Insights | The Poetry of Silence
"He was silent for a moment. Listened to the silence of the desert – a labyrinth of silence. He lifted his head up to the mysterious moon and the imposing peaks of the Îdenan mountain, its mysterious majestic nature enhanced by the light of the moon. That alone was enough. The beauty of the full moon and the enigmatic light of the mountain. This silence. Listen to this silence, you fool. Is all this not enough of a reason for being alive? Is this not justification enough for being happy …?”
Ibrahim al-Koni, The Animists, 2001, quoted by artist Detlef Orlopp from the text 'In the Light of the Glacier’.
For the 2018 edition, curator Alexander Montague-Sparey worked in close collaboration with leading local galleries and their artists, alongside fair galleries. These include Gagosian Gallery (artists Taryn Simon & Vera Lutter); Jessica Silverman Gallery (artists Matt Lipps & Tammy Rae Carland); Haines Gallery (artists John Chiara & Chris McCaw); Gallery Wendi Norris (artists Yamini Nayar & Eva Schlegel); Anthony Meier Fine Arts (artist Erica Deeman) and Altman Siegel Gallery (artist Sara VanDerBeek).
Leading names from the history of American photography such as Ansel Adams (Robert Mann Gallery, New York), Alfred Stieglitz (Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York), Harry Callahan (SAGE, Paris), Robert Mapplethorpe (Weinstein Hammons, Minneapolis), Stephen Shore & Edward Weston (Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York) will be placed alongside cutting-edge artists of international renown: Alec Soth (Weinstein Hammons, Minneapolis), Viviane Sassen (Casemore Kirkeby, San Francisco), Awoiska van der Molen, Noemie Goudal (Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris) and Penelope Umbrico (Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York), among many others.
The exhibition presented over 50 works for private sale by 45 international artists. You can now download the full 2018 list of Insights exhibitors here.