Art Fair: “10 Days of Art: Art Walk by Ayala Land” Takes Over to Transform Makati
Dive into a tapestry of public art installations, murals, performances and interactive experiences as Art Fair 2024 weave Makati even further into a canvas of creativity, connection, and community with “10 Days of Art: Art Walk by Ayala Land.”
In the local art scene, the excitement is palpable. In just days, artists and art enthusiasts will once again connect, converse, and exchange ideas in the highly-awaited Art Fair 2024, happening at The Link, Makati City, from February 16 to 18, 2024.
But before this grand celebration of all things art (paintings, sculptures, photos, film, digital, performance, even AI-assisted art), there is the “10 Days of Art” featuring the “Art Walk by Ayala Land”—where art spills from galleries onto the streets, parks, malls—and even your fingertips—of Makati City, from February 9 through 18.
Ayala Land, a longstanding champion of the arts, is taking Art Fair 2024 to new heights by orchestrating a public art takeover across Makati. “10 Days of Art: Art Walk by Ayala Land”aims to make art more accessible by bringing immersive and interactive experiences to the city’s streets. By expanding Art Fair 2024 beyond the four walls of The Link, the amplified “10 Days of Art: Art Walk by Ayala Land” aims to empower communities, spark dialogue, and celebrate the beauty of human connection. Moreover, by leveraging the synergies across its diverse business ventures, including estates, malls, and various properties, Ayala Land’s strategic integration promises a new and refreshing Art Fair experience; whilst also providing a sneak peek into Ayala Land’s other exciting developments underway in Makati.
“We have always envisioned Art Fair to embody the essence of creativity and community. This year, we are furthering our purpose by transcending the confines of The Link, through 10 Days of Art, and embrace Makati City in its entirety. I am personally thrilled to launch this city-wide initiative, recognizing that art is not confined to walls but flourishes in the streets, parks, and hearts of Makati’s diverse communities,” shared Trickie Lopa, co-founder of Art Fair.
Transforming communities and fostering connections through art
In the 2024 edition of “10 Days of Art,” guests can look, engage, and create art! To participate in the festivities, guests can do the “Art Walk by Ayala Land” which features public art installations, exhibits, performances, and activations in One Ayala, Ayala Malls (Glorietta and Greenbelt), Ayala Museum, Ayala Triangle Gardens, Circuit Makati, The Samsung Performing Arts Theater and various pedestrian underpasses and walkways all over Makati.
There will be maps, for those who would like to do the “Art Walk by Ayala Land” on their own, as well as guided tours done in partnership with the Makati LGU. But in case you want to plan your adventure in advance, here’s what to expect.
Public Art Installations and Exhibits
From One Ayala all the way to Circuit Makati, visitors can discover a trail of public artworks– showcasing new art pieces that have been commissioned particularly for the 10 Days of Art, as well as art pieces that have been part of the urban landscape for years.
The journey begins at One Ayala where murals by “Off The Wall Manila- Paris Connexions” can be seen around the terminal walls and “The Course of The Sun”, an art installation suspended at the ceiling of the terminal concourse. Then take a short stroll to the malls, starting with Japan Town, Glorietta where you will find a digital photo exhibit by Trish Shishikura.
Passionate about photography? Visit Greenbelt 5 and the nearby Legazpi Underpass, where guests can get lost in a world of stunning photo and digital photo exhibitions, created by FotomotoPH, which is a Manila-based organization composed of visionary photographers, curators, and writers.
After that, take a short detour to Ayala Museum, and witness the exhibit by Emmanueal Garibay – an interpretation of the poem “I Teach My Child” by Gemino Abad.
Then venture outdoors to discover more art across Ayala Avenue! Located at the Tower One Fountain area is A Warm Orange-Colored Liquid, an installation by trans-disciplinary visual artist Derek Tumala. It is deemed his most significant and ambitious work to date.
Meanwhile, on the Green Wall of Ayala Triangle Garden Tower 2, guests can view Prismatic Embrace, a can’t-be-missed video projection created by motion graphics artist and multimedia engineer Isaiah Cacnio in collaboration with digital artists AJ Dimarucot and Carlos.
Ready for the next step? Stop by the Washington Sycip Park and take time to appreciate four sculptures by Impy Pilapil entitled Faith, Entry, Wish Stone, and The Mangrove-Nature’s Embrace. Further down Ayala Avenue, you can also check out “!Exclaim” at Ayala North Exchange.
For souls that yearn for brushstrokes and sculptures, the Samsung Performing Arts Theater houses an exhibit by Art House. Available for viewing are works of prominent and new kids on the block, local and international artists.
Upon arrival at the driveway of Ayala Malls Circuit and the Samsung Performing Arts Theater, guests are welcomed with Leeroy New’s Elemento – an installation that redefines sustainability through art, with towering pieces crafted from recycled materials.
Guests can also participate in the community mural painting activity where they can paint the walls and walkways of Circuit Makati. Following the theme “A Celebration Of The Various Disciplines Of The Arts,” this will be led by local artists like Nini Andrada Sacro, Anina Rubio, and Trip63.
In addition to the captivating art installations, don’t miss out on a series of mesmerizing live performances happening throughout February in Circuit Makati. The lineup is packed with diverse acts sure to enthrall audiences: on February 10th, immerse yourself in the gripping tale of “Love Triangle of Doom” by Red Ollero at the Power Mac Center Spotlight Blackbox Theater. Then, on February 15th, experience the enchanting melodies of JZA Hall Concert Series presenting “With Love…Bituin” at the 5th Floor Samsung Performing Arts Theater. From February 16th to 18th, be transported to a world of wonder with “Rama Hari” at the Samsung Performing Arts Theater. Finally, on February 24th, prepare to be spellbound by The Putnam County’s “The Spelling Bee” at the Power Mac Center Spotlight Blackbox Theater. With such an eclectic mix of performances, Circuit Makati promises a month filled with artistic delights not to be missed.
Furthermore, Ayala Malls is hosting “Art In The Open,” featuring live music amidst an ambient lounge set up and some engaging activities at Greenbelt, Glorietta, and Ayala Malls Circuit from February 9 to 18.
For those eager to join in from the comfort of their own space, a series of captivating podcasts await. Tune in on February 9th for the latest episode of “State of the Arts,” where Congressman Christopher De Venecia delves into “Setting the Stage for Creative Success” (part 2), offering invaluable insights for aspiring artists and enthusiasts alike. Then, mark your calendar for February 18th as “State of the Arts” in collaboration with Vogue Philippines presents “Filipino Forward,” featuring a dynamic lineup including Bea Valdes, Jacs Sampayan, Marlon Rivera, and Shaira Luna, promising engaging discussions and inspiring stories that celebrate Filipino creativity and innovation.
Simultaneously, select restaurants will run promos to satisfy gastronomic cravings! Happening in Greenbelt and The Shops and Restaurants at Ayala Triangle Gardens, happy hour runs from 3:00pm to 6:00pm; plus guests can avail Art Fair specials within the promo period. Then in Glorietta and Ayala Malls Circuit, guests can enjoy a night cap with 10 select restaurants offering 100 free drinks for 10 days!
These exhibits and activities around the Makati Central Business District, Circuit Makati, and Ayala Malls run until the 28th.
Meet artists and like-minded individuals at the “10 Days of Art: Art Walk by Ayala Land” launch event.
Ready to celebrate? This February 8, guests can dress in their most stylish casual outfits and join the launch event of “10 Days of Art: Art Walk by Ayala Land,” happening at the lawn area of the Ayala Triangle Gardens, from 6 PM to 10 PM.
This event gives guests a glimpse of what to expect during the 10 Days of Art in Makati. Activities include the launch of art pieces, a guided tour, performances, and the opportunity to mingle and converse with various artists over music by DJs Cocoy Puyat and Bryan Cua
So, come, connect, create. Let Makati’s “10 Days of Art: Art Walk by Ayala Land” transform, inspire, and remind you that art isn’t just for display.
For more information, follow Make It Makati, Ayala Malls, Art Fair Philippines and 10DaysOfArt on Facebook and Instagram.
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