Aug 8, 2018
OUR AGENDA FOR AUGUST
We share with you our particular selection of exhibitions in Madrid. They are not all of them, but let’s take the lead from here.
Aug 1, 2018
SYMBOLOGY AND GOLD LEAF IN MARÍA JOSÉ GALLARDO
Visiting the work of María José Gallardo is, at times, like entering a second-hand market, finding a space between its shelves and collecting the strangest things, most connected with the dark side of religion and death. Incomplete tarot decks, unpaired earrings, faded metal boxes, cracked photos, crosses and skulls, make up a sample of dissonant elements that, in the work of this artist, acquire meaning and entity. It is an invitation to an initiatory journey, a way that confronts us with an unexplored part of our minds and that often wakes up before the vividness of a memory.
Jul 31, 2018
BYE BYE WARHOL, WELCOME DIVERSITY
The art sector is becoming aware that cultural institutions are generators of discourse and must play a role in favour of equity and equal opportunities. To a certain extent, we only know the art that makes the leap to the great museums, the artists who star in magazine covers, head sales rankings or compete to be in the top ten. There is, however, an unknown art, an extensive production that develops outside the mainstream of contemporary creation and that gives voice to a multitude of visions about the world and plastic expression.
Jul 24, 2018
IN THE CATCH OF MOVEMENT: VICTOR VASARELY
When talking about Op Art one wonders what a difference makes concerning plastic geometry or abstraction based on forms. Investigating optical art means going a step further and understanding its location within the artistic coordinates of the mid-20th-century. In this style, there is, in fact, colour, form and abstraction, but its vocation towards the representation of the movement separates it from pure static figuration and absolute formalism. The works of this pictorial movement hide a double face that only the spectator can discover. In effect, they seem to move when the spectator himself moves.
Jul 17, 2018
THE EXISTENTIALIST FAUNA OF DANIEL SUEIRAS
Daniel Sueiras feels an undeniable concern to comprehend the human being as a whole, to understand essentially the cause of ourselves, the reason of our society and the meaning of the beyond, the when and where of our (apparently) random existence. The transformation of this universe of thoughts in his work takes various forms.
Jul 11, 2018
A LOOK AT CONTEMPORARY GEOMETRY
The work of Ana Pais Oliveira, Iván Baizán and Rubén Fernández Castón starts from a shared interest in geometry and its plastic translation. The proposal of these creators conveys a clear interest in the construction of new physical spaces with which to body their concern for the environment and the role of the individual in the urban environment.
Jul 9, 2018
DISNEY: THE JOY FACTORY
CaixaForum Madrid will open on July 17th an exhibition dedicated to Disney, where many works of this big-fish of animated films meet since its founding to the present day. After having passed through Barcelona, the collection arrives in the capital along with a program of activities both for adults and children.
Jul 1, 2018
ART MADRID OFFERS YOU A 700€ SCHOLARSHIP TO STUDY AT MADPHOTO!
Art Madrid extends the scholarship of € 700 until July 15 with the initiation course, DCERO of Madphoto. If you are a photography lover and you're dying to learn, Art Madrid gives you the chance to win a scholarship to study with MadPhoto. The DCERO course is the perfect way to get started in this discipline while having fun. We want you to get hooked on photography!
Jun 23, 2018
NEREA UBIETO, CURATOR OF ONE PROJECT ART MADRID'19
The curator and independent art critic Nerea Ubieto takes over from the ONE PROJECT Program of Art Madrid'19. Fresh air and a personal and philosophical narrative to enrich this "showcase of young talents".
Jun 18, 2018
A BRIDGE OF LIGHT AND SOUND IN THE OLD SALAMANCA
Last weekend Salamanca was filled with light. For the third year in a row, the festival “Luz y Vanguardias” flooded the façades of this city with projections and creations that generate a bridge between the past and the future, between historical heritage and contemporaneity.
Jun 12, 2018
OUR SELECTION OF PHOTOESPAÑA 2018
PHotoEspaña turns 20, and this edition offers an extensive proposal where the multiple facets of photography are explored: from author books to contests and, of course, exhibitions. Among such offer is easy to get lost, so we bring you our particular selection, although we invite you to take the opportunity to enjoy this discipline in depth.
Jun 7, 2018
INTIMATE SPACES. PERSONAL REFLECTIONS
Within the online exhibition “Intimate spaces. Personal reflections” eight artists whose works are connected by the search of the intimate space live together. The images by Xurxo Gómez-Chao, Alfonso Zubiaga, Carlos Regueira, Soledad Córdoba, Rocío Verdejo, Andy Sotiriou, Ely Sánchez and José Quintanilla capture serene and solitary settings, empty spaces, open-plan rooms with which they invite personal reflection. The selection of images in this exhibition assembles around two areas: that of interior spaces and that of natural landscapes.
May 30, 2018
SHAPE AND COLOUR IN ART MADRID
The abstraction is a style emerged in the 19th century that gained strength progressively until reaching a large presence in the art world. Figurative art follows its own evolution, but it does not always achieve that same expressive potential. As abstract art consolidates, the game of creators in the combination of shapes and colours becomes increasingly complex. The power of the stain, the communicative value of the void, the absence, the strokes or the contrasts serve to recreate a universe of thoughts and emotions more difficult to capture through material and tangible elements.
May 28, 2018
BRASSAÏ AND THE LOVE FOR THE IMAGE
The Mapfre Foundation Bárbara de Braganza showroom opens on Thursday, May 31st, an exhibition dedicated to Brassaï, a Hungarian photographer who began his career in the interwar period and achieved wide recognition with his personal work.
May 20, 2018
URBAN ART ICONS, CHAPTER II
Within the exhibition "Urban Art Icons", we approach today the work of Faile, Perishable Rush, Mr Brainwash and Okuda San Miguel. These artists offer a particular vision of the referents of our environment, by setting multidisciplinary works that feed on different styles and aesthetics. An example of the fusion capacity of this artistic language that puts in common colour, Pop Art and graffiti.
May 10, 2018
URBAN ART ICONS, CHAPTER I
Within the exhibition "Urban Art Icons", we approach the work (and personality) of Blek le Rat, The London Police, Shepard Fairey and Mark Jenkins. The vindication role of urban art leans on many referents of our society to build a impact message. In the construction of the narrative, the artists resort to different techniques and aesthetics, and in the case of these four artists, their works usually resort to a unique concept, which they reinterpret and use to feed their discourse.
May 7, 2018
ISABEL MUÑOZ AND HER APPROACH TO HUMANITY
If there is something that makes the work of Isabel Muñoz stands out is the delicacy, affection and love she puts in her photography, where the human body is represented in its greatest sublimation, without distinction of origins, customs, colours or ages.
May 2, 2018
PICASSO AND THE MASTERS
In every training process, artists learn from the masters; they copy the techniques, styles and works of their predecessors until they mature their own creative personality. This evolution necessarily involves imitating, repeating and interpreting the most representative pieces of art history as references. From there, the particular identity of the artist builds up, which is sometimes supported by previous works to offer an updated reading. This has happened with Duchamp, Modigliani, Damien Hirst, Goya, Bacon ... and Picasso himself.
Apr 22, 2018
HAPPY 2018 WORLD BOOK DAY!
Fortunately, speaking today of the World Book Day is something familiar. It is a consolidated celebration that we all look forward to. Spring and good weather come, and walks in the park and reading a book are one of the greatest pleasures in life.
Apr 18, 2018
HIGHLIGHTING THE POWER OF AD'S POSTERS: POSTWALL
One of the design works that most impact and that usually falls into oblivion is the advertising posters. Metres and metres of billboards, bulletin boards, canopies, banderoles... covered with numerous layers of glued paper. Although the nostalgic people always want to keep the concert that made history or the movie that marked his childhood.