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Events

May

8

Sat

Online Cocktail Making Class at Run Rabbit Run

Online Cocktail Making Class with Run Rabbit Run

6pm

Poblacion, Makati

  For those wanting the full cocktail at home experience, Run Rabbit Run will be hosting a special virtual class at 6PM on Saturday May 8, 2021. It is free to join, for those interested to participate, please call or text 0926 986 8786 to purchase a kit with all the ingredients to make the cocktails with Run Rabbit Run

Poblacion, Makati

Online Cocktail Making Class with Run Rabbit Run

For those wanting the full cocktail at home experience, we will be host a special virtual class at 6pm on Saturday 08 May 2021. It is free to join, should you wish to participate please call or text us on 09269868786 to purchase a kit with all the ingredients to make the cocktails with us. Run Rabbit Run, has been at the forefront of elevating the local cocktail scene in Manila. Since opening their doors in May 2018, they have gone on to win multiple awards including Philippine Tatler Best Bar. When the pandemic hit, the bar pivoted to offer an online cocktail delivery programme and virtual classes which saw them remain busy in 2020. Not one to shy away when things get touch, Run Rabbit Run have even bigger plans for 2021.

May

13

Thur

do it (MCAD Manila)

Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD) Manila Exhibition Launch

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do it (MCAD Manila)

The Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD) Manila, in collaboration with Independent Curators International (ICI) New York, will launch do it (MCAD Manila) online on 13 May 2021, an exhibition where written instructions by artists are interpreted anew. How this project reimagines the exhibition format as flexible and open-ended is a result of a 1993 conversation in Paris among curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier, and has become the world’s longest running curatorial project since. MCAD joins more than 50 institutions that have re-created the exhibition and will hold its first appearance in the Philippines. In this iteration, MCAD partners with local artists, community groups and its online audience. As a response to global stay at home orders, do it (MCAD Manila) will run both online and on-site. do it (MCAD Manila) launches online through the museum’s social media channels and website on 13 May 2021. The public is invited to participate by responding to instructions from different artists, which will be released by MCAD throughout the exhibition run. do it (MCAD Manila) invites local artists MM Yu, Russ Ligtas, Madge Reyes, Lourd de Veyra, Manix Abrera, Manny Montelibano, Mark Salvatus, and chef Miko Calo for a special presentation in interpreting instructions by Cao Fei, Jerome Bel, Rivane Neuenschwander, Liam Gillick, Hannah Weinberger, Robert Ashley, and others.

May

15

Sat

art/n23 – Terracotta

4pm

Sharon RAFOLS & Hemrod DURAN demonstrate hand building and wheel throwing techniques to create terracotta pieces made of locally sourced clay. Join PFAStudios.

art/n23 – Terracotta

Dumaguete artists show and tell how terracotta and pottery survives in the island of Negros on Saturday, May 15 at 4:00 PM live @58 E.J. Blanco studios. Join PFAStudios.

May

15

Sat

Deadlocks: Solo Exhibit Opening

5pm

Experimental tattoo artist Deadlocks opens his first solo show. Join PFAStudios.

Deadlocks: Solo Exhibit Opening

Experimentalist tattoo artist Dyck Cediño aka Deadlocks opens his studio for the public to contemplate sketchbooks and drawings from 2017 to the present. Soundscapes by the artist begin at 5:00PM.

Gallery &
Museum Exhibitions

Primo Marella Gallery

Africa Universe – Part II

Feb 28 - May 20

Primo Marella Gallery

Africa Universe – Part II

28 February - 20 May 2021

Januario Jano / Joël Andrianomearisoa / Amani Bodo / Abdoulaye Konaté / Troy Makaza / Vitshois Mwilambwe Bondo / Ghizlane Sahli / Ifeoma U. Anyaeji / Amina Zoubir Primo Marella Gallery is pleased to present the exhibition Africa Universe – Part II, the sequel of Africa Universe, a monumental show divided in three chapters, inaugurated in September 2019. Entirely dedicated to Contemporary African Art, Africa Universe – Part II is an important project focused on some of the most interesting Contemporary African Artists. Among historical pieces, you will find brand new artworks created by the artists during this complicated period, which are translated in their personal, but at the same time universal experiences, with first-class artistic languages and ways of expression. Today, their art became transnational and has been finally institutionally recognized and placed in the broader context of contemporary art. Due to the Italian COVID-19 restrictions, Primo Marella Gallery gladly presents Africa Universe - Part II in an online format, which allows us to reach out to all of you around the world, even if not phisically, at least virtually. The exhibition, already set up, will be physically open once the government allow us, just arrange an appointment by calling us. We truly hope to have you as real guests very very soon! The exhibition will include the works of nine artists. Abdoulaye Konaté, who primarily creates large-scale textile based installations using woven and dyed clothes, materials native to his homeland Mali, explores both aesthetic language and diverse socio-political and environmental issues; Joël Andrianomearisoa, a malagasy artist working with diverse mediums such as installation, sculpture and textile. In every piece he aims to find various shades of colors as well as various attitudes of them; Januario Jano, a versatile Angolan artist, explores the opposing notions of modern pop culture and traditional practices in his Sculptures, Installations (video, photography, sound) and performances; Ghizlane Sahli investigates the power of materials - their textures and universality. Her chief shapes are the Alveoles (three-dimensional embroidery, made from the tops of used bottles, covered with silk thread), imagined as human cells that generates also feminine part; Troy Makaza’s surreal works, woven from painted silicone strings, inhabit the space on both side of painting and sculpture, creating a threadlike spider web. He creates powerful metaphors of social and intimate spaces; The energetic, colorful and narrative painting compositions of Amani Bodo reveal the artist’s perception of the social, cultural, political and economic reality of Zaïre (now the Democratic Republic of Congo); Ifeoma U. Anyaeji, a Nigerian neo-traditional artist, has developed a style of ‘Plasto-Art’, which she defines as an eco-aesthetic process of remaking. In her works, Ifeoma transforms the primary medium - used non-biodegradable plastic bags and bottles - by applying her crafting skills in a receding traditional Nigerian hair plaiting technique called threading, combined with traditional basketry and fabric weaving techniques; Amina Zoubir’s installations, drawings, videos, sculptures, photographs, land art are textual and contextual interventions on materials: wax, wood, metals and wall, reveal and deconstruct a behavioral allusion of the unconscious and the imagination of individuals, evolving in a predetermined space according to the sociocultural, ethnopsychical and political contexts; Vitshois Mwilambwe Bondo, presents collage on canvas and installations that question the deep meaning of contemporary society, with particular focus on the themes of globalization, intercultural dialogue and the power violently exercised by the strong on the weak ones.    

Secret Fresh Gallery

MEANWHILE

May 6 - 15

Secret Fresh Gallery

MEANWHILE

6 - 15 May 2021

“There never was a time when there was not motion” - Aristotle The word Meanwhile can mean 2 different things. It can refer to an action done while one is waiting, or it can refer to an instance that is happening simultaneously with another action. This word aptly describes our world today. Sicknesses, calamities, death, and destruction are inevitable. It has always existed throughout history in varying levels. A person comes to a pause whenever such events take place. With this pause, one is forced to question their own existence, the role they play in society, and the finiteness of life. In a period of turmoil, many of us, by default, wait for external circumstances to prod us to move forward. The philosopher, Rousseau, once argued that we become human to the extent we participate in civilization. This leads us to choose whether to be a protagonist or a spectator in our own lives. Borrowing from the Stoics, do we choose to be "like a dog tied to a cart, and compelled to go wherever it goes" or to move independently? In a world that is consistently unpredictable and changing, people are called to be completely autonomous and self-determined by virtue. This exhibition, Meanwhile, acknowledges the duality of its meaning. It is either a passive or active approach to turmoil. The series of works presented do not necessarily reflect what is happening at present. The works are incoherent and disconnected to one another, seemingly unconcerned with each other and the outside world. Each work does not adhere to an overarching storyline. As a matter of fact, there is no overarching storyline. Although each person is deeply entrenched in their own circumstances, there is a certain level of temperance and the refusal to be reactive towards what is being experienced. The works reflect each artist’s capacity to work simultaneously with global events and a commitment to a their own professional and personal lives. In an everchanging world, the act of work is a fixed variable in which its significance does not increase in accordance to an experience. The world is not in a good place right now. Meanwhile, we keep working.

Ayala Museum

Art & the Order of Nature in Indigenous Philippine Textiles

May 6 - 15

Ayala Museum

Art & the Order of Nature in Indigenous Philippine Textiles

6 - 15 May 2021

This virtual tour of the Art & the Order of Nature in Indigenous Philippine Textiles exhibition examines the universal principles of design expressed in the traditional weaving arts. Presented in collaboration with the Prince's School of Traditional Arts in London, the exhibition features a selection from 110 piece textile collection donated by Mercedes Zobel to Ayala Museum, analysed through the lens of geometric and biomorphic design. Watch here: https://youtu.be/Jb60W3w4y0s

Secret Fresh Gallery

Isekai

May 6 - 15

Secret Fresh Gallery

Isekai

6 - 15 May 2021

Two-man exhibition by : Ana Barrioquinto and Gelo Narag Isekai (different world or other world) is a genre of light novels, manga, anime and video games that revolve around a person who is transported to and has to survive in another world, such as a fantasy world, virtual world or parallel universe. As we discover more of ourselves, we gradually grew our views afar from each other into diverse dimensions. the space we have created from our differences - every brush stroke, pencil etchings, drawings, and our perspectives as visual artists made us realize that we are now unalike individuals. Despite having differences as artists, it created dimensions which made us view more of our own practice and work into different angles which makes our art more interesting and profound as well as it allowed us to have courage and motivation to make art out of our utmost interests. Isekai is an exhibit of two individuals that has differences in their practice and perspective which are created from distinctive manners. The artists aim to elaborate their differences which can be used to understand more of themselves and their practice which is an essential manner to create and embrace their own art. - by Bianca Nolasco

Ayala Museum

Gold In Our Veins by Mark Lewis Lim Higgins

May 6 - 15

Ayala Museum

Gold In Our Veins by Mark Lewis Lim Higgins

6 - 15 May 2021

Gold In Our Veins by Mark Lewis Lim Higgins was Ayala Museum’s finale exhibition before we closed our doors for renovations in 2019. This unique exhibition tells the story of a re-imagined antiquity through a series of portraits inspired by the ancient histories of Indochina, the East Indies, and the Philippine Archipelago. It transforms our gallery into a warehouse that celebrates the complex heritage and shared culture of Southeast Asia from the Philippine perspective. Watch here: https://youtu.be/7FvdSv8_S-g

Ateneo Art Gallery

Past & Present: Oca Villamiel Co-curated with Nilo Ilarde

Ateneo Art Gallery

Past & Present: Oca Villamiel Co-curated with Nilo Ilarde

Past & Present by Oca Villamiel explores how the artist speaks to troubled human histories through objects by working with both their resonance and silence. Featuring works from the late 2000s to the most recent, the exhibit surveys his practice governed by the restorative acts of collecting and creating, salvaging and mending. Join Oca Villamiel in this walkthrough video where he ruminates about his practice, his influences, and his take on the realities of humankind: http://bit.ly/AAGPastAndPresent **The Ateneo Art Gallery is still closed to the public until further notice. For updates about these exhibits, visit our website at www.ateneoartgallery.com or send us an email at aag@ateneo.edu.

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Establishments

Day
1

Wildflour

Enjoy 5% off for dine-in transactions with a minimum spend of Php 600 at any Wildflour branch, from May 6 to 15.

Day
2

Wagyu Studio

Sign up for the Art Fair Philippines mailing list from May 6 to 15 and enjoy 20% off on Wagyu Studio classics, crowd favorites, and new dishes. You’ve never had Wagyu like this.

Day
3

Run Rabbit Run

Enjoy a 10% discount to celebrate 10 Days of Art on all orders using the Art Fair Philippines code: 10daysofart valid from May 6 to 15.

Day
4

Poison Doughnuts

Enjoy 5% off for dine-in transactions with a minimum spend of P500, from May 6 to 15, 2021.

Day
5

Yardstick Coffee

Since it summer and we all (at least at Yardstick) crave for something iced and sweet, we’re providing 10% off on our Luca the Lion Double Oat Mocha & 6L Oatly Chocolate Drink from May 6 -15. Promo code is CHOCOLOCO and is applied automatically when you checkout via www.yardstickcoffee.com. This offer is exclusive through the website only.

Day
6

Toyo Eatery / Panaderya Toyo

Mini pop-up bar at the entrance of the Alley at Karrivin Plaza.

For Php 1000.00, you have can avail of our Art Fair PH set, which consists of a choice between Toyo Eatery Pritong Suahe w/ chili coconut vinegar or a small plate of Airesano Jamón de Teruel Gran Premier D.O.P., along with 2 drinks, either our Classic Cocktail #5, a G&T, or a shot of Whiskey.

Day
7

Metiz

Exclusive Menu for Art Fair Philippines subscribers, available from May 6-15, 2021.

We will be serving it with some of our house cocktails that focus strongly on local flavors and produce by our bartender Jocel, and beers by Paco Brew (Made by Neal Oshima).

Day
8

Wantusawa

For every meal purchase, we’ll be giving one sake bomb to Art Fair subscribers.

Day
9

Prologue PH

Enjoy a 5% discount for dine-in transactions from 06 until 15 May 2021!

Day
10

Easy Peasy

In need of a scrumptious pick-me-up, have no time to cook, or simply got hit by a sudden craving? We got you covered. Enjoy 20% off on our hearty comfort food specialties by subscribing to the Art Fair Philippines e-Newsletter between May 6-15—EASY PEASY!

New

Krapow

Free Cha Yen for meals P500 and up! For dine-in transactions only.

New

CIBO

Get a FREE La Famiglia Farfalle alla Norvegese worth P725 for a minimum dine-in order of P3,000!

Stay tuned for more promos!