Art Madrid will celebrate its 13th edition from 21st to 25th February in the Galería de Cristal of CentroCentro Cibeles with the participation in its General Program of 34 international galleries specialised in contemporary and emerging art in all its disciplines, and focused on the dissemination and promotion of new artists and new ways of creation.
The Selection Committee of Art Madrid, made up of gallery professionals, experts in the art market, critics and independent curators, has positively assessed both the artistic quality of the proposals and their commitment to new talent.
In the General Program AM18, 9 galleries participate for the first time, 5 Spanish - Fucking Art (Madrid), Soraya Cartategui (Madrid-New York), Mercedes Roldán Art Gallery (Madrid), Shiras Gallery (Valencia), MH Art Gallery (Bilbao) - and 4 foreigners - Galerie Robert Drees (Hannover, Germany), Paulo Nunes Contemporary Art (Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal), Nebo Art Gallery (Kyiv, Ukraine), Carbo / Alterna (Cancun, Mexico-Havana, Cuba) - what confirms the trust of professionals in Art Madrid. In total, there are 34 galleries that make up the General Program of the fair, a program that always takes care of the participation of galleries and national artists, the main value of this fair of reference in the Week of Art in Madrid.
Among the Spanish galleries (24), Art Madrid'18 will have a broad representation from Madrid (8) formed by BAT Alberto Cornejo, Kreisler, Marita Segovia, Galería Hispánica Contemporánea (Madrid-Mexico), Jorge Alcolea, to which they join this year Soraya Cartategui (Madrid-New York), the Fucking Art gallery and Mercedes Roldán Art Gallery. From Barcelona come the gallery Zielinsky and some of the senior galleries of the fair such as 3 Punts Galeria, Marc Calzada and the Miquel Alzueta Gallery. Benlliure Gallery, Alba Cabrera Gallery and the newly incorporated Shiras Gallery bring their proposals for the 13th edition from Valencia. From Asturias they repeat Aurora Vigil-Escalera (Gijón) and Arancha Osoro (Oviedo) and, from Galicia, they visit us again Montenegro Gallery (Vigo, Pontevedra), Moret Art (A Coruña) and Luisa Pita Gallery (Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña) . The General Program also includes the Espiral Gallery (Noja, Cantabria), Rodrigo Juarranz (Aranda de Duero, Burgos), the Léucade Gallery (Murcia) and MH Art Gallery (Bilbao) which participates in Art Madrid for the first time.
Among the foreign galleries (10 galleries) it stands out the rich Portuguese representation with Art Lounge (Lisbon), Arte Periférica (Lisbon) and the recently incorporated Paulo Nunes Arte Contemporânea (Vila Franca de Xira). The Schmalfuss gallery (Berlin) and Galerie Robert Drees (Hannover) are the proposals that come from Germany, which are joined by Norty (Carrières-sur-Seine, France), Collage Havana (Havana, Cuba), Yiri Arts (Taipei, Taiwan) and the new incorporations of Nebo Art Gallery (Kyiv, Ukraine) and Carbo / Alterna (Cancun, Mexico-Havana, Cuba).
Besides, our Guest Artist AM18, Okuda San Miguel has introduced one of whose most representative motifs, the iconic "Skull", serves as the image of the 13th edition of Art Madrid. A skull that condenses the nature of the artist through a pulsating range of colors, magically arranged on the geometric surface of the skull designed by Okuda. An omnipresent figure in the artist's imagination that poses an ironic look to the future from the prism of new contemporary art and a bet on an open-to-all art, a fresh art in contact with pop, surrealism and new generations of creators and of the public.
ONE PROJECT AM18, SOLO SHOW AND SITE SPECIFIC PROJECTS
Curator and art critic Carlos Delgado Mayordomo coordinates, one more edition, the ONE PROJECT Program of Art Madrid, a prominent area within the fair that gathers the work of eight young and mid-career artists, national and international creators, who make specific proposals for the fair.
For the 13th edition of Art Madrid, ONE PROJECT AM18 will feature the solo-show of Alejandro Monge (Zaragoza, 1988) with 3 Punts Galeria (Barcelona); Candela Muniozguren (Madrid, 1986) with Bea Villamarín (Gijón); Antonyo Marest (Alicante, 1987) with Diwap Gallery (Seville); Carlos Nicanor (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 1974) with Galería Artizar (La Laguna, Tenerife); Bernardo Medina (San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1965) with Nuno Sacramento (Ílhavo, Portugal); Jugo Kurihara (Japan, 1977) with Pantocrator Gallery (Suzhou, China); Aina Albo Puigserver (Palma de Mallorca, 1982) with Pep Llabrés Art Contemporani (Palma de Mallorca) and Vânia Medeiros (Salvador de Bahía, Brazil, 1984) with RV Cultura e Arte (Salvador de Bahía, Brazil).
#ART&EDUCACIÓN AM18: ART AS A TOOL FOR LIFE
In the parallel program #ART&EDUCATION, thanks to the collaboration of independent, public and private professionals, artists and cultural mediators, we will try to clarify concepts such as artistic activism and pedagogy, art as a space of convergence of experiences, non-regulated education and critical citizenship, exhibition formats and the education of the gaze... We will count on, among other agents, Pedagogías Invisibles, a collective that "makes visible the learning that happens in an invisible way"; with the organization Plena Inclusión; with the VEGA school, the program of quarterly courses offered by ESPOSITIVO to bring the less traditional disciplines closer to any type of audience, and with RED ITINER, local program to promote alternative cultural spaces of the Madrid's community.