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Events: The Manila Bang: Art Fest International 2021 opens this December at Festival Mall Alabang

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Organized by Galerie Roberto, The Manila Bang: Art Fest International 2021 is in partnership with Artsper Europe and Art Moments Jakarta. The fest opens its on-site component to the public on 8 December 2021, Wednesday, at 6 o’clock in the evening, at Festival Mall Alabang.

How are experiences clinched, confronted, and subsisted considering our current reliance on cyberspace and alternative models, platforms, and interventions? The quotidian experiences remain unprecedented and often unpredictable in the current times brought about by various social, political, and cultural issues, among others. This is parallel to conversations on how art is produced, presented, received, and consumed — people working across the arts ecosystem constantly encounter quandaries, perhaps experiences which are inevitable to deny that shape their practice.

The Manila Bang: Art Fest International 2021 accents works by diverse contemporary artists based in local and international localities. Exhibitions in this fair look into divergent ways, possibilities, or courses of action relating to the visceral, mundane, creative, and artistic processes and production. Central to the idea of the fest is ‘the animate proof of life’, a phrase lifted from Linda Pastan’s 2011 literary collection ‘Traveling Light’ which untangles the transitory qualities of the mundane, with everything being temporary and characterized by ephemerality suggestive of growth, aging, and loss. Through the exhibitions and expanded programming on contemporary art and culture, the fest explicates the animate proof of life.


Featured Artists:

Ram Mallari
Anton Del Castillo
Marge Organo
Romulo Galicano


Galerie Roberto is a venue for an art exchange that showcases artworks of both Filipino and international artists. Through collective exhibitions and dynamic displays, it undertakes to promote art and aspires to become a repository for valuable and important artworks.

Galerie Roberto sets forth to promote contemporary art by showcasing the works of artists who are well-established and far renowned in their dedicated visual idiom. It acts also as a showcase for emerging artists who share the same vision and commitment in bringing forth ideas that will help them secure a stronghold in their own artistic vision.

The gallery is committed to significant showings of Philippines and Asian Art and discerning fresh artistic ideas from around the world. The gallery believes in art that probes new frontiers, pays homage to individuality, and emulates the diverse ideas and values of societies. Locating itself in the center of Ayala Alabang, it intends to bring to the south, the energy and vibrancy of the art scene found in the center of the Metro.

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