LOOP Fair, since 2003, creates a framework for specialists and market professionals, the first devoted to moving image. The galleries and their artists’ works are chosen through a selection process carried out by an independent committee. The Fair is born from a commercial intention and, given the current socio-economic structure, is converted into one of the essential platforms for the production and exhibition of the critical thought generated by artists, who most of the times find support in and work with their gallerists and collectors. With this in mind, the Fair fulfils its passionate commitment to serve as a serious and rigorous context. In his Welcome words, Jean Conrad Lemaître, president of our committee, has explained to us the reasoning behind the video art collection he created with Isabelle, his wife. In this sense, all the members of our committee are examples of this passion and commitment to new forms of seeing and thinking, specifically those of contemporary artists, which are indispensable to rethink ourselves as individuals and as a society.
The LOOP FAIR AWARD 2017 was granted to the film Farwell Poem by Chen Qiulin presented by A Thousand Plateaus Art Space, Chengdu.
The quality of LOOP Fair is based on the careful selection and detailed advisory task undertaken by its committee, made up of collectors with a particular interest in artists’ video and film, as well as a shared involvement in the sector.
The Committee is formed by Isabelle & Jean Conrad Lemaître (president), Haro Cumbusyan, Renée Drake and Josée & Marc Gensollen.