Can Garita Founder, Sarah Suco Torres
Can Garita is a new contemporary art gallery located in a vernacular space in Sa Caleta, Ibiza, and seeks to design a new way to experience exhibitions. Launched by Sarah Suco Torres, who worked in several blue-chip contemporary art galleries in New York, Brussels, and Paris, Can Garita will host its inaugural exhibition featuring a solo exhibition by Grason Ratowsky, a New York artist, based in Mallorca. “After five great years at Perrotin, launching this project feels like a dream come true, as I have always felt at home on this magical island”. Parallel to the second edition of CAN Art Fair, Can Garita is proud to showcase a new series of paintings by Ratowsky. After my first stay in Ibiza, I was completely taken by the charm of this island, where energy and tranquility coexist. I was firstly enchanted by the architecture, where function and symbol merge. In Ibiza, I would have my first encounter with las ‘Casetas de Pescadores’ and I was fascinated by this type of construction, and always believed in that exhibition. The ‘Casetas’ were living elements that evolved from an eminently fishing use to a recreational and social use. The challenge of Can Garita is to immerse itself in a natural area away from the urban hustle. Our goal is to revisit our habits when it comes to our relationship to space and time, the old and the new, and our prejudices towards the private and the collective. The work is no longer enclosed in its space and its modernity. To go out of the box requires us to also rethink the space and thus the time.
– Sarah Suco Torres
Gallery: Can Garita
Curator: Sarah Suco Torres