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July 27, 2011

Manila Art 2011

Bonafide Art Galleries Organization (Bago) and the National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA) presents ManilArt 2011, the 3rd Philippine International Art Fair on Aug. 24-27 at the NBC Tent in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

ManilArt 2011 is the country’s biggest gathering of galleries promises a more diverse and vibrant art exposition. “Viewers shall witness a groundbreaking launch—the simultaneous opening of various art exhibitions during gala night,” said Delan Lopez Robillos, ManilArt 2011 director. “Exhibitors will not simply be showcasing the works of artists they represent but each gallery shall be presenting a conceptualized art exhibit,” he added.

The maiden run of ManilArt in 2009 had a painting of a jeepney by Onib Olmedo as its banner piece, while 2010 bared Andres Barrioquinto’s “Crystal Gazer.” This year, ManilArt is privileged to have the artistry of highly sought painter Elmer Borlongan with his obra “Batang Edsa.”

ManilArt 2011 seeks to merge the visual arts with other disciplines. Programs will include a modern-dance interpretation of Borlongan’s art by premier contemporary-dance maven and Dance Forum founder, Myra Beltran during the gala.

Among the art fair’s goals, in conjunction with promoting Philippine art, are to compound visitorship and strengthen support from both local and foreign exhibitors.

This year, ManilArt 2011 also aims to fortify media relations to expand media coverage that is both more extensive and intensive.

For details, call 5316231 or 0917-8511333, or e-mail Visit

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