Here’s where to experience art outside Art Fair
Reminder: 10 Days of Art starts days before the Art Fair opening
Feb 26, 2018
Don’t be surprised if there are art installations on your way to work or if there’s a special menu dedicated to art in your favorite restaurant, especially in Makati. It just means 10 Days of Art is back.
An initiative by Art Fair Philippines, 10 Days of Art is a series of events, museum openings, and activities around Metro Manila that celebrate art outside the Art Fair venue itself.
Here’s a list of things you need to see around:
Public art, exhibits, and museum openings
What: Leeroy New’s Barikada
When: Until Mar. 4
Where: Ayala Center Walkway
Expect this seemingly serpentine bamboo and rattan installation of artist-designer Leeroy New to welcome you at Ayala Center Walkway.
What: Reg Yuson’s Conditions of Space
When: Until Mar. 4
Where: Greenbelt 5 Fashion Walk
This mild steel with rust patina sculpture sits in the middle of Greenbelt 5 Fashion Walk, a space just outside the mall.
What: Martha Atienza’s Our Islands 11°16’58.4_N 123°45’07.0_E
When: Feb. 27 to Mar. 4, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Ayala Tower One and Exchange Plaza
Dutch-Filipina artist Martha Atienza’s award-winning work will debut in the country this week. Our Islands, a one minute and 12 second-video installation on loop, is a social commentary on capitalism and its effects on local fisherfolks.
Gallery and Museum Exhibitions
What: Beyond Myself: Filipino Migrant’s Investment in Philippine Futures
When: Until Mar. 17
Where: University of the Philippines Diliman Vargas Museum, Quezon City
What: Never is a Promise by Heman Chong and Gary Ross Pastrana
When: Feb. 27 to Mar. 4
Where: Calle Wright, 1890 Vasquez St., Malate, Manila
What: Elmer Borlongan Draws the Line
When: Until Mar. 4
Where: Areté, Ateneo Art Gallery, Ateneo De Manila, Quezon City
What: Press and Float by Christina Dy
When: Until Mar. 10
Where: Artinformal, 277 Connecticut St., Mandaluyong City
What: European Son, Raised Catholic by Joris Van De Moortel
When: Until Mar. 13
Where: The Drawing Room, 2316 Chino Roces Ave., Makati City
What: Bellas Artes Projects Bataan Art Weekend
When: Mar. 3 to 4
Where: Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar, Bataan
What: Asian Cultural Council Art Auction
When: Mar. 3, 2 p.m.
Where: Leon Gallery, Legaspi Vill., Makati City
What: Awake: Word Paintings by Chati Coronel, Book launch and signing
When: Mar. 3, 3 to 5 p.m.
Where: Silverlens, 2263 Chino Roces Ave., Makati City
Eat and Drink
Art Fair Philippines has teamed up with various restaurants in Makati to create and concoct exclusive food and drinks dedicated to the celebration of the arts. Take advantage of these special offerings until Mar. 4.
5660 Don Pedro St., Brgy. Poblacion, Makati City
Sining — vodka, amaretto, and sour mix
Warehouse B, La Fuerza Plaza 1, 2241 Don Chino Roces Ave., San Lorenzo, Makati City
Don Oshima, for photographer Neal Oshima — sweet and sour with a kick from Don Papa
5666 Don Pedro St., Brgy. Poblacion, Makati City
Espresso Buckygato — Espresso and carabao’s milk soft serve with original Bucky’s and salted caramel sauce. Espresso shot on the side.
5779 Felipe St., Brgy. Poblacion, Makati City
Bird’s Nest Tempura — a twist on their traditional kakiage tempura, mixed veggies fried to order topped with a marinated soft-boiled egg
5834 Matilde St., Brgy. Poblacion, Makati City
Kimchi Fried Rice with Smoked Pork and Egg
Featured image courtesy of 10 Days of Art on Facebook
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