LOOP is a platform dedicated to the study and promotion of the moving image. Founded in 2003, since its creation it offers a specialised audience a curated selection of video-related contents from challenging perspectives. While teaming up with an international community of artists, curators, gallerists, collectors and institution directors to develop projects which aim at exploring the capacities of video and film in today's contemporary art discourses, it yearly hosts LOOP Barcelona, a special meeting point that unfolds into three main sections.
In view of the current circumstances, LOOP Fair 2020 is happy to present a hybrid edition. On the one hand, the fair will host 29 galleries from 17 countries on the online platform of its website (17-26 November).
On the other hand, LOOP will maintain its physical format with the presentation of LOOP Salon, which brings together a selection of works from the fair at the Museu d’Història de Catalunya (17-19 November).
Curated by the fair’s director Aurélien Le Genissel, the exhibition untitled Tales from an Old World reflects on the meaning of approaching narratives and images that today seem taken from another time, the one before the pandemic.
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, with 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. Nogueras Blanchard, Barcelona, with Ester Partegàs From one fleeting wish to another. 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. Galería Max Estrella, Madrid, with Eugenio Ampudia Concierto para el Bioceno. 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 Cumbusyan, Renee Drake, Josée & Marc Gensollen, Isabelle 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 will be formed by Ferran Barenblit (Director, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona – MACBA, Barcelona), Daniela Zyman (Chief Curator and Artistic Director, TBA21, Vienna), Dirk Snauwaert (Artistic Director, WIELS, Brussels), Andrea Lissoni (Artistic Director, Haus der Kunst Munich) and Benjamin Weil (Artistic Director, Centro Botín, Santander).