Ideally, one should always be in the mood for art, but because this year’s Art Fair Philippines (Feb. 16 – 19, 2017 at The Link Carpark) is going to be epic, we suggest adding art to your daily diet a good 10 days beforehand.
To complement the fair, Art Fair Philippines launches “10 Days of Art,” from February 9 to 19, a series of events around the financial district that will involve galleries, museums, bars, restaurants, and retail establishments.
Exclusive Art Fair menus and after parties will be available in establishments such as the Museum Cafe, Pappy Bistro, Pablo, Cartel Deli, The Belle and Dragon, 20:20, Finder Keepers, Black Market, XX XX, Bar Mathilde, Bucky’s, Pura Vida, and Z Hostel. Mastercard holders are in for a treat during the 10 Days of Art campaign. For every order of the special Art Fair dish or drink at these participating Makati restaurants using their Mastercard, a special Art Fair token will be given.
Here’s where you can find them.
1. JAMES NARES
February 14-19, 12nn – 2pm and 5pm – 9pm
Fountain Area of Tower One & Exchange Plaza,
Ayala Triangle, Makati City
Headlining the public art installations around the city is the Southeast Asian premiere of Street by British-born painter and filmmaker, James Nares. Street is a 61-minute slow motion video montage that captures the people of Manhattan, New York as they live life in the city of hustle and bustle, as if they had been caught in a dream. James Nares’ world-class masterpiece will play at a specially installed video screen in Ayala Triangle from February 14 to 19, 12 – 2PM and 5 – 9PM daily.
2. CHARLIE CO
Greenbelt Fashion Walk, Ayala Center
Greenbelt 5’s Fashion walk will play host to Charlie Co, internationally-renowned visual artist known for his surreal interpretation of current events, with “Bombardment.”
Pre-crafted artist pavillions
5th Avenue park area, Net Park Building, Bonifacio Global City
The community of Makati can also experience busker performances at the Makati walkways and underpasses happening daily from Feb. 13 – 19, 12nn and 5pm.
4. PRELUDE | CARLOS AMORALES
February 10 (Exhibition Opening)
Bellas Artes Outpost
5. DRM CLASSIC GARAGE ART EXHIBIT
DRM Classic Garage
6. PRIVATE LANAI by SALCEDO AUCTIONS
February 12, 11am – 3pm
7. 10 DAYS OF ART LIVE!
February 13-19, 12nn and 5pm
Makati Streets, Underpasses and Walkways
Makati is a living artwork in itself where visual, public art exists in every corner. Art enthusiasts and the Makati community alike will be indulged with urban art installations set across various areas within the city. Under the Legazpi underpass there will be a mural of repeating patterns mirroring the existing underpass murals created by Cavity Collective. In the Legazpi Patio, Pete Jimenez’ Sampaguita installation will give a whole new meaning to art created from scrap materials, as the artist himself is known for turning scrap into whimsical metal sculptures.
February 15, 8pm
La Fuerza Compound
9. APICHATPONG WEERASETHAKUL: THE SERENITY OF MADNESS
February 17, 5:30pm (Exhibition Opening)
Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD)
10. ALTARPIECE: NATEE UTARIT
February 17, 6pm (Exhibition Opening)
11. PAUSES OF POSSIBILITY
February 18, 4pm (Exhibition Opening)
Lopez Museum and Library
12. SILENT DISCO
February 18, 8pm – 11pm
Ayala Triangle Gardens Courtyard Area, Makati City
All forms of art can surely be found in Makati with Silent Disco, the experimental music and headphone gathering set in Makati’s urban oasis – the Ayala Triangle Gardens. On the 18th of February, 6 DJs will compete for a chance to battle it out against 9 local DJs and 9 foreign DJs from Japan, Sweden and Hong Kong during the Silent Disco at Malasimbo Music Festival. Alongside the Silent Disco, guests will also be treated to gustatory treats from the Street Market at Ayala Triangle.