Expect to be overwhelmed as The Link Carpark in Ayala Center Makati is transformed into 4,000-plus square meters of exhibition space that immerses visitors in playful, introspective and inventive visual imaginings. Mixed-media, interactive installations, collaborations and unique pieces are all on display. Walk into an artist’s fever dream or terrible nightmare, and touch or even smell them through the more sensory displays. For the timid, there are plenty of the hottest modern paintings, photographs and sculptures from upcoming and established artists alike to ponder upon.
Top galleries, artists’ collectives, and other visual arts organizations converge in this major exhibition, letting you nd your favorite art space easily. Around 40 of the biggest modern-art exhibitors are participating this year, including some foreign galleries. In just one venue, Art Fair lets you see what each one is about so you know where to go for your particular taste. Whether it’s a definitive piece you’re looking for, or something a little more unconventional, the fair has options for every preference.
Enrich your knowledge
Take your art appreciation to higher levels with the fair’s lecture series and forums. Learn about particular movements, trends and pieces, or just get to know the artists themselves straight from their own mouths. Gallery assistants are also more than happy to talk to you about their offerings.
Hang with a cool crowd
Here, everyone — from students to creative professionals, homemakers and executives — mingles and finds something in common with fellow art enthusiasts. One can expect to bump into a famous face or two as well!
Art Fair Philippines runs from February 18 to 21. Learn more at artfairphilippines.com.
This article originally appeared in the February 2016 issue of Smile magazine.