ART AND EDUCATION: ART MADRID'18 ACTIVITIES PROGRAM

In the program #ART&EDUCATIONAM18, thanks to the collaboration of independent, public and private agents, artists, cultural mediators and professionals, we will try to shed light on concepts such as artistic activism and pedagogy, art as a space for experiences and education in the margin of the academic. Do not miss February, our month of art.

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Art as a tool for life, creative processes as a resource for resolving conflicts, educating in art, educating with art, educational art and artistic education... The relationship between art and education has infinite possibilities and each one of the perspectives they are resolved in new questions open to research and experimentation. You can learn life through art, you must learn to look in another way from art, to see beyond the obvious and to pose other possible realities ... The art fair Art Madrid, involved in previous years with the issues of genre within art or with technological art, this time focuses its Program Parallel Activities in ART AND EDUCATION. "I do not want art for a few, in the same way that I do not want education for a few or freedom for a few", defended it by William Morris and we defend it from Art Madrid, open access to art, artistic spaces as places of learning and experiences and art as a tool for social transformation. From Art Madrid we want to question and rethink the relationship between art, education and society, anticipating the possibility that they are nothing but synonyms, facets of the same crystal, beams of light that converge in a single point, a nodule of Renewing energy.

La Quinta del Sordo

In this edition, for #ArtandEducation AM18 we have La Quinta del Sordo as a collaborating space, much more than a co-working, it is a space in which we will develop the talks and presentations (and some other surprise) of our program. La Quinta team will present its TANDEM course, dedicated to the development of cultural projects by artists and cultural managers. (Thursday, February 1, 7:30 pm: La Quinta del Sordo, c / del Rosario, 15. Madrid)

Among the ROUND TABLES AND LECTURES we highlight the one by Pedagogías Invisibles, platform that generates educational proposals around contemporary art as a way to create knowledge, community and transformation. For them, the unexpected, the conflict, the questioning of oneself and critical and divergent thinking are tools that they use for learning. (Thursday, February 8, 7:30 p.m. in La Quinta del Sordo, c / del Rosario, 15. Madrid)

We also have the Plena Inclusión Foundation and Repsol Foundation and their residencies program Espacio Convergente (within the Más Cultura Más Inclusión program) in which 3 artists live and work with the boys and girls of the foundation, sharing experiences and demonstrating that art it is an essential element of construction and social inclusion. In his talk will participate the artists María Bueno and Bilal Dadou, Ana Lozano Fernández, coordinator of More Culture More Inclusion, the moderator will be Graciela García, curator and expert in outsider art. (Thursday, February 15, 7:30 p.m. in La Quinta del Sordo, c / del Rosario, 15. Madrid).

Pedagogías Invisibles

The Platform Veo Arte en todas pArtes proposes a round table about the experiences of artists who are dedicated to academic artistic training. Participate Marta Pérez Ibáñez (Univ. De Nebrija), Rufino Ferreras (EducaThyssen.org) and the artists Jose Antonio Vallejo and Carmen Hidalgo. (Thursday, February 22, 7:00 p.m.)

In the section of WORKSHOPS, #ArtandEducationAM18 takes into account all kind of publics. With the VEGA school team, associated with Espositivo Academy, we will organize the workshop for adults Press INTRO to see what happens, directed to all those who want to hear about happening and be part of one. A workshop with the top teachers of Madrid, the artists Pablo Durango, Ignacio Tejedor and the collective Somos Nosotros. Fun is assured. (Saturday, February 10, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Info and registration in: hola@espositivo.es).

Escuela Vega y Espositivo

For kids we have the experience and creative madness of the Taller del Hombre Rayo, a place where we will enjoy drawing, painting, building, investigating our creative and intuitive thinking to produce something authentic, genuine and original. (Saturday February 17, 11: 00. Info and registration in: anamusma@yahoo.es).

It is important to educate the eyes, how we look, how to see arts and, for this, we include 2 GUIDED VISITS TO EXHIBITIONS. The 1st to the exhibition "MIRADAS AUSENTES, GESTOS PRESENTES. An approach to contemporary art in the CA2M Collection" at the Pérez de la Riva Cultural Center (Las Rozas, Madrid). We have a bus -thanks to the RedItiner of the Community of Madrid - (Saturday, February 10, 10: 45h-13: 45h.)

The 2nd visit is inside the very heart of creativity, the atelier of the artist Okuda San Miguel who will tell us about his creative process, his way of working and will present us to the team that always accompanies him, Ink and Movement. (Tuesday, February 13, 7:00 p.m.)

Interior of the atelier of Okuda San Miguel

There will be many things, meetings and much surprise, so organize you February agenda because #ArtandEducation AM18 will surprise you. With this cycle we propose you to be active builders of our culture and not mere spectators.

If visual arts arouse emotions in the viewer, and also gastronomy, at its finest, can cause a similar effect, the relationship between both "disciplines" is more than demonstrated.

Cheese is a fundamental piece in gastronomy, its diversity allows it to be part of gastronomy different moments, from starters to desserts, and that is why Art Madrid includes it in this year’s edition of the Fair from an ambitious place. Cheese is given this way a closest view to the creation of a work of art, both from the point of view of the time spent in its execution process and the almost personalized study dedicated to each piece during its elaboration.

Like a plastic artist, the Cheese Master Affineur executes a series of actions making each piece an exclusive and individualized element. This is what Madrid cheese factory QAVA de Quesos and its Master Afinador José Luis Martín achieve.

QAVA & MARTÍN AFINADOR is a new store concept: a unique space designed to taste, learn, promote and buy cheese in Madrid, in the heart of Retiro district."

José Luis Martín is a key piece in the QAVA cheese factory. He has been working in the cheese world for more than 30 years, providing training throughout the world, visiting cheese shops, consulting and advising on the design and implementation of one of the most emblematic cheese shops in Spain. The fact of knowing the producers personally, and even advising them on the manufacture and design of their products, allows him to select specific batches, at different stages of maturation, to complete the cheese ripening and then convert each piece into a unique product, different and with its own distinct character, the signature of the Cheese Master.

In the profile of the Master Martín Afinador experience and pure knowledge merge. Martín Afinador is an advisor and consultant for artisanal cheese factories and product design, and for the best-specialised stores in the country, director of Gourmetquesos, director and coordinator of the Championship of the Best Cheeses in Spain during nine editions, technical director and jury in national and international cheese competitions and tastings, collaborator of the Ministry of Agriculture and the Academy of Spanish Gastronomy, director and coordinator of the cheese section of the Repsol Guide to the Best Foods in Spain and trainer for hospitality schools and food centres teaching, among other activities.

Cheese ripening is a complex process that requires time and dedication, in addition to a developed use of the senses. The Cheese Master Affineur, as a specialist in the field, works in all cheese stages (varied and complex), controls all stages of raw material transformation, supervises the evolution and development of cheeses according to the characteristics of each one of them, verifies the quality and the state when the cheeses arrive at their cellars, checks their care and conservation, and; finally, he controls its packaging and the type of wrapping suitable for its best preservation.

In Qava de Quesos they have two Cheese Refining Cellars. In these "tuning caves" or refrigerated chambers designed in constant conditions of temperature, humidity and ventilation, "we take great care of the cheeses until they reach their optimum point of consumption". The work of refining involves placing the cheeses on wooden shelves, turning them over daily and/or washing them frequently, brushing them periodically, as well as other regular handlings.

Among the services offered by Qava de Quesos, we can find specific courses and workshops, events for groups and companies, and advice on shop design and ripening rooms.