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Ten Years of Artistic Excellence

ManilArt proudly celebrates its first decade as the country’s national art fair. Our theme for this most-anticipated 10th year is “Ang ARTe ng Pilipinas”: the Filipino has always had a natural propensity for creativity, from making art that preserves the stories of a community, to art that challenges known boundaries. This tenth year, we celebrate …

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Distinct at Galerie Roberto

  Galerie Roberto presents “Distinct,” a two-man exhibition of Raul Isidro and Allain Hablo, on view from November 5—21. Artist’s Reception is on November 9. Coming from two different generations, the two artists converge in one visual idiom: abstraction. Senior artist Isidro continues to explore lyrical abstraction which is evocative of nature and landscape. In …

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Liwanag by Crucible Gallery

Crucible Gallery presents the 19th solo exhibition of artist-critic Cid Reyes, titled “Liwanag,” on view from November6-18. The series of works dealing with nuances of light are inspired by the works of the 17th century British Romantic artist J.M.W. Turner, in particular “Rain, Steam and Speed,” and “Morning After the Deluge.” Crucible Gallery is at …

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Bilog by Big Gallery at Shangri-La Plaza

First, let’s start with the geometric definition of a circle: “a simple shape of geometry that is the set of all points in a plane that are at a given distance from a given point, the circle.” As such, the circle, as pure shape, conveys no emotion, but as a symbol, since time immemorial, the …

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Arboreal Inspirations by Galerie Francesca

Doctors in Scotland can now legally prescribe interacting with nature as a medical therapy to reduce anxiety, heart disease, mental illness, and high blood pressure. Evan Fliescher for the BigThink writes, “If you spend 90 minutes of your day outside in a wooded area, there will be a decrease of activity in the  part of your …

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Eghai Roxas’s “Evolving Images” at Galerie Anna

  Through the years, an artist continues to evolve until eventually he arrives at a signature look or favored theme, inextricably associated with him in an almost proprietorial manner. Instant recognition of an artist’s work is itself a mark of his distinction and reputation. Unknown to many, artist Eghai Roxas started as a Social Realist, …

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Return to Mischief by Migs Villanueva

  Galerie Francesca is pleased to present Return to Mischief, Migs Villanueva’s eighth solo exhibition. Villanueva is a multi-awarded writer, a very much sought after painter and a former president of the prestigious Saturday Group. She is known for her refreshingly simplified depiction of children, employing a wabi-sabi style which pares down the elements of …

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Kambal Gallery Hong Kong at MANILART 2018

  Recently established by twin sisters Anna Bernarte Pendry and Irene Bernarte Haagen in Hong Kong in August 2017 in the hope of elevating Filipino arts in the international art stage, Kambal Gallery Hong Kong will be participating at Manila Art for the first time with its booth theme “Celebrating Diversity” supporting the main theme …

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