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Works That Wow: Your First Look at Art Fair Philippines 2019

Our curated selection of must-sees.
IMAGE PAU GUEVARRA; JENNIE CASTILLO
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Occupying four levels of The Link carpark, Art Fair Philippines may get overwhelming, to say the least. During the VVIP preview, the T&C team was able to comb through the 55 galleries ahead of time and although it was a Hurculean task, we narrowed down some of the fair's highlights so you could go straight to the good stuff.

War on Faith (2019) by Norberto Roldan, Silverlens


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An Unraveling (Conversation Among Ruins, After Amorsolo) (2019) by Patricia Perez Eustaquio, Silverlens




On Cracks and Crevices: Pitak (Series 1 of 4) (2019) by Isidro Santos, Blanc Gallery


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Consequence (2019) by Dennis Bato, Vinyl on Vinyl


Chemical Gilding, Keep Calm, Galvanise, Pray. Gradient, Ashes, Manifestation, Unequal, Dissatisfaction, Capitalise, Incense Burner, Survival, Agitation, Hit, Day Light (2018) by Chou Yu-Cheng, Edouard Malingue Gallery


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A Shallow Rectangle (2019) by Jan Balquin, Underground Gallery


When you realize you’re in a dream, it’s not a dream anymore (2019) by Kim Oliveros, Finale Art File


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A.I.R. (Artist in Residence) (1981) by Leo Valledor, Leon Gallery (left)


Reversible Rotation (2018) by teamLab, Globe Platinum



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M + CHILD (1981) by Leo Valledor, Leon Gallery


Introduction Chromatique Jorge Antonio B (2011) by Carlos Cruz-Diez, Leon Gallery


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Untitled (2019) by Andres Barrioquinto, West Gallery


Pinakaiingtan-ingatan (2019) by Raffy T. Napay, West Gallery



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Surface Tension by Sid Natividad, Ysobel Art Gallery


Flower Basket (1992) by Yayoi Kusama, YOD Gallery


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Untitled by Soler Santos, MO_Space


After Work 1.15.19 (left, 2019) and After Work 1.14.19 (right, 2019) by Gerardo Tan, MO_Space


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A Stitch In Time (1968-2019) by David Medalla


Forest for the Trees (2013) by Christina Quisumbing Ramilo


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Step on the Sand and Make Footprints (1974) by Ray Albano


Nung Gambalain Yung Sayawan/The Disruption of A Dance by Liv Vinluan


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Behold A City (2015) by Ryan Villamael


Cheap Medicine (2019) by Oscar Villamiel


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Inferno Purgatorio Paradiso (2019) by Ian Fabro


Two Women by Mauro Malang


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Catch of the Day and Coral Stress by Olivia d’Aboville


Grid #3 (2014), Grid #1 (2014) by Gina Osterloh, Silverlens Photo


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Untitled 6, Untitled 4, Untitled 3, Untitled 7, Kidz with Gunz (2008) by Kawayan de Guia, Silverlens Photo


Search/Light 01 (2017) by Frank Callaghan, Silverlens Photo


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Subject/Objects by MM Yu


Healing Grounds by Jim Orencio


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Man with violin (2013) by Fernando Botero


Finding The Light (2018) by Daniel dela Cruz, Art Cube Gallery


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Finding The Light (2018) by Daniel dela Cruz, Art Cube Gallery


DIAPHANOUS B-CCXXXV (2014) by Romulo Olazo, Paseo Art Gallery


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Gold Waves (2017) by TeamLAB, Gajah Gallery


Flying Kites and Dragonflies (2000) by Roberto M.A. Robles, Galleria Duemila


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Painting 1509-2018 (2018), Painting No. 0041-1982 (1982), Painting No. 033-1980 (1980), Painting No. 27 (1980), Painting No. 337-1980 (1985), Painting No. 42 (1982) by Betsy Westendorp, Galleria Duemila


Another One Bites the Dust (2019) by Guerrero Habulan, Eskinita Art Gallery


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Liwanag ng Alitaptap 2 (2019) by Renato Habulan, Eskinita Art Gallery


Naked and Sacred (2019) by Guerrero Habulan, Eskinita Art Gallery


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Liwanag ng Alitaptap 1 (2019) by Renato Habulan, Eskinita Art Gallery


Hope (2018) by Oca Villamiel, Artinformal


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Decorated armor series (2018) by Chikako Motoyama, Gallery Kogure


Ten touki (2016) by Ichitake Kamiji, Gallery Kogure


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Kopi Pagi (Morning Coffee) [2014] by Ibrahim, Gajah Gallery; Untitled (2018) by Ibrahim, Gajah Gallery


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