NH Gallery in Art Madrid\'15

La telaraña mágica. Álvaro Barrios.

 

Nohra Haime Gallery has just turned four years of life in january. This young gallery, established in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, has sought from the beginning promoting artists from all backgrounds, not just Colombians, showing a broad spectrum of contemporary art with works from all artistic disciplines. Nohra Haime also has headquarters in New York. Both locations are focused on designing a strategy for cultural exchange in the north-south axis of the American continent. Furthermore, the gallery has sought to effectively promote their artists through collaborations with other cultural institutions and the art world, which have become monographic exhibitions at venues such as the Art Museum of the Americas, Training Center Spanish Cooperation in Cartagena and the Museum of Modern Art in Barranquilla.
 

Prey. Natalia Arias.

 

The director of the gallery, Sara Angel, brings to Art Madrid'15 a proposal in which highlights the art made by women with works of Niki de Saint Phalle, Alvaro Barrios, Julie Hedrick, Valerie Hird, Ruby Rumie, Natalia Arias and Francisca Sutil.

Les trois graces. Niki de Saint Phalle.

 

Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2000) is one of the most influential creators of the second half of the twentieth century .
 
This Franco-American artist received an education in line with the social codes of New York's upper class. However, his unique worldview, their rebellion and creativity joined to not follow the script was already written for her. Niki de Saint Phalle is a self-taught artist who has been defined as a feminist, radical and political.
 
In Paris at the New Realists is linked in the 1960s, when his series of her shooting paintings , and since then uses the media, like Andy Warhol, to consolidate their public image. His career includes numerous public art projects, among which are The Tarot Garden in Tuscany, or The source Stravinsky in Paris. It also conducts experimental film and stage designs for ballet but, above all, reach the public with the development of their Nanas, huge sculptures that revolutionize the representation of women in art. 

Vasija coronada. Ruby Rumié.

 

Born in Cartagena de Indias (1958), Ruby Rumié studied in the Fine Arts School of Cartagena de Indias. Since her first exhibition (1985) in Cartagena, in which she was clearly influenced by the hyper-realism, Ruby has tried to reflect the face of characters belonging to the Cartagenian landscape, being then the coachmen, musicians, barbers, children, women, old men and black nobles, the protagonists of detailedly made portraits. The assembly with dolls and geometrical accessories has been another period through which Ruby's artistic life has passed, who was also interested in acrylic technique, as the outstanding characteristic in some of her creations.

We can talk about an evolution in which Ruby has taken as departure point the classic to reach to alternative presentations in which she achieves to involve painting, photography and other techniques to show her change of perspective. She has made important exhibitions in: Bogotá, Barranquilla, Cartagena; Santiago de Chile; Miami; Nueva York; Washington; Rouen; París. Rumie participated recently in the international section of the First Contemporary Art Bienal of Cartagena de Indias. She actually lives and works between Cartagena in Colombia and Santiago de Chile.

 

 

The cultural agenda gradually recovers after the health-crisis halt and art lovers are eager to enjoy the rich cultural offer that the different spaces and museums throughout our geography have to offer. In addition, one must remember that these centres have made an enormous effort to adapt to the demands that the new situation imposes and have created abundant online-accessible content to overcome confinement. We bring you a selection of content that can be visited both in person and through the web. There is no excuse for not enjoying contemporary art again.

Olafur Eliasson, “En la vida real (In real life)”, 2019

The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao continues with its exhibition dedicated to Olafur Eliasson and offers numerous resources to understand not only the exhibition but also the work of the centre in the assembly and installation process. The website allows us to expand content with interviews with the artist, the download of the audio guide and the vision of the curator Lucía Aguirre, who offers us different video-pills on the pieces in the exhibition.

"Olafur Eliasson: in real life" brings together a part of this artist's work since 1990 through sculptures, photographs, paintings and installations that play with reflections and colours. Likewise, the integration of elements such as moss, water, ice, fog... put the visitor in a situation that confuses the senses and tries to challenge the way we perceive our environment and move in it.

Regina de Miguel, “Isla Decepción”, 2017

The Botín Centre in Santander hosts the exhibition "Collecting processes: 25 years of Itineraries" which brings together the work of 25 of the 210 scholarship recipients who, to date, have enjoyed the Botín Foundation Plastic Arts Scholarship, started in 1993. With the works Lara Almárcegui, Basma Alsharif, Leonor Antunes, Javier Arce, Erick Beltrán, David Bestué, Bleda and Rosa, Nuno Cera, Patricia Dauder, Patricia Esquivias, Karlos Gil, Carlos Irijalba, Adrià Julià, Juan López, Rogelio López Cuenca, Renata Lucas, Mateo Maté, Jorge Méndez Blake, Regina de Miguel, Leticia Ramos, Fernando Sánchez Castillo, Teresa Solar Abboud, Leonor Serrano Rivas, Jorge Yeregui, David Zink-Yi, the exhibition is a good example of up-to-date and young contemporary art contributed by artists with very diverse profiles.

Clemente Bernad. Series “Ante el umbral”, Madrid, 2020

The Reina Sofía Museum wanted to create a visual chronicle of what the confinement and the tragic numbers of infected and deceased have meant for the lives of many of us: a tale of pain, nostalgia and uncertainty made by the photographer Clemente Bernad. This exhibition, curated by Jorge Moreno Andrés, is entitled “Before the threshold”, a title that expresses the strange sensation that occurs when faced with something new and unknown, something that we cannot control or avoid, and that we all must go through. The alteration imposed on our lives unexpectedly is reflected in the streets, transformed into places of solitude and abandonment where life has been paralysed.

Mario Merz / No title, Triplo Igloo, 1984 MAXXI Collection

At the IVAM, the exhibition "What is our home?" brings together works from the IVAM collection and the MAXXI centre in Rome to propose a reflection on the space we inhabit seen from a personal and social perspective. It is about investigating the value that these spaces have as a home or refuge, as well as part of a city or community.

The exhibition, curated by José Miguel G. Cortés, also wants to delve into the feeling of those who feel like foreigners anywhere, because they do not identify with the habits or customs of the society, they do not fit into these social patterns, and home becomes the only shelter space that can adapt to their identity needs.

Martha Rosler, frame from “Backyard Economy I-II”, 1974 © Courtesy of Martha Rosler, 2020

Es Baluard Museu is committed to video creation and performance and hosts the monographic exhibition “Martha Rosler. How do we get there from here?” dedicated to this New York artist who pioneered the use of video as a mechanism for social and political analysis. This exhibition includes various works, from video to photography and several publications, which synthesise her main lines of discourse. Her concern for public policies and the social equality of women has led her to actively participate in numerous social movements in La Havana, New York, Mexico DC or Barcelona, and these experiences are present in one way or another in her work.

With the curatorship of Inma Prieto, a selection has been made within the abundant production of this artist, which presents one of the most coherent careers in towards-the-new-Millenium contemporary art.

Image from file, via meiac.es/turbulence/archive/acceso.html

The MEIAC - Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo, host the works of the prestigious international digital art archive "Turbulence", a platform dedicated to network and hybrid art. In view of the inevitable closure of this institution, the MEIAC has offered to host all this valuable content collected since 1996. The uploading of the file also served as an opportunity to restore numerous pieces and convert formats so that files that had become obsolete remain readable by new systems. A huge job of conservation and updating that can be enjoyed online today. The archive is made up of hundreds of digital works from around the world that can now be visited remotely.