THE 14th EDITION OF ART MADRID IS COMING: KNOW THE PARTICIPATING GALLERIES

Art Madrid celebrates its fourteenth edition from February 27 to March 3, 2019, in the Crystal Gallery of CentroCentro Cibeles, with the participation of more than 40 national and international galleries that will show the works of nearly 200 artists, both creators emerging as consolidated. With an outstanding foreign presence, which this year reaches 40% and reaffirms the confidence placed in the fair by the international context, 26 national and 16 foreign exhibitors from 13 countries, from Spain to Germany, France, Portugal, Lithuania, Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, South Africa or Taiwan, and including the incorporation of 10 first-time participating galleries.

Galería Hispánica’s booth at Art Madrid, photo by Sara Ortega.

This year, the wide and varied proposal of Art Madrid stands out for its increasingly international character and for a more contemporary artistic selection. Also, the fair reinforces its ongoing commitment to young creators and the most current forms of creation, as proven by the high number of artists under 40 (63), the choice of Rubén Martín de Lucas as Guest Artist or the Parallel Program main theme. In fact, the fair has developed a large set of educational and cultural activities that this year revolve around a very current and booming artistic genre, which we will soon announce.

Carolina Bazo, “Patrones”, photography, 2017. O-Art Project.

In the General Program, a large number of national galleries participate again, such as Madrid's Kreisler, Marita Segovia, Alberto Cornejo BAT, Fucking Art Gallery, Contemporary Hispanic (also based in Mexico City), Jorge Alcolea and Montsequi. From Asturias the galleries directed by Aurora Vigil-Escalera (Gijón), Bea Villamarín (Gijón) and Arancha Osoro (Oviedo) are returning participants too, while from Galicia, Luisa Pita (Santiago de Compostela) and Moret Art (A Coruña) also return to the fair. From the northern part of the Peninsula, Galería Espiral (Noja, Cantabria), Rodrigo Juarranz (Aranda de Duero, Burgos) and MH Art Gallery (Bilbao), as well as the newly participating Kur Art Gallery (Guipúzcoa), are joining us this year. From Valencia the new proposals of Alba Cabrera Gallery and Shiras Gallery are presented, as well as those of the galleries that are coming from Barcelona: 3 Punts, Miquel Alzueta and Zielinsky. In addition, the Galería Cornión (Gijón) and Víctor Lope Arte Contemporáneo (Barcelona), which is also present in the One Project programme, are being premiered at the Crystal Gallery.

Lantomo, “Darkness 06 Doll”, graphite, pastel and watercolor on paper, 2018. Galería BAT Alberto Cornejo.

Among the foreign participating galleries from the General Program, the Portuguese representation is highlighted with Art Lounge (Lisbon), Paulo Nunes-Arte Contemporânea (Vila Franca de Xira) and the newly incorporation of the São Mamede Gallery (Lisbon/Porto). Also participating for the first time are the French Galerie Barrou Planquart (Paris), the North American Lola & the Unicorn (New York), the South African Oda Gallery (Franschhoek) and the Peruvian art collective O-Art Project (Lima). The renewed selections of the German Schmalfuss (Berlin) and Robert Drees (Hannover), the French Norty Mécénat (Carrières-sur-Seine), the Taiwanese Yiri Arts (Taipei) and the Cuban Collage Habana (Havana) have return this edition as well.

View of Art Madrid, photo by Julia Mateo.

One more year, Art Madrid also features the One Project program. The project, designed to support and promote young artists whose careers are in an initial or intermediate state, takes place in a collective exhibition in a solo show format. This year, one of the great updates of the program is the incorporation of Nerea Ubieto, art critic and curator who presents a new proposal leaded only by female artists. This choice, as stated by Ubieto, is based “on the eagerness to level an unstable balance in which female participation in art fairs is still today unfair”.

Alejandra Atarés, “Cactus naranjas”, oil and acrylic on linen, 2018. Víctor Lope Arte Contemporáneo.

Under the title "Ficciones, máscaras y paisajes: el color como telón de fondo", 7 artists feature specific proposals for the fair, which, as the curator explains, invite us to build our own universes. In the program, the international presence is again highlighted, and the pieces by Rūta Vadlugaitė (with Contour Art Gallery, Vilna), Virginia Rivas (DDR Art Gallery, Madrid), Mara Caffarone (Granada Gallery, Comuna), Nuria Mora (About Art, Lugo), Sofia Echeverri (Flux Zone, Mexico City), Manuela Eichner (RV Cultura e Arte, Salvador) and Alejandra Atarés (Víctor Lope Arte Contemporáneo, Barcelona) will be revealed at the fair.

Pepa Salas Vilar, “Desiderare con l’anima”, mix media on canvas, 2018. Galerie Robert Drees.

in this edition, as the Selection Committee assures, the proposals are highlighted because of the increasing quality, the more rigorous selection, the growing international character and the ability to reveal the new possibilities in the world of creation. Also, they are articulating fully contemporary and well-connected discourses, drawing something of the map of our time, in contemporary art. We invite you to stay tuned to our news section where, little by little, we will present all the programs in detail. We await you in Art Week!


LIST OF GALLERIES

General Program

3 Punts Galeria (Barcelona)

Alba Cabrera Gallery (Valencia)

Arancha Osoro (Oviedo)

Art Lounge Gallery (Lisbon)

Aurora Vigil-Escalera (Gijón)

Bea Villamarín (Gijón)

Collage Habana (Habana)

Galería Cornión (Gijón)

Galería Espiral (Noja, Cantabria)

Galería Hispánica Contemporánea (Madrid / Mexico City)

Galería Jorge Alcolea (Madrid)

Galería Kreisler (Madrid)

Galería Luisa Pita (Santiago de Compostela)

Galería Marita Segovia (Madrid)

Galería Miquel Alzueta (Barcelona)

Galeria Paulo Nunes Arte Contemporânea (Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal)

Galería Rodrigo Juarranz (Aranda de Duero, Burgos)

Galeria São Mamede (Lisbon/Porto)

Galería Zielinsky (Barcelona)

Galerie Barrou Planquart (Paris)

Galerie Robert Drees (Hannover)

Kur Art Gallery (Guipúzcoa)

Lola & the Unicorne (New York)

MH Art Gallery (Bilbao)

Montsequi Galería de Arte (Madrid)

Moret Art (A Coruña)

Norty Mécénat (Paris)

O-Art Project (Lima, Peru)

Oda Gallery (Franschhoek, South Africa)

Schmalfuss Berlin (Berlin)

Shiras Galería (Valencia)

Víctor Lope Arte Contemporáneo (Barcelona)

Yiri Arts (Taipei, Taiwan)


One Project Program

About Art Gallery (Lugo)

Contour Art Gallery (Vilna, Lithuania)

DDR Art Gallery (Madrid)

Flux Zone (Mexico City)

Granada Gallery (Comuna, Argentina)

RV Arte e Cultura (Salvador, Brazil)

Víctor Lope Arte Contemporáneo (Barcelona)

 

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 Master Cheese Tuner, 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.