On its 10th year, ManilArt ushers in new golden age of Philippine art
ManilArt, the pioneering and the biggest visual arts fair in the country, will mark its 10th anniversary on Oct. 17 to 21, with a rich and very extensive mix of exhibits, performances, art and museum tours and lectures and forums that all together attest to the continuing vibrancy of fine arts in the Philippines.
Unpacking the New Golden Age of Philippine Art
It has been a decade since the establishment of ManilArt, which has, for ten years, featured pioneers in the art world alongside up-and-coming new artists; held educational talks and activities open to all; engaged the general public to participate in matters of arts and culture. But the success of ManilArt and other art fairs did not happen in a vacuum. The past decade also saw an expansion in the landscape of Philippine art and an increased awareness of local culture. This tenth year, it is only fitting to explore the precedents that gave way to what is arguably a new golden age of Philippine art.
Celebrating “Ang ARTe ng Pilipinas”: ManilArt’s Month-long Calendar of Activities
ManilArt is a banner activity of the Museums and Galleries Month (MGM) celebrations as spearheaded by the National Commision on Culture and the Arts. This year’s event title cum theme is “Ang ARTe ng Pilipinas,” showcasing the multifaceted creative talents of the Filipino people.
ManilArt Caravan: Ten Years and Moving Forward
While ManilArt provides a melting pot showcase for the different regions of the Philippines, nothing can compare to seeing art in its own locale.
In its ten years as the national art fair, ManilArt has spearheaded efforts not just to bring together different regions to the capital, but also to help these regions gain traction in the bigger art scene through the ManilArt Caravan. The caravan has reached Luzon, Visayas and now Mindanao, initiating several roundtable discussions with local artists to share artistic knowledge, experiences, and culture with one another.
The Living Legends and Fresh Faces of ManilArt 2018
This year, ManilArt celebrates its first decade as the country’s longest-standing premiere art fair. Its theme is “Ang ARTe ng Pilipinas: Celebrating a Decade of Artistic Excellence,” in celebration of the Filipino’s natural propensity for creativity.
In line with this, the fair will feature artists who have become symbols of longevity and productivity in their field.
Mindanao Art Caravan kicks off ManilArt 2018
Art Caravan, which traditionally kickstarts the annual ManilArt Fair, has toured Mindanao and just ended its Davao City leg.
The 10th edition of ManilArt will be mounted next month at SM Aura.
ManilArt ’18 Exhibit Photos
Click here to see the Exhibit Photos for the ManilArt’s tenth year.