In celebration of Art Fair Philippines 2018, 10 Days of Art collaborates with a number of partners to promote the highly anticipated fair. As in past years, several dining establishments across the city are introducing special menu items for a limited time. Poblacion hotspots Bucky’s, Polilya, Joe’s Brew, Holy Smokes, Wantusawa, and Ebi 10, to name a few, are offering specially crafted drinks and dishes until March 4, while bars such as 20:20 and XX XX have concocted cocktails in tribute to exhibited artists Lyra Garcellano and Neal Oshima, respectively. Injecting a breath of fresh air into Makati, among the highlights of 10 Days of Art is a series of installations around Ayala Center by some of the Philippines’ most sought-after artists.
Martha Atienza. COURTESY OF SILVERLENS
One of them is Dutch-Filipino artist Martha Atienza, who is based between the Netherlands and the Philippines. Presented by Silverlens in collaboration with Art Fair Philippines, Ayala Land, and Make It Makati, Atienza’s single-channel high-definition video, Our Islands 11°16’58.4_N 123°45’07.0_E , which was awarded the Baloise Art Prize at Art Basel in Switzerland last year, makes its debut in the Philippines at the Tower One and Exchange Plaza, adjacent to Ayala Triangle Gardens.
Conditions of Space, by Reg Yuson
A rendering of Oroborus, by Leeroy New
Joining Atienza’s piece as part of the fair’s series of public art installations are Conditions of Space, a mild steel sculpture with rust patina by Reg Yuson, placed along the Greenbelt 5 Fashion Walk, and Oroborus, a bamboo and rattan installation by Leeroy New, located along the Ayala Center Walkway.