Art in the Park, known for democratizing art by showcasing a wide variety of pieces from a diverse group of institutions in an accessible venue, is returning this year in the virtual space.
From August 10 to 17, the "affordable art fair" will mount exhibitions at www.artinthepark.ph. The eight-day show will feature over 2,600 art pieces, with new works uploaded daily. As in previous years, prices of artworks are capped at P50,000.
Special exhibits and participants
One of the special exhibits of Art in the Park Online 2020, "Isometric Ay! lah, lah, land…" showcases the quirky and colorful paintings and prints of Vigan-based visual artist Richard Quebral.
Another special feature is the "Garapata Hatchery" by artist Dex Fernandez. He will be creating a large-scale paper mural for the virtual fair. It will be sectioned into 22 separate artworks that will be offered for sale after fair visitors get a glimpse of his creative process via a specially produced time-lapse video.
The lineup of participants include Ang I.n.K., Archivo 1984, Arnold Art Collection, ART for Space Gallery, ART LAB: Atelier Cesare & Jean Marie Syjuco, Art Underground, Art Verite Gallery, Art Wednesday, Artepintura Gallery, Artery Art Space, Association of Pinoyprintmakers, Avellana Art Gallery, Blanc, Boston Art Gallery, Cevio Art Haus, District Gallery, Famous Artists, Far Eastern University, Galeria de las Islas, Galerie Anna, Galerie Artes, Galerie Stephanie, Kulay Art Group, and Los Nuevos Conquistadores.
J Studio, KASIBULAN, M A G, Mono8 Gallery, Museum Foundation of the Philippines – Joe Geraldo works and Carlo Villafuerte's jewelry, Nineveh Artspace, Nord Anglia International School, Potters' Group – Jon Pettyjohn, Potters' Group – EJ Espiritu, Potters' Group – Sagada, Potters' Group – Joey De Castro, Project 20 Maginhawa, Orange Project, Resurrection Furniture and Found Objects Gallery, Sheerjoy, Silverlens, Space Encounters, T.U.P Fine Arts, The Authenticity Zero, The Mighty Bhutens, The Photography Zone, The Thursday Group, Tin-Aw Art Gallery, Village Art Gallery, Vinyl on Vinyl, UP College of Fine Arts, Meme Contemporary Art Gallery, and Ysobel Art Gallery are also part of the show.
Globe Platinum events
Event partner Globe Platinum will be hosting a special online lottery and auction.
Globe Platinum Hour, set every day at 5:00 p.m. via Facebook Live, will complement Quebral’s online installation with a behind-the-scenes tour of the artist’s hometown and studio. After the virtual tour, winners of the Reservations Lottery, which will give people a chance to purchase Quebral’s work consisting of four small paintings and 25 prints, will be announced.
There will also be a live auction on August 16 of an additonal and bigger Quebral painting, made especially for the fair.
On alternate days during Globe Platinum Hour, Robert Alejandro will conduct live virtual workshops for kids.
Globe Platinum members can also acquire Alejandro’s distinctive art applied on everyday objects showcased in the Globe Platinum Collection. Also available in this collection are watercolor paintings by artist Reena Gabriel. A fan designed by Gabriel will be given away to Globe Platinum members who will purchase from Art in the Park 2020 Online.
BPI events and special promotions
A special collaboration with the Bank of the Philippine Islands, The BPI Art Clips will feature specially produced videos from various artists. On August 11 at 11:00 a.m., there will be a virtual demonstration of Jackie Lozano’s methodical style of portraiture, from the initial drawing stage to the finished canvas.
On August 13 at 8:00 p.m., Fifth Wall Fest, a group that seeks to introduce Philippine audiences to dance films as an art form, will present an original performance specially produced for Art in the Park 2020 Online.
In addition, visitors who use their BPI credit cards will enjoy special privileges. Those who will use their BPI Mastercard on August 10 for a total minimum accumulated spend of P25,000 will receive a rebate of 4 percent (or P1,000).
Art in the Park is organized by Philippine Art Events, Inc. for the benefit of the Museum Foundation of The Philippines and with support from Globe Platinum and Bank of The Philippine Islands. Go to www.artinthepark.ph for more information.