Gallery Nine’s 10th Sculpture Review, one of the art shows in the run-up to ManilArt 2014 fair, will open at the Art Center of the SM Megamall (4/F, Building A; tel. 9108016 or 0922-8223369) on Sept. 19.
The biggest sculptural event in the country, the Sculpture Review has showcased the brightest talents in three-dimensional art since 2005. It features over 80 sculptures this year.
Participating artists include Ramon Orlina, Michael Cacnio, Chris Murillo, Carlito Ortega, Jinggoy Salcedo and Omi Reyes.
After the Art Center show, the 10th Sculpture Review will be transferred to the SMX Aura Convention Center, SM Aura, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, for the sixth ManilArt fair, Oct. 15-19.
October is Museums and Galleries Month. ManilArt, the country’s longest-running art fair, is primarily sponsored by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.
Theme this year is “Crossing Borders.”
The art fair has the support of the local government of Taguig City; Department of Industry’s Center for International Trade Exposition and Missions (Citem); Lifestyle Asia; Coconuts Manila; and Museo Orlina.
The Taguig City government will hold “A Day at the Art Fair,” a special field trip to expose public-school students to contemporary Philippine art.
Emmanuel “Manny” Garibay and Project Bakawan will talk about the environment in ManilArt Talks.
ManilArt 2014 will launch the art-criticism anthology “Kritik/Critique: Essays from the J. Elizalde Navarro National Workshop in the Criticism of the Arts and Humanities, 2009-2012,” edited by Oscar V. Campomanes. It is published by the UST Publishing House, National Book Awards’ 2013 Publisher of the Year.
Also to to be launched is “From the Major Arcana,” by Ralph Semino Galán, an intersemiotic translation of the 22 cards of the Tarot pack into a suite of poems, with pen-and-ink drawings by Wilfredo Offemaria Jr.
Jonathan Olazo will head this year’s curatorial team that will oversee the exhibitions at the art fair.
Manila Fame furniture fair
To be held at the same time as ManilArt is Citem’s 60th Manila Fame at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia, Oct. 16-19. Works of Taclobanon artists and furniture-makers will be exhibited as a tribute to those who rose from the Supertyphoon “Yolanda” catastrophe.
Works from Tacloban will be flown in by Air Asia.
ManilArt 2014 will give the public a sneak peek of Romulo Galicano’s “The Triumph of Life over Death,” the acclaimed painter’s tribute to Yolanda victims.
Some pieces from Museo Orlina in Tagaytay City will be exhibited in the art fair.
SMX Aura Premier shall co-present an exhibition featuring the works of Agustin Goy.
The group show “Endangered Visions,” curated by Cabanatuan-based artist Gromyko Semper, will showcase the surrealist works of 23 foreign artists and 18 local artists, including Salvador Dali’s protégé Louis Markoya, Otto Rapp, Danny Malbeouf, Maura Holden and Jana Brike.
For details, call or text 0917-3272925 or e-mail [email protected] Visit www.manilarrt.com or see ManilArt on facebook for further announcements.