EUROPEAN GALLERIES PARTICIPATING IN ART MADRID\'17

Some of the galleries participating in Art Madrid'17 travel to Spain from Italy, France and Germany, all of them with an important representation of local artists from each of these countries, as well as Spain and Latin America. They are: Unique Galleria (Turin, Italy), Schmalfuss Berlin (Berlin, Germany) and Norty (Carrières-sur-Seine, France).

 

 

Deflet Aderhold, Makes My Eyes Rain, 2014. Mixed media on canvas

 

 

Galleria Unique from Turin, was founded in 2008 and it is committed to searching new trends and contemporary artists. The gallery is not limited by stylistic restrictions, and its physical space is open to any artistic current, giving options to an interesting and quality contemporary art.

 

Unique will present in Art Madrid'17 a fresh proposal with artists from different parts of Europe. The artists who will exhibit in Unique’s booth are: François Bonjour, Detlef Aderhold, Diamante Galasso, Francesco Cusumano, Rebekka Hatzung and Robert Süess and the Madrilian Mirian Herraez, who uses a wide variety of materials such as acrylic, Ink, marble, pumice, pigment and solvent, among others.

 

 

 

 

 

Willi Siber, Floor Object, 2016. Varnished chrome

 

 

The German gallery Schmalfuss Berlin was originally founded in 1998 in Marburg. In 2011, its director, Michael Schmalfuss, opened a second space in Berlin. In both galleries take place a great variety of exhibitions with consolidated artists and young contemporary German artists, all with an international trajectory. Schmalfuss Berlin is focused on realism and figuration in painting and sculpture.

 

In Art Madrid'17, the gallery will present the work of three sculptors: Anke Eilergerhard, Jürgen Paas and Willi Siber, and the painter Bim Koehler. An eclectic and groundbreaking proposal, with artists working with different meanings, individual expressions and dynamism, main characteristics of the artists represented by the gallery.

 

 

 L’homme Jaune, Syria, 2016.Acrylic on canvas
 

 

Norty Gallery, founded in 2013 in Carrières-sur-Seine, participates in Art Madrid as a representative gallery of France. Norty presents emerging artists, mainly painters, selected for their committed and risky work, projecting their careers at and international level. The gallery proposes Art Brut style as a new artistic line.

 

The artists represented by Norty in Art Madrid’17 are two women and two men, all of them with very different techniques and styles, but very close to the Art Brut line. This artistic team is formed by: Carmen Selma, Rusudan Khizanishvili, Adlane Samet and L’homme Jaune

 

 

Normunds Braslins. Two Girls - Oil on canvas - 100,5 x 80 cm - 2015

 

 

Maksla XO, our Latvian gallery, is supporting contemporary and emerging artists since 1999. The proposal that brings this year to the twelfth edition of Art Madrid brings together the work of four latvian professionals. These projects have consecrated these authors not only in a local context of Latvian art, but also at international level. Their names are: Ivars Heinrihsons, Helena Heinrihsone, Normunds Braslins and Ieva Iltnere.

 

The work of the artist Ieva Iltnere, stands out for its ornamental and aesthetic beauty and the ironic documentation of this era, speaking of fetishes and icons that we worship today. With a touch of irony, she approaches issues of politics and fashion, anthropology and ethnography, allowing the user to detect nuances with which they can identified themselves.

 

 

 

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.