The annual art fair features local and international artists and is the biggest and most exciting addition to Cebu’s busy art schedule this September.
Running from September 26-29, 2019, the Cebu International Art Fair 2019 showcases the artworks of 62 local and Japanese exhibitors. The event has been set up by Japanese visual artist Rin Terada, who is known for his abstract paintings using gold leaf as medium. The exhibit is being held at the ground floor of the IEC Convention Center, Cebu City, and can be viewed for free from 9 am to 6 pm daily.
Among the exhibitors at the fair are the following:
The event opened on September 26 with a program hosted by ArtCebu’s Vice President Japamala Arnaldo. The attendees of the program include Cebuano and Japanese artists, art collectors, Department of Tourism Director Shalimar Hofer Tamano, businessman Dmitry Shubov, members of Artcebu and art group Aninaw, and many others. The featured speaker of the program is Mr. Terada himself, who spoke about some of his experiences and lessons over the years as an artist.
Although only on its first year, the Cebu International Art Fair is being positioned as one of the biggest art events in Southeast Asia. According to the exhibit organizers, the goal of the art fair is to enrich the Cebu art scene by bringing artists from around the Philippines and various countries to Cebu to interact and collaborate together through art.
For more about the Cebu International Art Festival, visit this page: