VIII edition Ilustratour Festival in Madrid

           

 

 

Over the past seven years, the International Festival of Illustration Ilustratour was held in Valladolid and in its eighth edition, it moves to Madrid to be enjoyed by illustration and drawing lovers.

 

 

 


Until the July 26 at Casa del Lector and other areas of Matadero Madrid, Ilustratour offers over 300 hours of activities with some of the best teachers, among them the great Dario Adanti, creator of Niño Dios and co-founder of Mongolia, and the great revelation of these years, Paula Bonet, with their liquid, fresh and melancholic women. With them, 28 other guest artists will be responsible for the master classes, workshops, debates and meetings have already become a real network in which there are more than 200 registered participants. A figure that ensures the healthy future of illustration in Spain.

 

 

 

 

 

The history of illustration, its novelties and new trends will be the subject of these seven days of festival and in addition, the program includes an humourous drawing workshop and live performances in Central del Diseño DIMAD.

 

In addition to the more professional side, Ilustratour has activities for all ages and public, exhibitions, theater, dance, book presentations and, outside Matadero, the program extends, for example, at the gallery is Mad Mad (c / Pelayo) with a small retrospective of Juan Varela, a Spanish illustrator specialized in nature and that turns 40 years dedicated to this work. It began in the mid-seventies with the Encyclopedia of Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente and has signed his drawings in dozens of books. The sample Mad Mad is going a step further, showing his new artwork, with one foot in the abstract.

 

 

 

Ilustratour includes for the first time, a market of books, fanzines, magazines, original works, all kinds of merchandising and related items illustration.

 


 

 

 

 

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.