Feedback release: THE EXTENDED BODY – MIXING CULTURES
ITSLIQUID International Art Exhibition
THE LINE Contemporary Art Space, London | March 19 – August 07, 2020
ITSLIQUID Group, in collaboration with YMX Arts and Mercato Metropolitano, is proud to share the great results of THE EXTENDED BODY – MIXING CULTURES. The exhibition was held in London, at THE LINE Contemporary Art Space from March 19 to August 07, 2020.
THE EXTENDED BODY – MIXING CULTURES is an exhibition of contemporary art that analyzes the hidden parts of our identities, through an immersive experience inside the fascinating universe of the complex labyrinths of our consciousness.
A wide variety of artists coming from all over the world shared their idea of the extended body through their surprising artworks. Among them, Pascal Raso created “Dance serie” as a result of his former sport career and now his work in photography. He started with the idea that the body is a hostile powerful tool but can also be the place of personal sovereignty, which in time becomes a privileged field of exploration, reflection and games. In this serie the author created the condition of a fragile and furtive dialogue between the body and light defining space, places and enviroments. Ryan Dubinsky‘s work is actually an extention of her body: a wire self-portrait. Indeed Dubinsky modeled her art piece around her head and face with assistance from a fellow student who photographed her work for the creation of “Echo.” Her project is about who she wants to be and who she is, that echoes out into the world; she would like to inspire everyone to wear their insecurities with pride. For Ryan, this piece echoes who she is out into the world by depicting her experience with the autoimmune disease alopecia.
Human is the main source of inspiration for the Russian-born photo artist, Olga Volodina. Her photography is an exploration of how the camera translates her feelings, thoughts and attitudes. Her controversial inner world comes to life conveying a message within a single frame, leading to strong compositions and thoughtful lighting decisions. Carole Kohler enhanced her abstract paintings with augmented reality. That’s her way of extending body, mind and spaces: a virtual dimension to open the visitor’s perception channels and to kickstart his fantasy. Colours are Emma Coffin‘s core of art. In her paintings, colours are alive and gathering throughout space into extended bodies who try to be embodied and express themselves. Through her paintings, she tries to stimulate people’s emotions and strive to bring them joy, energy and strength. Alberto Covi‘s artworks represents human as an extention of ambients, tragically connected like a unique system of elements. Then we loose our breath because of the deforestation, poison because of the fossil fuel burning, dry because of the temperature rise, suffer for the increasing rainfall rates. Jack King is deeply interested in the ways in which art, neurology and subliminal processes relate to one another. In his paintings, he endeavors to convey the complex interplay between the human figure and its emotional and experiential context. He is drawn to capturing both the intersections and senses of alienation that can be found between our external and internal selves.
THE EXTENDED BODY 2020 has definitely shown the idea of human body as a changing system that coexists with other bodies and spaces!
Yuiko Amano . Japan | Hunter Anderson . Canada | Irem Arcasoy . Turkey | Mouna Arnaout . Austria | Alicent Art . UK | Franziska Becher . Germany | Julien Bernard-grau . UK | Peter Boya . Canada | Caterina Casagrande . Finland | Lidia Chaplin . UK | Codefc . UK | Emma Coffin . France | Alberto Covi . The Netherlands | Abdoul-Ganiou Dermani . Germany/Togo | Kerrie Doyle, Holly Gardner & Vanessa Morton . Ireland | Ryan Dubinsky . USA | Koray Erkaya . Canada | Elena Gastón Nicolás . Spain | Nancy Gifford . USA | Eric Hubbes . Germany | Cho, Hui-Chin . France | Monika Blanka Katterwe . Germany | Vida Khadem . USA | Jack King . USA | Carole Kohler . Switzerland | Hel & Carolina Kzan . France | Sonia Levesque . UK | Edward M . USA | Luigi Franco Malizia . Italy | David Mc Glynn . Ireland |Ron Miller . Germany | Sami Morhayim & Deniz Koray Yilmaz . Turkey | Galdino Neto . USA | Renata Novaes . Brazil | Oan Kyu . Republic of Korea | Offgrid . Lebanon | Rokas Patapas . UK | Sergio Patricio Austria/Chile | Aditi Patwari . UAE | Cat Randall . UK | Pascal Raso . France | Jean-Marie Renault . France | Alieh Rezaei . USA | Marica Romano . Italy | Paul Segers . The Netherlands | Jasmine Seo . USA | Elisa Szymanski . Poland | Chiang Tai . Taiwan | Natalie Tremblay . Canada | Olga Tumanova . Russia | Olga Volodina . Russia | Evgenia Voronova . Russia | Emily Wisniewski . Italy/USA
organized by ITSLIQUID Group
curator Luca Curci
gallery manager Massimiliano Gordiani
project manager Francesca Brigandì
project coordinators Amaride Ferrante, Giulia Tassi
collaborators Ottavia Galatà, Beatrice Mosole, Irene Pinese
graphic designer Lorenzo Di Pardo
THE LINE Contemporary Art Space
42 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6DR
11:00PM – 06:00PM | Tuesday – Saturday
COVID-19 Protection Concept UK – ITSLIQUID Group
The health and safety of our staff and visitors are of predominant importance to ITSLIQUID Group. This Protection Concept governs how we intend to operate after the lockdown has ended, the rules that will be applied inside the exhibition spaces and how these will be implemented in practice. Read more.
Every artist need core elements to allow his profession to grow, to find a market for his artworks, to realize the vision he has for his own business. That is our goal. ITSLIQUID Group knows that, as an artist, your first concern is the production of art and that you need more than good advices to transform your passion into a successful business: you need experienced specialists that provide you guidance and direction your efforts. In the last 20 years, ITSLIQUID Group has connected more than 5000 artists with leading museums, galleries, art spaces and art lovers; our team of professional consultants will assist you in growing relationships with a wide range of contacts all around the world, in the selection of works that reflects markets’ personal taste, in finding creative solutions to become profitable, both artistically and financially. Starting from a free consulting, we will help you finding the plan that best fits your career, whether you are an emerging or an established artist: we will provide you the necessary professional tools to drive the growth you are looking for.
For more information, click here.
ITSLIQUID is a web based information platform, founded in 2001 by Luca Curci, dedicated to world wide distribution of information about calls for entries, exhibitions and events at some of the world’s leading art galleries, museums and foundations selected. ITSLIQUID has already built a readership of more than 250.000 qualified subscribers. Among them architects, designers, artists, collectors, art critics, curators, dealers, and other personalities of the International art, architecture and design world. It provides advertising services, press office services for events and projects, articles and specials published on the website, media partnerships services.
During the last 20 years, ITSLIQUID Group has became a cultural hub between creatives, exhibition spaces and art lovers. Among our international partners, Art Now Fair, Art Vancouver, Design Tokyo, INDEX Qatar, INDEX Saudi, The Big 5 Construct Dubai, The Big 5 Construct Qatar, Photo LA Los Angeles and international magazines like Art Style. ITSLIQUID Group supports some of the most important no-profit organizations, like UNFCCC – United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, SSCS – Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, One Tree Planted, The Ocean CleanUp and Plastic Oceans, with the goal to increase public awareness about environmental issues. Click here to find out more.
ITSLIQUID GROUP includes a section dedicated to the organization of international art events, managing exhibitions of painting, photography, video art, installation and performance; it organizes solo and collective shows, art residencies and international contests. Its object is to use new technologies to globalize the language of art, to connect artists working in every part of the world.
ITSLIQUID Group manages a variety of art spaces all over the world; among them THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space in the heart of San Marco Square in Venice and different historical buildings, THE LINE Contemporary Art Space in the London city center and other different partners worldwide. Since its beginning, the group has organized more than 250 events all around the world, involving more than 5.000 artists, in more than 60 international venues in Italy, USA, Canada, UK, Spain, France, etc. Most of the last events have been realized in museums (CCCB – Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona in Spain, NCCA – National Center for Contemporary Arts in Moscow, etc.), galleries and private foundations.
ITSLIQUID is based on fluidity, motion, connection and accessibility. Making things easy to do. Welcome.
THE LINE Contemporary Art Space
Located in the heart of London, 5 minutes’ walk from Elephant & Castle and Borough station, the Gallery is less than 1 km far from The Shard and TATE Modern and 2 metro stops from London Eye and Big Ben. THE LINE Contemporary Art Space is uniquely positioned at the second floor of Mercato Metropolitano, London’s first sustainable community market for food lovers, which promotes a healthy approach by focusing on artisans and local producers.
With its 4800 square feet floor plan and natural light, THE LINE Contemporary Art Space offers inspirations to a new generation of creatives: a wide open space in which to experience contemporary art and where artists, curators and art lovers connect themselves in a unique network by sharing their knowledge and exchanging ideas.
ABOUT MERCATO METROPOLITANO
Mercato Metropolitano started with a pilot project in 2015 during the World Expo in Milan, regenerating a 150,000 sq.ft. disused railway station. The development of the first Mercato Metropolitano was carefully planned to retain the site’s original appearance, which nurtured the local community’s affection for a special part of their urban history. Over a four-month period, we saw in excess of two million visitors and our customer spend was over €8 million. The concept evolved from this success, and we opened our first site in Elephant & Castle, London in 2016.
Our MMarketplace is where selected food suppliers and our trading partners connect with our visitors to breathe life into healthy living that helps local communities grow strong together. MM brings diverse food practices and ingredients from different countries, cultures and traditions into urban environments. We take a “Glocal” approach: global reach with a local focus. While you will find dishes from around the world in our marketplace, we encourage the use of locally-sourced, natural ingredients.