CAN – Contemporary Art Now–, is envisioned as a laid-back event that celebrates somewhat of a current renaissance of figurative painting and related work. Looking back at the ground breaking legacy of Cubism, Impressionism, Expressionism, Surrealism, Fauvism, CoBrA, New Objectivity, all the way to Futurism, New Leipzig School, Pop Art, Naïve Art and their sub-varieties, the curation of the fair is primarily focused on the notable artists and the galleries that have been supporting their practices. With such an approach, CAN aims to honor the individuals and entities that have contributed to the boost and appreciation of such progression and support its further development. This defined focus transforms the occasion into a casual reunion of familiar artists names whose activity often overlapped in the past due to the complementing affinity towards the similar aesthetics.
With an accent on the NOW, Contemporary Art Now wants to provide an overview of who, how, when, and why contributed to the dynamic global scene that we’re witnessing nowadays and in which way it’s linking to the legacy of modern and contemporary painting greats. Whether using Van Gogh’s approach to color, light or texture, referencing Bacon’s exploration of human condition, elaborating on Picasso’s ingenious play with perspective, depth or volume, reappropriating Guston’s incisive, distinct and game-changing visual vocabulary, or continuing onto Peter Saul’s refreshing, challenging and critical hybrid of styles and techniques, CAN is giving priority to the established artists and galleries that sparked the flame years back but is also nurturing this special moment by shedding light on the newly emerging names. Although having a bold focus on the figurative painting, CAN is determined towards also introducing the cutting-edge related forms through their program, as an innovative platform for discovering the latest in contemporary art, with an emphasis on the new languages that have emerged and are constantly being updated.
Presented in a large, open-plan space outside the main town of Ibiza, CAN feels more like a vibrant gallery neighbourhood than an ordinary art fair ground. By presenting a carefully thought-through selection of the world’s most exciting galleries to introduce the work of some of the most refreshing and recognized artists of the current times, CAN is hoping to boost the creativity that has always existed in Ibiza.
In summer and for 5 days, the island will become a meeting point for artists, art collectors, enthusiasts, and personalities of the local and international cultural scene. CAN will be a great art event in July and will bring together international galleries, mainly from Europe, America, and Asia, and present more than 100 artists under one roof.
Opening collectors & VIPs:
Wednesday July 12th: 6 - 10 pm
Opening hours for general public :
Thursday July 13th: 6 - 10 pm
Friday July 14th: 6 - 10 pm
Saturday July 15th: 6 - 10 pm
Sunday July 16th: 12 - 6 pm
When is CAN Art Fair 2023 celebrated?
CAN Art Fair 2023 will be open to the public from July 12th - 16th. The opening day will be by invitation only and will be held on Wednesday July 12th. We will have an afternoon schedule from Thursday 13th to Saturday 16th from 6pm to 10pm. On Sunday 16th we will be open from 12pm to 6pm.
How do I get a ticket for the fair?
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What is the price of the ticket? Is there any discount for Ibizan residents?
The price of the ticket is 20€ and 10€ for Balearic Islands.
Are there any discounts for groups?
There are no discounts available for group bookings.
Do my children have to pay?
All children aged 12 and over will need a valid admission ticket to enter the fair and must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Children aged 11 or less are admitted free of charge.
What are fair opening and closing times?
We will have an afternoon schedule from Thursday 13th to Saturday 15th from 6pm to 10pm. On Sunday 16th we will be open from 12am to 6pm. You will only be able to access the fair on the date indicated on your ticket and not at any other time.
How do I get to the fair?
There is free parking on the FECOEV site itself which has a limited number of spaces. There will be staff for the organization of the parking.
Avenida Sant Antoni de Portmany 2 Parking.
Bus: L_3 Sant Antoni - Sant Rafel - Eivissa.
Stop: Recinto ferial.
The space is accessible for people with reduced mobility.