PRIVATE ART ENCOUNTERS IN VIENNA #becauseartmakesadifference
During the international art fair viennacontemporary, VELVENOIR and Wiener Privatbank welcomed guests for an intimate yet private art evening and dinner at a Galerie in Vienna A curated and conceptual event series, allowing clients to explore, interact and meet the world of art in a personal yet new manner. Yet behind the closed doors of the gallery, one can find emerging art from England, which was curated by Robert Sheffield. The group show “It’s not there till it´s there” featured art from Simeon Barclay and Hannah Perry as well as a project room from artist Tiago Tebet. On both days, invited guests, collectors and clients enjoyed a cocktail evening with a private wine tasting by Goedwinemakers as well as a family style art dinner prepared by Chef Bjoern Necas, personal speeches about the collaboration and background behind as well as network opportunities, made those events one of a kind.
An open dialogue with exhibiting artists such as Simeon Barclay who attended the art dinner on Friday with international experts within the arts who joined from VELVENOIR, finance experts from Wiener Privatbank and hospitality were another focus, guests networked in a more “personal way” and shared valuable insights into various markets.
“We truly enjoyed the art encounter in the gallery with our clients – the atmosphere was one-of-a-kind and everyone was thrilled getting together and meet artists within this uniquely organised setup.” – Eduard Berger, Advisory Board Wiener Privatbank.
‘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).
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 enjoy the entire exhibition with our clients to during viennacontemporary in a private yet personal setting.