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- Art Fair Philippines celebrates its 10th year with a focus on digital art and NFTs. The event features Filipino digital artists Skye Nicolas and Mark Inducil in curated special exhibits by CryptoArtPH artists Bjorn Calleja and Jopet Arias.
- Tezos is the event’s education partner, offering two art workshops focused on digital art and crypto art. Galeria Paloma will also make its debut with its NFT art exhibition, “p a r a / / e l.”
- More than 80 exhibitors and galleries, both local and international, will participate in the multi-level art exhibition happening at The Link Carpark in Makati City from February 17 to 19, showcasing a variety of traditional and digital art forms.
Feature Image from Kenneth Surillo
Celebrating its 10th year, the Art Fair Philippines this year is showcasing works that are incorporated and engaged with computer technology, animation, virtual or augmented reality, the metaverse, and non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
The highlight special exhibits feature Filipino digital artists Skye Nicolas, who will present the “Frequencies of Nostalgia,” and Mark Inducil, who will present “Homecoming.” These special exhibits are curated by CryptoArtPH artists Bjorn Calleja and Jopet Arias.
Aside from exhibiting digital artworks, Art Fair Philippines also announced Tezos as its education partner. There are two art workshops focusing on digital art and aiming to educate more about the crypto art scene in the country.
“It’s a landmark year and with the fair, one of our hallmarks is to always introduce something new—usually art forms—each year,” said Lisa Ongpin-Periquet, Art Fair Philippines co-founder.
Earlier this month, BitPinas also reported that Galeria Paloma, the gallery that has focused on showcasing crypto art and NFT art as of late, is also set to make its debut at the event. The gallery has curated an exhibition entitled ‘p a r a / / e l’ which explores emerging parallels between physical and digital/new media art.
According to the organizers of the event, aside from the galleries mentioned above, there will be more or less 80 exhibitors and galleries from the Philippines and overseas for this year’s Art Fair Philippines.
Other participating exhibitors from the Philippines include 1335/Mabini, Anakbanwa Creative Residency Project, Art Cube, Art Elaan, Art for Space, Art Lounge Manila, Art Underground, Art Verité, Artery Art Space, Boston Art Gallery, Canvas, Early Light, Fifth Wall Fest, FotomotoPH, Galerie Stephanie, Gravity Art Space, isTorya Studios, J Studio, Jes Aznar, Kaida Contemporary, Kalawakan Spacetime, Kantina, Kapitan Kulam, León Gallery, Lunang Mentoring Program, Mark Lewis Higgins, Metro Gallery, MONO8, Mugna Gallery + Foundation University DAFA, no space, Orange Project, Paint Bukog, Paseo Art Gallery, Pintô Art Museum, Qube Gallery, Secret Fresh Gallery, Silverlens, Sitting Room Studios, Sulyap Gallery by Tahanan Pottery, Super Duper Gallery, Tarzeer Pictures, The Crucible, Tom Epperson, Triangulum, Tin-aw Art Projects, Village Art Gallery, White Walls Gallery, and Ysobel Art Gallery.
While the participating galleries from abroad include Art Agenda (Singapore and Jakarta), Artemis Art (Malaysia), Gallery Kogure (Japan), Kobayashi Gallery (Japan), Cayón (Spain), Gallery Scena (Japan), La Lanta Fine Art (Thailand), Nunu Fine Art (Taiwan), Gajah Gallery (Singapore), Vin Gallery (Vietnam), Yavuz Gallery (Singapore and Australia), and YOD Gallery (Japan).
There will also be art groups inspired by the three main island clusters of the Philippines that will join the fair for a section that provides a regional focus, which is “no Space” (Luzon), “Orange Project” (Visayas), and “Panit Bukog” (Mindanao).
Art Fair Philippines 2023 will be a multi-level art exhibition happening at The Link Carpark in Makati City from February 17 to 19.
This article is published on BitPinas: Art Fair Philippines Highlights Digital Art, NFT in its Tenth Year
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