Little Red Riding Hood Meets New York City at Plet Bolipata's Art Fair Exhibit
At an art fair where hundreds of artists, gallerists, and exhibitionists seek attention, sometimes it’s the first impression that leaves a lasting memory of the visit.
As soon as this year’s Art Fair Philippines fairgoers arrive on the
Plet Bolipata's "Impromptu," which features Little Red Riding Hood in Central Park
Bolipata reimagines Little Red Riding Hood in New York City—a classic character meets a technological capital in the modern world. “A visual feast is what I wish to offer my viewers and will cover topics relevant in a woman’s world: sexual predator predicament and a young girl’s coming of age,” the artist says of her exhibit.
Inspired by the tale of Little Red Riding Hood, Bolipata’s tableau reminds visitors that art is supposed to be fun by cleverly incorporating interactive elements and inviting the guest to take part in the art. The walls of the exhibit are covered with storybook pages filled with handwritten text. While some artists and galleries discourage taking photos, Bolipata supports it by providing face cutouts of Little Red and the Big Bad Wolf there for guests to take photos with.
Plet and her husband, fellow artist Elmer Borlongan
Bolipata uses technological advances to bring her imaginary world to life. An exhibit favorite is
“I maximized the visual content with a short film I made in New York, Granny (2017), that is projected on a wall,” she explains. It was in the city that the artist honed her skills after studying drawing and painting at the Art Students League in the ‘90s. Before her studies, she was generally self-taught and began painting only at the age of 28.
Artist Plet Bolipata
Bolipata also introduced a limited edition art capsule called “