ManilART – Asia's Hottest Contemporary Art Fair
Both a gathering and celebration of novel inspirations, fresh points of view, and new contacts in Philippine art, ManilART 2012, takes place on October 2 to 6, 2012 at a larger scale than previous years. As with the successful run of ManilART in 2011, the SMX Convention Center, this year, plays host to 40 participating galleries, showcasing works that will introduce the uninitiated to the multifaceted style of Filipino artists as well as reinforce, more than ever, the art enthusiast's and collector's support for local talent.
ManilART 2012 is organized by the Bonafide Art Galleries Organization (BAGO), along with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), to be presented across 2,000 square meters of exhibition space. BAGO is a non-stock, non-profit group of 20 art galleries that aim to promote Filipino visual art both locally and abroad. For this year's event, the spotlight is turned on the best and most distinct examples of Philippine contemporary art, displaying the culture from which they are drawn, perspectives and ambitions, and their value in the global art community.
ManilART 2012: Oct. 2-6 at SMX
Highlights for this year's installment of the prestigious fair include the International Night on October 4 for different trade attaches and embassies, a feature on Ronald Ventura, demos, workshops, and an auction of artworks There will also be a fundraising art raffle for BAGO, and the benefit of Operation Smile and Isang Litrong Liwanag. read more.
Key events at ManilART include a valuable panel discussion on art fraud, the auction of works reinterpreting the Philippine jeepney, in partnership with the Jeepney Arts Festival, and a special Walking Tour for bloggers. Check this page for the schedule at SMX and updates on these events. read more.
Manila is primed to be a major art destination in Asia, what with 10,000 visitors expected at this year's event alone. Be a proud advertiser, sponsor, or partner for ManilART and related projects. Contact us for sponsorship and marketing opportunities or advertising spots on this website or throughout the expo. read more.
The pool of talent featured during the expo spans different generations and styles. Select artworks from this collection can be purchased directly from this site. Or contact us to inquire more about the items you can purchase here. read more.