At its 5th year, ManilART is positioned to be the definitive visual art event in the Philippines — indeed the hottest contemporary art fair in the country. ManilART 2013 is at once the venue to support new talent, celebrate icons, and advance art appreciation into the cultural mainstream. Organized by the Bonafide Art Galleries Organization (BAGO) and supported by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), ManilART 2013 will showcase Philippine contemporary art through exhibitions of the country's finest galleries, as well as forums, workshops, and various activities for aficionados, artists, collectors, and investors.
Last year's attendance of more than 40 art galleries, 500 artists, 11,000 guests, and 1,400 artworks on display fulfills ManilART's thrust to be the premier international art fair in the country. But it propels the goal even further. It is hosting the event on October 9 to 13,2013 at a brand-new stage, the recently opened SMX Aura Convention Center in Taguig City, which promises to be a more urbane location worthy of carrying the best in Filipino art.
ManilART is keen to develop partnerships that likewise aim to promote local art and art appreciation. For advertising and sponsorship opportunities, please get in touch with ManilART thru the contact details shown below and at the Advertise page.
Vision & Mission
ManilART envisions to be the Philippines' premier international art fair, showcasing the best in contemporary visual arts for the development and promotion of Filipino art and culture locally and internationally. It aims to elevate the standards and celebrate the Philippine art scene via exhibitions connecting world-class artists, institutions, and the community. read more.
Highlights: ManilART 2012
The 2012 show highlights included the International Night gala for different trade attaches and embassies, a feature on Sotheby's record-breaking artist Ronald Ventura, a valuable 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. Charity partners last year were Operation Smile and Isang Litrong Liwanag. read more.
ManilART thrives from the support of our corporate partners, who are as committed to staging an art show that fully represents Philippine talent via events that engage the global market. Our pioneer lecture series, walking tours, and workshops provide art collectors, masters, up-and-coming artists, students, and the expat community insights into our artistic heritage, current trends, and investment opportunities. As a major partner, your company will enjoy broad viewership throughout ManilART 2013. Your involvement can come in myriad forms, from awarding prestigious prizes to sponsoring particular activities at the fair. read more.
Spearheaded by BAGO, a nonstock/nonprofit association that promotes Philippine visual art by organizing art fairs locally and joining shows abroad, ManilART 2013 will feature as many as 30 galleries that carry works of various media, genres, and styles. The full list of exhibitors and artists can be seen here. read more.