ManilArt 2011, the 3rd Philippine International Art Fair is on! On Aug. 24-27, the country’s biggest gathering of galleries promises a more diverse and vibrant art exposition at the NBC Tent in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
“Viewers shall witness a groundbreaking launch—the simultaneous opening of various art exhibitions during gala night,” said Delan Lopez Robillos, ManilArt 2011 director. “Exhibitors will not simply be showcasing the works of artists they represent but each gallery shall be presenting a conceptualized art exhibit,” he added.
The maiden run of ManilArt in 2009 had a painting of a jeepney by Onib Olmedo as its banner piece, while 2010 bared Andres Barrioquinto’s “Crystal Gazer.” This year, ManilArt is privileged to have the artistry of highly sought painter Elmer Borlongan with his obra “Batang Edsa.”
ManilArt 2011 seeks to merge the visual arts with other disciplines. Programs will include a modern-dance interpretation of Borlongan’s art by premier contemporary-dance maven and Dance Forum founder, Myra Beltran during the gala.
Among Beltran’s professional affiliations are Ballet of Oldenburg in Germany; Ballet of Prishtina in Yugoslavia; and Ballet Philippines.
Dance Forum has performed in various international festivals, including Expostion’O Contemporary Dance Fiesta in Singapore and the World Dance Alliance Festival in Dusseldorf, Germany.
Hosted by RJ Ledesma, the Filipiniana gala night will be complemented by a fusion of indigenous and modern music by Banda Malaya. Guests shall be serenaded by the award-winning Fatima University Chorale.