Art Madrid'23 – Arte Santander celebrates its 24th edition

 

 

It seems that the "solo project" format has curdled in the latest editions of ArteSantander and has managed to consolidate and differentiate a fair with great participation. ArteSantander turns 24 and demonstrates that, in a delicate situation, the involvement of the institutions is essential to perpetuate the projects.

 

 

 

In the edition of 2015, the selection committee made up of professionals like Alicia Ventura, Benjamin Weil, Moises Perez de Albeniz and Juan Gonzalez Riancho, have had to decide which of the 90 submitted projects are the best for the 42 stands of ArteSantander. Finally, 39 spanish galleries and 3 from Germany will display their proposals but have received proposals also from Portugal, France and Italy.

 

 

Along with veteran galleries in Santander as Canem, Angeles Baños, Blanca Soto and Rafael Ortiz, they land for the first time young as Galería Alegría, Espacio Valverde, Javier Lopez or La Gran, from Valladolid, and other, as The Twin Gallery, comes for second time. Six spaces are reserved for Cantabrian galleries.

 

 

 

 
 

ArteSantander runs parallel to the art collectors forum organized by the Menendez Pelayo University, Asoc. Of Collectors 9915 and IAC / Institute of Contemporary Art, with the help of the Banco Santander Foundation, which ensures that the visits be rich and specialized.

New this year, led by The Latamuda, is the program Curator's Talk!, a meeting and discussion event with curators about "different conceptions, models and strategies for the artistic practices" and that will serve as a platform of reflection and exchange between the guests and the audience. In an interview format, the participants are: Gema Llamazares with the project "necessary and possible" by the artist Irma Alvarez-Laviada, curated by Nicolas Combarro/ Guillermina Caicoya gallery with 'sun_moon: the logic of perception' of Nicholas Word, curated by Alfredo Aracil / L21 Gallery with 'Brikoexposición' Alvaro Gil, curated by Francesco Gisveri / and Jose de la Fuente with 'mortis causa' by Antonio Diaz Grande. We can listen to all of them on July 28 at 18 at the Palace of Exhibitions and Congresses of Santander where the fair takes place.

 

 

 

Galerías y proyectos ArteSantander 2015:


A del Arte (Zaragoza) Roberto Coromina “Tiza sobre pintura”
Adora Calvo (Salamanca) Fernando Renes
Alegría (Madrid) José Ramón Ais y Raúl Domínguez “Fuera de campo”
Ángeles Baños (Badajoz) Javier Arbizu
Artizar (Santa Cruz de Tenerife) Amparo Sard “Sombras”
Astarté (Madrid) Olalla Gómez “Por.venir”
ATM (Asturias) Kepa Garraza
Blanca Soto (Madrid) Ruth Quirce y Manuel Saro
Cànem (Castellón) Antonio Alcaraz “Espacios industriales. Carbó i acer poética d´una memoria”
Carolina Rojo (Zaragoza) Iñaki Bergera “Twentysix (Abandoned) Gasolined stations”
Cavecanem (Sevilla) Atin Aya “Memoria inmediata”
Collectiva (Alemania) Edith Kollath
Espacio Marzana (Vizcaya) Edu López, “Input”
Espacio Valverde (Madrid) Alfredo Rodríguez “Limbo”
Espai Tactel (Valencia) Ana Barriga y Javier Palacios “Visual storytelling”
Espai Visor (Valencia) Bleda y Rosa, “Campos de batalla. España”, “Campos de batalla. Europa” y “Origen”
Ethall. Dibujo Contemporáneo (Barcelona) Aleksandra Kopff vs Ignacio Sáez Palacios
Gema Llamazares (Asturias) Irma Álvarez-Laviada “Lo necesario y lo posible”
Greusslich Contemporary (Alemania) José Noguero + Vanesa Farfán
Guillermina Caicoya (Asturias) Nicholas Wood “Sun_Moon: la lógica de la percepción”. Comisario: Alfredo Aracil
Javier López (Madrid) Todd James
JM (Málaga) Carlos Miranda y Tete Álvarez
Kir Royal (Madrid) Keke Vilabelba, “Landshapes”
L21 Gallery (Madrid) Álvaro Gil “Brikoexplosión”
La Gran (Valladolid) Marina Nuñez
La New Gallery (Madrid) Simon Arrebola “Itinerancias espirituales”
Mäss (Alemania) Lucía Simón
Moisés Pérez de Albéniz (Madrid) Miren Doiz “See attached file”
My name’s Lolita Art (Madrid) Paco Pomet “Un entrenamiento para futuros cuadros”
Paz y Comedias (Valencia) Manuel Blázquez “Albarim”
Rafael Ortiz (Sevilla) Nico Munuera
Rafael Pérez Hernando (Madrid) Joan Hernández Pijuán
Set Espaid’art (Valencia) Juan Olivares “La sostenida fuga de Olivares hacia el espacio”
Sicart (Barcelona) Eulália Valldosera
Twin Gallery (Madrid) Marla Jacarilla, “Anotaciones para una eiségesis”
Yusto-Giner (Málaga) José Luis Puche “Presente de lo ausente”
Espacio Alexandra (Santander) Sonia Higuera
Espiral (Santander) Juan Carlos López Davis
Estela Docal (Santander) Juan Manuel Fernández-Pinedo
Josedelafuente (Santander) Antonio Díaz Grande
Juan Silió (Santander) Cristina del Campo
Siboney (Santander) Fernando Martín Godoy

In the year 2020 in the heart of Barcelona a wandering gallery was born, the same one that in February 2021 would debut at Art Madrid with an exhibition proposal focused on contemporary portraits; with this subject matter it would manage to create a powerful dialogue between artwork and audience and make the seal Inéditad remain in the history of the event that contained it.

Jean Carlos Puerto. Protección. Oil and copper leaf on wood. 60 x 48. 2021. Image courtesy of the gallery.

Since that first time and until today, the wandering gallery has managed to build projects on otherness, has repositioned in the spotlight the discourses on the LGTBIQ+ collective, has consolidated a group of artists who share its principles of resilience and empathy and the best thing is that it continues to bet from the professionalism and commitment to give voice to the difference.

Claudio Petit-Laurent.. El Joven de la Perla. Oil on wood. 30 x 30 cm. 2023. Image courtesy of the gallery.

Inéditad Gallery, thanks to its founder Luis López, its collaborators and the infinite possibilities manifested in the works of the artists it represents, is a gallery that has demonstrated its capacity and courage to stimulate the sensibility of the public through art and seduce a generation that moves between the glass window and the analogical story. Inéditad is a nomadic gallery that has gathered around it a community of artists and has moved the context with exhibition projects that think about LGTBIQ+ art without prejudices.

Pepa Salas Vilar. Las marcas del arcoiris. Oil on canvas. 40 x 50 cm. 2022. Image courtesy of the gallery.

Pride and Prejudice was inaugurated. An exhibition that brings together the works of sixteen artists: Abel Carrillo, Alex Domènech, Carlos Enfedaque, Silvia Flechoso, Jamalajama, Daniel Jaén, Claudio Petit-Laurent, Jean Carlos Puerto, Fernando Romero, Pablo Rodríguez, Pepa Salas Vilar, Jack Smith, Pablo Sola, Bran Sólo, Elia Tomás and Utürüo. Painting, illustration, photography and digital art are the manifestations that bring into dialogue around fifty neatly threaded pieces, in a discursive line that discusses such a latent phenomenon as discrimination. To achieve this, the artists invited to the exhibition question themselves whether: Does discrimination exist within the LGTBIQ+ collective?

Pride and Prejudice Official Poster. Image courtesy of the gallery.

With approaches on and from the body, the proposal invites to celebrate diversity, proposes to question and self-question the prejudices and attitudes of society against the collective. Pride and Prejudice is a space for dialogue about the constructs imposed on us by society. It is also an oasis in which to deconstruct with tolerance and respect the subjectivities that sometimes prevent us from approaching the production of the participating artists, simply because "the beautiful" does not fit in an androgynous body. The subjugation of stereotypes are pressed with determination to find the beauty of diversity in other palpable facets of reality.

Pablo Sola. All men are dogs. Photography. 2014. Image courtesy of the gallery.

Throughout these three years Inéditad has stimulated the vindictive projection towards bad practices, has questioned estates around the LGTBIQ+ body and the most admirable thing, is that these capacities have resurfaced around the dialogue and the visual narrative of the stories that are told from the visual: Artworks that are people, art that is, per se, humanity. Overcome impositions and accept what is different in order to continue fighting against homophobia, biphobia, lesbophobia or transphobia and defend the equal rights that all the acronyms of the collective deserve in our community.

That's Pride and Prejudice: One creature, the happiest in the world. And maybe other projects and other people have said it - or felt it - before, but none so fairly.

Silvia Flechoso. Hola, soy maricón. Oil on canvas. 73 x 54 cm. 2023. Image courtesy of the gallery.

From June 8th until June 22nd you can visit Pride and Prejudice. Carrer de Palau núm. 4. Canal Gallery space. Barcelona.