NArtRio, which starts on October 14th and runs until the 18th of the same month, will present works from the collection of the “Amigo EAV” collection program, whose sale of multiples, which have a limited edition, will revert to the public program of the institution and for granting scholarships to young peripheral artists. The works, from R$ 1.800, were donated in recent years by artists committed to the sustainability and future of the Rio school. Between them, Antônio Dias, Brígida Baltar, Cristiano Lenhardt, Ernesto Neto, Iole de Freitas, Laura Lima, Lucia Laguna, Luiz Zerbini and Rafael Alonso make up the selection of renowned names with works for sale. For those who are part of the program EAV friend, the purchase has up to 20% discount.
This year, ArtRio takes place in two event models: a face-to-face fair, at Marina da Glória, in a reduced format, and the online fair. At Marina da Glória, ArtRio has around 40 galleries. According to the organization, all safety protocols indicated by Organs competent bodies will be followed, including the limited number of visitors - with an indication of entry time and length of stay - the requirement to wear a mask, the distribution of alcohol gel and social distance. .
In a virtual environment, the ArtRio provides a platform that will not only allow visitors to visit the fair and the galleries present, but also view details about the works, artists and history. In addition, a chat enables direct conversation with gallery owners and even video communication, facilitating negotiations. In addition to the viewing platform, the fair organized a series of lectures, round tables, performances and guided tours that can be found on its website. With the pandemic, virtual adaptations carried out by fairs have become common, but the digital environment is no stranger to ArtRio, which in 2018 launched a marketplace for online sales.
Unprecedented for 2020 is the opening of Casa ArtRio – a fixed space with permanent programming in the Botanical Garden. For the new space, it is planned to carry out lectures, debates, conversations with artists and curators, as well as special exhibitions. check out here.
Another novelty is the video art project MIRA which will be housed at Casa ArtRio and takes place during the week of the fair, curated by Victor Gorgulho. Participating artists were selected from calls made by the organization on its Instagram, opening up new opportunities for independent artists and for interaction with the virtual.
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