Art Galleries to Reinvent the Art Show Experience

The image shows Martin Honasan’s ‘Barbie,’ mixed media on canvas.

Manila, Philippines – Art galleries West Gallery and Vinyl on Vinyl showcase their contemporary visions at ALT Philippines 2020, a pioneering project of 10 art galleries, which aims to reframe the art show with its immersive format. The event runs from 14-16 February 2020 at the SMX Convention Center at SM Aura Premier.

West Gallery, whose physical space is located on West Avenue in Quezon City, features both veteran and promising young artists whose diverse visions reflect the core of Philippine contemporary art. Its exhibitors include Louie Cordero, Jigger Cruz, Mariano Ching, Yasmin Sison-Ching, Mark Andy Garcia, Kawayan De Guia, Geraldine Javier, Luis Lorenzana, Raffy T. Napay, Elaine Roberto Navas, Carina Santos, Isabel Santos, Luis Antonio Santos, Mona Santos, Kaloy Sanchez, Nicole Tee, Manok Ventura, and Olan Ventura.

Makati City-based Vinyl on Vinyl, on the other hand, provides a platform for its diverse group of unconventional artists. These artists’ works center on pop surrealism, after modernism, post-internet, kinetic art, underground, and street art, as well as the evolving genres. Exhibitors Reen Barrera, Dennis Bato, Anton Belardo, Anjo Bolarda, Miguel Paulo Borja, Teo Esguerra, Doktor Karayom, Martin Honasan, Iyan de Jesus, Archie Oclos, Wyndelle Remonde, Roberto Sanchez, Tekla Tamoria, Tyang Karyel, Gabriel Tiongson, Pinky Urmaza, and Chalk Zaldivar are to build immersive installations, along with provocative art pieces.

The other art galleries participating in ALT Philippines 2020 are Artinformal, Blanc, Finale Art File, Galleria Duemila, MO_Space, The Drawing Room, Underground, and 1335Mabini.

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Photo: Vinyl on Vinyl