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Public Art

Ayala Tower One

The Unconfined Cinema: An Outdoor Cinema Experience

14 and 15 Feb
Evenings

To kick off 10 Days of Art and launch ArtFairPH/ Film, a special outdoor cinema will take place on February 14 and 15 at Ayala Triangle Gardens.

Curated by film composer Erwin Romulo, film critic Philbert Dy, and film archivist and historian Teddy Co, audiences will be able enjoy some of the best Filipino romantic movies of the last years, projected on the ceiling of the fountain area of Ayala Tower One.

Join us on Valentine’s Day and catch a special presentation of That Thing Called Tadhana.

The Unconfined Cinema provides a novel setting for experiencing Philippine films, and explores the possibilities of engagement outside of the typical venues that serve as gatekeepers to our cinema.

Ayala Tower One

The Unconfined Cinema: An Outdoor Cinema Experience

Erwin Romulo, Philbert Dy, and Teddy Co

14 and 15 Feb
Evenings

The Link Facade

The Art of Now: A Selection of Philippine Contemporary Art

14 – 23 Feb
Evenings

Manila-based projection designer G.A. Fallarme and Dutch artist Henk-Gert Lenten come together for another projection mapping display. This time the artists will take on The Link, the 7-level home of Art Fair Philippines, to showcase their work. In the evenings, from February 14 to 23, the entire facade of The Link will light up with animated video projections of iconic works exhibited throughout the many years of Art Fair Philippines.

The Link Facade

The Art of Now: A Selection of Philippine Contemporary Art

G.A. Fallarme and Henk-Gert Lenten

14 – 23 Feb
Evenings

Events

Feb

14

TRANSCENDANCE

7-10pm

Kondwi
6109 Albert, Makati, 1209 Metro Manila

TRANSCENDANCE

How is love present in your body? How loving and soft are you when someone’s eyes says i love you? When someone breathes i love you? When someone stands i love you?

Do you shake close and shiver? Do you ease into it brave, calm and welcoming? Love is not just a mental backflip or a heart’s foolish judgement, it is an EMBODIED PRACTICE, it is a state held by the body—to Love, and it is always available.

Daloy Movement is an intuitive experience of movement, visualization, and somatic invitations to the only thing we’ve got going for us. Love as the sensoral affair with air, water, earth and fire of Love in everything and everlasting 💖. Because your body loves you too.

Feb

14

Vernissage with Cesar Caballero

5pm

Dr. Wine - Poblacion, Makati

An exhibit of artworks on display by artist Cesar Caballero

Dr. Wine - Poblacion, Makati

Vernissage with Cesar Caballero

From Feb 14-23

Feb

14

Makati Live Buskers

Greenbelt-Dela Rossa Walkway, Paseo Underpass, Sedeno Underpass, and Ayala North Exchange

Catch live performances around the city! Feb 14-23, 2020  

Greenbelt-Dela Rossa Walkway, Paseo Underpass, Sedeno Underpass, and Ayala North Exchange

Makati Live Buskers

Feb

14

Trufa featuring art by Kara Pangilinan and Lee Caces

11am-10pm

Trufa Pasta Bar
109 Esteban, Legazpi Village, Makati
G/F Paseo Parkview Suites, Valero St., Salcedo Village, Makati

Feb 14-23

Trufa featuring art by Kara Pangilinan and Lee Caces

Trufa Salcedo branch will feature artwork by artist Lee Caces, and Trufa Legaspi branch will feature artwork by artist Kara Pangilinan.

Feb

14

Lovebirds

Nokal - Poblacion, Makati

Valentine's Day party featuring DJ Daniel Klein, Saint Guel and Bombi Balquiedra

Nokal - Poblacion, Makati

Lovebirds

Feb

15

Artist In A Box

6pm

Modeka Residency

Artist In A Box

Official launch party for February 2020 Resident Artist, Pablo Bermudez. The art of Pablo Bermudez deals with the ephemeral beauty of images from advertisements to create imaginative sculptural paper work.

Feb

17

7pm

La Luminosa

Almacen - Poblacion, Makati

A one-night only pop up exhibit featuring artwork by artists: Bea Policarpio Bianca Ruiz Corina Borromeo

Almacen - Poblacion, Makati

La Luminosa

Feb

18

Learn How to Draw in Three Hours with Gig De Pio

1-5pm

Rustan’s Makati (4/F)

A drawing workshop with artist Gig De Pio

Rustan’s Makati (4/F)

Learn How to Draw in Three Hours with Gig De Pio

Feb

18

What’s Behind the Red Door?

7pm

Run Rabbit Run - Poblacion, Makati

Opening night of Run Rabbit Run’s pop-up gallery

Run Rabbit Run - Poblacion, Makati

What’s Behind the Red Door?

Opening night of Run Rabbit Run’s pop-up gallery in collaboration with Grounded featuring artwork by artists: - Corina Borromeo - Chuck Gonzales - Luis Lopa - Jappy Agoncillo And a performance by singer-songwriter YUZON featuring Dan Baldonado and Tom Weil *the art work will be displayed from Feb 18 – 23

Feb

19

Nude Floor and VENGO present ‘Soul Train’

8pm

VENGO - Legaspi Village, Makati

A 70s dance party

VENGO - Legaspi Village, Makati

Nude Floor and VENGO present ‘Soul Train’

Travel back to the golden times of the Soul Train, where grooving is the best way to share dance with someone. A midweek break and learn soul dances from JB and Kristina. Groove the rest of the night away and transition into an all night party with music programming by Transit Records.

Feb

19

Tales of Sugarlandia

9pm

The Spirits Library - Poblacion, Makati

A Don Papa and Art Fair PH pop up at The Spirits Library

The Spirits Library - Poblacion, Makati

Tales of Sugarlandia

Featuring artworks inspired by Sugarlandia and cocktails inspired by the mystical island of negros.

Feb

20

Artists’ Corner

7pm

Poblacion, Makati

La Esquina

Poblacion, Makati

Artists’ Corner

Official launch party for Monkey Eagle beers featuring exclusively designed beer labels and artwork by Corina Borromeo, Chuckie Gonzalez, and Luis Lopa.

Feb

20

The Art of the Table

3-5pm

Lanai

The Art of the Table

Sanj Licaros, Founder and CEO of The Daily Butlery will demonstrate the art of table setting to equip you to host your finest events.

Feb

21

Art Insurance 101

4pm

Manila Room A, Makati Shangri-La

Presented by Lee Vanderson (Divisional Director, RKH Specialty)

Manila Room A, Makati Shangri-La

Art Insurance 101

How to insure art properly

Feb

22

Saturday

Opening Reception for “Searching Sanctuary”

6 - 9pm

Curated by Gregory Halili
Silverlens Galleries
2263 Chino Roces Ave, Makati, 1231 Metro Manila, Philippines

Opening Reception for “Searching Sanctuary”

Pope Bacay, Marionne Contreras, Jigger Cruz, Rocelie Delfin, Patricia Perez Eustaquio, Dina Gadia, Mark Andy Garcia, Gregory Halili, Paolo Icasas, Bree Jonson, Pow Martinez, Maya Muñoz, Raffy T. Napay, Wawi Navarroza, Elaine Navas, Bernardo Pacquing, Christina Quisumbing Ramilo, Popo San Pascual, Nicole Tee, Ryan Villamael, and Liv Vinluan

Feb

22

Saturday

Opening Reception for “A Spectacle of Coming Together”

6-9 PM

by Bernardo Pacquing
Silverlens Galleries
2263 Chino Roces Ave, Makati, 1231 Metro Manila, Philippines

Opening Reception for “A Spectacle of Coming Together”

Feb

22

Saturday

Opening Reception for “Performing My Self-archive, My Other Body: An Autobiographical Installation Art Performance, A Work of Institutional Critique”

6-9 PM

by Judy Freya Sibayan
Silverlens Galleries
2263 Chino Roces Ave, Makati, 1231 Metro Manila, Philippines

Opening Reception for “Performing My Self-archive, My Other Body: An Autobiographical Installation Art Performance, A Work of Institutional Critique”

Feb

22

S2pid Lüv

8pm

6109 Albert St Brgy. Poblacion Makati

KONDWI

6109 Albert St Brgy. Poblacion Makati

S2pid Lüv

A night of performed poetry featuring the love poems of three emerging poets: Ralph Fonte, Regine Cabato, and Alfonso Manalastas

Gallery &
Museum Exhibitions

“A Spectacle of Coming Together” by Bernardo Pacquing

Feb 22 - Mar 21

“A Spectacle of Coming Together” by Bernardo Pacquing

Tuesday – Friday, 10 AM – 7 PM, Saturday – 10 AM – 6 PM

Silverlens Galleries

ALLEGORIES AND REALITIES Ofelia Gelvezon-Tequi: In Retrospect

Feb 22 - May 24

ALLEGORIES AND REALITIES Ofelia Gelvezon-Tequi: In Retrospect

22 February to 24 May 2020

Literature and art history strongly influence the works of Ofelia Gelvezon-Tequi. Earning two degrees in Fine Arts and English from the University of the Philippines in Diliman, her approach to image making emanates from her deep understanding of the literary and visual arts. Close friend and fellow artist Nonon Padilla once noted that “the world of the divine is very much present in” Gelvezon-Tequi’s works. She has been highly acclaimed for her use of allegory to express and articulate statements on social ills and current struggles. Culled from medieval manuscript illustrations and biblical texts, her series of prints in the mid-1980s were filled with images of the sacred juxtaposed alongside the ordinary and everyday. Yet her works are also heavily grounded on the real and personal — family life and losses, greed and corruption, the turbulent political climate, or simply a row of trees, a lush garden or a still life. Referring to Gelvezon-Tequi’s prints and paintings, Leonidas Benesa notes a strong sense of “nostalgia for the past… but the idiom is pop, even folk” in her works. Aside from appropriating medieval texts, she also explored silk painting (an old Asian practice) with aniline pigments and adopted the format of the anting-anting for a series of prints. Religious personages are rendered with as ordinary folks — familiar and with warmth. Her more recent painted works assume similar qualities — composed in a hierarchical scheme, figures float in minimalist almost blank backgrounds as in medieval illuminations and frescos. Ofelia Gelvezon-Tequi maintains a consistent presence in the local art scene. She exerts that although based in France, “I don’t address myself to the French, but to Filipinos.” Hers is a voice empathic of the conditions of the marginalized and critical of the foibles of the dominant.

Yellow Ambiguities

Until Feb 29

Yellow Ambiguities

Until Feb 29

In collaboration with guest curators, Fr. Jason Dy SJ and Carlomar Daoana, Yellow Ambiguities explores the complexity of the color yellow in the Philippine context. Divided into sections to show different representations, it engages the modern art collection of AAG in dialogue with pre-colonial artefacts; Hispanic colonial religious artifacts and Marian images; contemporary naturally-dyed woven fabrics; works of the Conservative and Modernist schools represented by Fernando Amorsolo and Galo Ocampo, respectively; and the experimental works of contemporary artists.

CUE FROM LIFE ITSELF: FOUND OBJECTS

Feb 8 - May 7

CUE FROM LIFE ITSELF: FOUND OBJECTS

February 8 to May 7, 2020

Cue From Life Itself reflects on the instinctive way Filipino artists make do and dream up, transforming everyday forms with intuition and insight, and in their critical awareness of the material conditions of their milieu and ecology. Curated by art historian and scholar Patrick D. Flores, the title is lifted from a monograph by artist, educator, and cultural advocate Brenda Fajardo, who frames the concept of "aesthetics of poverty" through the artist’s responsiveness to an encompassing but transformable world.

Transcendental Mervy Pueblo x Atsuko Yamagata

Until Feb 23

Transcendental Mervy Pueblo x Atsuko Yamagata

Until Feb 23

Mervy Pueblo and Atsuko Yamagata, visual artists based in Manila, have met, created and exhibited their works at the recently concluded 7th international art festival called the Nakanojo Biennale in Japan last September 2019. Working both individually during their artist in residency of the biennale, Pueblo and Yamagata have realized projects that respond to the physical and nonphysical realm. Pueblo’s installation is interjected with coded references, creating socially charged mysterious draperies that function as a portrait of our contemporary reality. Yamagata playfully explores animist processes and presents a materialistic definitions of the immaterial just like how one’s journey is recorded by one’s own footprint. Transcendental offers an immersive experience that sets the space for an examination of one’s own values and of the indelible tracks that continues even after one’s presence is relinquished.

ARTE POVERA: ITALIAN LANDSCAPE

Feb 10 - Apr 30

ARTE POVERA: ITALIAN LANDSCAPE

February 10 to April 30, 2020

Arte Povera captures one of the most pivotal points in the history of Italian contemporary art with the way it broke boundaries in traditional art making, its new engagement with audiences, and its experimental approach in making life and everyday objects integral to art. The exhibit offers for the first time in Southeast Asia the opportunity to see masterpieces of Italian artists who gave birth to the Arte Povera movement of the sixties and seventies"

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Establishments

Dr. Wine

Free tasting platter for every first bottle of wine for art fair ticketholders

Sweet Ecstasy

Show your AFP 2020 ticket and get 10% off your entire meal!

Almacen

10% off discount on entire bill for AFP 2020 ticket holders

Black Scoop Cafe

Buy one, get one for 50% off

Belo Medical Group

1 FREE color-changing Belo umbrella

Run Rabbit Run

AFP 2020 ticket holders get discounted cocktails

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