Jan 24, 2020
ART AND QAVA DE QUESOS MELT IN ART MADRID
If visual arts arouse emotions in the viewer, and also gastronomy, at its finest, can cause a similar effect, the relationship between both "disciplines" is more than demonstrated.
Jan 23, 2020
YOUNG ARTISTS IN ART MADRID’20
Art Madrid ’20 will feature almost 200 artists from around the world in this 15th edition. Within this wide-world international artistic panorama, the fair maintains its commitment to the professional development of the youngest. Artists whose career is their initial or intermediate state and that, despite their youth, already have a recognised place in the art market.
Jan 16, 2020
INTERVIEW TO FERNANDO GÓMEZ DE LA CUESTA, CURATOR OF ‘ONE PROJECT’
He is an art critic at ABC Cultural, an independent exhibition curator, a researcher and a teacher. He has a Degree in Law from the UB and in History of Art from the UIB. Member of the ACCAIB and Territorial President of the IAC. He is critical of ABC Cultural and is part of the publication Ministerio de la Verdad of the Sublime.
Jan 9, 2020
ART MADRID’20 CELEBRATES ITS 15TH ANNIVERSARY WITH THE MOST DYNAMIC EDITION EVER
2020 promises to be a special year, full of news, action and movement. In Art Madrid, we face with enthusiasm these final steps before the opening of the fair, an edition in which we want to celebrate our 15th anniversary with all of you. Save the dates on the agenda: join us from February 26th to March 1st 2020 at the Crystal Gallery of the Palacio de Cibeles.
Dec 19, 2019
ENJOY CONTEMPORARY ART WITH FAMILY THIS CHRISTMAS
Although we know that commitments get crowded these dates and that meals, dinners, visits and events accumulate without giving truce, there is always a chance to make room to disconnect and enjoy contemporary art with family. Here we bring you a list of some of the most interesting and entertaining cultural activities so that everyone enjoys these holidays between ‘turrón’ and grapes.
Dec 18, 2019
WE LET OURSELVES GET SURPRISED BY CHEMA MADOZ
Navigating counter-current has never been easy. It puts us in a situation of tension that forces us to try our best. However, this is how elite swimmers train in swimming pools adapted to generate a torrent of water that athletes must fight with stubborn efforts and determination. As remote as the comparison may seem, this is also the path that some authors choose to find their creative identity and create their own style that identifies themselves and with which they feel fulfilled.
Dec 12, 2019
A TRIBUTE TO THE DESERTED SPAIN
We embark on a journey that crosses our country from end to end, which crosses the capital as an obligatory step, as one who threads the needle and tight its ends towards the corners of our territory to die to the sea. From the coast to the nerve centre of this vast space we travel asphalt and dirt ways, paths transformed into roads that attest to the passage of time and the evolution of our history. We pass through villages that were once the cradle of the great events of a common story.
Dec 11, 2019
A TRADITION WITH 7,000 YEARS OF HISTORY CONTINUES
The traditional Chinese lacquer lives a resurgence in the hands of contemporary creators, who have wanted to merge the historical legacy with the aesthetic concerns of the moment and give a new meaning to the painting.
Dec 5, 2019
HERE IT COMES THE GREAT PARTY OF THE YEAR OF MEDIALAB PRADO
MediaLab Prado faces like every December a difficult challenge: to summarise in a day the work of a whole year and share it with the citizens. With this premise, the essential date on the agenda is approaching. The 14th you can not miss “One day in a year. Annual MediaLab Prado Festival ”. With an intense and varied program of activities, the centre opens its doors to families, curious and neighbours with the purpose of turning this pre-Christmas event into an encounter of exchange, knowledge and entertainment designed for everyone: from 0 to 99 years.
Dec 3, 2019
COLOURED WOOL FOR A TERRESTRIAL OCEAN
Today we want to focus on artistic proposals that use atypical techniques for their compositions. The ability to surprise in contemporary creation has come in recent times with technology. The incorporation of artificial intelligence, the use of sound and visual algorithms, virtual reality... propose a hybridisation between the artistic and the technological with unpredictable results. But at the same time, many authors choose a return to more crafted and accessible methodologies that require a considerable investment of time but offer a more intimate and respectful connection with the natural environment.
Nov 28, 2019
UNUSUAL CONTEMPORARY SCULPTURE
The urban space appears as an immense blank canvas that offers a multitude of options to accommodate surprising, ingenious and, above all, large proposals. The visual strength of these pieces is capable of modifying the environment and generating a great attraction, in addition to energising the activity and serving as a way to channel global messages that seek a direct change in the community. In this panorama, the urban sculpture reveals itself as the great winner. The riskiest and voluminous works claim their share of prominence by living with other disciplines that also make their way into the cities. We bring you some of the most curious works conceived for the public space.
Nov 26, 2019
THE EVOCATIVE LANDSCAPE
It seems that contemporary art has reflected on the individual's relationship with the environment, focusing on the modification of nature, the invasion, the occupation, the appropriation and the limitation. The construction of walls, the erection of buildings, the urbanisation of the scene... are themes today intimately connected with other major concerns of our time, such as global warming or the overexploitation of resources.
Nov 21, 2019
WHAT DO ARTISTS' STUDIOS HIDE?
Visiting an artist's studio means entering an intimate field and breathing the creative environment that surrounds the author's work. When one enters this space, all senses are on to trace and locate those little details that tell us a little more about the spirit and thought of the artist, the corrected sketches, the rectifications, the essays, the tests pinned on the walls, the traces in reused paper, the notes, the newly sharpened pencils, the stains of paint...
Nov 19, 2019
PAINTING: THE LEADING DISCIPLINE
Painting has been present since the origin of the plastic expression as one of the most natural, most intuitive and stable manifestations throughout the history of art. However, its two-dimensionality has questioned its communicative capacity in the last century and has given rise to new creative trends focused on overcoming the limitations of the canvas through the search for movement, the decomposition of objects or multiple perspectives.
Nov 14, 2019
FROM CRITIC TO CURATOR
Among the specialised professional profiles that we find in the cultural sector, and more specifically, in the field of visual arts, one of the most recent occupations is that of the curator. The ‘80s put attention on the role of the artist, with its innovative character and the enhancement of its figure as an essential articulator of creative proposals, while the end of the century moved the interest towards the exhibition centres themselves and their work as custodians of current production and as spaces to accommodate all proposals. The change of millennium strongly introduced in this panorama the role of the curator.
Nov 12, 2019
THE “GOLD RUSH”, BY SEBASTIÃO SALGADO
The CEART opens this Thursday, November 14th in the room A an exhibition dedicated to this master of photography, which will be open to the public until February 9th. The show includes one of the artist's latest projects, focused on the hard work carried out by the miners of Serra Pelada, an open gold mine in the heart of Brazil where employees daily risked their lives.
Nov 7, 2019
WHAT IS “NOCHE FOUND!”: REAL ART AND PERFORMANCE FOR EVERYBODY
When you don't want to face a definition, a label; when you like performance, live art and music; or video art, sound art and dance... To play with the words of the dictionary that refer to any aspect of contemporary creation, and you want to be a participant in that concept puzzle. For whom art is more than a contemplative action. With this sum of ingredients, La Caixa launched last year the "Night Found! Festival", an event in which all forms of artistic expression have a place and that seeks to offer a space for the most emerging, most groundbreaking productions in today's contemporary scene, both national and international.