Chen Chieh.Jen, Ongoing, 30’, 2006
Court. Chi-Wen Gallery, Taipei
LOOP is an annual meeting point for video art professionals that has a Festival + Fair + Panels format. It is a project led by Emilio Alvarez, Carlos Durán and Llucià Homs.
LOOP FESTIVAL is an exhibition of the recent work of over 500 artists at a wide range of venues in the centre of Barcelona.
LOOP FAIR is the first fair of video art at which 45 galleries and distributors will exhibit their latest work.
LOOP PANELS bring together distinguished artists, collectors and museum and festival coordinators, and directors so that they may discuss different aspects of conservation, collecting, distribution and new trends in video art.
A discipline that is still young and not very well-established required its present status and possible steps for the future to be defined. Hence, the foundation of LOOP in 2003.
LOOP is intended to provide a space with an international impact at which to bring together the sector’s different agents. It is a reference point at which to enter into debate, come into contact with new creations, and develop new strategies for the future based on the aspects involved in the discipline.
LOOP has been established to become a world benchmark and an active platform of dissemination, creation and management for all video art lovers.
LOOP is held in the city of Barcelona in the spring and features a twelve-day Festival and three days of Fair and Panels.