Galleries 11-03-2016

Dream fair launches first edition in Hong Kong

During a real bricks and mortar fair last year, Limoncello Gallery London admitted to feeling “a bit depressed at the state of things,” and so along with Stereo Gallery, Warsaw, they decided to create Dream: an exclusively online art fair. The first edition is to take place from March 22 through 27 during Hong Kong art week.

The two founding galleries selected and invited the participants, “Stereo wanted to keep the selection decentralized” said the fair directors, “so there is only one gallery from each city”. Dream Hong Kong participants include Antoine Levi, Paris; Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna; Frutta, Rome; Galerie Gregor Staiger, Zurich; Galeria Jaqueline Martins, São Paulo; Jan Kaps, Cologne; Limoncello, London; Sabot, Cluj Napoca; Sandy Brown, Berlin; Simone Subal Gallery, New York; SpazioA, Pistoia; Galeria Stereo, Warsaw. The selectors, and consequently the participants, will change with each edition as the fair is a peer led initiative.

The presentation is exclusively digital, and the way each gallery chooses to exhibit work is totally open. Limoncello is to present a solo show by Yonatan Vinitsky, “a series of his sculptural elastic drawings, which he’s made with an animated GIF of the graphics also, so what we might actually take to a fair and fit for online context also” says the gallery. Emanuel Layr is to exhibit sketches by Andy Boot for a piece that he would have made for a real tangible presentation.  

The next edition of the fair is Dream New York taking place from May 3 through 8.

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