Themes

The Philippines as an ASEAN cultural powerhouse

ManilArt, the national art fair, celebrates its 9th year by showcasing the country’s contribution to arts and culture in the region with the theme “The Philippines as an ASEAN Cultural Powerhouse”. Resulting from a tumultuous past of diverse foreign influences, the country’s rich history has shaped its  distinct culture and artistic flavor. From the indigenous, Muslim and Catholic traditions, to those with European influences, Modernism and contemporary slant, a broad range of works can be seen in this year’s exhibition. The show serves to highlight the country’s wealth of creativity in the visual arts and how it contributes significantly to expanding the artistic frontiers of the region.

 

Together with the National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA), and with the support of top local and international fine art galleries, ManilArt showcases works of vibrant new and upcoming talents, as well as iconic masters of the Philippine art scene. Echoing the rich cultural assertion of Filipinos complemented by international artists’ presentation, the fair is sure to captivate and engage the youth, the educators, the critics, young and seasoned collectors alike, art vanguards and the quad-media.

 

On its ninth year, ManilArt continues its mission of promoting the creative genius of Filipino artists and the professionalism of bonafide art galleries from all around the country. With the substantial following of Filipino talent abroad, ManilArt amplifies its presence internationally by showing selected works in digital space as part of the international community of art galleries.

 

The growing enthusiasm of ManilArt’s fair visitors is always an inspiration for coming up with activities that engage the public. Demonstration on mosaic making, digital background painting, capturing dance movement in painting by well known artists, lecture on Mindanao art and the art appreciation walking tours are all available to enhance the fair-goers’ visiting experience.

 

ManilArt 2017 is co-presented with the Bonafide Art Galleries Organization (BAGO) and the ManilArt Foundation, Incorporated (MAFI).

Museum & Galleries

Participating in this year’s event

Manilart’s 9th year exhibition is participated by selected 37 bonafide galleries that will showcase the unique artistic talent of Filipinos.

 
Floor Plan

What to find at the event

We have a lot of exciting things waiting for you. Check out our floor map to see where you can find your favorite exhibitor.

 

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Timeline

Schedule of the event

See our schedule and plan your day with us.

Oct 6
8:00AM

Gala Launch

Join us as we kick off ManilArt 2016.

11:00AM

Press launch

We invite our friends from the Press to come and be part of our launch.

Early Afternoon

Special Preview

2PM

Collectors Preview

4:30PM

Special Invitation

Press reception hosted by Daphne Osena Paez

6:30PM

Short Program

7:00PM

Opening of Art Fair

Cocktails from 6-9PM

9:00PM

Closed

Oct 7
11:00AM

Art Fair

11:00AM-4:30PM

Walking art tour

9:00PM

Closed

Oct 8
11:00AM

Art Fair

11:00AM-4:30PM

Walking art tour

2:00PM

Print making workshop

by Fil Dela Cruz

5:00PM

Cocktails

by Ginebra San Miguel

6:00PM

Performance

of Visual artist group

9:00PM

Closed

Oct 9
11:00AM

Art Fair

9:00PM

Closed

Artists

The Artists of the New Golden Age

We’ve selected a handful of artists that we believe are beacons for the new Golden Age of Philippino artwork. Learn more about these artists and see what they have to offer.

Sponsors

Making all this possible

Meet the great names that support us.

Tickets

Be a part of this event

You can reserve a ticket online and our staff will contact you for the confirmation.





 

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