ALL SET FOR A BIGGER & BETTER MANILART 10

ALL SET FOR A BIGGER & BETTER MANILART 10

After the astounding success of last year’s MANILART 09, the Bonafide Art Galleries

Organization (BAGO), teams up once more with the National Commission on Culture and Arts (NCCA)

and the Department of Tourism (DOT) to showcase the finest in Philippine visual arts via the bigger and

better MANILART 10, the 2nd Philippine International Art Fair.

Slated for a four-day public run at the SMX Convention Center Hall 4 at the Mall of Asia

Complex, Pasay City from July 29 until August 1, 2010 from 11am to 8pm.

MANILART 10 promises to dazzle art lovers and enthusiasts with the best and broadest

examples of Philippine contemporary art. Over 1,000 paintings and sculptures by 400 of the country’s

brightest talents will be on display and over 60 of the finest art galleries participating, thus making the

fair the biggest ever in Philippine history.

“In the first year of MANILART, it took us three long months to fill up the 40 exhibition booths

planned,” says BAGO president Jonathan Sy. “This year 70 of the booths snapped up within two days

by some of the most prestigious galleries nationwide. We post a 40% increase in the participation with

half of that number getting double-sized booths.”

The BAGO also expresses its gratitude to the management of the SMX Convention Center as the

space more than doubled and more importantly for agreeing to lease Hall 4 at a subsidized rate owing to

their support to Filipino art and artists.

Exciting activities such as painting demonstrations, on-the-spot competitions, “how-to” lectures

and many more are lined-up. That is why the BAGO is very pleased that the NCCA Committee on Art

Galleries headed by Lyn Yusi initiated the approval of a larger grant for MANILART 10. (30)

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Manilart 09

MANILART O9, is the first international art fair to be hosted in the Philippines.  It is participated in by the country’s leading art galleries and those of the Asian region.  This is where art collectors and enthusiasts can view the finest examples of Contemporary Art today and gather together to exchange views and insights about the world of art.

The opening night, which is by-invitation-only, will serve as a preview to the entire art fair and will be held from 6 to 11 pm on July 16, 2009.

MANILART 09 will then open its doors to the general public from 11 am to 8 pm on July 17 to 19, 2009.  Admission tickets are priced at Php200. or US$5.00 each.

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Venue is the newly renovated NBC TENT perfectly nestled inside the country’s most progressive development to date – BONIFACIO GLOBAL CITY.

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