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‘UBS Open Studios’ is a new series of videos which share stories of artists whose exhibitions or art projects were affected by the coronavirus pandemic and how they are coping with the quarantine measures.
The artists all share an affiliation with present or past programs at Freshpaint, Israel’s premier art and design event. UBS has been partner of Freshpaint since 2013, and we are proud to continue to support and promote Israel’s dynamic contemporary art scene during these challenging times. We are socially distanced, but not less connected.
At UBS, art is an essential part of our DNA. It embodies the spirit that our firm stands for: questioning the status quo, and exploring global perspectives and innovative thinking. Our engagement in contemporary art actively enables our clients and the public to participate in this fascinating world, providing access to some of the most important galleries, artists and artworks being produced today.
Elie Shamir’s largely biographical paintings are the subject of two major solo exhibitions in Israel this year. The first of which, “Portrait Time”, has been on display at the Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art. Shamir’s work is included in the UBS Art Collection and Father in the Landscape with Fire (2004) was on loan from the UBS Art Collection to the Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art. His second solo exhibition, “Borders”, took place at the Mishkan Museum of Art in Ein Harod. Shamir's works were on display in several editions of Freshpaint Contemporary Art & Design fair.
Aviv was chosen by Forbes Israel as one of 30 promising young individuals in the Forbes 30under30 list for 2020. He is a Freshpaint Artists’ Greenhouse graduate who is known for his large-scale complex installations. The coronavirus outbreak cancelled his planned grand installation in one of Tel Aviv’s central cultural venues.
Hadar is interested in the tension between nature, as we perceive it, and the human attempt to enforce order, with the failure inherent to it. In her latest photographic series she created a “quarantine party for one person”.
Oren is the winner of Sotheby’s Under the Hammer award at Freshpaint 2019. He’s currently working on his award show, which got postponed again and again due to the coronavirus outbreak, yet with no set date. Oren is an activist, a curator, and a founder of cultural community spaces.
Dafna challenges forms and lifestyles, examining relationships and separations, routines and rituals, escape, freedom, imaginary family normality, imprisonment and home. The coronavirus outbreak found her planning a cross-country performance tour, which is now postponed.
Darryl moved from Northern Ireland, where he grew up, to Tel Aviv for love. His most recent paintings bear witness to reflections on what home has come to mean to him. In 2019 he participated in Freshpaint’s Artists’ Greenhouse to great success. His debut solo show at Omer Tiroche Gallery stood closed to visitors due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Naama presented a solo show as part of the Greenhouse Graduate Focus at Freshpaint 2019. She participated in group shows, remaining closed to visitors both in Tel Aviv, and in Brussels, where she recently graduated her MFA program. Her works examine a state of limbo between sculpture and drawings, currently through the use of light.
7 Insights from the Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report 2020
Which percentage of collectors purchased art through online platforms? What about art fairs?
In 2019, global art sales eased 5% year-on-year to an estimated $64.1 billion – while the volume of transactions hit a decade-high of 40.5 million, according to the latest edition of the Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report. Authored by renowned cultural economist Dr Clare McAndrew, the annual analysis is the definitive guide to key trends and developments – with an additional survey of 1,300 high-net-worth collectors by UBS Investor Watch and Arts Economics providing fresh insight into buyer behavior.
Further insights include active spending by millennial and female collectors, and an increase in the number of online purchases in excess of $1million.
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