Glimpses of Art, a brand new hybrid art agency, has announced its inaugural exhibition in London titled ‘Glimpses – We Are What We See.’
The show features artists including Floria Sigismondi, Sandro Kopp and Apollonia Saintclair.
The mixed media exhibition will take place in Shoreditch, 347 Old Street, London, from 11-17 October. It will bring together 30 international artists and their unique art practice, ranging from photography, painting, drawing and sculpture to digital Art. The exhibition consists of more than 90% women and non-binary artists and focuses on promoting the exploration of identity from a non-normative perspective.
The joint curators Auronda Scalera and Lidia Ravviso, in collaboration with the designer Andres Ros Roto, created an inaugural show wherein design, lighting, A/V interactions, and the exhibition’s narrative concur to deliver an emotional and sensory experience.
The gallery will showcase more than 90 artworks, split into four areas as steps of the curational journey, and reflected in different design layouts, soundscapes and materials.
Kimatica – a vanguardist studio working on interactive technology and the human body – will propose an unusual Plato’s cave where the viewer will have the opportunity to be part of their mesmerising installation.
Through the unapologetic artists’ gazes that Glimpses brings together, we will be invited to reflect on how Art can offer us a transformative reflection on ourselves – we are what we see – towards a fluid conception of body, intimacy and identity and celebrate freedom of expression – we see what we are.
The exhibition will feature works by acclaimed artists, including the iconic Floria Sigismondi, who has directed episodes of The Handmaid’s Tale and American Gods, as well as music videos by David Bowie, Nine Inch Nails, and Dua Lipa; the prolific painter and The French Dispatch visual artist Sandro Kopp; Apollonia Saintclair, the erotic illustrator who published multiple art books and collaborated with Vogue, Dazed and Vice.
The show will also showcase works by up-and-coming NFT artists such as Kamilja, Cymoonv, KamaGang, Vidya, Serwah Attafuah and Gucci collaborator Sasha Katz. Johnny Hostile, a frequent collaborator with Jehnny Beth and touring musician for Nick Cave, will also display his unconventional gaze on photography.
Video artist Marne Lucas and photographer Selina Mayer delve into eroticism through the divine feminine, while Tiffany Cole and Shalva Nikvashvili present drawings and photos portraying identity and intimacy. The show also embraces other art mediums: Nicole Mazza uses embroidery to give her Art a three-dimensional depth, and Gianna Dispenza is a sculptor who challenges the gendered traditions of the medium.
The featured Art will be available for sale on Glimpses’ website following the exhibition.
Joint curators Lidia Ravviso and Auronda Scalera said: “It is incredibly exciting to finally announce our upcoming London exhibition and the debut of the Glimpses model. We have curated an impressive collection of artworks and are thrilled to showcase the many talented artists who have taken part in questioning convention and censorship. We hope the exhibition will stimulate and challenge visitors and help give them a new perspective on what identity means to them.”
Glimpses of Art:
A group of diverse curators founded the art agency Glimpses of Art with a radical aim to create autonomous representation for artists, giving contemporary Art the platform to show viewers an expansive window into society.
With a nomadic approach, Glimpses creates unique pop-up exhibitions curated through the lens of ‘immersive transience’ throughout Europe and the UK, interrogating identity and conventionality.
Glimpses is also an online platform and will be a gallery in the Metaverse. The e-commerce will be launched right after the exhibition to offer the opportunity of buying the artworks showcased in London.
The curatorial team is led by Auronda Scalera, an established art advisor who has worked for Venice Biennale, Paris Photo and Sotheby’s, with a longstanding experience directing and supporting galleries and private art collections. She directs the Infinity Art Museum.
The artistic direction is led by Lidia Ravviso, a film director, writer and director of Uncensored Festival. Her film practice has been addressed in publications, talks and academic panels. As a curator, she’s passionate about creating a space where artists can express themselves without censorship.
Anca Francesca Stefanescu, Apollonia Saintclair, Cymoonv, Emily Hana, Faye Eleanor Woods, Floria Sigismondi, Gianna Dispenza, Jaana Kristiina, Alakoski, Johnny Hostile, KamaGang, Kamil, Kika, Kim Jakobsson, Marne Lucas, Michele Servadio, Muhammed Sajid, Nicole Mazza, Sandro Kopp, Sasha Katz, Selina Mayer, Serwah Attafuah, Shalva Nikvashvili, Simone Lezzi & Ruben Esposito, Studio Prokopiou, The Ljilja, Tiffany Cole, Venus Raven and Vidya
Top Photo: Glimpses Of Art Johnny Hostile
‘Glimpses – We Are What We See 347 Old Street, London, Shoreditch From 11-17 October