Art in the Park Goes Online in 2022
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Art in the Park was first held on a virtual platform in 2020. This year, Art in the Park was back for another online edition.
The Art in the Park website (www.artinthepark.ph) hosted the country’s most accessible art fair last April 24 to May 1. Art in the Park is the cheaper counterpart to the Art Fair. Over 61 galleries, art schools, independent art spaces, art collectives, and, for the first time, an NFT marketplace exhibited their work online.
It was also thrilled to host a program of events and exhibits live last April 28 in Jaime C. Velasquez Park in Makati City, as the world opens up to more face-to-face activities.
Art in the Park Exhibitors
Special Art in the Park Exhibits and Artists
Rodel Tapaya and Marina Cruz exhibits
Rodel Tapaya and Marina Cruz, husband and wife, are two of the most important painters in the country today. Art in the Park 2022 proudly welcomes them back.
Each artist showed a single project, demonstrating their continued interest in experimenting with different media. Mr. Tapaya had nine works displayed for Chicken Army, and Ms. Cruz had eleven works on display for Imprinted Musings.
Mr. Tapaya’s work was characterized by visionary narrative tableaux that mixed folklore and social history into artistic figurations characterized Mr. Tapaya’s work. Ms. Cruz, meantime, continued to investigate the materiality of vintage things, pictures, and clothes, as well as how they construct her personal narrative.
When Ms. Cruz was a second-year college student, she rummaged through her mother’s things when she came across her mother’s baptismal gown.
It was a poignant occasion for her because her mother, Elisa, a primary school teacher, was frequently sick at the time of the discovery. She felt compelled to keep that memory alive. She recognized the importance of time and life. She realized that one must appreciate every minute with their loved ones because they might never get another chance.
The inspiration continued, and she also retraced her twin mother’s and aunt’s survival stories while weaving in the complexities of their nostalgic memories.
The duo launched IsTorya, a narrative design firm steeped in Filipino stories that embraces creativity, love of identity, and innovative forms of learning.
Studio 1616, a group of art students led by artist Lynyrd Paras who came together in 2012 to display their work at Art in the Park. A decade later, and in honor of the fair’s 16th anniversary, they were back with 15 artworks for sale on the website, each measuring 16 × 16 inches.
They also had a live installation of their piece, Reflect Deflect, at Jaime Velasquez Park. The work was inspired by Art in the Park’s tents, and used steel and mirrors as reflective surfaces to urge visitors to look at themselves more attentively.
Johanna Helmuth, Yeo Kaa, Jeremae Jumaoas, Jerahmeel Alvarez, Keb Cerda, Dale Erispe, Jayvee David, Jett Osian, Levin Paras, Ciron Seeres, Kiko Urquiola, Gian Miroe, Roy Rosatase, Yani Unsana, and Erick Villaruz are among the Studio 1616 artists.
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Monster Mayhem Megamash
With Monster Mayhem Megamash, street artist Distort Monsters combined digital and traditional art.
The artist’s works are influenced by skateboarding and punk rock, and they revolve around overcoming adversity with some hardcore resilience. He’s been painting for almost a decade, and his work has been displayed in galleries, on canvas, as art toys, in public installations, and in the metaverse.
Part two of Monster Mayhem MegaMash, presented by Art in the Park in collaboration with Globe Platinum, featured 100 works from the artist’s colorful animals in two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and digital formats, ranging from murals to beyond NFTs (non-fungible tokens).
These one-of-a-kind monsters were sold as giclee prints on www.artinthepark.ph, with unique QR codes that, when activated, allowed customers to onboard the images as NFTs, which they also owned.
The online display, which costs P9,500,was based on Blindboxes, in which when customers receive the prints, they don’t know which of the 100 unique artworks and non-financial products they’ve purchased.
Monster Mayhem MegaMash was accompanied by a live installation of ten three-foot-high resin sculptures. From April 24 to May 1, they were on display at Jaime Velasquez Park.
INK in the Park
As part of their 30th-anniversary celebration, Ang Illustrador ng Kabataan (Ang INK) held an exhibit called INK in the Park, featuring 40 works by illustrators such as Juno Abreu, Aldy Aguirre, Fran Alvarez, Jamie Bauza, Benedir Dasig, Danielle Florendo, Liza Flores, Tin Javier, Jasmin Lacay, LD Mendoza, Arli Pagaduan
In 1991, Ang INK, the country’s first and only organization of children’s illustrators, was created as a collective effort to professionalize and promote the business.
Full-time freelance illustrators, graphic designers, painters, writer-illustrators, teachers as well as students in visual arts, and artists working in publishing organizations, design-related firms, and advertising agencies make up the organization’s membership.
Art in the Park in 2022 (Online and In-Person Events)
Several Art in the Park online events were held via Facebook Live to complement the online and onsite exhibits. They are:
– IsTorya ni Rodel Tapaya and Marina Cruz video debut
– The video premiere of Studio 1616’s exhibit
– A video presentation for INK STORY: 30 Years of Ang Illustrador ng Kabataan
– Ateneo Art Gallery’s panel discussion on INK Story: 30 Years of Ang Illustrator ng Kabataan, Ang INK
– The video premiere for Distort Monsters’ Monster Mayhem Megamash
– The Platinum Series, an art project for kids.
Distort Monsters had a live mural painting session. Here, he addressed his Monster Mayhem MegaMash project and how it bridges the gap between traditional art and NFTs.
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