Art Madrid'24 – Art Brussels moves downtown

 

Bricks by bricks, 2015. Obra de Eugenio Merino en Art Brussels con ADN Galería.

 

From 22 to 24 April, Brussels is full of art with Art Brussels, contemporary art fair which opens at new space, the Tour & Taxis, industrial building from the early twentieth century and, with less capacity, has forced the exhibition to prevail quality over quantity and to reduce their number of participants from 191 to 140 selected galleries. An opportunity, says the organization to "make great discoveries," referring especially to the great Belgian and international collectors to who have dedicated much of the programming of the fair.

 

 

 

 

With an average of 30,000 visitors a year, Art Brussels proposes various activities in and outside the fair among which undoubtedly this year they remark "Cabinet d'Amis: The Accidental Collection of Jan Hoet", exhibition of the most special pieces the private collection of Jan Hoet (1936-2014), acclaimed Belgian collector and curator, creator of Les Chambres d'Amis in 1986, at which invited artists to create works for houses of 50 private collectors. Hoet also was the curator of Documenta IX in Kassel. This exhibition includes work by Joseph Beuys, Christian Boltanski, Michaël Borremans, Marcel Broodthaers, Cai Guo-Qiang, Marlene Dumas, Mario Merz, Marisa Merz, Cady Noland, Panamarenko, Richard Prince, Luc Tuymans or Andy Warhol.

 

 

 

 

As every year, Art Brussels has chosen a photographer to create your print campaign and this time was the Belgian collective Ottomura, founded by three photographers in 2010 and they have chosen the image of the new exhibition space inhabited only by thick masses of colored smoke. Pure suggestion.

 

 

 

 

As added, are worth visiting some of his "Readings and Conversations", six readings and 4 conversations between experts in contemporary Collecting and shop around Sculpture Project, the route designed with pieces of sculpture. Then, take some abbey beer.

 

“I paint in a completely free way, I don't have a plan, it's chaotic, but everything has a reason. I don't prepare anything before I start painting, what I paint is what I feel or try to communicate at that moment, so it changes a lot (from one work to another)”.

Chão limpo e o resto. Mixed media on canvas. 2023. Ana Malta. Courtesy of the artist.

Cultura Inquieta once again joins the experience of discovering and celebrating creative talent within the broad spectrum of artistic expressions present at Art Madrid'24. As a supporter of culture and contemporary art, its commitment to promoting and supporting emerging artists is reflected in a special initiative in this edition: highlighting and supporting the work of the REVELATION ARTIST of the 19th edition.

Só durmo na minha almofada. Mixed media on canvas. 2023. Ana Malta. Courtesy of the artist.

In this context, Ana Malta emerges into the contemporary art scene with a fresh voice and her own visual aesthetic. Born in Lisbon in 1996, Malta is a talented visual artist and freelance designer who has captivated the public with her distinctive approach and bold exploration of the beauty of everyday spaces through her investigations of color.

Her studies in Painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon, as well as her Master's Degree in Creative Industries Management at the Catholic University of Portugal in Porto, have provided a solid foundation for her artistic practice. Currently, she also collaborates in the Communication and Production Office of Carpintarias de São Lázaro - Centro Cultural e Galeria Belo-Galsterer, showing her commitment to the cultural fabric of her community. She is also part of the artistic collective VÊS.TRÊS.

Ana Malta has been recognized in several platforms and media, including the 14th Edition of QUADRANTE, Melancia Mag and the SCROLL program of the RTP2 channel. Her participation in the book (AS)ARTISTAS - Ensaio Gráfico sobre Histórias e Práticas Artísticas no Feminino and in the April 21st Edition of Nova Awareness Club underlines her impact and relevance in the contemporary art scene.

Só um é que ganha. Mixed media on canvas. 2023. Ana Malta. Courtesy of the artist.

Ana Malta's work is characterized by her exploration of color, patterns, composition, and texture. These elements are not only vehicles of her plastic and visual expression, but also embody an intimate dialogue between aesthetic restlessness and the transformation of error into opportunity.

It is exciting to see Ana Malta make her debut at Art Madrid'24, represented by Galeria São Mamede (STAND B3). Her presence promises to further enrich the artistic experience of the event, inviting the public to approach the visually captivating and conceptually stimulating universe that the artist creates to narrate the chaos she rearranges in shapes and colors.

Não fico pendurada. Mixed media on canvas. 2023. Ana Malta. Courtesy of the artist.

In a world in constant movement, Ana Malta reminds us of the importance of experimentation and continuous exploration in the search for authentic and sincere artistic expression.

Her work has been REVEALED to us in the 19th edition of ART MADRID, thanks to the precise point of view of CULTURA INQUIETA as a testimony of the transforming power of art. In her hands, the entropy of forms brings us the possible memory of an endless summer; the luminosity of the sun becomes the caress of everyday life; we may even be surprised by the formula of happiness turned into a companion animal.

Ana Malta's pieces combines the restlessness of a space that appears to be in a state of chaos with the delicate synesthesia of vibrating at the velocity of light, nuances, lines and colors in her paintings.