Estampa International Art Fair in Matadero Madrid

 

 

This edition of the fair is overturned in the reconstruction of Spanish art market and the promotion of private collectors with a commitment to art and creation through the acquisition work. This commitment is reflected, above all, in initiatives such as the Collect Forum, the program of guided tours Led by a collector (with the 9915 Association and the Banco Santander Foundation), the visit to the RAC Collection by Carlos Rosón, the Collection DKV in the ABC Museum, all activities that are part of the program for Collectors, one of the fair's cornerstones.

 

Fotografía de Irene Cruz. En Estampa con Galería BAT Alberto Cornejo.

 

For Estampa 2015, the advisor committee, formed largely by collectors, has selected a total of 70 exhibitors for the General Program:
 
Adora Calvo (Salamanca), Aina Novack / AAC (Madrid), AC Gallery Art & Science (Madrid), ATM Contemporary (Gijon), Alvaro Alcazar (Madrid), Guillermina Caicoya (Oviedo), ArtNueve (Murcia), Astarte (Madrid), Base 9 (Madrid), Bat (Madrid), Espacio Bernal (Madrid), Cave Canem (Sevilla), Canen (Castellón), Cayon (Madrid), Espacio Photo (Madrid), Fonseca Macedo (Azores Islands), Fucking Art (Madrid) Aurora Vigil - Escalera Art Gallery (Gijon), Galeria Alba Cabrera (Valencia), Gema Llamazares (Gijon), Graça Brandao (Lisbon), Invaliden 1 (Berlin), Jose de la Mano (Madrid), Juan Silió (Santander) Juana de Aizpuru (Madrid), Maior (Palma de Mallorca), Marita Segovia (Madrid), MDA (Helsingborg, Sweden), Moisés Pérez de Albéniz (Madrid), Miguel Marcos (Barcelona), Original Graphic (Madrid) Recent Work (Barcelona), Ogami Press (Madrid), Pelaires (Palma de Mallorca), Photosai Gallery (Madrid), Pilar Serra (Madrid), Rafael Hernando Perez (Madrid), Rodrigo Juarranz (Aranda de Duero), Set Espai d'art ( Valencia), Siboney (Santander), Sicart (Barcelona), Taller del Prado (Madrid), Tasneem Gallery (Barcelona), Twin Gallery (Madrid), Xavier Fiol (Palma de Mallorca) and Yusto / Giner (Marbella).

 

Obra de Elena Fernández Prada. En Estampa con La New Gallery.

 

MAPA program, curated by Guillermo Espinosa, is dedicated to new practices and ways of understanding painting by new generations of artists and it is composed by the galleries: Addaya Centre d'Art Contemporany (Palma de Mallorca), Galería Alegría (Madrid ), Ángeles Baños (Badajoz), Espacio Líquido (Gijon), Espacio Valverde (Madrid), Fran Reus (Palma de Mallorca), Jose de la Fuente (Santander), The Great (Valladolid), La New Gallery (Madrid), Louis 21 (Madrid / Palma de Mallorca) and The Goma (Madrid).

 

 

Juan Uslé.


Peru is the guest country this year, with a selection of Peruvian artists linked to the drawing and curated by Carlo Trivelli.  As guest artist, artist of renown who designs the image of the fair each year, Estampa has chosen Juan Uslé (Santander, 1954), National Arts Award, currently residing in New York and whose work has hanged of prestigious spaces such as the MACBA, the IVAM, the Saatchi Gallery, the Serralves Museum, the Documenta in Kassel, the Ludwig Museum in Vienna, the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, the Museum Morsbroich Leverkusen or Es Baluard of Palma de Mallorca.

 

Obra de Juan Uslé.

 

Thirteen years have passed since its beginnings, and in all this time the Video Art Festival PROYECTOR has grown and consolidated its position as an essential event in this discipline. Since its inception, the initiative has tried to give visibility to a discipline that has always been relegated to the background in the usual exhibition circuits. Although video creation is not new, since it emerged by its own in the 60s of last century, the way to get to know it and enjoy it has not always been easy. On many occasions, the exhibitions only included a few isolated pieces within the main route, as if the video was the anecdotal contribution to the whole. However, our daily lives are invaded by moving images, and there is a paradox that video art, despite being a format of artistic expression very much in tune with the habits of today's society, remains a minority discipline

Frame from “Hel City”, by Gregorio Méndez Sáez, 2019

To some extent, PROYECTOR was born to reverse this situation, to value video as a creative format and to offer a wide, itinerant space to host a multitude of proposals, coming from inside and outside our borders. In this time, the growth of the festival has led it to travel the world, but also, to be a benchmark that each year arouses more interest. In the open call to receive proposals, they reach almost half a thousand, and a hundred works selected by the jury are a representative sample of different ways of understanding video creation, with pieces mainly from Europe, Latin America, Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

In turn, PROYECTOR wants to be more than a video showcase and offers a large program with talks, workshops, masterclasses, meetings with artists, visits and concerts. A complete experience that always has the moving image as a backdrop.

El Instante Francisco Ruiz de Infante. El bosque que se mueve (errores de medida)

In this evolution, another circumstance stands out: video is a creative format that has its own codes, but it is also one of the disciplines most open to artistic hybridization and the widening of uses. The video may, therefore, be the genuine idea of an author who conceives an autonomous project to be carried out in this format, but it can also be the complementary result of an action or the documentary record of a previous performance being recorded to guarantee its survival. The versatility of the moving image and the potential that it has acquired in recent years allows us today to speak of numerous branches of art that focus on the fusion of languages and the integration of techniques and methodologies from other sectors, and in many of them, the video is still a cornerstone. So it is with technological art, interactive sound art, performance recording, the transformation from big data to image, artificial intelligence, and a long etcetera. Precisely for this reason, PROYECTOR offers a panoramic vision of this reality, with an extremely interesting program that plays with the variety and wealth of proposals.

Frame from “Herdança”, by Thiago Rocha Pitta, 2007

The 2020 edition will run from September 9th to 20th. As usual, the program displays in various venues throughout the city of Madrid, each of which will house a small section of the activities. This year the festival will count with the collaboration of the Casa Árabe, White Lab, Cruce, El Instante Fundación, ¡ésta es una PLAZA!, Extensión AVAM (Matadero Madrid), Institut Français de Madrid, Medialab Prado, Quinta del Sordo, Sala Alcalá 31, Sala El Águila, Secuencia de Inútiles and White Lab, in addition to the collaboration of the INELCOM Collection and the video art collection of Teresa Sapey.

The festival is also the ideal place to articulate the cultural fabric, since it involves numerous professionals in the sector, from curators to creators, from centres managers to critics and teachers. The 2020 program also has the collaboration of the FUSO Festival and the Museo Reina Sofía, which are providing some of their pieces for the exhibition.

In short, an appointment that lovers of contemporary art should not miss and that promises many novelties in this 13th edition.