Kalo Gallery to participate in Vancouver’s Contemporary Art Fair

Tirana Times
By Tirana Times April 20, 2018 07:44

Kalo Gallery to participate in Vancouver’s Contemporary Art Fair

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  • The Albanian booth will exhibit works from Albanian and Kosovo artists, as well as paintings made by German, Slovenian and American artists under the theme of convergence and hope.

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TIRANA, April 19 – This year, Kalo Gallery was invited to represent Albanian art in Vancouver’s Contemporary Art Fair, among an unprecedented collection of local and international original contemporary art.

The Albanian booth will exhibit works from Albanian and Kosovo artists, as well as paintings made by German, Slovenian and American artists under the theme of convergence and hope.

Art Vancouver is a prestigious international art fair which features a diverse selection of art, from paintings and sculptures to installations and mixed media.

Shkelqim Kokonozi

Shkelqim Kokonozi

Some of the many contemporary artists that will be represented by Kalo gallery at the fair are Artan Dracini, Eros Dibra, Fabio Thaci, Ilir Pojani, Jon Kraja, Julius Eb, Lucka Koscak, Shkelqim Kokonozi and Viktor Ferraj. 

Kalo Gallery came to life on Nov. 12, 2014, and has managed to establish a reputation for itself ever since.

Albanian lawyer Perparim Kalo had begun collecting artworks as a hobby, until he decided to institutionalize his collection and present the public with a spot for art appreciation and promotion.

He was further inspired and even gained contributions from artists and gallery owners he met from his travels around Europe and the world.

Seeing that many collectors focused on promoting artwork by fellow patriots and supported by his family, Kalo set out to create what has become one of the most vibrant art spots in Tirana.

During its years as an artistic institution, Kalo Gallery has organized and hosted exhibitions focusing on inclusive art, as well as has made sure to support young emerging artists, persons with special abilities, recycling and green art, etc.

In the context of revitalizing Albania’s art scene, Kalo Gallery cooperates with the Kalo Foundation, the country’s Ministry of Culture and a number of embassies to Albania to organize and finance its exhibitions, as well as by participating in a number of international art fairs in Slovenia, France, the Netherlands, Greece, the US and, as of late, Canada.

In line with its role as an artistic contributor, Kalo Gallery also tries to contribute to educating society, and especially the youth, by fostering artistic values and improving the fine arts’ legal framework and the country’s art market.

The exhibition put together by the gallery will be open in Vancouver from April 19 until April 22, which is also the last day of the fair.

 

Tirana Times
By Tirana Times April 20, 2018 07:44