Activities program

ART MADRID'19 ACTIVITIES PROGRAM

"VIDEO ART" , February 2019

As every year, Art Madrid organises a program on contemporary art that takes place throughout February, before the fair, to give everyone the possibility to participate actively. In our 14th edition, the program focuses on video art, under the curatorship of Mario Gutiérrez Cru, director of the Festival PROYECTOR, an unmissable date with this discipline after twelve years of experience.

With a complete calendar that includes professional workshops, projection cycles, lectures, conferences, master classes and meetings with artists, the program is committed to video-creation. We are before an artistic branch more and more common among contemporary authors that, nevertheless, still has a limited presence in the usual circuits of dissemination. The program wants to welcome new projects around this discipline and contribute to its knowledge and value, while reflecting on the ephemeral nature of this type of work and the circumstances surrounding the collection of video art. This way, Art Madrid defines as an up-to-date fair that supports the new languages of contemporary creation and encourages experimentation and expressive freedom of artists of our time, with a clear position towards the dissemination and accessibility of art for society.

The issues that concern artists follow the wake of the great dilemmas of our time. In the search for that expression and communication of the universals of humankind, the arising of new techniques and material pose a challenge to the authors, something that comes to enrich the creative panorama while taking advantage of the channels that the modern individual uses in his day-to-day life. And in this context, video art breaks out as an alternative that increasingly gains strength and attracts new audiences interested in different ways of understanding contemporary art. Because the image always has something that catches us up.

A few years ago, John Hanhardt declared: "Our visual culture is increasingly becoming a media culture, which is realising itself in a change in art practice, in how artists work and what art is". Video art is an expanding discipline that connects with our current way of communicating and accessing new expressive discourses. At Art Madrid, we want to give voice to these visual stories and invite the whole world to participate in the most recent contemporary art.

Calendar of activities

Workshop

WORKSHOP “58 WAYS OF LOOKING AT THE BODY” (SOLD OUT)

Monday, Feb 11, 9:00 AM

CAIXAFORUM MADRID

Event

VISIT TO RUBÉN MARTÍN DE LUCAS' STUDIO

Wednesday, Feb 20, 6:00 PM

ARTIST'S STUDIO (PUEBLO NUEVO AREA)

Round Table

MEETING WITH PROFESSIONALS | ROUND TABLE: VIDEO ART PROTOCOLS

Thursday, Feb 21, 4:00 PM

AUDITORIO - SALA ALCALÁ 31

Event

CYCLE OF SCREENINGS: TERESA SAPEY COLLECTION

Thursday, Feb 21, 6:00 PM

AUDITORIO - SALA ALCALÁ 31

Round Table

MEETING WITH THE ARTISTS

Friday, Feb 22, 4:00 PM

AUDITORIO - SALA ALCALÁ 31

Event

CYCLE OF SCREENINGS: FROM PRESENT BODY TO PERFORMANCE BODY

Friday, Feb 22, 6:00 PM

AUDITORIO - SALA ALCALÁ 31

Event

MASTER CLASS WITH ROGELIO LÓPEZ CUENCA

Saturday, Feb 23, 11:00 AM

AUDITORIO - SALA ALCALÁ 31

Event

CYCLE OF SCREENINGS: CITIES

Saturday, Feb 23, 5:00 PM

AUDITORIO - SALA ALCALÁ 31