Jun 13, 2019
WHAT WILL PHOTOGRAPHY BE UP TO IN THE 21ST CENTURY?
We all know the famous line "a picture is worth a thousand words". And so is it on many occasions. Our reality feeds by a multitude of images that we consume daily in the era of over-information. According to 2017 data, every minute 65,000 photos are uploaded to Instagram, 400 hours of video to YouTube and 243,000 images to Facebook. The statistics will have varied a bit in these two years, but always upwards.
Jun 5, 2019
WHY SHOULD WE EDUCATE IN ART AND CULTURE?
Even today, finishing the second decade of the 21st century, the need to educate in art and culture is still an open topic of debate. It is commonly thought that the culture, to whose creation we all contribute, arises by spontaneous generation and does not need maintenance or attention. But on the contrary, culture as a social phenomenon, and art, as one of its particular tangible manifestations, requires the contribution of all. It only takes true meaning when there is a conscious exchange between the historical and identity legacy that culture transmits and the new uses and meanings of value that modern societies attribute to it.
Jun 4, 2019
LIGHTS, FLASHES AND ACTION IN THE HEART OF SALAMANCA
From June 13th to 16th, 2019, Salamanca will be the scene of the 4th edition of the Luz y Vanguardias festival, which makes the city a large-scale projection screen for video-mapping works and a meeting place for more innovative art.
May 29, 2019
WE TALK TO MÒNICA SUBIDÉ ABOUT HER LAST WORK: “THE DESIRE TO BE A DEER”
There, inside the forest, where everything is dense and leafy, inhabits the fantasy of the stories. The machinery of the imagination beats in the heat of a light sifted by the tops of the trees, under whose branches, lying in the sunset light, magic takes place. The stories that host our dreams feed on the emptiness that the mystery leaves in its way so that we fill it with new stories. It is a perfect tension between innocence and maturity, between the desire to play and the awareness that all this is part of an unreal world.
May 23, 2019
AN INTERVIEW WITH ISABELITA VALDECASAS
Although Isabel began her pictorial trajectory in the world of figurative art, later she began to explore the expressive power of abstraction, with strong plasticity and the use of real materials extracted from the places she was visiting. Her latest series, "Cosmogonías", is an abstract expression of a moment of Genesis, a metaphor of the origin of life that coincides with a moment of change in her career. Today we interview this Sevillian painter and we approach her to know her work in a more personal way.
May 19, 2019
BERENICE ABBOTT: THE VISUAL STORY OF A TIME OF CHANGE
In the 20s of the last century, Paris continued to have an undeniable power of attraction for the cultural movements of the time. And this was true although the United States, and especially New York, was beginning to emerge as a reference country in full artistic effervescence. The ravages of the successive wars tipped the balance of art in favour of North America, an extensive land, far from direct conflict, not yet worn down by the weight of history and with a promising future of multitudinous shows and film industry ahead.
May 14, 2019
WHY DO WE STILL TALK ABOUT MONTMARTRE TODAY?
The fame of this place, a melting pot of creativity and a haven for uprooted and unorthodox art, still represents the Bohemian spirit of yesteryear, when it was the cradle of some of the most important pictorial movements of the 19th century. But what factors met in this neighbourhood to become what it was?
Apr 28, 2019
WHAT DOES ART HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THE WORK DAY?
Our life is mostly marked by the time dedicated to work. Much of what we are and others see, is linked to our profession. Art is no apart to this phenomenon, and in fact, some artistic movements are to some extent indebted to the influence that technological advances in work have established in production processes and large factories. As a kind of second industrial revolution, the innovation of the production guidelines and the modernisation of the machinery, as well as the professional specialisation, have generated a work culture today almost inseparable from the idea of an advanced and up-to-date society.
Apr 25, 2019
ART WITH BOOKS AND BOOKS WITHIN ART
Books are much more than just an object. Its content is capable of housing infinite universes, of being an inexhaustible source of knowledge and transporting us to real and unreal places where the imagination reigns, from another time, from another dimension. It has been shed blood because of the books; there has been prohibition, censorship, repression and annihilation. They have also opened doors to freedom, exchange, tolerance and knowledge. Such is the power of a book, which has become an object of worship.
Apr 22, 2019
OUR RECOMMENDATION OF ART PUBLICATIONS TO CELEBRATE THE WORLD BOOK DAY
The World Book Day is celebrated every year on April 23rd. This date, which commemorates the death of some of the greatest writers such as Cervantes, Garcilaso de la Vega or Shakespeare, is a reminder of the immense value of the written word to enrich our culture and generate knowledge.
Apr 16, 2019
CARPETS THAT MELT OR A LOOK TO THE PAST, BY FAIG AHMED
When mastery, imagination and originality go hand in hand, we can only admire a masterpiece. This is the work of the artist Faig Ahmed, who fuses tradition with contemporaneity in his impressive braided carpets, pieces that force us to look carefully and to analyse the message that they transmit to us.
Apr 8, 2019
THREADS, NEEDLES AND FABRICS IN THE WORK OF 4 WOMEN ARTISTS
It is not the first time that we talk about the use of alternative plastic techniques to let imagination and creativity run. This is the case with threads and embroidery, which transform on this occasion into a refined form of artistic production far from its immediate use in the world of sewing. All these pieces require infinite patience and give an example of tenacity, of love for things well done, of dedication, devotion and the search for new narrative discourses that deviate from expected in the field of visual arts.
Apr 6, 2019
WHEN DIGITAL ART BECOMES AN IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE
The current development of art moves along paths increasingly connected with technology and digital language. Although in the beginning, the virtual works had been to a certain extent unconsidered, because they seem to play down the importance of the authors who execute their pieces with their own hands; these forms of expression have followed a constant evolution to position themselves in their place, where they deserve the same respect and admiration as traditional disciplines.
Mar 28, 2019
ART WITHIN THE 7TH ART
The impact of cinema was, since its invention, the prelude to a whole discipline that continues to this day in constant evolution. The strength of the image and the appeal of the visual narrative has come to displace in many schools of arts the interest for more traditional forms of artistic expression. The world of contemporary creation did not escape this trend, and cinema, already consecrated as such, has been opening the way to other experimental forms that use the moving image as the main language.
Mar 21, 2019
THE ONES WHO LOOK: “MUJERES MIRANDO MUJERES” FESTIVAL
More and more disciplines have joined the reflection on the feminine condition that faces the current reality from the review and the questioning of its historical past. Thus literature, film, music, art, science, agriculture, to mention just a few, join the list of places from which to continue the debate on a movement in constant reinvention.
Mar 20, 2019
DON'T MISS THE CATALOGUE OF ART MADRID'19
The catalogue includes a selection of the artworks present at the fair and much more information about the event so that it becomes a good memory of the last edition 2019.
Mar 19, 2019
PAC PRESENTS THERTIFY: THE APP FOR E-COLLECTING ART HAS ARRIVED
PAC Plataforma de Arte Contemporáneo, Art Madrid'19 media partner, presents its latest project: Thertify, an innovative application for all art lovers. In an agile and intuitive way, from now on with Thertify, artists, collectors, art galleries, institutions and any other interested person will be able to connect simultaneously through an online platform that allows ordering, certifying and sharing artwork collections.
Mar 7, 2019
ART MADRID CLOSES ITS RENEWED 14TH EDITION WITH A VERY POSITIVE REPORT
One more year, Art Madrid reinforces its position as one of the most outstanding contemporary art fairs in the Art Week, closing its fourteenth edition with a very positive results: more than 20,000 people visited the fair and the vast majority of the participating gallery directors claim that they are very satisfied with the sales balance made during the five days celebration.
Mar 3, 2019
ART MADRID'19 AWARDS TWO OF THE BEST BOOTHS IN ITS 14TH EDITION
This year Art Madrid wants to highlight the work involved in designing and installation the booths. Thus, the effort and dedication by the gallerists and artists participating in this edition will be recognized with two special awards for two of the best booths granted by the organizers of the fair.