Art in Public Spaces: NAIA Terminal 3 flaunts Philippine textiles
First it was music, now it's art!
(SPOT.ph) The Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) is seeing another development this December. First it was music, with the addition of Christmas carols welcoming travelers in the airport. Now, it welcomes art. As part of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts’ (NCCA) Art in Public Spaces project, it has partnered with the Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) to bring Philippine creativity to NAIA Terminal 3.
The terminal’s walls feature colorful designs of Philippine textiles and the pillars are decorated to look like lakub, all made by the TALAS Art Group. Lakub is a tobacco container or a piece of decoration made by the Maranao. They may look like real fabrics, but they’re actually hand-painted! Check it out:
In September, NCCA also partnered with Cavity Collective to turn the Pasay Cemetery wall into a beautiful work of art as part of its Art in Public Spaces project. Other efforts include the Nagtahan Bridge columns featuring murals made by student art groups, made back in 2014, which can still be seen today.
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Photos from NCCA and its official Facebook page