Art Madrid'23 – ART&COLLECT. 2ª EDITION

For the second time, Art Madrid presents the online sales campaign Art&Collect: your work in one click . From December 14th to January 5th, the public will have a selection of available artworks by the artists participating in the fair's next edition.

In collaboration with the galleries that make up the general program at Art Madrid'23 and through our online store, we will find more than 40 works worth between 800 and 1,800 euros (VAT included). Art&Collect is a digital initiative that aims to bring the latest contemporary art to all audiences.

The selection includes a sample of the disciplines that we will be able to enjoy in the February 2023 edition and offers us a preview of the artists who will attend the Palacio de Cristal de Cibeles with their galleries. From the revision of classical culture and the history of art in Xurxo Gómez-Chao's photographs, to the "intervened reality" created and documented by David Delgado Ruiz. Painting takes center stage as the most fashionable and present discipline in the current context: Julien Primard takes us into his dream scenes through an aesthetically contemporary filter, while Cristina Gamón floods her abstractions on methacrylate with color.

On the other hand, the work on paper delights us with the delicate and symbolist drawing of Juanjo Martínez Cánovas. The experimentation in the use of materials and techniques is evident in the creation of Francesca Poza from tarlatan or in the use of metal in the realistic buildings of Nicolás Lisardo. The representation of disciplines ends with the marble sculpture expertise of Carlos Andrade or the pop figures of Fidia Falaschetti.

The list of artists in Art&Collect Roger Sanguino (DDR Art Gallery), Costa Gorelov (Dr. Robot Gallery), Kuk Lin (Dr. Robot Gallery), Pepe Puntas (BAT Alberto Cornejo), Elvira Carrasco (Galería La Aurora), Saltâo (Galeria São Mamede), Sofía Areal (Galeria São Mamede), Julien Primard (Galerie LJ), Juanjo Marínez Cánovas (Inéditad), Nicolás Lisardo (Galería Manuel Ojeda), Marc Sparfel (MA Arte contemporáneo), Xurxo Gómez-Chao (MoretArt), Iván Prieto (MoretArt), Diego Benéitez (Rodrigo Juarranz), Jaime Sicilia (Rodrigo Juarranz), Cristina Gamón (Shiras Galería), Horacio Silva (Shiras Galería), Carlos Andrade (Trema arte contemporânea), Carlos Barão (Trema arte contemporânea), Federico Granell (Galería Metro), Stephanie de Malherbe (Uxval Gochez Gallery), Ewa Jaros (Uxval Gochez Gallery), Fidia Falaschetti (Galería Hispánica Contemporánea), KYMC (Galería Hispánica Contemporánea), Alex Pallí Vert (N2 Galería), Laura Nieto (Galería Luisa Pita), Carmen Pastrana (Galería Metro), Francesca Poza (Alba Cabrera), Marta Aguirre (BAT Alberto Cornejo), Perceval Graell (Alba Cabrera).

In the year 2020 in the heart of Barcelona a wandering gallery was born, the same one that in February 2021 would debut at Art Madrid with an exhibition proposal focused on contemporary portraits; with this subject matter it would manage to create a powerful dialogue between artwork and audience and make the seal Inéditad remain in the history of the event that contained it.

Jean Carlos Puerto. Protección. Oil and copper leaf on wood. 60 x 48. 2021. Image courtesy of the gallery.

Since that first time and until today, the wandering gallery has managed to build projects on otherness, has repositioned in the spotlight the discourses on the LGTBIQ+ collective, has consolidated a group of artists who share its principles of resilience and empathy and the best thing is that it continues to bet from the professionalism and commitment to give voice to the difference.

Claudio Petit-Laurent.. El Joven de la Perla. Oil on wood. 30 x 30 cm. 2023. Image courtesy of the gallery.

Inéditad Gallery, thanks to its founder Luis López, its collaborators and the infinite possibilities manifested in the works of the artists it represents, is a gallery that has demonstrated its capacity and courage to stimulate the sensibility of the public through art and seduce a generation that moves between the glass window and the analogical story. Inéditad is a nomadic gallery that has gathered around it a community of artists and has moved the context with exhibition projects that think about LGTBIQ+ art without prejudices.

Pepa Salas Vilar. Las marcas del arcoiris. Oil on canvas. 40 x 50 cm. 2022. Image courtesy of the gallery.

Pride and Prejudice was inaugurated. An exhibition that brings together the works of sixteen artists: Abel Carrillo, Alex Domènech, Carlos Enfedaque, Silvia Flechoso, Jamalajama, Daniel Jaén, Claudio Petit-Laurent, Jean Carlos Puerto, Fernando Romero, Pablo Rodríguez, Pepa Salas Vilar, Jack Smith, Pablo Sola, Bran Sólo, Elia Tomás and Utürüo. Painting, illustration, photography and digital art are the manifestations that bring into dialogue around fifty neatly threaded pieces, in a discursive line that discusses such a latent phenomenon as discrimination. To achieve this, the artists invited to the exhibition question themselves whether: Does discrimination exist within the LGTBIQ+ collective?

Pride and Prejudice Official Poster. Image courtesy of the gallery.

With approaches on and from the body, the proposal invites to celebrate diversity, proposes to question and self-question the prejudices and attitudes of society against the collective. Pride and Prejudice is a space for dialogue about the constructs imposed on us by society. It is also an oasis in which to deconstruct with tolerance and respect the subjectivities that sometimes prevent us from approaching the production of the participating artists, simply because "the beautiful" does not fit in an androgynous body. The subjugation of stereotypes are pressed with determination to find the beauty of diversity in other palpable facets of reality.

Pablo Sola. All men are dogs. Photography. 2014. Image courtesy of the gallery.

Throughout these three years Inéditad has stimulated the vindictive projection towards bad practices, has questioned estates around the LGTBIQ+ body and the most admirable thing, is that these capacities have resurfaced around the dialogue and the visual narrative of the stories that are told from the visual: Artworks that are people, art that is, per se, humanity. Overcome impositions and accept what is different in order to continue fighting against homophobia, biphobia, lesbophobia or transphobia and defend the equal rights that all the acronyms of the collective deserve in our community.

That's Pride and Prejudice: One creature, the happiest in the world. And maybe other projects and other people have said it - or felt it - before, but none so fairly.

Silvia Flechoso. Hola, soy maricón. Oil on canvas. 73 x 54 cm. 2023. Image courtesy of the gallery.

From June 8th until June 22nd you can visit Pride and Prejudice. Carrer de Palau núm. 4. Canal Gallery space. Barcelona.