Arts and culture evolve with the times. In ManilArt's celebration last year, the local arts industry witnessed an array of works online through 360-degree digital walkthroughs and 'augmented reality' copies of art pieces that were presented alongside original physical copies. For its 14th year, the National Art Fair continues with the theme 'Forging Futures' at the SMX Convention Centre on October 19 to 23, 2022.
In case you missed it: Art Agenda Sept to Oct 2021: Exhibitions and Performances to Catch
This year’s participating exhibitors are 371 Art Space, AC 388, Annual Sculpture Review, Art For Space, Artes Orientes, AT Art Gallery, Dry Brush, Espacio Manila, Galerie Artes, Galerie Du Soleil, Galerie Francesca, Galerie Raphael, Galleria Nicolas, G9 Online, Gallery Nine, Historia Arts, M Gallery MNL, Museo de Pacis, Philippine Art Nation, Pugad ni Art, Renaissance Gallery, The Artologist, Village Art Gallery, and Ysobel Art Gallery.
Below are things to watch out in this year's convention:
The debut of the phygital on ManilART’s stage bridges the gap between digital and traditional spaces. Digital artworks are minted as Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) which are valued as extensions or digital prints of the physical piece. Ownership of these NFTs is tied to the blockchain in the form of a crypto work that enables itself to be valued and traded in virtual art galleries and crypto markets.
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