For its sixth edition, PArC offers two novelties: Next, a section curated by Florencia Portocarrero, which consists of young galleries that represent emerging artists, and the Patio de Esculturas (Sculpture Garden) section, directed by Max Hernández, which brings installations and large-format pieces to the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo’s garden
Something well worth noting in PArC’s current edition is the presence of new platforms such as Tokio Galería (which is just a few days away from its anniversary), representing young artists such as Raura Oblitas, Álvaro Simmons and Luis Enrique Zela-Koort. All three artists propose sculptural pieces.
Alvaro Simmons, Tokio Galería, PArc 2018, courtesy Allison Valladolid
Juan Luis Balarezo, who represents Crisis Galería (which has just turned one year old), confesses that art fairs are where new galleries build the largest part of their client base. Crisis’ booth includes visually diverse pieces, yet with the common idea of forcing the materials to their limits. Jimena Chávez proposes explorations of complex mixtures of materials, substances, and pigments, while Javier Bravo de Rueda presents a painting painted on a wall, without a canvas or stretcher bars.
Jimena Chávez, Galería Crisis, PArC 2018, courtesy Allison Valladolid
The presence of New York’s Y Gallery is also work highlighting, as it presents pieces by contemporary Peruvian artists such as Miguel Aguirre, Alberto Borea, Natalia Iguiñiz (with pieces that form part of her retrospective, which was on exhibition a month ago in the Peruvian capital), and Cecilia Jurado.
Natalia Iguiñiz, Y Gallery, PArC 2018, courtesy Allison Valladolid
In addition to this, they have an extra booth that has paintings by the young (and also Peruvian) artist Wynnie Mynerva
. Meanwhile, Galería del Paseo, present at PArC for the sixth year in a row, presents the work of Uruguayan artists Ricardo Pascale and Marco Maggi, as well that of Peruvian artists Patricia Villanueva, Billy Hare, Alice Wagner and Claudia Coca (who presented a drawing that was withdrawn from the booth because it was sold just a few hours after the Fair was inaugurated).
Wynnie Mynerva, Y Gallery, PArC 2018, courtesy Allison Valladolid
The Patio de Esculturas (Sculpture Garden) section is also worth highlighting. Curated Max Hernández, this section displays pieces by Miguel Andrade (Arróniz), Andrea Ferrero (Ginsberg Galería), Diego Lama (Galería Del Paseo), Kirsten Mocher (DM Colecciones) and Raura Oblitas (Tokio Galería).
On the other hand, Lima’s oldest gallery, Forum (which is 43 years old) has participated in PArC since its first edition. This year, the gallery is presenting consecrated artists such as Tito Monzón, Eduardo Tokeshi, Moico Yaker and Bruno Zepilli. Nora Inguza de Quimper, a representative of La Galería, which also works with emerging and mid-career artists, comments that to them it is important to offer the exhibition space as all of the artists that they represent, which is why they work with an annual programming that rotates artists each year. “In this way, everyone has the possibility of showing their work,” Nora explains. The first piece to be sold at La Galeria’s booth is by Eduardo Moll, a renowned visual artist who passed away at the beginning of this year.
Fair view I, PArC 2018, courtesy Allison Valladolid
According to Cyril Moumen, director Nosco gallery from Marsaille, change is always welcome. The gallery is participating in a Peruvian art fair for the fourth time, yet it is its first time at PArC. Its booth has work by Ibrahim Ahmed, Radu Oreian, Verónica Vázquez and two pieces by the Peruvian artist Alberto Casari. Moumen discovered Casari’s work at the São Paulo Biennial, during its 2011 edition. The gallery has represented the artist for the past 4 years. It has also worked with José Carlos Martinat, another Peruvian artist.
Fair view II, PArC 2018, courtesy Allison Valladolid
Unlike Nosco, to São Paulo gallery Vermelho, this is the sixth consecutive year at PArC. Vermelho prefers to work with the Fair due to the contents that are exhibited in general, which come closer to the gallery’s style. They always try to bring artists that have already been presented at previous editions of the Fair, because they consider that a buyer is always waiting to see the evolution of an artist whose work he or she has purchased. Vermelho’s booth is currently exhibiting pieces by Iván Argote, Marilá Dardot, Tania Candiani, Dora Longo Bahia and Rosângela Rennó.
Galería Vermelho, PArC, 2018, courtesy Allison Valladolid
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