokes, and rich impasto applied across the foreground to mimic the textures and elements of the earth, all under gradients that evoke the moods of the sky. Evocative of John Dunne’s poetry which sang of how the English landscape drew out strong emotions, the duo intends to impress the same effect upon viewers of their art.

Fitting, given King Art and Restaurant’s proximity to the vistas along the Tagaytay ridge overlooking Taal lake.

Aside from being known by regulars for pulling-off Italian, Thai, Indian, Dutch, Greek, and Filipino dishes, the joint also serves as an artist hub promoting both local and visiting up-and-coming and veteran artists, making for a multi-sensory experience all under Tagaytay’s mild climate.

Regulars at King often come to associate the place with their warm interiors buoyed by their wood furniture, most notably their Narra hardwood long tables and conference tables, which can also be purchased to bring home that experience of royalty.

King Arts and Restaurant’s warm interiors are buoyed by their wood furniture.

Creativity is not confined to the art and objets d’art adorning the location but also in King’s menu, as the offerings adapt to the seasonality of organic ingredients as well as the requests of customers, switching up the familiar without deviating from the comfortable.

King Arts and Restaurant is located at 534 Purok 5 Pasong Langka, Silang Cavite. For more information, visit http://kingartsresto.com. Feel free to contact +6391789000021.

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Filipino artistry shines through

Get to know these two talented artists – Ehrlich “Firechill” Ocampo and Pete Velasquez – who are showcasing their artistry locally and internationally. Ocampo has recently been amazed and received a standing ovation from the judges in America’s Got Talent as he continued his mission to provide awe-inspiring performances to his audience.

Gateway Gallery exhibited the works of Pete Velasquez a renowned architect turned visual artist, titled Phid-DRAW. Velasquez’ 11th solo exhibit displayed the Filipino maiden bearing classic names from a bygone era: Mariposa, Paraluman, and Marilag.


 Ehrlich ‘Firechill’ Ocampo’s unique circus act

 Ehrlich “Firechill” Ocampo is set to become one of our country’s national treasures as he continues to inspire and innovate with his unique Levi wand circus act.

The former Cirque de Soleil performer combines the softness of dance with the marvel of magic in Levi wand performances, where a wand seemingly floats in midair as Firechill dances around and moves. It is a stunning exhibition of grace and modernity – one that appeals to all audiences regardless of nationality.

The judges at America’s Got Talent confirmed this, calling Firechill’s act “flawless” and “unique”. Howie Mandel was even heard saying, “That is an art form that I don’t think we’ve seen. I’ve been here for a long time. That was beautiful. I loved it.”

Despite the recent recognition, however, Firechill has been honing his art for years. His journey is an awe-inspiring and heart-warming example of how passion and to determine can manifest in success. Against the wishes of his family who encouraged a more standard career route, Firechill knew that he wanted more from his life: to reveal a magical world one dance step at a time.

Even after all his hard work to become a skilled performer, his journey was still filled with several challenges. When he received a job opportunity for the Cirque de Soleil, he needed three weeks of seafarer training, several dozens of documents and certificates, and was even denied a visa once. Still, he persevered and did whatever he needed to pursue his dream of being a circus performer.

He trained with the best circus performers all around the world and developed his unique act where he dances around a levitating wand. As he told the judges in America’s Got Talent, “I am here fighting for myself, my family, my friends, my community, my country.”

The proudly Filipino artist says that kababayans should have more opportunities to develop their skills, as many of our countrymen have the talent, but not the opportunities or resources to expand them.  He calls all local creatives to stay true to their truths, and find a way to showcase their passion.

Firechill is also the author of “The Boy Who Dreamt Of Flying”, a heart-touching fable of a boy who weaved a dreamcatcher to catch his dreams of flying. Inspired by his own life, the book is filled with wonderful imagery, imaginative characters, and timeless truths. Through this story, Firechill hopes to foster a community of inclusion, where everyone accepts each other, misfits, freaks, and weirdos alike.

Further expressing himself in various mediums, Firechill is also a renowned visual artist. His original works evoke an almost perceptible sadness mixed with hope, as his subjects are often depicted reaching out for their dreams despite adversity.

For more information about Ehrlich “Firechill” Ocampo, contact A-List & Partners Consulting Group Inc. at communications@a-listconsulting.com. 


Pete Velasquez’s 11th solo exhibit

Pete Velasquez, architect turned visual artist, is one of the more prolific artists in the country today, even during the pandemic. Known for his idyllic scenes of the country and her maidens, in drawing and painting, Velasquez never tires of capturing his experiences through paintings or drawings.

In his 11th solo exhibit, Pidh-DRAW, Velasquez displays modernist techniques in producing classic images on canvas or paper using line drawings and tonal renditions of objects or forms. In the imaginative world of artist Pete Velasquez, figurative expressions are celebrated and were produced through pure imagination and keen observations.

Pete Velasquez Last Supper acrylic on canvas

In this exhibit, Velasquez portrays the Filipino maiden bearing classic names from a bygone era; which may sound too old-fashioned for the young generation of today. The maidens of Velasquez bear exquisite names such as Mariposa, Paraluman, and Marilag; names that epitomize old-world values such as industry, faithfulness, and purity. His maidens remind us of our great-grandparents, who led lives of sacrifice, dignity, and respect for farming and the good Earth. He identifies himself as an artist and a farmer, and his name Pete, in Filipino is Pedro (Pihd-Draw), connecting him to the traditional women featured in the exhibit.

Velasquez takes inspiration from the outdoors and loves doing plein air (outdoor) painting by the river bank, or anywhere that his folding Brompton bike may take him. Other days, he would use his Vespa, an Italian scooter that makes his outdoor painting sessions an inspired, elevated experience. His love for Vespa manifested in his art, as seen in the Vespa series, situating the Italian classic in a Philippine backdrop of traditional terrains, culture, and lifestyle.

For inquiries, pls contact gatewaygallery@aranetagroup.com, or contact them on their Facebook (GatewayGalleryPh), Twitter (gateway_gallery), and Instagram (gateway. gallery) accounts.

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CCP leads Arts to the Light with ‘Kahapon, Ngayon, at Bukas’ façade show

Celebrating its 52nd founding anniversary this year, the Cultural Center of the Philippines looks back on the year that was, reflects on our current dispensation, and anticipates what the future brings for the artistic sector and the country in general, through a light, projection, and sound show, in Sinag 2021, slated on November 21, 2021.

The CCP’s iconic building facade will serve as a canvas for a projection mapping conceptualized and executed by renowned projection designer, GA Fallarme.

Featuring CCP’s archival footages and some visual elements to add texture, volume, and movement to an otherwise static element, the projection show revolves around the theme “KAHAPON, NGAYON, at BUKAS” as a reflection on the storied past, on-going struggles, and fervent hopes for a better normal.

KAHAPON, the first segment, pays tribute to the Filipino audiences who have been an important part of the CCP’s journey through the decades. Accompanied by singer/composer Ebe Dancel’s “Manatili,” this segment will showcase images of audience members and timelapse footage of people filling in the various CCP theaters and spaces.

The second segment, NGAYON, contemplates the COVID-19 pandemic and how it has affected the country, particularly, the artistic communities, through a short animation. It features the story and illustrations by Joel “Făbô” Fabonan, animated by Fallarme, with National Artist Lucrecia Kasilag’s Divertissement as a music bed.

The animation video delves into the people’s sentiments during this pandemic, and how arts became their haven in this trying time. It highlights how the CCP continues to execute its mandate to bring arts and culture closer to the Filipino people in the safety of their homes. As the Center prepares to reopen its doors, the animation video reiterates that the CCP remains the home of Filipino artists.

Set in electro-pop music by Joee Mejias, fun and whimsical video where a CCP trickster invades the virtual world will be shown for the final segment – BUKAS.

The light show, designed by the CCP artistic and technical team led by Danilo Villanueva and Louie Alcoran, intensifies the artistic ambiance with a creative interlude of lights and sounds in the fountain and other areas. Inspired by an original design of Teddy Hilado, “A Little Light Music,” set to Igor Stravinsky’s “Firebird,” the presentation will showcase the facets of the building in a new light.

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ManilART 2021: A Legacy Continued

Held last month from October 20 to 24, ManilART’21 continued to adapt to the exigencies of the changing times. Patrons and art lovers were able to visit the fair both onsite and online, as well as peek into several satellite sites around the country including those in Davao, Tarlac, Pampanga, Cavite, and Rizal. Its theme this year, “Continuing Legacies,” is in line with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA)’s 2021 theme of “Showcasing the Nation, Shaping the Filipino ImagiNation.” The role of museums and galleries in both creative industry and cultural patrimony is part of an ongoing narrative necessitating constant dialogue and evolution.

Twenty-six galleries showcased the works of their artists, with standout shows that were well-received and many sold out. Onsite, fairgoers were able to safely and responsibly immerse themselves in art in its full dimensionality, as well as interact with artists, curators, and other enthusiasts. Timed entrances, contactless registration, and social distancing protocols were strictly observed with the help of partner Ticketbooth and as monitored by Safecity Taguig.

 Legacies close to our hearts

In a year steeped in grief and loss, the fair offered reprieve through fairgoers immersing themselves in the arts even for just the moment. Within the fair, artists and gallerists have lost some of their dearest friends.

Memorials were held for Maestros Rene Robles and Carlito Ortega. During the customary artists’ night, reminiscing and merry-making abounded while celebrating the life and contribution of these trailblazers.

Rene Robles is known for pioneering the art of Assertionism in the Philippines, with his daring angles on commonplace subject matters that lend traditional media an abstracted quality.

Carlito Ortega is known for his metal sculptures in the figurative-expressionistic style. His works, often informed by folk art and the human form are stationery yet assume a dynamic soulfulness.

The late Carlito Ortega next to his work at ManilART 2018.

Going phygital

True to the tone of building legacies in ever-changing times, a new addition to ManilART 2021 is the “phygital experience.”

Alongside painting and sculpture originals, one could find Augmented-Reality multiples or copies, interactive digital galleries, and minted crypto art of the featured artworks. These phygital multiples are Non-fungible Tokens (NFTs) that were given transactional codes indelibly tied to the blockchain.

Examples of these phygital debuts include Ed Coronel’s Freedom gummy bears that would periodically blink as if imbued with life; Bell Sison’s Megabuster dog sculpture that could be digitally placed in any room; Ramon Orlina’s Delighted in Mother’s Arms in all the maestro’s iconic splendor, preserved through the digital.

 NQC’s victories

On the opening day of ManilART 2021, the National Quincentennial Committee (NQC) unveiled its twelve winners for its open-style representational painting competition. NQC, in cooperation with the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP), NCCA, and the National Museum of the Philippines, held this art competition in commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Victory at Mactan.

Titled “Victory and Humanity: The Quincentennial Art Competition Exhibit,” the competition’s twelve winners are Matthius Garcia, Joseph Luigi Almuena, Jesus Rona, Teody Boylie Perez, Darby Vincent Alcoseba, Romane Elmira Contawi, Herbert Pinpiño, Bernardo Maac, Wilfredo Cañete Jr., Ariel Caratao, and Katelyn Ann Miñoso.

This is in observance of 2021 being declared as the Year of Filipino Pre-Colonial Ancestors by virtue of Proclamation No. 1128, s. 2021. The Victory at Mactan also values scientific and humanistic achievements through this commemoration of the planet’s first circumnavigation.

A related exhibition is Nemesio Miranda, Jr.’s 500 Years of Patriotism which occupied a whole pavilion mounted with mural-sized works extolling heroes from Lapulapu to present day political and economic martyrs. Also on display were Willy Layug’s exquisite relief sculptures of the First Mass and the first Filipino hero Lapulapu.

Wrapping up its second year over the pandemic and thirteenth year from its inception, ManilART 2021 has persisted in legacy-building by continuing the cultural conversation, protecting the gains of the creative industry, securing the foothold of artists and other players in the support infrastructure for the visual arts, while catering to its audience’s need to be provided with nourishment for the spirit balanced with safeguarding public health and physical welfare.

ManilART2021 was co-presented with the Bonafide Art Galleries Organization (BAGO), ManilART Foundation, National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) as a Museums and Galleries Month presentation. It was brought to you by partners I Love Taguig, Think Big Taguig, Vision Prime Media, Future Studios, Ladder Events Production, Ticketbooth.ph, SM Aura, SMX Convention Center, Department of Foreign Affairs, BDO Unibank, Metro Channel, Metro.Style, ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC), ANC Cityscape, SMNI News Channel, DZAR Sonshine Radio 1026, People’s Journal, BusinessWorld, Alike Media Inc., FrontpagePH, asian Dragon, Click The City, The Philippine Star, Manila Bulletin, Art+ Magazine, Inquirer.net, Inquirer POP! Home Base Plus, The Market Monitor, Hue TVEverywhere, Chinese Journal Today, Experience Travel and Living Magazine, Manileño, WhenInManila.com, Good Morning Kuya (GMK), The Manila Times, Wish 107.5, Boracay Beach Radio 97.3, Q Radio 105.1, Don Papa Rum, Guardian Alcohol, and Katinko.

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The Many Ways to Visit ManilART 2021

On its thirteenth year, ManilART focuses on “Continuing Legacies.” These legacies cannot be taken out of their context being on the second year over the pandemic; continuing legacies necessitate evolution with the times, including setting new standards to ensure a safer and better normal.

In anticipation of a more open and robust economy going into the last quarter of the year, ManilART has moved its original dates and is now slated for October 20-24 at the SMX Convention Center, SM Aura Premier, Taguig City.

Ensuring the well-being of fairgoers

Safety is ManilART’s top priority- the fair implements guidelines for the welfare of exhibitors and fairgoers in cooperation with Ticketbooth and Safecity. Safe Hours will be implemented for select onsite activities, with available slots requiring the presentation of a vaccination card.

General Admission tickets shall be honored from October 21-24, while VIP Preview tickets are honored on October 20, Day 1. This is all in strict observance of online pre-registration, contactless entry, and capacity-monitoring protocols. The fair is monitored and compliant with safety protocols approved by Safecity Taguig.

These measures, which had been successfully implemented last year, are here to stay. Moving forward, simultaneous onsite and online availability will be the norm as longer-term practices in terms of the art fair, art markets, and the relevant procedures for art and cultural exhibitions in general.

How to visit ManilART onsite

 Physical visitors may obtain their tickets online through Ticketbooth. After a successful purchase, just save and/or download your ticket with a QR code. Enjoy contactless and wait-free entrance when you scan at the gate. Contactless temperature scans and SM Mall entry monitoring will be in effect as added precautions.

A limited number of Safe Hours slots will be available on the first schedule of each General Admission Fair Day. These slots require the presentation of a vaccination card in addition to the regular ticket QR. This ensures visitors are in the house only with other vaccinated persons during the designated hours.

Everyone in ManilART will need to comply with the following guidelines for everyone’s safety:

  • Wear your face mask and face shield at all times
  • Allow for contactless temperature scanning at the entrance
  • Make use of the foot baths and alcohol stations
  • Maintain social distancing of 1.5 meters per person
  • Move along the indicated one-way paths
  • Observe and follow the onsite marshals who are tasked to assist with foot

Sponsor Family Mart will be safely offering small snacks and beverages during VIP and Safe Hours on a Grab and Go basis.

ManilART online: from Tarlac to Taguig to Davao

 ManilART’s online events and exhibitions can also be found through the ManilART portal at www.manilartfair.com, where anyone may access the fair’s 360 walkthrough synchronously with the fair opening on October 20. Individual views of the fair’s exhibitors will be made available- you can view all the onsite exhibitions with a single click, as if you were actually at the fair grounds at SMX. This year’s exhibitors include Galerie Raphael, Galleria Nicolas, Annual Sculpture Review, G9 Online, Art For Space, Nemiranda Arthouse, Ysobel Art Gallery, Galerie Du Soleil, A.Tolentino Art Gallery, Historia Arts, Galerie Artes, Village Art Gallery, 371 Art Space, Renaissance Art Gallery, Galerie Francesca, Artes Orientes, NQC, Artologist Gallery, Espacio Manila by CMG, Robles Museum, and Art Lounge Manila.

A look at the ManilART website guided tour.

Apart from onsite galleries, full views of the satellite shows will also be made accessible.

ManilART’s much-anticipated regional sites include Balai Kalipay in Davao, Likhang Silangan in Rizal, Tarlac Art in Tarlac and Ricardo’s in Cavite. This is a new development from the fair’s tireless efforts at showcasing regional artists in their own home; despite travel restrictions, these sites can now be visited from the comfort of yours.

These 360 visits allow you a self-guided, self-paced tour of the various exhibits similar to Google’s street view. You may even use virtual reality glasses or any phone or device with an accelerometer to best simulate a walk-through.

Inside the Diwa ng Tarlac where the Tarlac Art Fair is being held. The 360 Satellite Tour will be available on ManilART’s website.

Beyond Physical

 ManilART2021 debuts its first phygital showcase which will give a glimpse of the possibilities of future art, bridging physical works with their digital multiples. These phygitals minted as Non Fungible Tokens (NFTs) will join the world marketplace for art, as well as allow virtual exhibitions of entire collections anywhere in the globe in the near future. Experience art as Augmented Reality (AR) at this year’s fair.

ManilART2021 is co-presented with the Bonafide Art Galleries Organization (BAGO), ManilART Foundation, National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) as a Museums and Galleries Month presentation. It is supported by partners I Love Taguig, Think Big Taguig, Vision Prime Media, Future Studios, Ladder Events Production, Ticketbooth.ph, SM Aura, SMX Convention Center, Department of Foreign Affairs, BDO Unibank, Metro Channel, Metro.Style, ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC), SMNI News Channel, DZAR Sonshine Radio 1026, People’s Journal, BusinessWorld, FrontpagePH, asian Dragon, Click The City, The Philippine Star, Art+ Magazine, Inquirer.net, Inquirer POP! Manila Bulletin, Home Base Plus, The Market Monitor, Hue TVEverywhere, Chinese Journal Today, Experience Travel and Living Magazine, Manileño, WhenInManila.com, Good Morning Kuya (GMK), The Manila Times, Alike Media Inc., Wish 107.5, Boracay Beach Radio 97.3, Q Radio 105.1, Don Papa Rum, and Guardian Alcohol.

ManilART’s onsite fair will run from October 20-24 at the third level of the SMX Convention Center, SM Aura Premier, Taguig City. For more details, visit www.manilart.com or follow ManilART’s social media pages on Facebook and Instagram (@manilartfair).

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