The Philippines’ Biggest Art Fair Opens July 29 at MOA’s SMX
More than sixty of the country’s most prestigious art galleries are coming together via ManilArt ’10 to stage what promises to be the Philippines’ biggest art fair from July 29 to August 1, 2010 at the Mall of Asia’s SMX Convention Center.
Now on its second year, ManilArt aims to paint a broad mosaic of the Philippines’ visual arts landscape by showcasing a wider spectrum of creative works, ranging from paintings and sculptures by up and coming artists to rare masterpieces by esteemed national artists.
The annual art event also aims to make Philippine art more accessible to the general public. Serious art collectors and ordinary art lovers are in for a visual treat as the country’s major art houses put their collections of the best in contemporary art on view.
The list of returning exhibitors for ManilArt ’10 include 1/Of Gallery, Art Asia, Art Circle, Art Informal, Art Verite, Artes Orientes, Artis Corpus, Blanc Gallery, Boston Gallery, Choice Expression, Finale Art File, Galerie Astra, Galerie Francesca, Galerie Joaquin, Galerie Raphael, Galerie Stephanie, Galerie Y, Galerie Duemila, Galleria Nicolas, Galleria Quattrocento, Gallery BIG, Gallery Genesis, Gallery Nine, Kaida Gallery, Kulay Diwa, Manila Contemporary, Pablo Gallery, Paseo Gallery, Phinma, Renaissance Art Gallery, Ricco Renzo Galleries, Silverlens, Tam-awan Village, Village Art Gallery, and Whitewall Gallery.
The new exhibitors joining the event are 19B, Art For Space, Art Kratochwill, Britania Art Projects, Cebu Art Group, Circa Gallery, Galerie Anna, Galerie One Workshop, Gallery Medusa, Gallery Leon, Gallery of Davao, Gallery Orange, Gresytone Gallery, Mendez Big & Small Art Co., Nova Gallery, Tala Gallery, Talambong Gallery, The Drawing Room, and West Gallery.
ManilArt ’10 is a project of the Bonafide Art Galleries Organization (BAGO) and co-sponsored by the National Commission on Culture and the Arts and the Department of Tourism. For more information, call (632) 531.6231 or (63)0917.851.1333.