El Banquete, "El color blanco", 2017.



The process to select the ten winner projects of the 28th Edition of Circuitos de Artes Plásticas started in February 2017. Since 28 years ago, the Regional Government of Madrid organises this call for projects to fund the making of creative proposals by authors younger than 35 years. In addition to contribute to the production of the work, the award includes the exhibition of the pieces in the Sala de Arte Joven of Madrid.





Sala de Arte Joven.





This exhibition space has consolidated as a place of reference to contemporary art and artistic creation. On the 15th of November, the opening will finally show the work of these creators, which since their selection didn’t take a breath on work. The artists selected are: Miguel Sánchez Bastida, Antonio Menchén Iglesias, Javier Velázquez Cabrero, Covadonga Moya Álvarez-Buylla, Rafael Munárriz Gimeno, Julia Varela Arribas, Marian Garrido Herrojo, Víctor Santamarina Castaño, José Jurado Gómez y the collective El Banquete (compounded by Alejandría Cinque, Raquel G. Ibáñez y Marta van Tartwijk).





Coco Moya, "Vera Icon" and "Copia sin original", 2017. 





The selection process, ended up in July, was made by Antonio J. Sánchez Luengo, general under-director of Fine Arts; Javier Martín-Jiménez, Art Advisor of the Regional Government of Madrid; Manuel Segade, director of CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo; Sabrina Amrani, as a representative of the galleries sector; Patricia Villanueva, as a representative of the cultural management realm, and Isidro López Aparicio, an artist.





Julia Varela "Speech, speed, speechless, speeding, speedy, speedometer, speedboat, speed, skating, speed or nullum crimen, nulla poena sine praevia lege", 2012–2016.





Carlos Delgado Mayordomo was the curator of the showing, who will also lead the guided tours organised around the exhibition, starting on Wednesday 22nd. With these tours, the curator will enter more in-depth into the underlying subject of the exhibition, focused on art as a language of social critics in several aspects of human relationships, from power to gender issues.



In the year 2020 in the heart of Barcelona a wandering gallery was born, the same one that in February 2021 would debut at Art Madrid with an exhibition proposal focused on contemporary portraits; with this subject matter it would manage to create a powerful dialogue between artwork and audience and make the seal Inéditad remain in the history of the event that contained it.

Jean Carlos Puerto. Protección. Oil and copper leaf on wood. 60 x 48. 2021. Image courtesy of the gallery.

Since that first time and until today, the wandering gallery has managed to build projects on otherness, has repositioned in the spotlight the discourses on the LGTBIQ+ collective, has consolidated a group of artists who share its principles of resilience and empathy and the best thing is that it continues to bet from the professionalism and commitment to give voice to the difference.

Claudio Petit-Laurent.. El Joven de la Perla. Oil on wood. 30 x 30 cm. 2023. Image courtesy of the gallery.

Inéditad Gallery, thanks to its founder Luis López, its collaborators and the infinite possibilities manifested in the works of the artists it represents, is a gallery that has demonstrated its capacity and courage to stimulate the sensibility of the public through art and seduce a generation that moves between the glass window and the analogical story. Inéditad is a nomadic gallery that has gathered around it a community of artists and has moved the context with exhibition projects that think about LGTBIQ+ art without prejudices.

Pepa Salas Vilar. Las marcas del arcoiris. Oil on canvas. 40 x 50 cm. 2022. Image courtesy of the gallery.

Pride and Prejudice was inaugurated. An exhibition that brings together the works of sixteen artists: Abel Carrillo, Alex Domènech, Carlos Enfedaque, Silvia Flechoso, Jamalajama, Daniel Jaén, Claudio Petit-Laurent, Jean Carlos Puerto, Fernando Romero, Pablo Rodríguez, Pepa Salas Vilar, Jack Smith, Pablo Sola, Bran Sólo, Elia Tomás and Utürüo. Painting, illustration, photography and digital art are the manifestations that bring into dialogue around fifty neatly threaded pieces, in a discursive line that discusses such a latent phenomenon as discrimination. To achieve this, the artists invited to the exhibition question themselves whether: Does discrimination exist within the LGTBIQ+ collective?

Pride and Prejudice Official Poster. Image courtesy of the gallery.

With approaches on and from the body, the proposal invites to celebrate diversity, proposes to question and self-question the prejudices and attitudes of society against the collective. Pride and Prejudice is a space for dialogue about the constructs imposed on us by society. It is also an oasis in which to deconstruct with tolerance and respect the subjectivities that sometimes prevent us from approaching the production of the participating artists, simply because "the beautiful" does not fit in an androgynous body. The subjugation of stereotypes are pressed with determination to find the beauty of diversity in other palpable facets of reality.

Pablo Sola. All men are dogs. Photography. 2014. Image courtesy of the gallery.

Throughout these three years Inéditad has stimulated the vindictive projection towards bad practices, has questioned estates around the LGTBIQ+ body and the most admirable thing, is that these capacities have resurfaced around the dialogue and the visual narrative of the stories that are told from the visual: Artworks that are people, art that is, per se, humanity. Overcome impositions and accept what is different in order to continue fighting against homophobia, biphobia, lesbophobia or transphobia and defend the equal rights that all the acronyms of the collective deserve in our community.

That's Pride and Prejudice: One creature, the happiest in the world. And maybe other projects and other people have said it - or felt it - before, but none so fairly.

Silvia Flechoso. Hola, soy maricón. Oil on canvas. 73 x 54 cm. 2023. Image courtesy of the gallery.

From June 8th until June 22nd you can visit Pride and Prejudice. Carrer de Palau núm. 4. Canal Gallery space. Barcelona.