5 Interactive Spaces You Shouldn't Miss At Art Fair Philippines 2020
Karen Jane Ng
Art Fair Philippines has returned for its 8th year featuring about 60 exhibitions. The show continues to bring on its goal to boost support for both international and local artists. Being held at The Link carpark in Makati City from February 21st to 23rd, Art Fair hosts all kinds of works including paintings, photography, sculptures, dramatization and a select of interactive spaces.
We came on the scene during its media preview and what we can guarantee you is that, those exhibits that require participations are quite the valuable experience. In case you're planning to drop by, here's the booths that caught our attention that you shouldn't miss:
This project by Issay Rodriguez takes you inside a hive through a virtual reality installation with an aim of understanding the bee behavior and their ecosystem. They also offer another activity where you'll be encouraged to find plant stickers around the fair and see how bees react to it through the Doon AR Art Fair app.
2. The Unconfined Cinema
Marking the 100 years of Philippine cinema, writer Erwin Romulo, film critic Philbert Dy and film archivist Teddy Co worked together to bring out a cinema experience where boundaries between mainstream, indie, narrative, commercial, documentary among others are set aside.
Curated by University of Santo Tomas alumnus Ross Jaylo, this space features an anatomical representation of the human race which stays true to his previous works of digging deep into what's beneath one's skin and flesh. Going through its vine paper display makes it more appealing as it gives us a feeling of actually stripping off a person's state of becoming.
4. Noise Field
Filipino-American artist James Carl explores the impact of techonology to people by immersing the artistic potential of light and technology. While showcasing an ultralight effect, you'll be exposed to drizzles and noises if you step into it, which if you ask us, really gives off a futuristic impression.
Cebu-based Kris Ardena presents a familar social setting in his booth. Dubbed as "Basahan," he mainly focuses on finding beauty and functionality in the woven piece of rag that's part of every Filipino's life. On the side are other cultural practices such as paloadan and pabitin - and yep, you can have a chichirya of your choice.
At the Art Fair PH, there's something for every art enthusiasts and a whole lot do if viewing isn't satisfying enough for you. Show runs until February 23rd, Sunday and tickets are still available on site.