EXHIBITION REVIEW: LONDON CONTEMPORARY 2023 – 8TH EDITION
London | May 19 – June 02, 2023
THE LINE Contemporary Art Space
ITSLIQUID Group, in collaboration with YMX Arts, is pleased to share the impressive success of the opening of the 8th edition of LONDON CONTEMPORARY 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 May 19 to June 02, 2023.
The 8th edition of LONDON CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR represented a forum for the direct exchange of ideas and contacts between collectors, artists, photographers, designers and art professionals. The art fair featured paintings, sculptures, photography art, installations, video art and live performance and focused on the relationship between body and space, and the hybridization between identities and cultural/physical/social/urban settings in contemporary times.
Artists, architects and designers have been invited to be inspired by the magical power of London, exploring the connection between desires, needs, and fears through rituals that bring humankind to change, transform and evolve their inner world.
The exhibition in London showcased a diverse group of talented artists whose creations left a lasting impression on visitors. The event saw the Italian performer Maria Sofia Palmieri captivating the audience with her remarkable performance titled “Pizzica-In-Love”, partly acted and partly danced. Blending elements of the traditional Italian dance Pizzica Tarantata, Palmieri’s emotive piece took the audience on a journey of self-expression, evoking the raw intensity of love-pain.
In the realm of sculpture, Ula Gogol‘s works delved into the essence of the human experience, exploring various forms and revealing the hidden depths within different materials. Gogol’s use of resin, concrete, fabrics, and bronze added a sense of depth and complexity to her pieces, inviting viewers to contemplate the intricacies of the human condition.
The hybridization between identities and contemporaneity is also the main theme explored by the Greek artist Maria Diakodimitriou, who since 2003, has been engaged in the artistic design of printed matter. Her works, created by using mixed media, weave classical themes with contemporary scenarios, perfectly embodying the theme of the exhibition, and reflecting the interplay between identities and modernity. The enigmatic paintings of Shahi Dayekh offered a thought-provoking exploration of the mysteries of human existence. Dayekh’s work researched the roles of femininity and masculinity, juxtaposing them with elements of the natural world. Through her paintings, Dayekh celebrated the intricate beauty found in the complexity of human emotions, resonating with viewers who seek harmony and unity within themselves.
THE LINE Contemporary Art Space provided an inviting setting for visitors to immerse themselves in contemporary art. The open space served as the perfect backdrop for the artists to showcase their creations, creating a symbiotic relationship between the artwork and the environment. Oana Cocindau‘s vibrant paintings celebrated the spirit of contemporaneity, utilizing a mix of colours and shapes to breathe life into blank canvases. On the other hand, Ilja Dombrovsky, also known as K.K. Electronics, presented a series of imaginative artworks that captivated the imagination. Dombrovsky’s use of various media allowed him to depict utopic scenarios, where cats rule the world and walls are used not to separate but to connect people, replacing conventional boundaries, and encouraging viewers to delve into the deeper meaning behind his artistic vision.
organized by ITSLIQUID Group
curator Luca Curci
gallery manager Massimiliano Gordiani
project manager Giulia Tassi
project coordinators Maria Teresa Cafarelli, Amaride Ferrante
graphic designers Marina Caracciolo, Maria Ilaria Rutigliano
supported by KATAPULT | SEA JETS
THE LINE Contemporary Art Space
253 Hoxton Street, London N1 5LG
May 19 – June 02, 2023
11:00 AM – 05:00 PM | Tuesday – Saturday
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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.
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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.