What You Missed In Art Fair PH 2024

Art allows us to free ourselves from the limits of reality and the world. 

Collectively, the Art Fair Philippines 2024 highlighted various art forms at The Link Carpark in Makati last February 16 to 18, 2024. 

ArtFairPH 2024 Exhibitor: Orange Project (@orangeproject_ph)
ArtFairPH/Projects 2024 | Karen H. Montinola Selection: “Ceremonials” by Gean Brix Garcia

From February 16th and 18th, the organizer and team behind Art Fair PH showcased the creative artworks from both the local and international artist scene, including the topmost Philippine galleries such as Silverlens, Altromondo, and Modeka, among others; exhibitors from Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam also presented their works.

Here are some of the things you must look out for the entire duration of the art fair exhibition.

  1. Pambabae Exhibition

This special exhibit highlighted the contribution of Filipina women modernist artists. The works featured in this exhibition were from the years 1969 to 1989 and featured modernists such as Ivi Avellana Cosio, Ileana Lee, Nelfa Querubin, Evelyn Collantes, Phyllis Zaballero, and Lilian Hwang. 

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  1. Karen H. Montinola (KHM) Selection 10th Anniversary Show

Art Fair Philippines also featured the 10th anniversary of the Karen H. Montinola (KHM) Selection. This is a grant given by the Montinola family for emerging Filipino artists. Among all artists, the grant this year was awarded to Gean Brix Garcia.

An exhibit of other grant awardees was also highlighted as part of the celebration. Curated by Norman Crisologo, the grant awardees since 2014 Pio Abad, Mike Adrao (2015), Mac Valdezco (2016), Mark Valenzuela (2017), Alvin Zafra (2018), Liv Vinluan (2019), Carlo Villafuerte (2021), Melvin Guirhem (2022), and Faye Abantao (2023) were featured.

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  1. Film at the Art Fair PH 2024

Art Fair PH has more things in store because not only did they feature artworks but they also showcased films such as NO SHOWING. Curated by filmmaker Moira Lang and co-presented by Archivo Gallery and Club Kino, NO SHOWING serves as an avenue for filmmakers and film enthusiasts to share their passion for film and discuss the current filmmaking scene in the Philippines. 

Hence, It should be noted that this is NOT a film screening event because this event is a mere avenue for film conversations over any beverage preferred.

Photo from Art Fair Philippines Official Website
  1. Talks at the Art Fair PH 2024

Except for the discussion about the love for film, other talks are also highlighted in Art Fair PH from creative juices to the collaboration of the arts and science. 

Beyond showcasing Art Galleries, Film Discussions, and Talks on the matter of art, Performance Arts was also presented in the three-day art event such as ballet performances. Book signings were also experienced by the guests of the event by writers (Ran Manansala) and book illustrators (Doktor Karayom and Jose T. Gamboa).

Photo from @artfairph on Instagram
Photo from @artfairph on Instagram
Photo from @artfairph on Instagram
Photo from @artfairph on Instagram

Celebrating the various forms of art in Art Fair 2024 manifests the immense significance of all different types of art. And denies the popular concept that it can only be pinned against the wall. Art Fair PH made art as a form of experience and art is made from mundane things such as dancing or talking about one passion and finding critical means for its improvement.

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