La New Fair launches it\'s second edition for emerging artists

La New Gallery, Madrid gallery, hand in hand with the curator and blogger Semiramis Gonzalez has announced the second edition of La New Fair, an event to publicize and promote the work of younger artists, many of them recent graduates and have not yet entered the commercial circuit and are not represented by any gallery. Fresh Alternatives to the coolest art.
Taking advantage of the pull for the general public and collectors that represents the Madrid Art Week, with all the art galleries showing their best ideas and a trail of curious art aficionados and touring the various districts and various art fairs in the capital (Arch, Art Madrid, Justman,...) born - a year ago- La New Fair, a proposal which, according to the words of his coordinator and curator Semiramis González, "follows the line of Only opening. Noticias, eventos y amigos, a project curated by Tania Pardo and Guillermo Espinosa in La New Gallery, where for a few hours paid tribute to Walter Hopps through an exhibition open to those who wanted to participate. "In the end, it was an exhibition, but also a party and lA New Fair reflects this spirit to promote the talent of emerging artists who have not yet joined the gallery circuit, trade shows, market ...
The first call was a success, with over 300 applications or Spanish artists living in Spain, as individuals or as groups, with photography, mixed media, site-specifics, ... and so repeated the call for the second edition to be held during 19 and 20 February 2015. La New Fair provides an opportunity for artists to present their proposals in a professional environment, so they can contact the main cultural actors, audiences, critics, curators, press, collectors, galleries, museums, art centers,...
 
As explained on its website, the program is aimed at artists who are not in the commercial circuit's galleries and have no representation but yet have high-quality projects that deserve to be exposed, giving the opportunity to experience participation in this particular contemporary art fair. To Semiramis, "is a young generation but is leaving the skin in a very interesting and profound projects. They deserve our respect and desire to learn more. "
Basic information about the current call:
 
- It is essential that the artist is not represented by any gallery.
- All media and artistic disciplines are allowed provided that they can adapt to the gallery space.
- The prices of the works shall be solely determined by the artist.
- The project will be received until the day January 16, 2015.
 
The full announcement can be downloaded at the following link:
http://meetinarts.com/call/13858
 
Adriana M. Berges, Alberto Marcos Barbados, David Gonzalez-Carpio, David Ortega, Edurne Herran, Felix Coll, Joo Eun Bae: Among the 300 dossiers received in the last edition, 25, 25 artists who continue to take their first big break was selected Jorge Flores, Jorge Manes, José Carlos Naranjo Coto Kela, Martín Blázquez, Miren Pastor, Nauzet Mayor, Baena Nuria Oliver Behmann, Plastic Guajiras, Pol parrhesia Rigoberto Camacho, Rocio Guerrero, Santi Xander, Santiago Gómez Racing, Sebas Cabero Simon Arrebola and Xavi Garcia.

 

The cultural agenda gradually recovers after the health-crisis halt and art lovers are eager to enjoy the rich cultural offer that the different spaces and museums throughout our geography have to offer. In addition, one must remember that these centres have made an enormous effort to adapt to the demands that the new situation imposes and have created abundant online-accessible content to overcome confinement. We bring you a selection of content that can be visited both in person and through the web. There is no excuse for not enjoying contemporary art again.

Olafur Eliasson, “En la vida real (In real life)”, 2019

The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao continues with its exhibition dedicated to Olafur Eliasson and offers numerous resources to understand not only the exhibition but also the work of the centre in the assembly and installation process. The website allows us to expand content with interviews with the artist, the download of the audio guide and the vision of the curator Lucía Aguirre, who offers us different video-pills on the pieces in the exhibition.

"Olafur Eliasson: in real life" brings together a part of this artist's work since 1990 through sculptures, photographs, paintings and installations that play with reflections and colours. Likewise, the integration of elements such as moss, water, ice, fog... put the visitor in a situation that confuses the senses and tries to challenge the way we perceive our environment and move in it.

Regina de Miguel, “Isla Decepción”, 2017

The Botín Centre in Santander hosts the exhibition "Collecting processes: 25 years of Itineraries" which brings together the work of 25 of the 210 scholarship recipients who, to date, have enjoyed the Botín Foundation Plastic Arts Scholarship, started in 1993. With the works Lara Almárcegui, Basma Alsharif, Leonor Antunes, Javier Arce, Erick Beltrán, David Bestué, Bleda and Rosa, Nuno Cera, Patricia Dauder, Patricia Esquivias, Karlos Gil, Carlos Irijalba, Adrià Julià, Juan López, Rogelio López Cuenca, Renata Lucas, Mateo Maté, Jorge Méndez Blake, Regina de Miguel, Leticia Ramos, Fernando Sánchez Castillo, Teresa Solar Abboud, Leonor Serrano Rivas, Jorge Yeregui, David Zink-Yi, the exhibition is a good example of up-to-date and young contemporary art contributed by artists with very diverse profiles.

Clemente Bernad. Series “Ante el umbral”, Madrid, 2020

The Reina Sofía Museum wanted to create a visual chronicle of what the confinement and the tragic numbers of infected and deceased have meant for the lives of many of us: a tale of pain, nostalgia and uncertainty made by the photographer Clemente Bernad. This exhibition, curated by Jorge Moreno Andrés, is entitled “Before the threshold”, a title that expresses the strange sensation that occurs when faced with something new and unknown, something that we cannot control or avoid, and that we all must go through. The alteration imposed on our lives unexpectedly is reflected in the streets, transformed into places of solitude and abandonment where life has been paralysed.

Mario Merz / No title, Triplo Igloo, 1984 MAXXI Collection

At the IVAM, the exhibition "What is our home?" brings together works from the IVAM collection and the MAXXI centre in Rome to propose a reflection on the space we inhabit seen from a personal and social perspective. It is about investigating the value that these spaces have as a home or refuge, as well as part of a city or community.

The exhibition, curated by José Miguel G. Cortés, also wants to delve into the feeling of those who feel like foreigners anywhere, because they do not identify with the habits or customs of the society, they do not fit into these social patterns, and home becomes the only shelter space that can adapt to their identity needs.

Martha Rosler, frame from “Backyard Economy I-II”, 1974 © Courtesy of Martha Rosler, 2020

Es Baluard Museu is committed to video creation and performance and hosts the monographic exhibition “Martha Rosler. How do we get there from here?” dedicated to this New York artist who pioneered the use of video as a mechanism for social and political analysis. This exhibition includes various works, from video to photography and several publications, which synthesise her main lines of discourse. Her concern for public policies and the social equality of women has led her to actively participate in numerous social movements in La Havana, New York, Mexico DC or Barcelona, and these experiences are present in one way or another in her work.

With the curatorship of Inma Prieto, a selection has been made within the abundant production of this artist, which presents one of the most coherent careers in towards-the-new-Millenium contemporary art.

Image from file, via meiac.es/turbulence/archive/acceso.html

The MEIAC - Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo, host the works of the prestigious international digital art archive "Turbulence", a platform dedicated to network and hybrid art. In view of the inevitable closure of this institution, the MEIAC has offered to host all this valuable content collected since 1996. The uploading of the file also served as an opportunity to restore numerous pieces and convert formats so that files that had become obsolete remain readable by new systems. A huge job of conservation and updating that can be enjoyed online today. The archive is made up of hundreds of digital works from around the world that can now be visited remotely.