Saturday, July 31, 2010

ManilArt 10 Contemporary Art Fair

More than sixty of the country's most prestigious art galleries gathered together at the SMX Convention Center Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City, Metro Manila via ManilArt '10 last July 30 to August 1 and staged what promises to be the Philippines' biggest art fair.

Now on its second year, ManilArt aimed to paint a broad mosaic of the Philippines' visual arts landscape by showcasing a wider spectrum of creative works, ranging from paintings and sculptures by up and coming artists to rare masterpieces by esteemed national artists.

The annual art event was also aimed to make Philippine art more accessible to the general public. Serious art collectors and ordinary art lovers are in for a visual treat as the country's major art houses put their collections of the best in contemporary art on view.

The list of returning exhibitors for ManilArt '10 included 1/Of Gallery, Art Asia, Art Circle, Art Informal, Art Verite, Artes Orientes, Artis Corpus, Blanc Gallery, Boston Gallery, Choice Expression, Finale Art File, Galerie Astra, Galerie Francesca, Galerie Joaquin, Galerie Raphael, Galerie Stephanie, Galerie Y, Galerie Duemila, Galleria Nicolas, Galleria Quattrocento, Gallery BIG, Gallery Genesis, Gallery Nine, Kaida Gallery, Kulay Diwa, Manila Contemporary, Pablo Gallery, Paseo Gallery, Phinma, Renaissance Art Gallery, Ricco Renzo Galleries, Silverlens, Tam-awan Village, Village Art Gallery, and Whitewall Gallery.

On the other hand, new exhibitors that joined the event were 19B, Art For Space, Art Kratochwill, Britania Art Projects, Cebu Art Group, Circa Gallery, Galerie Anna, Galerie One Workshop, Gallery Medusa, Gallery Leon, Gallery of Davao, Gallery Orange, Gresytone Gallery, Mendez Big & Small Art Co., Nova Gallery, Tala Gallery, Talambong Gallery, The Drawing Room, and West Gallery.

ManilArt '10 is a project of the Bonafide Art Galleries Organization (BAGO) and co-sponsored by the National Commission on Culture and the Arts and the Department of Tourism.

For inquiries, contact BAGO at (632) 531-6231 or (0917) 851-1333, email or visit


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