Art Madrid'24 – Artur Ramon gallery, from Barleona in Art Madrid\'15

Artur Ramón Art is a gallery heir of a large familiar tradition of four generations of gallerists and antiques dealers. This space, settled in Barcelona's Parra street, opened its doors in 2001 after a meditated decision in which the family opted to dedicate separated places to the different specialities of the sector, that until that moment had shared a common trajectory. Like the own Artur Ramón says, who has assumed the management of the space dedicated to contemporary art, "the fact of get specialised, although it seems the opposite, will allow a bigger interest from collectors to scopes that are not specifically theirs (...). We can organize exhibitions about the same subject, but with a distinguished treatment".

 
 

Pablo Palazuelo.

The gallery is opened to the participation of all artists and formats, although it bets for the inversion for first level creators, both national as internacional ones. For this appointment in the capital, the gallery has presented a proposal based on painting works of following artists: Miquel Barceló, Antoni Tàpies, Antonio Saura, Josep Guinovart, Julio Le Parc, Pablo Palazuelo, Josep and Pere Santilari Perarnau and Sean Scully.

 
 

Vanitas VI. Pere Santilari.

Vanitas.Josep Santilari.

 

We must highlight the work of brothers Pere and Josep Santilari Perarnau. Both of them have started their path in art world by the hand, sharing from the beginning a same passion and ambition until develop a refined painting technique into Hyper-realism. They share together the atelier and even the elements of their works, as we can appreciate in some of the pieces with which they are represented in Art Madrid'15 (see Vanitas G, by Josep, and Vanitas IV, by Pere).

Sean Scully deserves an special attention, for the first time represented in Art Madrid. The work of this artist is located a mid-way between the geometrical abstraction and the use of color with symbolic value. Recognised since more than two decades ago and currently settled in New York, his works integrate some of the main collections in art world, from the Metropolitan Museum of Art to the Reina Sofía Museum.

 

 

Estel Boada. Courtesy of the artist.

INTERCESSIONS. PERFORMANCE CYCLE X TARA FOR WOMEN



Art Madrid celebrates its 19th edition from March 6 to 10, 2024 at the Galería de Cristal of the Palacio de Cibeles. During the Art Week, Art Madrid becomes an exhibition platform for national and international galleries and artists. With the intention of creating a space of expression for emerging artists, our fair has joined forces with the Tara For Women Foundation, which, in its mission to empower and strengthen talented women, becomes a collaborator of Art Madrid's renewed Parallel Program with the Performance Cycle: Intercessions X Tara For Women.

PERFORMANCE STAND, BY ME. ESTEL BOADA


Saturday - March 8 - 19:00h. Galería de Cristal of the Palacio de Cibeles.



They say that in order to succeed, a stand has to be well located, innovative, tidy, have a good, clean and clear image, we can't let it go unnoticed, it has to stand out from the competition, generate curiosity and space for personal interaction. Well, after 19 years, the perfect stand has arrived, he doesn't know it yet, but it has been an exclusive creation to stand out at the fair.

Performance of Pfff Historia d'una Fitball. Documentation. 2023.

His name is Stanley, he is 19 years old and he is... human.

Stand, by Me is a performance that wants to address the responsibility and the position of an art fair stand in an ironic and burlesque way.

"Stanley", our main character, created to live and die at the fair, doesn't know what the outside is, but he knows all about the strengths and weaknesses of this mobile architecture.

Unlike his family made of plasterboard, wood, glass and PVC, Stanley is human matter and therefore feels different from the rest. He tries to be like the rest of the stands: smooth, straight, monotonous, silent... But it is impossible, he has to understand that his strength is his uniqueness.

Through a corporal and vocal exploration, she finds the way to express herself and communicate with others, generating curiosity, empathy and humor.

Stand, By Me. Documentation. 2024.



ABOUT THE ARTIST

ESTEL BOADA. Mataró, Barcelona, 1991

Estel Boada is a multifaceted artist who addresses past, present and future issues in an ironic and burlesque way. Trained in Fine Arts, her work includes design, drawing, performance, among others... After studying Fine Arts, she is interested in design, drawing, performance, space, collectivity and voice. Playing with humor, absurdity and trash, Estel always ends up talking in a burlesque way about her life as a frustrated diva. Her performances include "Kslkkda" (Virreina and Can Balaguer), "Vital el Musical" (Antic Teatre + NyamNyam), "Esperit de Clor" at MAC (Mataró), "El Hechizo" (Residencia #Ey!MAD), "De Kathedraal: historia de la construcción" (Nau Estruch) and "PERTÚ (la ofrenda)", awarded by BCN Producció-La Capella, among others. His performance "Stand, by Me" ironizes the responsibility and position of an art fair stand by personifying "Stanley", a human being in a context designed for material structures. The work highlights uniqueness versus uniformity in the art world.