It’s almost time for Art Fair PH and, as always, we can only expect it to be bigger and better this year. We wondered what new things are in store for their 2018 exhibit, and we were pleasantly surprised by the changes they were planning to make. Here’s all you need to know about this year’s edition of Art Fair PH!
There are Timed Entry Tickets you can now purchase online
Unlike in previous years where the public can enter freely anytime within the day, the Art Fair PH team has decided to control the overwhelming number of visitors it sees during peak times and issue tickets with scheduled entries. There are three entry periods within the day — 10 A.M. to 1:30 P.M., 2 P.M. to 5 P.M., and 5:30 P.M. to 9 P.M. — but visitors are welcome to stay for as long as they like. Tickets can be purchased online up to 24 hours before the chosen date of entry for PHP 350 (PHP 150 for students, PHP 100 for Makati students).
Walk-in guests have a separate entrance
Walk-in guests are still welcome to swing by, but at a separate entrance. Those who’ve been to Art Fair PH years before would know how long lines get at the elevators of The Link Carpark and at the registration booth, so this, together with the timed entry tickets, will definitely improve the queuing situation.
Whole-day Talks will provide you a deeper understanding of the contemporary art scene
If you’re a budding artist, a newbie art collector, or someone already well-versed in the art scene but open to learning more, then you will benefit greatly from the Art Fair PH Talks happening throughout the day every day. There will be a short lecture by Professor Ambeth R. Ocampo, a panel discussion on Philippine documentary photography with Neal Oshima and Angel Velasco Shaw, and a sit-down conversation with artists Kidlat Tahimik and Yason Banal.
Find the complete schedule here.
Keep your eyes peeled for all events happening during “10 Days of Art”
Last year, the Art Fair PH launched “10 Days of Art” which is a series of events around the Metro involving galleries, museums, restaurants and bars, and select areas in Makati to promote widespread appreciation for the arts beyond the fair itself.
You might remember seeing a few installations during that period last year including a video installation at Ayala Triangle Gardens of James Nares’ famous experimental film “Streets.” This year, expect another video installation at Ayala Triangle Gardens from Martha Atienza titled “Our Islands 11°16’58.4_N 123°45’07.0_E”, a giant bamboo and rattan installation by Leeroy New titled “Oroborus” at the Ayala Center Walkway, and a steel art installation by Reg Yuson titled “Conditions of Space” at Greenbelt 5 Fashion Walk.