7 Questions for Parisian Dealer Kamel Mennour on the Expanding Horizon of Digital Platforms, δημοσίευση στο Artnet News [4/1/2023]Marilena Pateraki
For over two decades, gallerist Kamel Mennour has championed contemporary art and its worldwide dissemination. He founded his eponymous gallery in Paris in 1999 and since then has expanded to multiple locations throughout the City of Light. Through these spaces and the gallery’s participation in major art fairs and collaborations with cultural institutions worldwide, Kamel Mennour gallery has become known internationally for its diverse and fascinating roster of artists as well as for its compelling exhibition program.
Launched in the midst of the pandemic lockdown, the gallery’s online viewing room (OVR) has added another dynamic dimension to its exhibition program. The platform features a themed exhibition series, which provides access to the art and artists Kamel Mennour presents to a much broader audience. Additionally, many of the digital shows complement physical exhibitions staged at the gallery. These include highlights from art fair booths or installations that are too large to be shown in the traditional gallery space, amplifying the work and voice of the featured artists.
We reached out to Kamel Mennour to learn more about the inception and execution of the gallery’s OVR program and how it’s been received by the art world at large.