PAINTING LIVE, PERFORMANCE AND MUSIC... MUCH MORE THAN A FAIR

Liquitex cadmium free

Our sponsor Liquitex has organized a complete 5-day calendar in which, with different actions, he presents his # Cadmium-free color collection. From Wednesday 21 to Sunday 25, at 12 noon each day, they invite you to design and make your own pins. At 4pm, every day of the fair is also the moment of the LQ CHALLENGE, the blind tests to see if you are able to differentiate the cad-free colors, and at 18h live painting! With the artists ambassadors of Liquitex, Rebeca Khamlichi, Miguel Torrus and Isabel Martínez ... but they also want the public to participate.

Galerías Invisibles

On Wednesday the 21st from 6.30pm in the afternoon, the INVISIBLE GALLERY, the action device that Invisible Pedagogies detonates in the space of the fair as a "setting in scene ", a" performative gesture "to activate conversations, negotiations, agreements, ideas ... and make Art Madrid a PRODUCER OF KNOWLEDGE, a CONTEMPORARY AGORA.

I am suarez by okuda

On Thursday the 22nd Art Madrid's agenda is well completed because at noon on the stand of our sponsor SUAREZ the I am Suarez jewelry collection is presented by OKUDA, with the presence of the artist, a jeweler craftsman and a surprise guest! In the afternoon, at 6pm. in the Martín Begué Room of CentroCentroCibeles we celebrated the round table ARTISTS IN EDUCATION, with Veo arte en todos pArtes, Marta Pérez Ibáñez (Univ. de Nebrija), Rufino Ferreras (EducaThyssen.org) and the artists Jose Antonio Vallejo and Carmen Hidalgo de Cisneros.

And las but not least, starting at 6:30 p.m., the ONE PROJECT space designed by Antonyo Marest and the Diwap gallery will be filled with Tropicalism, with MENEO music and La Virgen beers.

Tropicalismo

On Friday 23 and Saturday 24 between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., we organized the SIGNATURE OF POSTERS of our guest artist AM18, Okuda San Miguel. And the same Saturday, from 7pm until the closing of doors, as a celebration of this 13th edition of Art Madrid, the lounge area and the entire space of the fair will become the scene of the happenings "Veladura / Varnished / Enameled" developed by the artists Pablo Durango, Ignacio Tejedor and the collective Somos Nosotros with the students of the workshop Press INTRO to see what happens in the program # ArteyEducación de Art Madrid.

Okuda San Miguel

Performances, music, art, criticism and humor for a fair open to all audiences.

If visual arts arouse emotions in the viewer, and also gastronomy, at its finest, can cause a similar effect, the relationship between both "disciplines" is more than demonstrated.

Cheese is a fundamental piece in gastronomy, its diversity allows it to be part of gastronomy different moments, from starters to desserts, and that is why Art Madrid includes it in this year’s edition of the Fair from an ambitious place. Cheese is given this way a closest view to the creation of a work of art, both from the point of view of the time spent in its execution process and the almost personalized study dedicated to each piece during its elaboration.

Like a plastic artist, the Cheese Master Affineur executes a series of actions making each piece an exclusive and individualized element. This is what Madrid cheese factory QAVA de Quesos and its Master Afinador José Luis Martín achieve.

QAVA & MARTÍN AFINADOR is a new store concept: a unique space designed to taste, learn, promote and buy cheese in Madrid, in the heart of Retiro district."

José Luis Martín is a key piece in the QAVA cheese factory. He has been working in the cheese world for more than 30 years, providing training throughout the world, visiting cheese shops, consulting and advising on the design and implementation of one of the most emblematic cheese shops in Spain. The fact of knowing the producers personally, and even advising them on the manufacture and design of their products, allows him to select specific batches, at different stages of maturation, to complete the cheese ripening and then convert each piece into a unique product, different and with its own distinct character, the signature of the Cheese Master.

In the profile of the Master Martín Afinador experience and pure knowledge merge. Martín Afinador is an advisor and consultant for artisanal cheese factories and product design, and for the best-specialised stores in the country, director of Gourmetquesos, director and coordinator of the Championship of the Best Cheeses in Spain during nine editions, technical director and jury in national and international cheese competitions and tastings, collaborator of the Ministry of Agriculture and the Academy of Spanish Gastronomy, director and coordinator of the cheese section of the Repsol Guide to the Best Foods in Spain and trainer for hospitality schools and food centres teaching, among other activities.

Cheese ripening is a complex process that requires time and dedication, in addition to a developed use of the senses. The Cheese Master Affineur, as a specialist in the field, works in all cheese stages (varied and complex), controls all stages of raw material transformation, supervises the evolution and development of cheeses according to the characteristics of each one of them, verifies the quality and the state when the cheeses arrive at their cellars, checks their care and conservation, and; finally, he controls its packaging and the type of wrapping suitable for its best preservation.

In Qava de Quesos they have two Cheese Refining Cellars. In these "tuning caves" or refrigerated chambers designed in constant conditions of temperature, humidity and ventilation, "we take great care of the cheeses until they reach their optimum point of consumption". The work of refining involves placing the cheeses on wooden shelves, turning them over daily and/or washing them frequently, brushing them periodically, as well as other regular handlings.

Among the services offered by Qava de Quesos, we can find specific courses and workshops, events for groups and companies, and advice on shop design and ripening rooms.