This year's Art Fair Philippines is like no other. Since its last show in 2020, Art Fair merges the digital and physical with exhibitions and activities available for all to experience both onsite and online.
Apart from physical exhibitions where one will find artworks by Aze Ong, Bjorn Calleja, Doktor Karayom, Nune Alvarado, Ryan Jara, Johanna Helmuth, Tyang Karyel, and Wyndelle Remonde among others, attendees will also come across the fair's first-ever AR Art Trail named after Leeroy New's work, Aparisyon (Apparition).
This exciting interactive trail can be accessed through the Daata AR app, made by leading online gallery of digital art Daata.
The experience is otherworldly. There is a QR code on a sign leading to the download link of the Daata AR app. Using the app, guests will have access to three of the Aparisyon experiences.
One of these is a facial filter where you can virtually embody one of New's creatures, where discarded plastic bottles collected during the pandemic are used to create an animalistic form.