ART AND FRESH AIR FROM LEVANTE TO ART MADRID\'17

Calo Carratalá. Jungle Study 1. Pencil composed on paper. 122 x 181 cm. 2016

 

 

The Alba Cabrera gallery began its activity in 1987, and since then has been holding temporary exhibitions and participating in national and international fairs, with the clear objective of promoting and publicizing the work of its artists. In recent years it has focused mainly on the diffusion and promotion of young values, without neglecting the exhibition of its most consecrated artists. Victoria Santesmases, José Juan Gimeno, Cristina Alabau and Calo Carratalá.

 

Among the artists that will be exhibiting at the Alba Cabrera gallery stand, the novelty of Art Madrid Cristina Alabau and Calo Carratalá stands out as the first interlacing of the natural and abstract, Mediterranean light takes on the most prominence. While, Carratalá bets on more suffering and neutral works. Two very new bets in this edition.

 

 

Juan Uslé. Submerged Word. Vinyl, dispersion and pigments on canvas. 198 x 112 cm. 1993

 

 

The Benlliure Gallery was founded in 1984 and has been developing its activity towards a quality line in preference to consolidated values, without leaving aside young artists living with the School of Paris, Grupo El Paso, historical avant-gardes, Spanish landscaping Of the 20th century and modern and contemporary artists. They participate in our fair with works by Fernando Zóbel, Rafael Canogar, Esteban Vicente, Juan Uslé and Carmen Calvo.

 

Carmen calvo, an experienced artist in the field of contemporary conceptualization of the fragment and Juan Uslé who bets on a practically abstract painting with figurative resonances that starts from a specific motive: the maritime and romantic landscape of shipwrecks or mythical voyages. They are two of the strongest proposals of this gallery.

 

 

Angel Mateo Charris. The question. Oil on canvas. 75 x 150 cm. 2013

 

 

The La Aurora Gallery, in Murcia, opened its doors in 1994 and works with over 350 artists, making a total of 7,000 works of art, eminently original graphic work of some of the great names of art such as Picasso, Dalí, In Art Madrid 17 we can enjoy a proposal made up of the artists Ángel Haro, Ángel Mateo Charris, Gonzalo Sicre, and Marcos Salvador Romera.

 

Gonzalo Sicre, in particular is one of the most interesting figurative artists in Spain. Together with Ángel Mateo Charris, previously mentioned, Joel Mestre and Dis Berlin, formed the collective The Dock of Levante in the early 90's.

 

 

Andrés Ferre. Gynaika II-020. Photography, technique of the artist. 131 x 98.26 cm. 2013

 

 

Galería Leúcade, founded in 2013 has wanted to innovate the art world in Murcia and offers diverse styles within contemporary art, cultural activities and workshops with new artists, helping them to make their way in the artistic world. It is a living space in which you can enjoy the art every week in a different way than usual and there are those who have compared it with The Factory, since it is a meeting place for many artists of all disciplines, in addition Of being used as space of creation for some of them. Lucas Brox, Andrés Ferre, Óscar FERRENAVARRO, Celia Reche and Jean Carlos Puerto are the artists with whom they participate in our fair.

 

One of the main characteristics of the Leúcade gallery is its commitment to local art, since all its artists are from Murcia. Although there is no direct thread between them, eclecticism and variety are strong.

 

 

 

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.