WE ALL CAN BE CREATIVE: A NEW PROPOSAL BY CULTURA INQUIETA FOR ART MADRID'19

For the third consecutive year, Art Madrid once again is engaged with Cultura Inquieta. Official media partner of this edition, Cultura Inquieta is one of the most interested and involved media in current culture. This year it invites all visitors to take their most creative side into its booth at the fair.

The two walls of the Cultura Inquieta stand began as two blank canvases, ready to welcome all kinds of artistic manifestations and encouraging free expression and creativity without limits. Artists present at the fair as well as visitors of all ages have participated ... In fact, we can all be creative and proof of this is that there is hardly any free space left to intervene in their booth. However, all those who want to be part of these collective murals will surely, with some ingenuity, find some way to leave their mark. In addition, at their booth, you can learn about other projects, such as the creative products they offer from the online store and those they have selected in order for you to see them at Art Madrid: art pills, design and inspiration.

Photo. Melisa Medina.

The Cultura Inquieta team presents "our own space, a couple of square meters where we synthesize our universe to channel, approach and soak up everything that happens. A space, overall for sharing. Sharing time, words and creativity. A place to rest for a few minutes, talk, laugh and reflect "with the ultimate goal" of bringing art to everyone absolutely".

Some of the reasons that motivate this type of proposal are so many that Cultura Inquieta compares them with the own principles of art. Unity or harmony, because, as explained by them, they are integrated, so naturally, that they come to lose sight of the limits imposed by space; variety, because they love having the chance to look out through an infinite window of inspiration, an exercise that they can feed by touring Art Madrid, where they find the production of both emerging artists and consecrated artists, "an almost mystical experience"; or balance, because "we are aware that life is what happens between 0 and 100 years, so we try to look with the eyes of children, and to children we try to give wings so that they can paint, dream, and believe in a much better future through art".

Photo. Miguel Mazuelo Álvarez.

Other reasons that support its proposal for the fair are related to contrast because, like Art Madrid, they enjoy the polyhedral side of things; proportion, because "we can not stop looking up towards the wonderful glass vault that surrounds everything. At the works, at the artists, at you, at us too, and then, is when the proportions of beauty escape us"; the emphasis and the enthusiasm of participating in a fair with which they share so many values and aspirations; and finally, for movement, for that "effervescent flow of people, ideas, concepts and messages that we share with artists, gallerists, visitors, friends ... during these five days".

Like Art Madrid, Cultura Inquieta has among its main objectives the spreading of the quality the current creation has, specialized in the promotion of young talent. Art, culture, trends, photography, trends or lifestyle; Cultura Inquieta is one of the most consulted and reputed digital portals worldwide. It is also the organizer of one of the major Spanish music festival, one of the most important annual events on the Madrid agenda, which this year celebrates its tenth edition beginning at end of June. From Art Madrid we encourage you to participate in the simple but so inclusive and exciting proposal of Cultura Inquieta: dare to express your creativity.

 

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.