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After the first days of celebration of the fourteenth edition of Art Madrid, we have been able to immerse ourselves in social media, especially in Instagram, to know which works are the most photographed. In this article, we show you the pieces that you can not miss when you come to visit Art Madrid'19.

José Ramón Lozano

Sin Título (VI), 2019

Acrylic on canvas

170 x 190cm

Undoubtedly, one of the most appealing works to visitors is that of the young José Ramón Lozano (BAT Gallery Alberto Cornejo). His very close-up female portraits are, looking directly at the viewer, equally seducing and intriguing him. A painter specialized in portraiture, Lozano affirms that through this genre "he can transmit more of his work to the spectators". His work is a perfect manifesto of the new possibilities that even today can characterize such a traditional discipline and genre, as well as being a clear example of the unlimited power of young creation. Likewise, in the same stand, are the works of the Slovak photographer Mária Švarbová and those of Lantomo, a great Italian artist passionate about Chinese culture, these are also featured on social media.

François Bel

Ringringring, 2018

Acrylic glass

40 x 14cm

Rafael Barrios

Tumble, 2018

Lacquered steel

57 x 45cm

Peter Anton

Raspberry-Lemon Ice Bar, 2017

Mixed technique

56 x 23cm

Naturally, the sculptures of François Bel (Galerie Barrou Planquart), known as "Big Bangs" are one of the most shared images on Instagram. This artist, interested in new realism, street art and pop culture, makes impressive encapsulations in synthetic glass of a decisive moment, but at the same time reflects some of the great icons of the contemporary world: the concern of time passage, self-centeredness or materialism. He shares the critical vision of the state of things with another of the most prominent artists on social media: Layziehound Coka (ODA Gallery), a South African artist who works from a very gestural figuration and who will be accompanying us throughout the celebration of Art Madrid.

Gerard Mas

Guardian, 2018

Madera de teka quemada y vidrio

103 x 27cm

Many attendees have photographed the works of the Galería Hispánica stand (Madrid-Mexico City), where you can find pieces by American, Italian and Spanish authors, such as Rafael Barrios, Peter Antono, Paul Rousso or Mr. Brainwash (Thierry Guetta). The same is happening at the 3 punts gallery stand, where the works by Samuel Salcedo, Gerard Mas, Alejandro Monge or Kiko Miyares stand out, this last one also being present in the space of the Gallery Arancha Osoro. The works by Collage Habana artists, Andy Llanes Bultó, Ernesto Rancaño, Roldán Lauzán Eiras y Daniel R. Collazo, have been photographed and shared on social media.

Carlo Borer

Cluster, 2011

Steel

45 x 65cm

Oliver Czarnetta

Spektrum, 2018

Resin

41 x 17cm

In the stand of Schmalfuss the works by Carlo Borer also stand out, abstract sculptures made of steel in which the spectators find an interesting game of reflections; likewise sculptures by Oliver Czarnetta, mysterious faces isolated with secrets inside. In the Robert Drees space, the most portrayed are the pieces in rubber by the South Korean Sun Rae Kim and paintings by the Spanish Pepa Salas. Also, within the proposal of the Bea Villamarín Gallery are works by Carlos Tárdez, Patricia Escutia and Mònica Subidé, whom we also find in the Yiri Arts gallery. We also highlight the works by Isabel Alonso Vega (Fucking Art Gallery), made from smoke and methacrylate, pieces that speak to viewers of "the intangible, of what is present but can hardly be seen, it is almost impossible to touch and much less to catch".

Alejandra Atarés

Jardin con fondo rosa, 2018

Oil and acrylic on linen

150 x 150cm

Manuela Eichner

Bruja, 2018

Collage on wood

60 x 45cm

The One Project space, the program curated by Nerea Ubieto, is having great success on social media. Pieces by Nuria Mora (Gallery About Art), Virginia Rivas (DDR Art Gallery), Manuela Eichner (RV Culture and Art) or those by Alejandra Atarés (Víctor) Lope) are the most shared images by instagrammers. Finally, we are happy to see that Rubén Martín de Lucas's audio-visual installation that welcomes the audience at the entrance is one of the works that is being recorded and photographed the most. We hope that this small guide will help everyone who wants to keep and share what they have seen in Art Madrid'19!

 

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.