Art Madrid and FiArt Foundation will be partners in the next edition of the fair, february 2015

Create links that make possible a symbolic space for exchange, creation and reflection on the art world. With this aim, the contemporary art fair Art Madrid seeks cultural agents to develop their activities and complete their program as a main fair in Spain. This year, as we made last year with CASA AMÉRCIA and Korean Cultural Center, the International Fund Endowment for the Arts / FiArt, with over 15 years experience, will be one of our main partners.

 
FiArt aims to contribute to the development and strengthening of the Spanish cultural enviroment abroad, as an interactive platform that provides support to institutions and cultural professionals. Thus, creators and managers can have information, documentation and spaces (physical and virtual) for the development of their activities. Its main purpose would be to "develop artistic creativity in its various manifestations, through its exhibition, research and dissemination".
 
Leading fiart is a passionate art lover, the director Alma Ramas, who is working in perfect tandem with Alma Noblía, head of International Projects. Beside them, a cast of professionals in the field of cultural management, curating exhibitions and art criticism that have managed to expand the activities of the Foundation beyond our borders and have exported their exhibitions and courses to major museums Latin America.

Fotografía perteneciente al proyecto "Saltando Muros"

Among the highlights Foundation projects it is "Saltando Muros", organized in collaboration with the General Secretariat (SEGIB), which has received the III Iberoamerican Award for Education and Museums. 

The Foundation has its facilities in the center of Madrid, at Infantas St, next to the Plaza de Cibeles, a prime location that connects directly to the headquarters of Art Madrid'15 - Galería de Cristal of Cibeles CentroCentro -  So the fair will held part of its parallel activities there: roundtables, presentations, workshops,... Also, FiArt, through its information platform Xtrart, "the website of the Spanish culture abroad" will be a major media-partner of the art fair, devoting special attention to the celebration of the 10th Anniversary of Art Madrid.

 

Xtrart covers various cultural areas (performing arts, visual arts, film, literature, etc.)with the recognized excellence of the artist, writer, actor, director, or agent that promotes and proposes editorials, specialized reports, interviews and other content signed by writers such as Simona Rota, Medina and Carlos Delgado Gemma Butler (curator of ONE PROJECT Art Program Madrid'15) responsible for the content related to Europe, Carlos de las Heras and Javier Iturralde de Bracamonte responsible for editing linked to US and Mercedes Ramas, Pina López Arias and Maria Veronica Perez, responsible for the contents of Latin America.

 

Imagen de Julia Juniz, en La Neomudejar.

 

Currently, fiart Foundation, in collaboration with the Arts Center La Neomudejar prepares the exhibition '‘Palabras que matan- Palabras que dan miedo’. A sample of three different proposals from artists in residence. The artists in the exhibition are Julia Juniz, Jean Gabriel Periot and Carlos Mate, who accompanied his speech to artists Urucatu Elena and Manuel Toro.
 
In February 2015, FiArt and Art Foundation Madrid'15 will bring you many surprises.

 

In Art Madrid, we love art in all its aspects. Therefore, on the occasion of our 15th anniversary and thanks to Cooltourspain.com , visitors at Art Madrid’20 will have the possibility to enjoy a free guided tour of urban art to discover the street art hidden by Lavapiés, one of the most multicultural and colourful neighbourhoods of Madrid.

With the code ARTMADRID2020

and your ticket to the Art Madrid’20 fair, you can enjoy "Street art Tour Lavapiés" for free, on days 26th, 27th and 28th of February at 11:00 a.m. The capacity is limited, so do not doubt, book your place at Cooltourspain.com Once the confirmation is received, you just have to go with your open eyes to enjoy this magnificent experience.

Street art is the expression of art in public spaces either in the form of murals in restored buildings; graffiti; street painting or curated artistic actions. What are the backstories of each artist? What are the social issues affecting our city? This social, cultural and educational project was born in 2016 to answer these questions and show the message hidden by the works of art of so many national and international artists who have painted the Embajadores neighbourhood. It became the first daily street art tour in Madrid.

Cooltourspain will show you the Spanish capital in an alternative way and its guides will share their knowledge about the best street art in the Lavapiés and Malasaña areas. In the same way, its Foundation collaborates with non-profit projects and local associations so that people at risk of social exclusion can learn the techniques used by Madrid graffiti artists. The tour lasts two hours and begins at the Valle Inclán Theater Entrance.