Art Madrid'24 – Mulafest fifth edition in Madrid

 

 

MULAFEST has positioned itself as the festival that starts the summer in the city with a program of activities covering art, music and urban culture with a strong international vocation and proposals that reinvent themselves for this edition: garage, circus, performing arts, urban sports, streetfood and the only beach in Madrid.

 

 

 

 

This year, among the concerts, with DJs and live shows to dance, see, hear and feel, will be the Odesza live, the mixtures keyboard, synthesizers and electronic drums of SBTRKT DJ set, the black electronics of Gramatik, the ambient-house of The Orbital, Troyboi, Sleaford Mods or the renovator of electronic-pop Matthew Herbert DJ.

 

 

 

In the section of art, Misterpiro, Antonyo Marest, Fernando Maselli, Kaufman, Federico Ruiz (CRO), Pepo Rossel (XTR), Valtoron or Nomade Cycles participate this year in the area "Garage Mulafest" linking art and engine and where their works share space with more than 60 motorcycles converted thus in authentic pieces of art. And in this field, the exhibition "10 × 10.Art and Fashion " will be a creative challenge in which ten illustrators has been set in front of a fashion design to customize it. Creative couples are: Ricardo Cavolo and Maya Hansen, Maria Herreros and Ion Fiz, Yes and Juana Martín, Carmen Garcia Huerta and Ulises Merida, Coté Escrivá and Teresa Helbig, Coco Davez and Alianto, Sanz i Vila and Juan Vidal, Rubenimichi and John Duyos, Antonyo Marest and Mané Mané to end Bnomio and Xavi Reyes.

 

 

 

 

On Sunday June 26, the festival puts the finishing touch with a real Holi Rang Party & Jam brought directly from India. The most colorful festival of the Asian country will break in Madrid to the tune of DJ music and DJ Sumit Sethi Clement, who transported those present in a direct trip to Asia. Dance and colorful and exotic musical numbers, internationally known thanks to the spread achieved by Bollywood cinema will also be present at this year's festival.

 

 

 

For the lovers of boards, MULAFEST retrieves the Plaza de Colón, traditional meeting point of the skaters of the city and the venue for the CLN Legends (Legends Columbus) with an exhibition in the purest "old-school skaters".

“I paint in a completely free way, I don't have a plan, it's chaotic, but everything has a reason. I don't prepare anything before I start painting, what I paint is what I feel or try to communicate at that moment, so it changes a lot (from one work to another)”.

Chão limpo e o resto. Mixed media on canvas. 2023. Ana Malta. Courtesy of the artist.

Cultura Inquieta once again joins the experience of discovering and celebrating creative talent within the broad spectrum of artistic expressions present at Art Madrid'24. As a supporter of culture and contemporary art, its commitment to promoting and supporting emerging artists is reflected in a special initiative in this edition: highlighting and supporting the work of the REVELATION ARTIST of the 19th edition.

Só durmo na minha almofada. Mixed media on canvas. 2023. Ana Malta. Courtesy of the artist.

In this context, Ana Malta emerges into the contemporary art scene with a fresh voice and her own visual aesthetic. Born in Lisbon in 1996, Malta is a talented visual artist and freelance designer who has captivated the public with her distinctive approach and bold exploration of the beauty of everyday spaces through her investigations of color.

Her studies in Painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon, as well as her Master's Degree in Creative Industries Management at the Catholic University of Portugal in Porto, have provided a solid foundation for her artistic practice. Currently, she also collaborates in the Communication and Production Office of Carpintarias de São Lázaro - Centro Cultural e Galeria Belo-Galsterer, showing her commitment to the cultural fabric of her community. She is also part of the artistic collective VÊS.TRÊS.

Ana Malta has been recognized in several platforms and media, including the 14th Edition of QUADRANTE, Melancia Mag and the SCROLL program of the RTP2 channel. Her participation in the book (AS)ARTISTAS - Ensaio Gráfico sobre Histórias e Práticas Artísticas no Feminino and in the April 21st Edition of Nova Awareness Club underlines her impact and relevance in the contemporary art scene.

Só um é que ganha. Mixed media on canvas. 2023. Ana Malta. Courtesy of the artist.

Ana Malta's work is characterized by her exploration of color, patterns, composition, and texture. These elements are not only vehicles of her plastic and visual expression, but also embody an intimate dialogue between aesthetic restlessness and the transformation of error into opportunity.

It is exciting to see Ana Malta make her debut at Art Madrid'24, represented by Galeria São Mamede (STAND B3). Her presence promises to further enrich the artistic experience of the event, inviting the public to approach the visually captivating and conceptually stimulating universe that the artist creates to narrate the chaos she rearranges in shapes and colors.

Não fico pendurada. Mixed media on canvas. 2023. Ana Malta. Courtesy of the artist.

In a world in constant movement, Ana Malta reminds us of the importance of experimentation and continuous exploration in the search for authentic and sincere artistic expression.

Her work has been REVEALED to us in the 19th edition of ART MADRID, thanks to the precise point of view of CULTURA INQUIETA as a testimony of the transforming power of art. In her hands, the entropy of forms brings us the possible memory of an endless summer; the luminosity of the sun becomes the caress of everyday life; we may even be surprised by the formula of happiness turned into a companion animal.

Ana Malta's pieces combines the restlessness of a space that appears to be in a state of chaos with the delicate synesthesia of vibrating at the velocity of light, nuances, lines and colors in her paintings.