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An Art Fair Embraces the Digital State of the Art

Art Fair Philippines began life in 2013 as a four-day event that took place in a temporarily repurposed parking building in Makati City, Metro Manila’s commercial hub. The 2022 hybrid event is a case study of how contemporary art shows in the region are adjusting to new digital realities. This year’s edition of Art Fair Philippines ends on Friday, 1 April, after a ten-day run, which is its longest yet. For the past two years, the fair has been engaging with major developments that have shaped the wider art world, including the rise of non-fungible tokens (NFT) and other forms of digital art.

Art Fair Philippines 2022 website
Credit: Art Fair Philippines

Art Fair Philippines 2022’s main onsite exhibitions are in the Ayala Triangle Gardens, a park in the heart of the city’s central business district. Apart from the usual exhibitions of contemporary visual art from new and established artists on the site, the site’s augmented reality art walk and film screening pavilion mark the second year that the fair is working with