Who says parking lots are boring affairs? One art fair is exchanging the stuffy convention center for the grungy street vibe.
Text by: Carren Jao
Edited by: Alice Davis
Published: 31 Jan 2013, Surface Asia
|Mark Justiniani's "Palakpak" viewed at Tin-Aw Gallery via Manila Art Blogger|
The parking lot may have become a symbol of all modern-day doldrums, but come February, it will be a site of renewed vigor in the Manila art scene.
This February, the whole sixth floor car park of The Link on Ayala Center in Manila’s business district, Makati, will be transformed into a boutique art fair for the inaugural run of Art Fair Philippines.
“We wanted something that’s really representative of the vibrancy of the local art scene,” says Trickie Lopa, co-founder of the country’s newest art fair. “[The fair] isn’t merely a place to sell what galleries have in storage or what’s in the back room, but really showcase why Philippine art is garnering the attention it has in the region.” [read more]