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Go on a creative crawl at this year’s 10 Days of Art


Good parties need an equally good pregame, and Art Fair Philippines is no exception. Before the main festivities start, there are plenty of happenings that’ll get you in the mood for something creative. Check out this list of events to stop by—you may just find that elusive muse lurking around this side of town.

The Unconfined Cinema: An Outdoor Cinema Experience

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To kick off 10 Days of Art and launch ArtFairPH/Film, a special outdoor cinema will take place on February 14 and 15 at Ayala Triangle Gardens. The Unconfined Cinema: An Expanded Cinema Project Curated by film composer Erwin Romulo, film critic Philbert Dy, and film archivist and historian Teddy Co, audiences will be able enjoy some of the best Filipino romantic movies of the last years, projected on the ceiling of the fountain area of Ayala Tower One. Join us on Valentine’s Day and catch a special presentation of That Thing Called Tadhana! – Ayala Tower One February 14 and 15 Evenings – #ArtFairPH #ArtPH #publicart #contemporaryart #exhibition #gallery #Philippines #MakeItMakati #makati #ayala

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Stargazing? You could say that. For this out-of-the-box cinematic experience, you can sit back and stare at the ceiling for your favorite local films. Curated by film composer Erwin Romulo, critic Philbert Dy and archivist Teddy Co, Art Fair’s shiny new Film section showcases the cheese that we unabashedly binge in time for Valentine’s Day. Catch “That Thing Called Tadhana,” “One More Chance,” “Never Not Love You” and more on Feb. 14 to 15 at the Ayala Triangle Gardens. Don’t worry about bothering anyone too—audio will be streamed through an app, while viewers can grab their own headphones to listen in. Silent disco: now made for film buffs.

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From the Archives: A Selection of Philippine Contemporary Art

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Public Art | From the Archives: A Selection of Philippine Contemporary Art by G.A. Fallarme and Henk-Gert Lenten Manila-based projection designer G.A. Fallarme and Dutch artist Henk-Gert Lenten come together for another projection mapping display. This time the artists will take on The Link, the 7-level home of Art Fair Philippines, to showcase their work. In the evenings, from February 14 to 23, the entire facade of The Link will light up with animated video projections of iconic works exhibited throughout the many years of Art Fair Philippines. – The Link Facade 14 – 23 February 2020 Evenings – #10daysofart #ArtFairPH #ArtPH #publicart #contemporaryart #exhibition #gallery #Philippines #MakeItMakati #makati #ayala

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If you’re skipping out on the exhibits, then you don’t have to miss all of the glory—just glance at a building and they’re right there. Projections are in fashion this year, as Art Fair’s iconic works throughout the years will be showcased for passersby to witness. Running throughout the evenings of Feb. 14 to 23, The Link’s facade will light up like it’s Christmas all over again.

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Special Event | TranscenDance A Daloy Movement gathering on Valentine's night. Daloy Movement is an expressive arts practice that uses guided and sustained improvisation for personal-professional, community, and sectoral development. It catalyses intuitive, uninhibited and free-form movement by the sensing and embodiment of the four elements— water, air, earth and fire within the body, through movement meditation, visualisation, verbal instruction and a continuously invigorating playlist. No dance background required. Beginners are very welcome. Fluid payment. Feb 14, 2020 | 7-10PM KONDWI 6109 Albert St., Poblacion Makati #10DaysofArtPH #ArtFairPH #ArtPH #publicart #contemporaryart #exhibition #gallery #Philippines

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Nope, not a typo, we’re really ending it with “dance.” For those who feel like dabbling between yoga and interpretative moves, then you might want to drop by Kondwi, Poblacion on Feb. 14, 7 to 10 p.m—dancing shoes optional. Daloy Movement is kicking off Art Fair (and Valentine’s Day) with a bit of love and healing expressed through bodily motion. If you’ve got two left feet, don’t fret—beginners are welcome.

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Makati Live Buskers

During this week, we’re not leaving out music. Spot live performances around Makati from Feb. 14 to 23 at areas like Greenbelt-Dela Rosa Walkway, Paseo Underpass, Sedeno Underpass and Ayala North Exchange. Maybe you can belt out alongside the performers too—impromptu concert, anyone?

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Material Culture by Daniel Dela Cruz

With questions like “Are sneakers the new art?”, Daniel Dela Cruz’s Material Culture is delving deep into the tangible objects that define the generation and our individualities. Located at the Art Cube Gallery and happening on Feb. 8 to 29, check out the trends, the fads and bricks that cost $1000. Add a little “rage against the machinery” along the way too.

Artist in a Box

Exhibiting the sculptural paper work with a play on ads and pop culture images, resident Pablo Bermudez is Modeka’s spotlighted artist. Check out their official launch party on Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. With tunes from IGERAK and other guests, the artistic energy is pretty palpable.

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What’s Behind the Red Door?

What’s behind the red door? Beats us. Stop by at Run Rabbit Run’s pop-up gallery and you’ll probably figure it out. They’re featuring artwork from Chuck Gonzales, Corina Borromeo, Jappy Agoncillo and Luis Lopa starting Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. With your curiosity sated, you can also stay for the music and listen to live performances by YUZON, featuring Dan Baldonado and Tom Weil.

S2pid Luv

While you’re humming that Barbra Streisand-sampled Salbakuta track, consider hearing a line (or two) of swoon-worthy and downright heartbreaking love poetry from emerging poets Ralph Fonte, Regine Cabato and Alfonso Manalastas. All that will be shared on Feb. 22, 8 p.m. at Kondwi with a price tag of P300—and hey, it comes with a free drink too.

Art by Zaila Mae Urmeneta



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