SP-ARTE presents special projects from the world’s leading galleries in its parallel sections on 2015: Solo, Open Plan and Showcase. These galleries will add to the galleries participating on the main section of the fair.
The Solo section, in its second edition is a curated space that reflects the vision of its two curators, Rodrigo Moura and María Inés Rodriguéz. Each gallery will be presenting a single artist; the works selected address themes of politics, history, fiction, and conceptualism among other issues, many of them specifically focus on Latin America.
The galleries and artists present in the Solo area include Ricardo Homen, AM Galeria de Arte (Brazil); Rosemarie Castoro, Broadway 1602 (USA); Sergio Verastegui, Cortex Athletico (France); Augusto de Campos, Document Art Gallery (Argentina); Fernanda Fragateiro, Galería Elba Benítez (Spain); Liliana Porter, Espacio Minimo (Spain); Carolina Caycedo, Instituto de Visión (Colombia); Montez Magno, Galeria Pilar (Brazil); Wilfredo Prieto, Nogueras Blanchard (Spain); Mario Cravo Junior, Paulo Darzé Galeria de Arte (Brazil); Almandrade, Roberto Alban Galería (Brazil); and Mangelos, Aanant & Zoo (Germany).
Open Plan, organized by Jacopo Crivelli Visconti, curator of the Cuenca Biennial, is an area dedicated to site-specific works and large installations by well-known artists. Open Plan is the newest addition to SP-ARTE and presents an innovative layout breaking away from the traditional fair model giving visitors the opportunity to engage directly with the works thanks to its design.
Open Plan presents works by Pedro Cabrita Reis, Sprovieri Gallery (UK); Daniel Buren, Galleria Continua (Italy); Fred Sandback, David Zwirner (USA); Ângela Ferreira, Galeria Filomena Soares (Portugal); Fernando Ortega, Kurimanzutto (Mexico); Amilcar de Castro, Galeria Marilia Razuk (Brazil); Attila Csörgö, Galeria Gregor Podnar (Slovenia/Germany); José Damasceno, Galeria Fortes Vilaça (Brazil); Mona Hatoum, White Cube Gallery (USA); Diango Hernández, Barbara Thumm (Germany); Rita Ponce de León, 80M2 (Peru); Neïl Beloufa, Mendes Wood DM (Brazil); André Komatsu, Vermelho (Brazil); Rochelle Costi, Anita Schwartz Galeria de Arte, Celma Albuquerque and Luciana Brito Galeria (Brazil); João Loureiro, Ybakatu Espaço de Arte (Brazil); Ana Vieira, Galeria Graça Brandão (Portugal); Ricardo Basbaum, A Gentil Carioca and Luciana Brito Galeria (Brazil); Julio Le Parc, Galeria Nara Roesler (Brazil); Maja Bajevic, Galerie Peter Kilchmann (Switzerland).
Parallel to these two curated sections, Showcase come back for its third edition presenting works by a maximum of three artists. This section is of special interest for visitors as it features an assortment of emerging galleries. This year Showcase will present historical Brazilian artists, such as pop artist Carlos Vergara and conceptual artist Mira Schendel juxtaposed with works by younger artists including Ariel Reichman (South Africa) as well as mid-career artists such as Rosemberg Sandoval (Colombia).
The galleries present in this section are Blau Projects (Brazil), D-Concept (Brazil), FASS (Brazil), Feroz Galerie (Germany), Fotospot (Brazil), Galeria Inox (Brazil), Galeria Mezanino (Brazil), Galeria Pilar (Brazil), Galeria Superficie (Brazil), Gallery Nosco / Frameless (UK), Isabel Aninat (Chile), Klemm’s (Germany), Myrine Vlavianos Arte Contemporânea (Brazil), Plan B (Germany), Portas Vilaseca Galeria (Brazil), PSM (Germany), Referência Galeria de Arte (Brazil), Talcual Gallery (Mexico).
- Vitor Mizael, Untitled, 2013.
- Julio Le Parc, Sphère bleue 2001 – 2013. Photo: Everton Ballardin. © Galeria Nara Roesler