Art Madrid'24 – WHEN VIDEO ART BECOMES A GREAT CELEBRATION

With 12 years of experience, PROYECTOR has established itself as a reference festival in our country dedicated entirely to video-creation, a discipline that continues to win followers and attracts many contemporary creators inside and outside our borders. Video is, in fact, one of the most widespread means of expression in our days. The power of the image in movement is undeniable, and the public demands new artistic languages that are in tune with their habits of cultural consumption. Contemporary art has surrendered to the attraction of this complex and dynamic technique, although it still strives to carve a niche among the traditional disciplines in the most consolidated exhibition circuits. For this reason, PROYECTOR was born, to give voice to so many authors who have found in video-art an ideal channel to hold their creative projects.

PROYECTOR aspires to offer a real vision of the international cultural fabric and the most recent contemporary trends around this speciality, with an ambitious program of activities held in different parts of the capital. Since it was first launched, this initiative has also wanted to be known abroad, and every year, the participation of international authors increases. From Japan to Argentina, passing through Israel, Austria, Brazil or the United States, to name just a few of them, the representation of foreign creators reveals the enormous interest that exists in the sphere of contemporary production in this discipline, which this way becomes a formal vehicle of an expressive language shared worldwide.





The next edition will take place from September 11th to 22nd, 2019 in a packed schedule of events that will bring together more than 50 artists in 14 different venues in Madrid. As every year, the program will host the invited artists along with those selected in the call for projects opened a few months ago and in which more than 400 artists from around 20 countries participated. The result is a rich panorama of the most up-to-date video-creation that opens its doors to the whole world, in the path traced by PROYECTOR since its beginnings: to bring art closer to the general public and pay attention to its experimental and committed nature around which the most critical and reflexive artistic discourses are currently built up.

Març Rabal, “Les eines i els dies” (frame)

In addition to the usual talks, projection cycles and workshops, the 12th edition of PROYECTOR will also host several site-specific projects created for the festival thanks to the program of artistic residences carried out in collaboration with Conde Duque, The Instant Foundation, Medialab Prado and Extension AVAM. Another novelty is the participation of the INELCOM Collection, which will open its doors to publicise its impressive funds dedicated to video-creation and technological art, as well as the "endorsements" where renowned international professionals will curate the artistic proposals coming from Europe and Asia. Also, we must highlight the award that the collector Teresa Sapey has granted to Març Rabal, to be delivered during the festival, and whose video-installation work will be on show in September.

Julieta Caputo y Ariel Uzal, “Un derrumble posible” (frame)

PROYECTOR 2019 promises to surprise everybody with its novelties. We look forward to the arrival of this essential event that for 12 days will conquer major spaces of the city, such as CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, INELCOM Collection, Conde Duque, Cruce, El Instante Fundación, AVAM Extension, Cervantes Institute, Medialab Prado, Quinta del Sordo, Room Alcalá 31, Room Equis, Room The Eagle, Secuencia de Inútiles and Plaza Pública.

 

“I paint in a completely free way, I don't have a plan, it's chaotic, but everything has a reason. I don't prepare anything before I start painting, what I paint is what I feel or try to communicate at that moment, so it changes a lot (from one work to another)”.

Chão limpo e o resto. Mixed media on canvas. 2023. Ana Malta. Courtesy of the artist.

Cultura Inquieta once again joins the experience of discovering and celebrating creative talent within the broad spectrum of artistic expressions present at Art Madrid'24. As a supporter of culture and contemporary art, its commitment to promoting and supporting emerging artists is reflected in a special initiative in this edition: highlighting and supporting the work of the REVELATION ARTIST of the 19th edition.

Só durmo na minha almofada. Mixed media on canvas. 2023. Ana Malta. Courtesy of the artist.

In this context, Ana Malta emerges into the contemporary art scene with a fresh voice and her own visual aesthetic. Born in Lisbon in 1996, Malta is a talented visual artist and freelance designer who has captivated the public with her distinctive approach and bold exploration of the beauty of everyday spaces through her investigations of color.

Her studies in Painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon, as well as her Master's Degree in Creative Industries Management at the Catholic University of Portugal in Porto, have provided a solid foundation for her artistic practice. Currently, she also collaborates in the Communication and Production Office of Carpintarias de São Lázaro - Centro Cultural e Galeria Belo-Galsterer, showing her commitment to the cultural fabric of her community. She is also part of the artistic collective VÊS.TRÊS.

Ana Malta has been recognized in several platforms and media, including the 14th Edition of QUADRANTE, Melancia Mag and the SCROLL program of the RTP2 channel. Her participation in the book (AS)ARTISTAS - Ensaio Gráfico sobre Histórias e Práticas Artísticas no Feminino and in the April 21st Edition of Nova Awareness Club underlines her impact and relevance in the contemporary art scene.

Só um é que ganha. Mixed media on canvas. 2023. Ana Malta. Courtesy of the artist.

Ana Malta's work is characterized by her exploration of color, patterns, composition, and texture. These elements are not only vehicles of her plastic and visual expression, but also embody an intimate dialogue between aesthetic restlessness and the transformation of error into opportunity.

It is exciting to see Ana Malta make her debut at Art Madrid'24, represented by Galeria São Mamede (STAND B3). Her presence promises to further enrich the artistic experience of the event, inviting the public to approach the visually captivating and conceptually stimulating universe that the artist creates to narrate the chaos she rearranges in shapes and colors.

Não fico pendurada. Mixed media on canvas. 2023. Ana Malta. Courtesy of the artist.

In a world in constant movement, Ana Malta reminds us of the importance of experimentation and continuous exploration in the search for authentic and sincere artistic expression.

Her work has been REVEALED to us in the 19th edition of ART MADRID, thanks to the precise point of view of CULTURA INQUIETA as a testimony of the transforming power of art. In her hands, the entropy of forms brings us the possible memory of an endless summer; the luminosity of the sun becomes the caress of everyday life; we may even be surprised by the formula of happiness turned into a companion animal.

Ana Malta's pieces combines the restlessness of a space that appears to be in a state of chaos with the delicate synesthesia of vibrating at the velocity of light, nuances, lines and colors in her paintings.