With celebrations tempered by three years of pandemic, ManilART’23 returns as a festival and fellowship of artists, collectors, and aficionados with a grand Gala opening night on October 11 at the SMX Convention Center Taguig. This marks a triumphant return to form while integrating exciting new offerings, embodying the fair’s theme of “A New Contemporary.”
Art collectors, enthusiasts and philanthropists will once again try to outbid each other for the acquisition of choice works of art from the country’s national and other well-known artists in the upcoming 8th Biennial Art Auction to be conducted by the PGH Medical Foundation Inc. (PGHMFI) at the Manila Polo Club in Makati City from 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 26.
The works of Reb Belleza take on a playful spin on art. The adventure begins with becoming aware of what one perceives. We land in a spot where our visions may differ. This time, finding joy in others seeing what we can’t. One gladly accepts. For us, a dish of dots got served sumptuously, stating: art moves. And we are transfixed. Taking shape is fun that unfolds towards the other. Nothing can be more attractive.
The country’s premier entertainment destination explores a whole new world of contemporary art with the only Filipino artist licensed by Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars at the Rodel Gonzalez Art Exhibit. Appreciate firsthand how beloved fairy tales and superheroes come to life on the canvas until July 2 at The Grove, 2F Newport Mall.
Newport World Resorts celebrates heritage month across the property with a charity art exhibit by Marriott Hotel Manila and Rotary Club Passport One in cooperation with Marriott Business Council Philippines and Collection Art Studio dubbed “ART OF GIVING: Make it your piece of heART” located at The Link by Marriott until June 30, 2023.
The exuberant and wide-ranging works of Pacita Abad (US, b. Philippines, 1946 – 2004) are the subject of the first-ever retrospective spanning the artist’s 32-year career. Abad is best known for her trapuntos, a form of quilted painting made by stitching and stuffing her canvases as opposed to stretching them over a wood frame. During her lifetime, the prolific artist made a vast number of artworks that traverse a diversity of subjects, from colorful masks to intricately constructed underwater scenes to abstract compositions. The exhibition includes more than 100 works—most of which have never been on public view in the US—showcasing her experiments in different mediums, including textiles, works on paper, costumes, and ceramics. Organized by the Walker Art Center in collaboration with Abad’s estate, the presentation celebrates the multifaceted work of an artist whose vibrant visual, material and conceptual concerns are as urgent today as they were three decades ago.
VATICAN CITY—Scaffolding in a niche of the Vatican Museums’ Round Hall conceal from view the work of restorers who are removing centuries of grime from the largest known bronze statue of the ancient world: the gilded Hercules Mastai Righetti.
After a decade as a creator of iconic artworks worldwide, US-based Filipino-American artist JEFRË (Jeffrey Manuel) turns eastward to his ancestors’ homeland, the Philippines, with Points of Origin, his very first solo museum show in the country. The homecoming exhibition is a celebration of the monumentality of the artist’s accomplishments, and a way of connecting his two facets, his two homes: that of his origins and the home of his American dream.
More of us should take comfort from the fleeting nature of undesirable situations. While inevitable, they pass, and, we, too, should move on with our heads up. It’s a message of hope and optimism that visual artist Kenneth Montegrande reflected on and shared in his 17th solo exhibition, titled Circle of Life. The show closed the year’s first quarter lineup of Galerie Joaquin Rockwell.
“I want to be a Filipino artist whose work features an advancing society,” says Ica Narvaez over a cup of coffee in a cozy corner in her high-rise residence. It’s quiet. Her husband is in the office and her two hyperactive, little boys are in school. Drawing and coloring materials of the schoolboys are scattered on a kiddie table in another corner of the living area. The mom-artist’s works are everywhere.