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.

One of the purposes of the “Art Madrid-Proyector’20” program was to offer the opportunity to get to know the work of some invited creators, and, through an interactive talk, allow the public to open a direct dialogue with them. For this reason, from February 12th to 14th, were organised three masterclasses at Medialab Prado with Patxi Araújo, Olga Diego and Lois Patiño, all authors who work with the moving image, but who approach their projects from a diametrically opposite perspective. With this agenda, we were able to discuss three essential lines of current video-creation: the fusion with technology and artificial intelligence, the shaping of performances for documentary purposes and video art with film overtones. We already had the opportunity to remember the session with Patxi Araújo and his site-specific work "Sherezade" created for the Medialab Prado façade. Today we will talk about the meeting we had with Olga Diego and Lois Patiño.

Olga diego, photo by Javier Adiego

Olga Diego’s masterclass has as title: “The flight as a creative matter”. Olga is a multidisciplinary artist who in recent years has focused her work on sculpture and performance or action art, which she later documents with photography and video. This last aspect is one of the most interesting for her when she reflects on how the transformation of the piece from an experiential format to a recorded one takes place, and how individuals have become used to consuming this class of less invasive final products, from a space of comfort that our private devices offer.

One of Olga's main lines of research is related to autonomous flight systems and the creation of artefacts capable of rising with little energy. Can one create a material lighter than air itself? This idea has led her to experiment with numerous scientific forms and concepts, as well as taking a historical journey through the beginnings of flight and the progress of humanity to invent devices capable of flying. It is not just about recovering the history of aviation, something that has a much more technological and commercial side, but to investigate the ideas, experiments and tests that analysed the behaviour of air, the dynamics of flows and the design of individual aerodynamic structures, a concern that the human being showed since the Renaissance, with Leonardo Da Vinci.

Olga Diego, photo by Mario Gutiérrez Cru

Olga recovers many of these concepts and applies them to her recent projects. In her latest proposals, she has also worked with inflatable figures, as an alternative to conducted flight, using plastic materials for its construction. Her last exhibition “The automatic garden”, which could be enjoyed at the Alicante Museum of Contemporary Art and the Lonja del Pescado Exhibition Hall, also in Alicante, is a gigantic installation made up of almost a hundred inflatable-electronic sculptures inspired by the beautiful, extravagant and suggestive characters from the Garden of Earthly Delights, by El Bosco. This cloud of humanoid and zoomorphic figures, which move and beat thanks to the electronic mechanisms that keep them permanently inflated, also portrays the excesses of man, his lack of concern for the invasion of the environment, the overexposure to plastic and the exploitation of natural resources. A composition that focuses on "sin", as an indirect message that was also conveyed in the work of El Bosco.

Masterclass of Lois Patiño. Photo by Marta Suárez-Mansilla

For his part, Lois Patiño's career is intimately connected to film work. “Time and image” was the title of his masterclass. His video pieces, whether brief or feature-long films contain a concern closely linked to film language, but on a path that leaves conventional narratives aside. Among the main motifs that occupy his work, Lois opts for more contemplative aesthetics, where the expressive power of the image itself is prioritised, without seeking too many added effects in conventional cinema through sound effects, dialogues or other devices.





This is why Lois's work is so poetic and lyrical. His proposals incorporate technological innovations to cause very concrete effects in his works, but all of this helps to delve into the issues that concern this creator and that, since his beginnings, have been present in his work.

Lois Patiño, foto de Mario Gutiérrez Cru

Lois Patiño has always been interested in the relationship of the individual with the landscape and how it can modulate our way of behaving in society and determine our idiosyncrasy. To what extent are we dependent on our environment? How is culture defined by its connection to the landscape? These and other questions plague the author's work in which many contemplative images abound.

In addition, Lois presented us in scoop the trailer for his latest feature-long film "Lúa vermella" that a few days after the masterclass was officially presented at the Berlinale - International Film Festival in Berlin 2020.