Davide Sgarbossa and Maximilian Lunn met as undergraduates at the Courtauld Institute of Art, later deciding to found Lunn+Sgarbossa in 2016, as a platform for their ambitions as young curators and gallerists.
‘Voices of Transition – Contemporary Art from Myanmar’ will be Lunn+Sgarbossa’s first team venture. This project demonstrates our aim to overhaul the traditional gallery structures and expectations, as part of Lunn+Sgarbossa’s focus on exploring undervalued international narratives.
Rather than ‘exhibitions’, Lunn+Sgarbossa curate and facilitate ‘projects’. We believe our work is more encompassing than the framing and displaying of artworks, and instead we aim to engage our various audiences through both our thorough academic grounding, but also our emphasis on having the artists we work with present and given a strong voice. Our emphasis on international collaboration and a nuanced understanding of artists in their contexts is something we strive for.
Above all we promote artistic independence and feel a responsibility to art and artists and those who wish to engage with the context in which we situate ourselves. Our work is one of debate, negotiation, mediation, and diplomacy, that does not shy away from the conflicts of our time. At a time when everything tends to be read through a geo-political lens, art is there to provide complexity and nuance.
We aim to celebrate and introduce often overlooked contemporary art in all its intricacy, to allow for its wider acceptance into both art historical discourse and of equal importance: the market.