Recommendation by Lemi
Very rarely do you get to share a meal and an open discussion with the art community—not because of the starving artist stereotype, but because of the distance conventional art institutions have made between the spectator and the artist. Green Papaya Art Projects is one of the older artist-run galleries around. They first opened their doors in 2000, and have moved several locations, lost a few people on the team, but still persisted. They’re more than an exhibit space, though they do that well, too. They have a bar and kitchen where communal meals and intimate talks are a common thing. The best hours to come vary, so best check their Facebook page for updates on events (there are plenty). In a summit at the Ayala Museum, one of its two founders, Norberto Roldan announced that Green Papaya Art Projects would be closing its doors for good in 2020. If that’s not motivation enough to catch such a precious space while it’s around, we don’t know what is!
41B T. Gener Street, Kamuning, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
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