Out of the 40 exhibitors/private galleries that showcase their collections and works of art, I chose the Yavuz Gallery most because I was amazed by the messages of the works of art in there,I can relate it to our day-to-day lives and I’m captivated most by the paintings which can impart message to the audience. I also chose this gallery because the message is not really hard to decipher and you can comprehend it right away.
Out of the 11 known Contemporary Filipino artist, I chose Agnes Arellano, Elmer Borlongan/Emmanuel Garibay/Mark Justiniani and Mark Valenzuela the most since there works caught my attention.
a. Agnes Arellano
b. Elmer Borlongan/Emmanuel Garibay/Mark Justiniani
c. Mark Valenzuela
Description of the audience
Most of the people at the fair were adults, students, photographers who were interested in taking the pictures of the works of art shown and individuals who were interested to buy those artworks. Some of them were not drawn to abstract since it is hard to understand. What I can say about the local contemporary Philippine art scene is that we Filipinos have the gifted talent to do a wide array of artworks and I think it is already innate to us Filipinos. In comparison to my visit at the National Museum, I noticed that there were more people who attended the Art Fair probably because they don’t want the vibe of going to the museums. Also, I only saw a very few people in the National Museum compared to the Art Fair wherein it is already crowded. Some of the people I saw at the fair were somehow critical and choosy in appreciating artworks. Overall, I enjoyed going to the Art Fair but for me, I would actually prefer going to the museums because aside from the beauty and message that the artworks can impart, I’m more into the old types of artworks created by our famous artists since its value increases as the time goes by.
Proofs of Visit
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