These Massive Art Installations In Manila Are Instagrammable AF — Snap 'Em While You Can
You don't have to spend a penny to enjoy contemporary art — catch these public art installations while you can!
Art Fair Philippines is one of the most anticipated events in the country's art world, gathering together the best from Philippine modern and contemporary visual art. And though the fair isn't happening until next week, those in the Makati central business district are already seeing public art installations around the city, thanks to Art Fair Philippines' 10 Days of Art. Scroll on to read about 10 Days of Art 2019, and where you should go to see these public art installations.
"Plastics In Our Ocean"
Where you can find it: The Greenbelt Park & the walkway connecting Landmark to The Link
French-Filipino artist Olivia d'Aboville and Asian-American photographer Neal Oshima collaborated to create a mixed-media fully-immersive installation in Greenbelt Park and the walkway connecting Landmark to The Link. Simply called "Plastics In Our Ocean", the installation aims to help people visualize the "environmental Armageddon" that could very well happen if we don't get our act together and clean up our oceans.
"Birth of Venus"
Where you can find it: The Peninsula Manila
The large shells on The Peninsula Manila's fountain are the perfect canvas for the massive animated video projection of Botticelli's "Birth of Venus". Manila-based projection G.A. Fallarme collaborated with Dutch artist Henk-Gert Lenten and Filipino 3D motion designer Gedrick Roldan to create the projection.
"Gravity and Grace"
Where you can find it: Ayala Tower Fountain
Japanese artist's Shinji Ohmaki's steel sculpture "Gravity and Grace" explores themes of being and consciousness, reflecting the relationship between humans and nature. Made of intricately cut white steel sheets illuminated by LED lights from the inside, the piece is a thoroughly modern expression of the Zen philosophy.
More about 10 Days of Art 2019
10 Days of Art 2019 will run from 15-24 February. Apart from these public installations, 10 Days of Art also includes exhibitions and events all around Manila. Included in the roster of events are performances by musicians from all over the Philippines, workshops, and exhibitions. For more details, visit10 Days of Art’s website.
Art Fair Philippines will be held at 22-24 February at The Link — get your passes here.