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From Japan to London: an interview with Chiko Nara, Director of Hanga Ten

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

Chiko Nara is Director of Hanga Ten, the only gallery across the UK and Europe that specialises exclusively in contemporary Japanese prints. Hanga Ten prides itself in showcasing limited edition prints that are original works in their own right, as each of them has been meticulously hand-printed by the artist. The gallery represents a vast selection of practitioners, ranging from emerging talent to internationally renowned professionals. Since its establishment in London over twenty years ago, Hanga Ten has exhibited at annual showcases such as the Affordable Art Fair,  London Original Print Fair, 20/21 International Art Fair, and Asian Art in London. www.hangaten.com/

The gallery invites artists to London from Japan to conduct talks and print demonstrations.

Services offered include sales of art, consultations and valuations specialising in contemporary Japanese prints. 

Stephanie Yeap spoke with Chiko at the London Original Print Fair at the Royal Academy (RA) in London…

1. Describe your business in 5 words:

“Amazingly beautiful contemporary Japanese prints.”
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Patience and Perseverance: An Interview with Peppa Martin, Director and Curator of Truth and Beauty Gallery & Studio

Friday, June 21st, 2019

Peppa Martin founded Truth and Beauty Gallery & Studio in Vancouver in 2006, which combines a  commercial photography gallery and professional portrait studio. She is the Director and Curator of the gallery and lead photographer in the studio.

Dedicated to the exhibition and appreciation of the photographic form, Truth and Beauty represents the work of 60 international artists, and hosts exhibitions and public programs such as talks, book launches and workshops. The gallery also features a digital portal for online exhibitions and print sales.

Peppa advises on print acquisitions and sourcing, career development, corporate and private commissions, and conducts portfolio reviews.

As a professional photographer, gallerist, curator, art consultant, and independent writer, Peppa’s commentaries on art and culture have been published internationally. A Board Member of the Association of Women Art Dealers (AWAD) and Chair of AWAD’s Global Chapter, Peppa is also on the Advisory Board of Photolucida (Portland) and a member of the Canadian Media Guild. www.truthandbeauty.ca

Stephanie Yeap spoke with Peppa via video call between London and Vancouver…

1. Describe your business in 5 words:

Inclusive, welcoming, curious, current, and adaptable.
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Enlivening the Workspace: An Interview with Katie Henry, Director of Art in Offices

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

Katie Henry is Director of Art in Offices, which was established in 2012. Her background lies in sculpture and she holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Central Saint Martins Art College and a Masters in Arts Administration and Management from the University of London. The company provides businesses of any size straightforward access to original and affordable art for their workplaces and ensures that their family of artists can make a living from their work. Not only does Katie handpick artists who have investible careers and could form the basis of a corporate collection, she also provides high-value services such as the management of art collections and corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategies.

www.artinoffices.com/

Services offered include art sales, rental, subscriptions, installation, shipping, insurance, valuation and consultation, corporate art collection management, arts strategy for corporate social responsibility.

Stephanie Yeap spoke with Katie at the Royal Institute of British Architects in London…

1. Describe your business in 5 words:

We’ve gone through a rebrand recently and thought very hard about our new values. Our business is bespoke, passionate, open, cultured and proactive. (more…)

Art Basel Unlimited Preview – Big and Beautiful by Art Decision

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

The Unlimited Sector of Art Basel is the platform for showing large-scale projects or as the press release states “artworks that transcend the traditional art fair stand”  This includes sculptures, video work, wall paintings, photographic services and performance art.  It is an immersive experience for the viewer where one can often step into the works, without the watchful eye of a gallery owner on you.  Curated for the eighth and final year by Gianni Jetzer, Curator-at-Large at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C., this year’s Unlimited promises to be as dynamic and thought-provoking as in years past.  75 large-scale projects are on view at Unlimited this year in the massive hall next to the traditional galleries sector.

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“Leaving a Permanent Mark” – AWAD Member Kristen Knupp Interviewed Michal Rovner at Pace Gallery in Geneva

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

Kristen Knupp met with Michal Rovner at Pace Gallery to see the opening of “Evolution” in Geneva.  Rovner was born in 1957 in Israel, and had a solo show of her video work at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 2002. She then represented Israel at the Venice Biennale in 2003. Rovner is currently working on installations for the public realm at the new Canary Wharf Crossrail station in London.  Rovner’s work is known for her non-narrative and timeless video installations, focusing on the movement of people, alongside addressing issues of identity, and what it means to be human.

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