ROME INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR 2022 - 3rd Edition
Rome | July 21 - August 04, 2022 Medina Art Gallery
dal 21/07/2022 al 04/08/2022
Medina Art Gallery Via Angelo Poliziano, 32-34 Roma (RM)
ROME INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR 2022, organized by ITSLIQUID Group will be held in Rome, at Medina Art Gallery from July 21 to August 04, 2022.
The exhibition provides artists and exhibitors with the unique opportunity to present their works to an international audience of professionals as curators, gallerists, collectors, editors and publishers who seek to acquire, publish and encourage the best contemporary art talents.
The exhibition analyzes the relationship between body and space, and the
hybridization between identities and cultural/physical/social/urban settings in contemporary time, through two main sections: MIXING IDENTITIES and FUTURE LANDSCAPES. MIXING IDENTITIES focuses on the human body as a changing system connected to other bodies and spaces, and analyzes the hidden parts of our identities, through the fascinating universe of the labyrinths of our consciousness. FUTURE LANDSCAPES is about the concept of borders and structures between body, mind and soul, the human identity and the city, the space and the ground. We create abstract, infinite and conceptual landscapes, associated with a sense of freedom and infinite extension. Spaces redefine
their limits and boundaries, transforming surfaces in an open flow of pure ideas.
The first theme proposed for this edition of ROME INTERNATIONAL Art Fair is indeed MIXING IDENTITIES, well shown in Aristea Panagiotakopoulou's works. Aristea is a multi-disciplinary artist, expressing herself through different media: photography, visual art, dance, and writing. She affirms that Art is life itself: the way we perceive reality, ourselves, and others and then express it through her works. Without art, there is no life. Nature is a piece of art. Therefore, the interconnection between nature and living beings is art too. Majda Zorko is a Slovenian abstract artist who spent two decades living and working in Asia, where she gained a BFA from the Central Academy of Fine Arts, in Beijing, and therefore was heavily influenced by Chinese painting and Japanese design. Majda describes her approach to painting as based on experimentation and exploration of media;
indeed she affirms that anyone who engages in creating a work of art brings to it his own set of personal experiences, memories, perceptions, and points of view. From France, Francis Moreau gives us his interpretation of the exhibition concept by showing three paintings, born from daydreams. Indeed, he claims that daydreams are the way to approach more closely the play of shapes and colors, the very essence of painting.These are not dreams, these are not nightmares, these are moments that we could capture as we capture butterflies, exploring our consciousness. Tonya Ekimova takes us back to reality with her photography showing always, as the main character, Russian ballet striving to convey the aesthetics of ballet lines and the elegance of dancers. Inspired by the painting
of the Italian Renaissance, and the artworks of French Impressionists Tonya creates unique, often metaphysical images, in which the space and the body become indissolubly one thing.
Among the artists taking part in the section FUTURE LANDSCAPES during ROME
INTERNATIONAL Art Fair there are two photographers who explore the same concept in two different ways: Hilda Champion and Ana Paula Avila. Hilda is a German/American fine art photographer and she uses the camera as a tool to express ideas and emotions. Sometimes she affirms that through her Art she records “reality”, but mostly perceived reality. Her aspiration in photography is less about showing the world as it is, but rather to release the poetry of the ordinary and help people see the unseen, creating new abstract landscapes. The contribution given by Ana Paula Avila, from Mexico, is very different since
she affirms that Art is the way through which she expresses herself. With her nomad sensibility, she proposes a personal vision of her vivid experiences, taking landscape photography with traces of mysticism and mystery that give the possibility to the viewer to enter her world. As well as Ivan Stanev with his video artwork "Mantis religiosa"; tries to find a metaphysical fulcrum in space-time, waiting for a sudden revelation without hope. Of course, in this exhibition, we will share with our visitors also a screening program with a few video works by artists coming from all over the world (see video-program-rome-international-art-fair-2022.pdf).
Moreover, during ROME INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR 2022, at street number 36 of the Medina Art Gallery, we will be pleased to present the solo exhibition of Barbara Gundlach, a German-born artist who currently lives and works in New York. She is a conceptual artist and her practice is focused on triggering the viewer’s visceral experience, thereby allowing the onlooker to explore their own shifting states of perception by imploring the natural perceptions of vision and sound. To know more about Barbara Gundlach’s solo exhibition, please check the ‘solo exhibition Barbara Gundlach' press folder.
Medina Art Gallery
Via Angelo Poliziano 32-34, 00184, Roma, Italy
OPENING July 21, 2022 | 06:00PM
July 22 - August 04, 2022
10:00AM - 01:00PM and 03:00PM - 07:00PM | Monday - Sunday
Kimberly Adamis . USA | Tatiana An . The Netherlands | Ana Paula Avila . Mexico | Jay B. Ballesteros . USA | Berenike . Finland | Irena Boćkai & Ana Katulić . Croatia | Hilda Champion . USA | Ioana Cobzaru . The Netherlands | Carlo di Giacomo . Italy | Joel Douek . UK/USA | Thomas Eblen . Germany | Tonya Ekimova . Russia | Alessandra Francini . Italy | Barbara Gundlach . Germany/USA | Otilia Iliescu . Romania | Lynn Jaanz . Australia | Clara (Eunkoung) Kim . Canada | Akiko Kotani . USA | Aleksandar Krzavac . Serbia | Ludwig G. Mannhalter . Germany | Heinz Marzohl . Switzerland | Francis Moreau . France | Aristea Panagiotakopoulou . Greece | Lucely Preciado . Austria/Colombia | Cathy Punzi .
Belgium | Ivan Stanev . Germany | Kai-Yen Tu . Taiwan | Vassilios . Greece | Majda Zorko . Slovenia