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Score a one-of-a-kind immersive art experience at Art Fair Philippines 2024

By Melanie Uson Published Feb 16, 2024 9:03 pm

Celebrating the arts month, the Art Fair Philippines kicks off a three-day celebration of diverse art forms in its second in-person event since the pandemic.

For its 11th edition, the highly anticipated event offers more immersive exhibits and activities to its visitors, allowing them to have a one-of-a-kind experience in learning more about the arts. 

This year’s fair covered the fourth to eighth floors of The Link in Makati City, featuring works from 55 exhibitors and hundreds of homegrown and foreign artists from Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and Spain. 

What to see, where to go

Start by getting your tickets on the fourth floor. On the same floor, you get to view the limited-edition shoe art pieces by LAKAT, created in collaboration with Filipino artists Doktor Karayom, Lilianna Manahan, and Garapata. 

Expect long queues for the elevator starting from the entrance on the ground floor, but you can skip it by using the stairs!

Like in previous years, there’s no specified layout on how you will get into different exhibits—you are free to go whichever you like. This also makes the experience fun as you will be surprised that there’s some “connecting room” in different exhibits.  

Note though that you might get excited and/or overwhelmed as each floor is guaranteed packed with different exhibits and activities, so you better strategize on how you will spend your stay.

Pro tip: Allot at least four hours on the day of your visit. If ever you circle back in the same room, you can always find ways how to maximize the experience, like asking questions about the exhibit or re-taking that Instagram-worthy photo!

Ramon Orlina's works

Among the pieces featured at this year’s event are from National Artist Benedicto Cabrera or BenCab, Ramon Orlina, and Mark Justiniani. 

Also featured are projects from groups like Orange Project’s Butaw, Gallerie Stephanie, and Fotomoto which features works from photographers and artists Mark Nicdao, Geloy Concepcion, Jay Yao, and Arturo Luz. 

By Mark Nicdao

Roaming around, especially with large crowds scattered in the place, can be draining. Fret not! There are cafe nooks and snack bars situated in the corners, so don’t think twice if you really need an energy booster. On the 6th floor, you can find liquors from Sula Spirits, Origine Wines, and Arc Gin. 

Tuklas, a collaborative mural.

Butaw by Orange Project.

For an immersive experience, visit Spanish artist Eugenio Ampudia’s performance art Be A Tree Now on the 7th floor or play a tune in bamboo organ sculpture on the 6th floor dubbed Musika ng Loob—which will have performances between 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Musika Ng Loob. 

Reality + Image by Kim Kang Yong.

Also not to miss is No Showing by Moira Lang on the roof deck where you can learn more about the Philippine cinema.

The roof deck also features Rizome, a construction company that uses sustainable materials. This is also where you can find more food and drink stalls like Nuki Churros and Gelato, and Don Papa Rum. 

Art Fair Philippines is happening at The Link in Makati City on Feb. 16 to 18 from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm. Tickets are priced at P750 for regular customers, P500 for students and senior citizens, and P300 for Makati students.  

Secure your tickets in advance on their website, but you can also get them at the reception area on the date of your preferred visit.