Art Fair PH 2018 highlights photography
This year’s staging of Art Fair Philippines, ongoing until March 4, opens a new section dedicated for contemporary photography.
The new section, called ArtFairPH/Photo aims to increase awareness for photography as a form of contemporary art.
One of the highlights is Neal Oshima’s “Kin,” an exhibit of new works that pays visual tribute to Philippine tribes and indigenous traditions. Another exhibit, “Provocations,” curated by Oshima with Angel Velasco Shaw, shines the spotlight on a range of emerging and established documentary photographers such as Paco Guerrero.
ArtFairPH/Photo also features works of Filipino-Catalan photographer Eduardo Masferre, who, from 1934 to 1956, recorded in images the way of life of indigenous people of the Cordillera Mountains such as the Bontok, Kankana-ey, Kalinga, Gaddang, and Ifugao.
Anticipating a much larger crowd this year, the Makati art fair converted the entire The Link Car Park into a multilevel exhibition venue with a total floor area of more than 13,000 square meters. A total of 51 galleries, 36 of which local, are participating in Art Fair Philippines 2018, the largest to date.
To bring art closer to more people, public art installations will be displayed in various locations at Ayala Triangle Gardens and Ayala Center. The notable pieces include Our Islands, a single channel HD video by Martha Atienza at the fountain area of Tower One & Exchange Plaza; “Barikada,” a bamboo and rattan installation by Leeroy New at Ayala Center Walkway; and Conditions of Space, a sculpture of mild steel with rust patina by Reg Yuson at Greenbelt 5.
Go to www.makeitmakati.com for more information on the art fair.
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