Art Madrid'24 – THE ABSOLUTE JOB OF JUAN LUIS MORAZA

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Juan Luis Moraza, Vitoria 1960. He is already a renowned artist, in the most contemporary artistic panorama. The work of Moraza, has been developed basically in the field of sculpture, not removing protagonism to the different disciplines, with the integration of these to their facilities. The painting, the implantation of objects or the audiovisual material, make that the work of Moraza expands in different registers, techniques and contexts. These practices have positioned him as a reference when it comes to influencing an entire generation.

 

 

 

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He has done more than 20 exhibitions, both collective and individual in recent years, in cities such as Madrid, Barcelona, ??New York, Venice, Buenos Aires or Chile, and his work is already part of certain public and private collections. For this particular show, the artist explains the concept of work based on different scenarios of the most current society, ug of Work, Erosis, Calendar of labor holidays, Republic, Software, Anormatividad and The party as office.

 

 

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The curator Antón Castro has carried out a tour in which we can appreciate the distrust of the artist before said society, which encourages us to be competitive and to develop as automatons, being thus laziness punished by collective thinking. As "reward" sacrifice and effort, reward the individual with values ??that give meaning to the constant work of our minds. It is a valuable social critic, to the routine that we develop day by day. A sample that you can not miss.

 

 

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The curator Antón Castro has carried out a tour in which we can appreciate the distrust of the artist before said society, which encourages us to be competitive and to develop as automatons, being thus laziness punished by collective thinking. As "reward" sacrifice and effort, reward the individual with values ??that give meaning to the constant work of our minds. It is a valuable social critic, to the routine that we develop day by day. A sample that you can not miss.

 

 

 

Estel Boada. Courtesy of the artist.

INTERCESSIONS. PERFORMANCE CYCLE X TARA FOR WOMEN



Art Madrid celebrates its 19th edition from March 6 to 10, 2024 at the Galería de Cristal of the Palacio de Cibeles. During the Art Week, Art Madrid becomes an exhibition platform for national and international galleries and artists. With the intention of creating a space of expression for emerging artists, our fair has joined forces with the Tara For Women Foundation, which, in its mission to empower and strengthen talented women, becomes a collaborator of Art Madrid's renewed Parallel Program with the Performance Cycle: Intercessions X Tara For Women.

PERFORMANCE STAND, BY ME. ESTEL BOADA


Saturday - March 8 - 19:00h. Galería de Cristal of the Palacio de Cibeles.



They say that in order to succeed, a stand has to be well located, innovative, tidy, have a good, clean and clear image, we can't let it go unnoticed, it has to stand out from the competition, generate curiosity and space for personal interaction. Well, after 19 years, the perfect stand has arrived, he doesn't know it yet, but it has been an exclusive creation to stand out at the fair.

Performance of Pfff Historia d'una Fitball. Documentation. 2023.

His name is Stanley, he is 19 years old and he is... human.

Stand, by Me is a performance that wants to address the responsibility and the position of an art fair stand in an ironic and burlesque way.

"Stanley", our main character, created to live and die at the fair, doesn't know what the outside is, but he knows all about the strengths and weaknesses of this mobile architecture.

Unlike his family made of plasterboard, wood, glass and PVC, Stanley is human matter and therefore feels different from the rest. He tries to be like the rest of the stands: smooth, straight, monotonous, silent... But it is impossible, he has to understand that his strength is his uniqueness.

Through a corporal and vocal exploration, she finds the way to express herself and communicate with others, generating curiosity, empathy and humor.

Stand, By Me. Documentation. 2024.



ABOUT THE ARTIST

ESTEL BOADA. Mataró, Barcelona, 1991

Estel Boada is a multifaceted artist who addresses past, present and future issues in an ironic and burlesque way. Trained in Fine Arts, her work includes design, drawing, performance, among others... After studying Fine Arts, she is interested in design, drawing, performance, space, collectivity and voice. Playing with humor, absurdity and trash, Estel always ends up talking in a burlesque way about her life as a frustrated diva. Her performances include "Kslkkda" (Virreina and Can Balaguer), "Vital el Musical" (Antic Teatre + NyamNyam), "Esperit de Clor" at MAC (Mataró), "El Hechizo" (Residencia #Ey!MAD), "De Kathedraal: historia de la construcción" (Nau Estruch) and "PERTÚ (la ofrenda)", awarded by BCN Producció-La Capella, among others. His performance "Stand, by Me" ironizes the responsibility and position of an art fair stand by personifying "Stanley", a human being in a context designed for material structures. The work highlights uniqueness versus uniformity in the art world.