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LOOP Fair 2020

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Dates
17-19 November
Location
Museu d'Història de Catalunya, Plaça de Pau Vila, 3, 08039 Barcelona

For its strange and special 18th edition, LOOP Fair is very pleased to present a programme expanding its format online and offline. In order to confront the uneasiness with positive energy, this year the in situ Fair (17-19 November) will take the form of a show, relocating to a historic venue by the sea, the Museu d’Història de Catalunya, also known as Palau del Mar. LOOP Fair will host a limited selection of 14 galleries including a special focus on the Beirut Art Scene, curated by Amira Solh.

Among the galleries and artists selected are Galerie C, Neuchâtel with Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques Sub Rosa. Galerie Eric Mouchet, Paris, with Pierre Gaignard Bagnolet Chamanique 4K. The Goma, Madrid, with Cristina Garrido Boothworks. BERG Contemporary, Reykjavik, with Sigurður Guðjónsson Lightroom. Galeria Presença, Porto, with Nikolaj Larsen Rush Hour. Galería Albarrán Bourdais, Madrid, with Cristina Lucas The People That Is Missing (El Pueblo Que Falta). Galería SENDA, Barcelona, with Miralda QUARANTINETRAINS III: Rodalies. àngels barcelona, Barcelona, with Gerard Ortin Future Foods. Zahorian Gallery, Bratislava, Lucia Papčová 24 hours and 35 years for Mariana. Osnova Gallery, Moscow, with Kirill Savchenkov Knowledge Editing Division. HESTIA, Belgrade, with Vangjush Vellahu Fragments I. Special Project: Invitation Beirut Art Galleries: Marfa’ Projects, Beirut, with Rania Stephan Threshold. Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut, with Akram Zaatari Twenty Eight Nights and A Poem: 1975. Galerie Tanit, Beirut, with Roy Dib Mondial 2010.

All these galleries will also be part of the LOOP FAIR online edition (17-26 November) together with Smac Gallery, Cape Town, Lhola Amira IRMANDADE – The Shape Of Water in Pindoram. acb Gallery, Budapest, with Igor and Ivan Buharov Most of the souls that live here. Analix Forever, Chêne-Bourg, with Laurent Fiévet Tuesday. Galeria Nara Roesler, New York, with Cao Guimarães Limbo. Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, with Grada Kilomba The Desire Project. Galerie Anne Barrault, Paris, with Marie Losier Tony Conrad, Dreaminimalist. Stevenson Gallery, Johannesburg, with Penny Siopsis She Breathes Water. Yamamoto Keiko, London, with Magda Stawarska-Beavan Who/Wer. Cob Gallery, London, with Joe Sweeney 28 Days in March. Tegenboschvanvreden, Amsterdam, with Helen Dowling Queen of Lemons. Galerie Kornfeld, Berlin, with Tezi Gabunia Breaking News : The Flooding of the Louvre. Chi-Wen Gallery, Taiwan, with Chang Li-Ren Battle City 1 – The Glory of Taiwan. Proyecto Paralelo, Ciudad de Méjico, with Melanie Smith Parte y Pedazo.

The fair committee, formed by Haro CumbusyanRenee DrakeJosée & Marc GensollenIsabelle Lemaître, and chaired by Jean-Conrad Lemaître, has valued the strength of the galleries’ programs and the quality of the artists’ works. The fair’s jury for Acquisition Award and Mention of Honor will be formed by Ferran Barenblit (Director, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona – MACBA, Barcelona), Andrea Lissoni (Artistic Director, Haus der Kunst, Munich), Daniela Zyman (Chief Curator and Artistic Director, TBA21, Vienna), Dirk Snauwaert (Artistic Director, WIELS, Brussels) and Benjamin Weil (Artistic Director, Centro Botín, Santander).

Committee

Jean-Conrad & Isabelle Lemaître

Paris

Promoters of the StudioCollector Prize dedicated to rewarding excellence in the field of video creation.

Josée & Marc Gensollen

Marseille

Collectors who have turned their private home La Fabrique into a bustling art center open to new initiatives.

Haro Cumbusyan

London

Founder of Collectorsspace, an organisation for critical discussion on collecting video art.

Renée Drake

Amsterdam

Closely related to the Netherlands art scene, her collection has travelled to some of the most important venues in the United States.