Cory Arcangel and Olia Lialina "Asymmetrical Response"
On the eve of Y2K, Russian-born Olia Lialina — who is among the best-known participants in the 1990s net.art scene — first met American artist Cory Arcangel. Ever since, the artists have been deep in dialogue about such changing terms for the Internet. For their first collaboration in an exhibition format, Arcangel and Lialina present complex bodies of work that arose through their continuing conversation. The exhibition was curated by Caitlin Jones for Western Front, Vancouver (where it appeared in the fall of 2016), and was organized in January of this year for The Kitchen by Tim Griffin and Lumi Tan. The show in Art Projects Ibiza + Lune Rouge, is organized by KCM Fine Arts and Lisson Gallery and will be the biggest iteration of this project.
© Cory Arcangel; Courtesy Lisson Gallery.
Photography: Jörg Lohse
Lune Rouge represents a private collection whose public exhibition space is responsible for spearheading a cultural intervention in Ibiza. As one of the island’s only contemporary art spaces, the organization’s philanthropic mission has guided it to becoming a pioneer for outreach and education. Successfully connecting the local and global and international communities, Lune Rouge invites an artist each year to facilitate an ambitious and site specific project, opening in June. Hosting two exhibitions annually, the winter shows are solely dedicated to presenting major, institutional works from the collection such as Olafur Eliasson’s “Spherical Space”, Peter Fischli and David Weiss’ “Rat and Bear (Mobile)” and Kara Walker’s “The Sovereign Citizens Sesquicentennial Civil War Celebration”.
Art Projects Ibiza (API)
In 2015, KCM Fine Arts established Art Projects Ibiza with a mission to foster creative partnerships with artists and galleries by inviting international collaborators to realize large-scale projects in Ibiza. Creating a platform for those both established and emerging, each initiative is artist driven and aims to produce solo summer projects in tandem with Lune Rouge. Previously showing major works of Takashi Murakami (2015) and Jenny Holzer (2016), the close and personal involvement artists generate projects that can cull from and respond to the site. API and Lune Rouge’s summer projects open every year in June and appeal to a diverse and international audience, many of which dedicate a trip to Ibiza and Europe just to see the exhibitions.
Top 100 Collector
An entrepreneur and philanthropist who has started collecting contemporary art in 2012 is transforming his residence in Ibiza into a cultural destination and sculpture park, with works by Franz West, Jenny Holzer, Ugo Rondinone, Guiseppe Penone and Sarah Lucas. These new works expand on his recent yet significant collection that includes a wide range of artists, from established figures such as Sigmar Polke, Isa Genzken, and Donald Judd to younger emerging artists like Oscar Tuazon, Latifa Echakhch, and Camille Henrot.
Changing the face of art in Ibiza. Lune Rouge is set to change not only how we experience art but the island itself. An art revolution has hit Ibiza.