ManilART 2014 unveils contemporary art of the highest quality that represents a wide range of talent, insight, as well as whimsy. Once again to be held at SMX Aura Convention Center, the show promises to be a prized venue to celebrate Philippine contemporary art and its growing global network of artists and galleries. This year is the 6th edition of ManilART, with 28 of the best galleries in the Philippines, plus works from Europe and Southeast Asia, presented by the Bonafide Art Galleries Organization (BAGO) and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA). Each work on display, a sight to behold.
Endangered Visions International Art Exhibition
Following the successful art caravan in Dumaguete City that kicked off ManilART 2014, this year's show will be held on October 16 to 19. But as a prelude, on October 15, ManilART will host an invite-only gala and simultaneously to launch the Endangered Visions International Art Exhibition. Endangered Visions will present fresh and arresting original works from 40 foreign and local surrealist artists. Open throughout the run of ManilART 2014, Endangered Visions will feature artwork that seeks to counterbalance an art world driven by a rapacious market with something more contemplative, subtle, and challenging. This is the first show of its kind in the Philippines, curated by internationally recognized Cabanatuan-based artist Gromyko Semper. See the works of Salvador Dali protege, Louis Markoya, visionary artist Otto Rapp, contemporary symbolist Danny Malbeouf, Maura Holden, Gromyko Semper, Marcel Antonio, and Mideo Cruz, among others.
October is Design Month, and ManilART is celebrating together with the renowned Manila FAME, Asia's only design and lifestyle event that highlights exceptionally handcrafted products from furniture and furnishings to holiday decor and fashion. Visitors of both shows will enjoy complementary shuttle service between SMX Aura and SMX Convention Center at the SM Mall of Asia, where Manila FAME will be held on the same days. A ticket either for ManilART or Manila FAME allows one to avail of the shuttle service.
Initiated by design influencers from different backgrounds and disciplines, Design Week Philippines is a platform for strengthening and reinforcing the country's claim as Asia's foremost design destination. This year, we celebrate Design Week primarily with the collaboration of ManilART and Manila FAME. Organized by CITEM, in partnership with the Product Development and Design Center of the Philippines (PDDCP), and co-organized by the NCCA, Department of Tourism (DOT), and the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP).