The sixth edition of ART FORMOSA will be held at Eslite Hotel from August 27th to 30th, 2020. There are a total of 30 galleries and 300 artists joining, making this event truly spectacular. The theme of this sixth edition is “URBAN TAIWAN” and will be presented by Taiwanese galleries which promote international urban art and Taiwanese urban artists, including Gin Huang Gallery and CITYMARX.
“The idea was to reference the ‘forbidden fruit’” says Eyckermans. “In the original version of the bible it was described as a citron. In most parts of Europe, citrons were still unknown and the translation called it an apple. In some medieval paintings you can see Eve holding a citron.”
"I find a lot of inspiration in the works by Old Masters, especially the European artists of the 16th and 17th Century. These works appear perfect for their time. Their value lies in their splendour and in a special mixture of symbols for the viewer. In order to emphasize and convey the idea of my paintings, I use symbols".
"The creative industries are special industries in that they exist between different worlds. Two worlds that need to communicate one with each other for any creative idea to be turned into a sustainable project: on the one side, the world of those with the passion of creativity; and on the other, the world of those with some knowledge about funding, management and the legal framework".
The exhibition on view at Galila’s P.O.C is called “Overdose”. Not only is the name a reference to the many artworks already present, it also hints to the everchanging nature of Galila’s P.O.C as it is the idea to keep adding more and more artworks. In fact, currently there is only one permanently integrated artwork; a beautiful staircase by Belgian designer Xavier Lust.
"I spent the last 3 years as prisoner in prison. My body was usurped. 3 years of my stay in prison was a performative experience for me from beginning to end. And I drew a picture like crazy. All my creative potential had been revealed".
"The past few months have been a rollercoaster for us. The fair was initially going to be held from 2-5 April and was postponed until 28-31 May, and then finally it had to be cancelled as the government banned all public gatherings until mid-July. We decided to go online with two initiatives - Art Paris Digital By Artsy and Art Paris Live".
"During the period of the lockdown I was unable to work in my workshop on a daily basis, like I used to, even though it is only a fifteen-minute walk away from home. Yet this did not prove to be an obstacle for me to continue working on various ideas. Preserving my belief that the virus cannot be superior to creativity, I tried to enrich the freedom of loneliness by staging a ‘one-man performance’ at home in order to negotiate the absurdness and surreal contingencies of photography".
"Together with our very experienced and engaged Board members, we are very much looking forward to further developing CIMAM’s network and leadership role in promoting good practices in the modern and contemporary art museum profession".
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