In its 5th edition, SHOW OFF
returns with its strongest international presence yet. Galleries and artists from around the world will participate in this years SHOW OFF art fair.
The British Are Coming: UK Galleries Hit SHOW OFFs shores
The London-based Danielle Arnaud Gallery presents the latest work by Tessa Farmer, an artist known for her sculptural installations and detailed mise-en-scenes of fairies, plants, and insects. In the Emerging Galleries section of this years SHOW OFF, Room Artspace London will feature installation work by Gordon Cheung, a London-born artist with roots in Hong Kong. Ladiray Gallery, which will be opening its doors in London next fall, will present a series of drawings by the French artist Vincent Bizien.
Switzerland and the Netherlands Join SHOW OFF
Flatland Gallery, a veteran of SHOW OFF since its inception, returns this year with photographs by Jaap Scheeren. Also hailing from the Netherlands, La Gist Gallery will present a project entitled Slow City, conceived by the artist duo Thomas Elshuis and Erik Sep. From Switzerland, another veteran of SHOW OFF, Analix Forever will feature installation work by the Italian artist David Casini.
French Galleries, International Artists
A large number of this years French galleries will feature the work of artists from around the world. Gilles Peyroulet & Cie, newcomers to SHOW OFF, will dedicate their booth to work by photographer Fouad Elkoury, an artist living and working among Paris, Beirut and Istanbul. The Laurence Esnol Gallery takes an American turn with the work of H. Craig Hanna, while Vanessa Quang Gallery goes south with the work of Chilean artist Voluspa Jarpa. The Catherine and André Hug Gallery will feature the work of German photographer Stefanie Schneider, with Russiantearoom rounding things out towards Eastern Europe, presenting the work of Russian artist Dmitry Sokolenko.
SHOW OFF is the offshoot art fair that I love, right next door to the FIAC, another favorite fair of mine. SHOW OFF is like an intimate family, moving like the water of the Seine, with those with come, those who go, and those who grow. But in the end it remains a family no matter what, because there is no other place to enjoy art, or the Seine, quite like that! Barbara Polla, Analix Forever Gallery