At 18h on the night of Sunday, July 17, a spontaneous applause resounded in the fairgrounds of Ibiza. With this gesture, gallery homeowners, collectors and website visitors celebrated the results of the to start with version of the worldwide artwork honest CAN, Contemporary Artwork Now. For five times, 36 galleries from 13 nations gathered on the island of Ibiza.
They came from Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, the United States, Lebanon, Greece, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, France, Uk, Belgium and Spain. The inauguration was attended by the president of the Consell d’Eivissa, Vicent Marí. FECOEV has been given 5,000 website visitors in the course of these days, highlighting the existence of all over 250 global collectors, 40 of them invited by the fair, within just its Collectors Program, who have appear to Ibiza from Asia, The united states and Europe.
On the final day, the taking part galleries confirmed the very good level of income as properly as the artistic good quality of the truthful. Eighty % of the will work exhibited have been purchased. “In some instances, even the initially day, some of the gallerists instructed us that they experienced bought the entire stand,” mentioned Sergio Sancho, director and founder of CAN. This is the situation of the galleries WOAW (Hong Kong), Cob Gallery (London), Johansson Initiatives (Oakland, United States), Afternoon Gallery (Seoul), Approach X (Milan). And he adds, “the best proof of the fantastic reception of the reasonable is that in Ibiza there is by now converse that, coinciding with CAN, an artwork 7 days will abide by.
We have had the assistance of community administrations, but also of the local cultural cloth. Our goal is to fortify these associations. We are open to collaborate and that future calendar year there could be a lot more parallel activities all over the fair”. This year’s Collectors’ Application incorporated visits to the Museum of Present-day Artwork (MACE), the Micus Area, the Ses Dotze Naus basis and the Ladio workshop.
The assist for expertise has also been a protagonist in the reasonable, so the OD Hotels chain has participated with two acquisition awards, one for the artist Navot Miller (represented by 1969 Gallery of New York) and another one particular for Juan de la Morenilla (represented by the Veta gallery of Madrid). For its part, the Bassat Assortment has opted for Manuel M. Romero (represented by Artnueve of Murcia) and Russel Tyler (represented by GAA Gallery, Provincetown, United States).
Among the most sought-after performs offered at the good, Stickymonger (WOAW Gallery, Hong Kong), Javi Calleja and Kenichi Tamai (Nanzuka, Tokyo) stand out. Getting a curated honest-by the critic and curator Sasha Bogojev – has authorized to clearly show the most recent art and projecting a craze where painting and a new figuration have been the protagonists. “My individual most loved issue about this fair was likely the typical perspective at the fairground, the calm, pretty much camaraderie attitude among the reasonable crew and the galleries and the artists, which I feel resulted in a welcoming ambiance that the site visitors could with any luck , observe.” Bogojev highlights of this initially version.
The good has experienced the aid of models these kinds of as Gucci -which has lent its experimental space Gucci VAULT with the exhibition The Following 100 Yrs of Gucci by NFT performs-, Blancpain, Organics by RedBull, Vilebrequin, Barceló Imperial, Lucas Fox, Glenfiddich or the collaboration, as the official hotel of Ocean Generate Hotel Talamanca.
CAN, Contemporary Art Now, is now doing the job on its second edition, to be held in mid-July 2023. “Most participating galleries want to repeat while they will have to wait around to be invited by the curator. Also, all through these days, numerous global galleries have been in touch displaying their motivation to participate in pursuing editions,” says Sancho.
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