Gallery Fumi opens Porto Cervo summer pop-up
by Zoe Dickens
For the seventh consecutive year London’s Gallery Fumi will be setting up shop in Porto Cervo, Sardinia for the summer. The home of the Superyacht Rendezvous Montenegro, Porto Cervo is a summer hotspot for superyachts and it is this influential group that gallerists Valerio Capo and Sam Pratt hope to entice with their fine art offering.
The finely curated exhibition will showcase new works from artists and designers, such as Sam Orlando Miller, Glithero and Faye Toogood, who are represented by Gallery Fumi.
This year’s pop-up will also include two collaborations. The first, with modern Brazilian designer Espasso, sees new works by acclaimed designers Zanini de Zanine and Claudia Moreira Salles on offer. A second project with Tuscan wood specialists I Vassalletti has resulted in the creation of a huge floor installation that takes the shape of a carpet created from inlaid and marquetry wooden tiles.
As with all Gallery Fumi’s exhibitions, if you are particularly taken with an artist’s work, they are more than happy to take private commissions and everything in the exhibition can be bought on the spot and placed directly in your superyacht gallery. Such is the success of the pop-up that, seven years on, many of the gallery’s clients are regulars who return to Sardinia every year and for whom Fumi is a vacation highlight.
Gallery Fumi Porto Cervo will remain open until 30 September 2015 and, being open from 5pm to 1am every evening, we can’t think of a better way to while away the aperitivo hours or indulge in some post-supper culture. Visit galleryfumi.com for more information.