INTRODUCING THE PARTICIPATING GALLERIES OF ART MADRID\'18

Okuda, "Skull", 2017.

 

 

 

The Selection Committee of Art Madrid, made up of gallery professionals, experts in the art market, critics and independent curators, has positively assessed both the artistic quality of the proposals and their commitment to new talent.

 

In the General Program AM18, 9 galleries participate for the first time, 5 Spanish - Fucking Art (Madrid), Soraya Cartategui (Madrid-New York), Mercedes Roldán Art Gallery (Madrid), Shiras Gallery (Valencia), MH Art Gallery (Bilbao) - and 4 foreigners - Galerie Robert Drees (Hannover, Germany), Paulo Nunes Contemporary Art (Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal), Nebo Art Gallery (Kyiv, Ukraine), Carbo / Alterna (Cancun, Mexico-Havana, Cuba) - what confirms the trust of professionals in Art Madrid. In total, there are 34 galleries that make up the General Program of the fair, a program that always takes care of the participation of galleries and national artists, the main value of this fair of reference in the Week of Art in Madrid.
 

 

 

 

Yoxi Velazquez, "Rezos", digital printing on paper, 2016. Gallery Carbo/Alterna.

 

 

 

Among the Spanish galleries (24), Art Madrid'18 will have a broad representation from Madrid (8) formed by BAT Alberto Cornejo, Kreisler, Marita Segovia, Galería Hispánica Contemporánea (Madrid-Mexico), Jorge Alcolea, to which they join this year Soraya Cartategui (Madrid-New York), the Fucking Art gallery and Mercedes Roldán Art Gallery. From Barcelona come the gallery Zielinsky and some of the senior galleries of the fair such as 3 Punts Galeria, Marc Calzada and the Miquel Alzueta Gallery. Benlliure Gallery, Alba Cabrera Gallery and the newly incorporated Shiras Gallery bring their proposals for the 13th edition from Valencia. From Asturias they repeat Aurora Vigil-Escalera (Gijón) and Arancha Osoro (Oviedo) and, from Galicia, they visit us again Montenegro Gallery (Vigo, Pontevedra), Moret Art (A Coruña) and Luisa Pita Gallery (Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña) . The General Program also includes the Espiral Gallery (Noja, Cantabria), Rodrigo Juarranz (Aranda de Duero, Burgos), the Léucade Gallery (Murcia) and MH Art Gallery (Bilbao) which participates in Art Madrid for the first time.

 

Among the foreign galleries (10 galleries) it stands out the rich Portuguese representation with Art Lounge (Lisbon), Arte Periférica (Lisbon) and the recently incorporated Paulo Nunes Arte Contemporânea (Vila Franca de Xira). The Schmalfuss gallery (Berlin) and Galerie Robert Drees (Hannover) are the proposals that come from Germany, which are joined by Norty (Carrières-sur-Seine, France), Collage Havana (Havana, Cuba), Yiri Arts (Taipei, Taiwan) and the new incorporations of Nebo Art Gallery (Kyiv, Ukraine) and Carbo / Alterna (Cancun, Mexico-Havana, Cuba).
 

 

 

 

Alfonso Zubiaga, "Proyeccion 1", photography, 2017. Gallery Fucking Art.

 

 

 

Besides, our Guest Artist AM18, Okuda San Miguel has introduced one of whose most representative motifs, the iconic "Skull", serves as the image of the 13th edition of Art Madrid. A skull that condenses the nature of the artist through a pulsating range of colors, magically arranged on the geometric surface of the skull designed by Okuda. An omnipresent figure in the artist's imagination that poses an ironic look to the future from the prism of new contemporary art and a bet on an open-to-all art, a fresh art in contact with pop, surrealism and new generations of creators and of the public.

 

ONE PROJECT AM18, SOLO SHOW AND SITE SPECIFIC PROJECTS

Curator and art critic Carlos Delgado Mayordomo coordinates, one more edition, the ONE PROJECT Program of Art Madrid, a prominent area within the fair that gathers the work of eight young and mid-career artists, national and international creators, who make specific proposals for the fair.

 

For the 13th edition of Art Madrid, ONE PROJECT AM18 will feature the solo-show of Alejandro Monge (Zaragoza, 1988) with 3 Punts Galeria (Barcelona); Candela Muniozguren (Madrid, 1986) with Bea Villamarín (Gijón); Antonyo Marest (Alicante, 1987) with Diwap Gallery (Seville); Carlos Nicanor (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 1974) with Galería Artizar (La Laguna, Tenerife); Bernardo Medina (San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1965) with Nuno Sacramento (Ílhavo, Portugal); Jugo Kurihara (Japan, 1977) with Pantocrator Gallery (Suzhou, China); Aina Albo Puigserver (Palma de Mallorca, 1982) with Pep Llabrés Art Contemporani (Palma de Mallorca) and Vânia Medeiros (Salvador de Bahía, Brazil, 1984) with RV Cultura e Arte (Salvador de Bahía, Brazil).
 

 

 

 

Guim Tió Zarraluki, "EI bany", oil on linnen canvas, 2017. Gallery Yiri Arts.

 

 

 

#ART&EDUCACIÓN AM18: ART AS A TOOL FOR LIFE

In the parallel program #ART&EDUCATION, thanks to the collaboration of independent, public and private professionals, artists and cultural mediators, we will try to clarify concepts such as artistic activism and pedagogy, art as a space of convergence of experiences, non-regulated education and critical citizenship, exhibition formats and the education of the gaze... We will count on, among other agents, Pedagogías Invisibles, a collective that "makes visible the learning that happens in an invisible way"; with the organization Plena Inclusión; with the VEGA school, the program of quarterly courses offered by ESPOSITIVO to bring the less traditional disciplines closer to any type of audience, and with RED ITINER, local program to promote alternative cultural spaces of the Madrid's community.

 

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.