THE WOMEN?S GALLERISTS ARE STRONG IN THE NORTH ... AND IN ART MADRID

We are pleased to see how women gallery owners have strengthened their presence and visibility on the stage of contemporary Spanish art and, from Galicia and Asturias, some of their best representatives arrive at our fair.

 

Lino Lago. Yellow paint on Gioconda. Oil on linen. 122 x 81.5 cm. 2016

 

 

Moret Art is a company formed by a team of professionals specialized in the contemporary art market with a firm commitment to the dissemination and development of the work of emerging artists, both national and international, for which they have incorporated documentary supports, activities Didactic, artistic encounters and technological resources, both online and offline. In Art Madrid'17 we can see the work of his artists Xurxo Gómez-Chao, Miguel Piñeiro, Daniel Sueiras and Lino Lago.

 

Lino Lago and Daniel Sueiras are betting on a portrayal and figurative painting that bring us closer to consumer culture, giving new meaning to fixed stereotypes. Along with the others they make of Moret Art, a obligatory stop inside the fair.

 

 

Los Barreiro.Containers. Containers. Mixed technique (objects and painting). 2016

 

 

The Montenegro Gallery, in this case directed by Víctor Rodeiro Montenegro, is based in Vigo and was founded in 1987. It represents Spanish and international artists framed in Historical Vanguard and Modern International Art, reserving a special section for Galician art. Francisco Pazos, Los Barreiro, Adolfo Schlosser and Jorge Barbi are the artists with whom we are surprised in this edition, two very different visions on contemporary sculpture.

 

Los Barreiro in particular, a team that stands out for the fusion of aesthetic and conceptual ideas of both. It results in a new contribution to the object-art of single piece, with reminiscences that go from the pop art and abstract to the industrial style. A safe bet based on the current culture.

 

 

Yolanda Dorda. Sin título. No title. Mixed media on paper. 150 x 108 cm. 2016

 

 

The new Luisa Pita Art Gallery project was born to continue the activity of the Bus Station Space Gallery, founded and directed by Luisa Pita, in Santiago de Compostela since 2012. Focused now from the experience acquired as a more ambitious cultural project, With its own and more personal meaning, as a meeting point for artists of recognized prestige and emerging. The works of Yolanda Dorda and Rebeca Plana compose their proposal for Art Madrid'17.

 

Two women, with very powerful work that with great narrative expression will delight us with their presence. The oil on canvas and mixed media will meet on the stand of this gallery so fresh and dynamic.

 

 

David Morago.  Lion's Head. Acrylic and graphite on wood. 113.5x 99.5 cm. 2016

 

The gallery owner Aurora Vigil-Escalera is one of the veterans at Art Madrid and runs a new space, Aurora Vigil-Escalera Gallery, which brings together two key factors: experience - with more than 30 years in the sector - and quality. The variety in the cultural offer and the category of the artists represented become the hallmarks of this new project that is updated and adapted to the personal concerns of its director and to the continuous changes in the art sector. The ambitious proposal that brings us to the fair includes artists such as David Rodriguez Caballero, Pablo Genovés, Rafa Macarrón, Herminio, Isabel Muñóz, Juan Genovés, Ismael Lagares, David Morago and Mariano Matarranz.

 

The photographer Isabel Muñoz has been able to highlight the diversity of proposals that characterize the contemporary Spanish photographic scene, betting on the platinum styling technique and the large format with the aim of reinforcing her discourse: her passion for the body as a form of Approach to the study of the human being. While David Morago, bet on a more wild and animalistic aesthetic with his mixed techniques on board.

 

 

 Eric Bocanegra. Eric Bocanegra. Virio 2. Oil on canvas. 116 x 89 cm. 2015

 

 

The Arancha Osoro Gallery is an art space located in the exhibition center of Oviedo, dedicated to the promotion of contemporary art, discovering and working with new promises in wide collaboration with the artistic and production centers. His proposal is simple: to physically and emotionally bring current art to the people, doing it in an active way, that stimulates, that makes you feel. In Art Madrid'17 we will approach the work of Kiko Miyares, Covadonga Valdés, Eric Bocanegra and Pedro Fano.

 

Eric Bocanegra in particular, develops a style that allows him to unleash his imagery, ghosts and worries. The painting becomes his life, and this speech knows how to bring the table through oil and acrylic. A very intense and minimalist work.

 

 

 

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.