At 18h on the evening of Sunday, July 17, a spontaneous applause resounded in the fairgrounds of Ibiza. With this gesture, gallery owners, collectors and visitors celebrated the achievements of the initially edition of the international art good CAN, Modern day Art Now. For five times, 36 galleries from 13 nations collected on the island of Ibiza.
They arrived from Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, the United States, Lebanon, Greece, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, France, United kingdom, Belgium and Spain. The inauguration was attended by the president of the Consell d’Eivissa, Vicent Marí. FECOEV has gained 5,000 site visitors all through these days, highlighting the existence of about 250 worldwide collectors, 40 of them invited by the reasonable, within its Collectors Method, who have come to Ibiza from Asia, The us and Europe.
On the previous day, the taking part galleries confirmed the very good amount of revenue as nicely as the creative quality of the reasonable. Eighty per cent of the operates exhibited have been ordered. “In some instances, even the first day, some of the gallerists explained to us that they had sold the full stand,” explained Sergio Sancho, director and founder of CAN. This is the circumstance of the galleries WOAW (Hong Kong), Cob Gallery (London), Johansson Assignments (Oakland, United States), Afternoon Gallery (Seoul), System X (Milan). And he adds, “the finest evidence of the great reception of the reasonable is that in Ibiza there is previously communicate that, coinciding with CAN, an artwork week will stick to.
We have had the help of area administrations, but also of the nearby cultural cloth. Our target is to reinforce these relationships. We are open up to collaborate and that following calendar year there could be much more parallel actions around the fair”. This year’s Collectors’ System integrated visits to the Museum of Present-day Artwork (MACE), the Micus Room, the Ses Dotze Naus foundation and the Ladio workshop.
The support for talent has also been a protagonist in the fair, so the OD Motels chain has participated with two acquisition awards, 1 for the artist Navot Miller (represented by 1969 Gallery of New York) and an additional just one for Juan de la Morenilla (represented by the Veta gallery of Madrid). For its component, the Bassat Collection has opted for Manuel M. Romero (represented by Artnueve of Murcia) and Russel Tyler (represented by GAA Gallery, Provincetown, United States).
Between the most sought-immediately after will work marketed at the truthful, Stickymonger (WOAW Gallery, Hong Kong), Javi Calleja and Kenichi Tamai (Nanzuka, Tokyo) stand out. Getting a curated truthful-by the critic and curator Sasha Bogojev – has authorized to display the most latest art and projecting a trend where portray and a new figuration have been the protagonists. “My particular favourite issue about this reasonable was probably the basic frame of mind at the fairground, the relaxed, almost camaraderie attitude involving the good group and the galleries and the artists, which I assume resulted in a welcoming ambiance that the site visitors could hopefully recognize.” Bogojev highlights of this very first version.
The good has had the support of makes this sort of as Gucci -which has lent its experimental space Gucci VAULT with the exhibition The Up coming 100 Yrs of Gucci by NFT operates-, Blancpain, Organics by RedBull, Vilebrequin, Barceló Imperial, Lucas Fox, Glenfiddich or the collaboration, as the formal lodge of Ocean Push Hotel Talamanca.
CAN, Modern Art Now, is currently performing on its next edition, to be held in mid-July 2023. “Most participating galleries want to repeat despite the fact that they will have to hold out to be invited by the curator. Also, in the course of these days, numerous worldwide galleries have been in contact exhibiting their want to take part in subsequent editions,” says Sancho.
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