In Collaboration, VELVENOIR, the boutique art consultancy with Wiener Privatbank and Galerie Lisa Kandlhofer are hosting a series of exclusive art encounters for invited guests during the contemporary art fair viennacontemporary.
A collaborative approach with a mission to host private art encounters in an intimate setting where invited guests are able to enjoy an open dialogue with exhibiting artists, gallerist and international experts within the arts, finance and hospitality– in a more “personal way”.
Starting with a private art evening on Thursday, invited guests will explore the group exhibition IT’S NOT THERE TILL IT’S THERE curated by Robert Sheffield with exhibiting artists Hanna Perry & Simon Barcley. Implemented within the evening is a private wine tasting with selected wines from the Austrian based winery Goedwinemakers. On Friday, after attending the art fair viennacontemporary, Wiener Privatbank, VELVENOIR and Galerie Lisa Kandlhofer invite international art collectors to a private art dinner, a family style concept prepared by head chef Bjoern Necas with accompanied Austrian wines by Goedwinemakers.
Those collaborative events provide valuable insights into the European art market as well as getting to know experts from various cities who share exclusive insights into the global market with a focus on art, finance and hospitality. Through those encounters, together with Wiener Privatbank, Galerie Lisa Kandlhofer and VELVENOIR aim to educate, inspire and make contemporary art accessible to an international clientele with a personal approach.
Financial Advisors, Art Consultants, PR and hospitality experts are present such as Isabel Tapp (Dubai, AllDetailsME), Eduard Berger (Managing Director, Wiener Privatbank), artist Hannah Perry, art advisor Ines Valle (Portugal / Nigeria), Lou Anmella (Paris) as well as Alexandra Schafer (VELVENOIR) and Lisa Kandlhofer.
Wiener Privatbank is an independent private bank with an entrepreneurial mindset headquartered in Vienna. As a listed company the bank stands for transparency and has an extremely solid financial background. The team behind Wiener Privatbank understands their customer’s wishes, needs and problems very well because we see things through the same lens. The bank sees part of their operation towards a social responsibility. So far the bank supported classical music with its own cultural price and has been moving towards contemporary arts and emerging artists to bring the international art scene to their discerning clients closer.
“As a result of the global networking of markets, everything has become faster and more complex today. Nowadays, money flows across the globe within split seconds. Therefore, it has become highly important to have an active asset manager at one’s side to help keep track of things”, Eduard Berger, Member of the Board, is convinced. And he emphases further: “We don´t find customers for our products – we find the right products for our customers.”
“Through our private event series, we aim to create unusual events that capture the imagination but at the same time allows clients to connect and network next to contemporary art. Additionally, we have consultants joining those events from Berlin, Portugal and Paris to share exclusive insights on how to invest in art and why to support artists and galleries. Overall, I believe those private art gatherings allows aspiring collectors to explore a new way in the arts – completely away from the traditional way of collecting since we do aim to create a personal experience all along throughout those events and in collaboration with our partners, Wiener Privatbank, Galerie Lisa Kandlhofer, viennacontemporary and the Goedewinemakers as well as our VELVENOIR experts – I´m looking forward to the first of many private art dinners and to welcome international guests to meet and enjoy the curated art from Hannah Perry & Simeon Barclay at Galerie Lisa Kandlhofer“ – Alexandra Schafer, Founder & Managing Director VELVENOIR
‘It’s Not There Till It’s There’ a duo show by British artists Hannah Perry and Simeon Barclay; curated by Robert Sheffield. Both artists have recently been shown at major UK and foreign institutions including the Tate Britain UK, The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art UK, The Jerwood Gallery UK (Simeon Barclay) and Kuenstlerhaus Graz Austria, Somerset House UK, and the Arsenal Art Contemporain, Canada (Hannah Perry).
Hannah Perry (*1984) and Simeon Barclay (*1975) explore the human experience of identity in their practice working across various media. The decision to show both artists together stemmed from a shared approach and a similar aesthetic. The artists wrestle with their past experience, drawing upon a pool of disparate cultural sources to enact their own contested authenticity, turning the cold and austere material into tender expressions of reflection and belonging.
The Title ‘It’s Not There Till It’s There’ was a quote taken from Simeon Barclay about the nature of the creative process, a feeling Hannah Perry also shares when it comes to making her own work, it felt like an apt common bond to unite these two prominent young artists work and invite clients to encounter those artworks during viennacontemporary in a private yet personal setting.