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 success of the initially edition of the international art reasonable CAN, Present-day Artwork Now. For 5 days, 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, United kingdom, Belgium and Spain. The inauguration was attended by the president of the Consell d’Eivissa, Vicent Marí. FECOEV has obtained 5,000 people during these times, highlighting the existence of close to 250 intercontinental collectors, 40 of them invited by the fair, in its Collectors System, who have occur to Ibiza from Asia, The united states and Europe.
On the last day, the taking part galleries verified the very good amount of sales as well as the artistic top quality of the truthful. Eighty percent of the functions exhibited have been obtained. “In some conditions, even the initial day, some of the gallerists advised us that they experienced sold the overall stand,” stated Sergio Sancho, director and founder of CAN. This is the situation of the galleries WOAW (Hong Kong), Cob Gallery (London), Johansson Assignments (Oakland, United States), Afternoon Gallery (Seoul), Program X (Milan). And he adds, “the finest proof of the very good reception of the good is that in Ibiza there is already speak that, coinciding with CAN, an art week will stick to.
We have experienced the guidance of area administrations, but also of the nearby cultural material. Our target is to strengthen these relationships. We are open up to collaborate and that up coming calendar year there could be a lot more parallel functions all-around the fair”. This year’s Collectors’ Application involved visits to the Museum of Present-day Artwork (MACE), the Micus Area, the Ses Dotze Naus basis and the Ladio workshop.
The help for talent has also been a protagonist in the truthful, so the OD Hotels chain has participated with two acquisition awards, a single for the artist Navot Miller (represented by 1969 Gallery of New York) and a further a person for Juan de la Morenilla (represented by the Veta gallery of Madrid). For its portion, the Bassat Assortment 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-after operates marketed at the truthful, Stickymonger (WOAW Gallery, Hong Kong), Javi Calleja and Kenichi Tamai (Nanzuka, Tokyo) stand out. Becoming a curated reasonable-by the critic and curator Sasha Bogojev – has permitted to clearly show the most current artwork and projecting a craze wherever portray and a new figuration have been the protagonists. “My personalized beloved detail about this fair was likely the general perspective at the fairground, the calm, just about camaraderie mind-set among the truthful team and the galleries and the artists, which I feel resulted in a welcoming ambiance that the guests could hopefully notice.” Bogojev highlights of this 1st version.
The honest has experienced the help of brand names this sort of as Gucci -which has lent its experimental space Gucci VAULT with the exhibition The Next 100 Several years of Gucci by NFT functions-, Blancpain, Organics by RedBull, Vilebrequin, Barceló Imperial, Lucas Fox, Glenfiddich or the collaboration, as the official hotel of Ocean Drive Hotel Talamanca.
CAN, Contemporary Art Now, is already working on its next version, to be held in mid-July 2023. “Most participating galleries want to repeat while they will have to wait to be invited by the curator. Also, throughout these days, lots of intercontinental galleries have been in touch showing their need to participate in adhering to editions,” suggests Sancho.
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