BODYSPACES – CANVAS INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR 2023
July 28 – August 11, 2023
THE LINE Contemporary Art Space, London
ITSLIQUID Group, in collaboration with YMX Arts, is pleased to announce the remarkable success of BODYSPACES, first appointment of CANVAS INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR 2023, an international exhibition of photography, painting, video art, installation/sculpture and performance art, held in London, at THE LINE Contemporary Art Space from July 28 to August 11, 2023.
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. Over the centuries, the canvas’ meaning has changed, starting from paintings, through 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 video art and live performance.
BODYSPACES is about the perception of our body, the first step for the appropriation of our identity. The bodies are the spaces for human experimentation, for the achievement of humanity and its overtaking. The contemporary bodies are composed of corporal and virtual elements influenced by physical and psychical actions. The artistic work on the body’s hybridization will create a new concept of humanity starting any kind of possible life in a contemporary multicultural society. We invite artists to express, through their artistic research, the relationship between the body and human life, celebrating the new identities in contemporary times.
The exhibition in London showcased a diverse group of talented artists whose creations left a lasting impression on visitors. The concept of the art fair was pleasantly enhanced by the Japanese artist Seitaro Yamazaki, whose art revolves around the theme of research and highlights elements that were not chosen for one reason or another in the evolution process: Yamazaki tries to capture the ephemeral beauty that exists on the borders of the world that industrial civilization has torn apart or the beauty of things that lurk and hide on the border between the conscious and unconscious mind.
“Let’s make a visual expression of philosophy”. With these words, the Japanese artist Leon Amemiya Ph.D. wants to invite the viewers to approach philosophy, which is abstract and difficult to understand. Leon creates art with latent Japanese elements, e.g. butterflies and circles which express the intrinsic elements of the soul. Created with Blessed Energy, High Frequencies and Vibrations, Natali Deus Universe’s artworks are created for Chakra healing. The combination of colors used by the artist infuses the Chakras with energy and fills them with strength.
Growing up between Asia, Polynesia, Africa and Europe, has stimulated the London-based artist Yula Kim, ability to see the inherent aesthetics of nature, enlightened her gaze and helped her to consider the significance of nature in our lives and in society as a whole. Among the many natural objects, the artist is particularly interested in birds. This is because there are several subjects that arouse interest in studying the life of birds in depth in order to understand their relationship with humanity and reflect innate human nature.
organized by ITSLIQUID Group
curator Luca Curci
gallery manager Massimiliano Gordiani
project manager Giulia Tassi
project coordinators Maria Teresa Cafarelli, Amaride Ferrante
collaborators Annachiara Recchia
graphic designer Teresa Cannone, Marina Caracciolo
THE LINE Contemporary Art Space
253 Hoxton Street, London N1 5LG
July 28 – August 11, 2023
11:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Tuesday – Saturday
ITSLIQUID is a web-based information platform, founded in 2001 by Luca Curci, dedicated to the worldwide 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, and media partnerships services.
During the last 20 years, ITSLIQUID Group has become 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, and 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 London city centre 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, the USA, Canada, the 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 is an itinerant project, which counts more than 5 venues in the best areas of London. The exhibition spaces will host solo and collective shows with a rich variety of contemporary painters, photographers, designers, architects, sculptors, performers and video makers. With more than 20 years of experience, ITSLIQUID Group aims to create opportunities and support artists from all over the world thanks to an exciting program of temporary exhibitions throughout the year.