Cristina Lucas. Manchas en el silencio

Cristina Lucas. "Clockwise, 2016". Installation. 360 clocks' mechanisms.

 

 

The artist recourses to the video-creation, the installation and the happening as a contemporary discourse to question the reality of what’s established. Educated in Fine Arts in Madrid, she now comes back to the capital with this recent work in which she keeps herself loyal to her critic essence. She was awarded the Culture Prize 2017 of the Comunidad de Madrid, in the Fine Arts category. Cristina uses art as a mean of historical research, and as an expression mechanism to convey the eternal concern of mankind upon certain universals: time, humanity.

 

 

 

Cristina Lucas."El rayo que no cesa, 2015". Video. Work under creation.

 

 

 

The current proposal by Cristina Lucas is focused on three main subject-axles: history, time and violence. Her works, of huge dimension, try to compile the universe of sensations that arise when representing the evolution of our recent history, both from a temporary approach, and from the perspective of the war conflicts that most affected the civilian population. As background, the commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the Guernica’s bombing.


The main piece of the exhibition is a video-installation entitled “El rayo que no cesa”. Cristina offers a representation of the air bombings that took place from 1912 onwards and that caused civilian victims. This creation is still on construction, fed by the contributions of the participants of the workshop Madrid 45, that the artist offered in Abril within the Visual Arts Program of the Comunidad de Madrid.
 

 

 

 

Cristina Lucas. "2 Piper Prometeo, 2013". Video.

 

 

A rich program of free activities to all public joins the exhibition, from guided tours, and inter-generational workshops, to lectures with specialists… among which they must be highlighted the talks with the curator of the exhibition, Gerardo Mosquea, and the artist herself, where they will share first hand their views upon the show (until the 5th of November).

 

In Art Madrid, we love art in all its aspects. Therefore, on the occasion of our 15th anniversary and thanks to Cooltourspain.com , visitors at Art Madrid’20 will have the possibility to enjoy a free guided tour of urban art to discover the street art hidden by Lavapiés, one of the most multicultural and colourful neighbourhoods of Madrid.

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and your ticket to the Art Madrid’20 fair, you can enjoy "Street art Tour Lavapiés" for free, on days 26th, 27th and 28th of February at 11:00 a.m. The capacity is limited, so do not doubt, book your place at Cooltourspain.com Once the confirmation is received, you just have to go with your open eyes to enjoy this magnificent experience.

Street art is the expression of art in public spaces either in the form of murals in restored buildings; graffiti; street painting or curated artistic actions. What are the backstories of each artist? What are the social issues affecting our city? This social, cultural and educational project was born in 2016 to answer these questions and show the message hidden by the works of art of so many national and international artists who have painted the Embajadores neighbourhood. It became the first daily street art tour in Madrid.

Cooltourspain will show you the Spanish capital in an alternative way and its guides will share their knowledge about the best street art in the Lavapiés and Malasaña areas. In the same way, its Foundation collaborates with non-profit projects and local associations so that people at risk of social exclusion can learn the techniques used by Madrid graffiti artists. The tour lasts two hours and begins at the Valle Inclán Theater Entrance.