At 18h on the evening of Sunday, July 17, a spontaneous applause resounded in the fairgrounds of Ibiza. With this gesture, gallery entrepreneurs, collectors and people celebrated the results of the to start with edition of the worldwide artwork reasonable CAN, Modern day Artwork Now. For 5 days, 36 galleries from 13 international locations collected on the island of Ibiza.
They arrived 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 acquired 5,000 people throughout these times, highlighting the presence of all-around 250 worldwide collectors, 40 of them invited by the reasonable, within just its Collectors Software, who have arrive to Ibiza from Asia, The united states and Europe.
On the last working day, the collaborating galleries verified the fantastic stage of gross sales as effectively as the artistic high quality of the fair. Eighty per cent of the functions exhibited have been acquired. “In some situations, even the to start with working day, some of the gallerists told us that they had sold the complete stand,” explained Sergio Sancho, director and founder of CAN. This is the situation of the galleries WOAW (Hong Kong), Cob Gallery (London), Johansson Jobs (Oakland, United States), Afternoon Gallery (Seoul), Plan X (Milan). And he provides, “the most effective proof of the very good reception of the truthful is that in Ibiza there is by now speak that, coinciding with CAN, an artwork week will observe.
We have had the aid of local administrations, but also of the regional cultural material. Our target is to strengthen these associations. We are open up to collaborate and that next year there could be much more parallel activities close to the fair”. This year’s Collectors’ System integrated visits to the Museum of Modern Art (MACE), the Micus Area, the Ses Dotze Naus basis and the Ladio workshop.
The aid for talent has also been a protagonist in the good, so the OD Resorts chain has participated with two acquisition awards, a person for the artist Navot Miller (represented by 1969 Gallery of New York) and yet another one particular for Juan de la Morenilla (represented by the Veta gallery of Madrid). For its component, the Bassat Selection has opted for Manuel M. Romero (represented by Artnueve of Murcia) and Russel Tyler (represented by GAA Gallery, Provincetown, United States).
Among the the most sought-immediately after will work sold at the fair, Stickymonger (WOAW Gallery, Hong Kong), Javi Calleja and Kenichi Tamai (Nanzuka, Tokyo) stand out. Becoming a curated honest-by the critic and curator Sasha Bogojev – has authorized to present the most current artwork and projecting a pattern the place painting and a new figuration have been the protagonists. “My particular most loved thing about this fair was probable the normal mind-set at the fairground, the calm, almost camaraderie angle involving the honest crew and the galleries and the artists, which I consider resulted in a welcoming ambiance that the website visitors could hopefully see.” Bogojev highlights of this initial version.
The truthful has had the help of models such as Gucci -which has lent its experimental house Gucci VAULT with the exhibition The Subsequent 100 Yrs of Gucci by NFT will work-, Blancpain, Organics by RedBull, Vilebrequin, Barceló Imperial, Lucas Fox, Glenfiddich or the collaboration, as the official lodge of Ocean Drive Hotel Talamanca.
CAN, Up to date Artwork Now, is already functioning on its 2nd version, to be held in mid-July 2023. “Most collaborating galleries want to repeat although they will have to wait around to be invited by the curator. Also, through these days, a lot of global galleries have been in touch displaying their wish to participate in next editions,” says Sancho.
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