OPENING: CANVAS | OUT OF BALANCE
London | October 22 – November 20, 2020
THE LINE Contemporary Art Space
ITSLIQUID Group, in collaboration with Mercato Metropolitano and YMX Arts, is proud to announce OUT OF BALANCE, second appointment of CANVAS International Art Fair 2020 that will be held in London at THE LINE Contemporary Art Space, from October 22 to November 20, 2020.
COVID-19 Protection Concept – 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.
CANVAS is an International Art Fair that will present collective and solo projects by leading and emerging international artists. ITSLIQUID Group, with an experience of more than 250 art exhibitions all around the world and twelve editions of international fairs, is proud to announce the debut of CANVAS – London International Art Fair that will represent a forum for direct exchange of ideas and contacts between collectors, artists, photographers, designers and art professionals, featuring paintings, sculptures, photography art, installations, video art and live performance.
The word “canvas” was used for the first time in Italy in the 14th century and it has become the most common support medium for oil painting, replacing wooden panels. During the centuries, the canvas’ meaning has changed, starting from paintings, throught the photographic and cinematographic film, exploring the human body, to the digital world. Canvas is the creatives’ common ground, on which they can express themselves. We invite all the artists to share their personal artistic research through any kind of media, from painting to sculptures and installation, from photography to videoart and live performance.
The concept of OUT OF BALANCE deals with the fact that the world in which we live shapes our identity and personal evolution inevitably. Everyday we meet and deal with a multitude of different identities and roles: we face the public life creating and adapting our social identities; our body and aesthetic tastes modify and are modified by our physical and sexual identities; our whole being evolves as well as contemporary cultures and modern cities do. We invite artists to explore the concepts of Entropy, Disorders, Obsessions: entropy is conceptually defined as the measure of the level of disorder in a changing system. Starting from this fascinating concept, each person can be considered as a changing system, as the same as for a specific culture, city or country, until the whole universe. These continue changes find in the inevitability of evolution their measure of order.
Mai Mohamed Salem Aboassi . Egypt | Inesa Antanauskiene . Lithuania | Annamaria Antonazzo . Italy | Franziska Becher . Germany | Marek Borkowski . UK | Oleg Bregman . Israel | Susanne Buchheim . Germany | Lidia Chaplin . UK | Laura Cuenca & Ignacio Pascual . Spain | Marie–Pierre De Gottrau . Switzerland | Karin De Ponti . Italy | Guy Delaroque . France | Violette Dooley . UK | Dina El–Sioufi . Egypt | Timo Frank . Germany | Marco Galeotti . Italy | Barbora Sharuzen Gazurova . Slovakia | Nancy Gifford . USA | Alina Grafkina . USA | Ozge Gunaydin . Turkey | Birgit Günther . Germany | Dana Hassan . Lebanon | Jose Ignacio Hernández Larburu . Spain | Cho, Hui-Chin . France | Saffron–Rose Julian . UK | Regina Kehrer . Germany| Tashi Khan . UK | Alena Kogan . Russia | Ben Koracevic . UK | Diana Krinninger . Germany | Ron Miller . Germany | Alexandra N. Winterberg . Switzerland | Galdino Neto . USA | Oan Kyu . South of Korea | Pascal Raso . France | Marco Ronga . Italy | Leslie aka nessuno Roth . USA | Helena Schultheis Edgeler . Croatia/UK | Jenni Kalb Souter . USA | Kate Steele . UK | Eve Tredwen Barry . UK | Kench Lott Weathers . USA | Root Yarden . Israel | Zeynep Yazici . Turkey | Liang Zhang . USA
organized by ITSLIQUID Group
curator Luca Curci
gallery manager Massimiliano Gordiani
project manager Francesca Brigandì
project coordinators Amaride Ferrante, Giulia Tassi
collaborators Veronica Piras, Giulia Spagnuolo
graphic designer Marina Caracciolo
supported by HUB Design New York, Tuka Smart printhouse
THE LINE Contemporary Art Space
42 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6DR
11:00AM – 06:00PM | Tuesday – Saturday
OPENING October 22, 2020 | 06:00PM
Free entry | By appointment only | Click here to book your visit
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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.
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.
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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.
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