ORGAN PREVIEW: Condo 2019 gets the London art year going with a weekend of previews and open galleries…

 

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Condo returns to London this weekend with a preview of the 2019 event, the event actually runs from this Saturday (January . Condo, as we understand (they’re not big on information or engagement) is a collaborative exhibition bringing together 52 galleries across 18 London spaces. The rather user-unfriendly series of events has marked the start of the London art year since 2016. This, the fourth of the London events previews this weekend with all 18 of the London spaces involved open during the day on both Saturday and Sunday.

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Condo takes its name from ‘condominium’ and is said to be a “large-scale collaborative exhibition of international galleries”. Condo was founded by Vanessa Carlos (Carlos/Ishikawa) in 2016. The basis of what happens is the London host galleries share their spaces with visiting international galleries, either by co-curating an exhibition together, or dividing their galleries and allocating space to the visiting galleries. “The initiative encourages the evaluation of existing models, pooling resources and acting communally to propose an environment that is more conducive for experimental gallery exhibitions to take place internationally”. Publicity and useful information isn’t really at a premium with Condo and the whole event can feel a little bit aloof and unwelcoming, there is a rather irritating official website, but but but, it is worth exploring, not everything was brilliant last year but there were good things waiting for those wanting to explore, it was well worth the effort. Get yourself familiar with the where in terms of things happening and go see. There is a downloadable map available via the website, do your research before hand though, maps from previous years have pretty much been useless..

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Preview weekend 12/13 January 12-6pm Participating Galleries, you will find links and addresses via the official website…

Pilar Corrias Gallery hosting David Lewis New York

Rodeo hosting Galeries Jaqueline Martins, Sao Paulo

Southard Reid hosting Frutta Roma/Glasgow and Misako & Rosen, Tokyo

Arcadia Missa hosting Company New York

Sadie Coles HQ hosting Chateau Shatto Los Angeles and JTT New York

KOPPE ASTNER, PROJECT NATIVE INFORMANT, MOTHER’S TANKSTATION, DAN GUNN hosting SANDY BROWN Berlin and SOCIÉTÉ Berlin and KOW Berlin and GALERIE MAX MAYER Düsseldorf and COMMONWEALTH & COUNCIL Los Angeles at Cork Street Galleries

HOLLYBUSH GARDENS hosting GREGOR PODNAR Berlin

KATE MACGARRY hosting EDOUARD MALINGUEHong Kong/Shanghai

EMALIN hosting GALERIE BARBARA WEISS Berlin and GALERIE EMANUEL LAYR Vienna/Rome

UNION PACIFIC hosting CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN Copenhagen and LOMEX New York

MODERN ART hosting MEHDI CHOUAKRI Berlin

THE APPROACH hosting THE BREEDER Athens

MAUREEN PALEY hosting FELIX GAUDLITZ Vienna and QUEER THOUGHTS New York

HERALD ST hosting WILDING CRAN Los Angeles and GORDON ROBICHAUX New York

CARLOS/ISHIKAWA hosting ANTENNA SPACE Shanghai and CHAPTER NY New York

GREENGRASSI, CORVI-MORA hosting BLANK PROJECTS Cape Town and PROYECTOS ULTRAVIOLETA Guatemala City and SAGRADA MERCANCÍA Santiago

THE SUNDAY PAINTER hosting GYPSUM Cairo and P.P.O.W. New York

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