After the success of its two previous editions, from February 28 to March 3 the URVANITY international fair returns to Madrid, with a careful selection of New Contemporary Art, and also premiered a Special Curated Program with three sections: "Solo Shows ", Specific installations and murals, which aim to spread contemporary art and collecting among the general public.
The creators who will participate in these sections have been selected by the independent curators Sabina Chagina (co-founder of the ARTMOSSPHERE Contemporary Urban Art Biennial, Moscow), the architect and curator Sergio Pardo and Juan Peiró, Doctor of Fine Arts and Professor of the Faculty of Fine Arts, from the Universitat Politècnica de València.
The famous French urban artist Miss Van, the realistic painter and pioneer of the New York street art movement Dan Witz, the Czech exponent of 3D graffiti Jan Kaláb and the Spanish Sam3 will star in the "solo shows", a space where you can contemplate the work of each one of them in its own context and independently.
Other international artists who can be seen in this edition are the German space auditor Hendrik Czakainski, the Russian muralist Marat Morik, the Italian duo Miaz Brothers, known for their breakthrough portraitist technique; the lowbrow Belgian collective Hell'O, the Kazakh surrealist illustrator Dilka Bear or the American stencil artist Logan Hicks.
From the Spanish geography, pieces from the Mallorcan Grip Face, the multidisciplinary artist Mario Mankey, the abstract painter Anna Taratiel, the gaffner and painter from Jaén Belin or the figurative muralists Daniel Muñoz and Sfhir, among many others will be sold.
The program also includes a package of lectures and round tables curated by the New York project and Brooklyn Street Art (BSA) art magazine. In parallel, and as in previous editions, mural interventions will be carried out throughout the city by renowned urban artists.
The international galleries confirmed for the third edition of URVANITY are Wunderkammern (Italy), Affenfaust Galerie (Germany), Urban Spree (Germany), Doppelgaenger (Italy), RuArts (Russia), Balneario (Mexico), Antonio Colombo (Italy), Martina's Gallery (Italy), StolenSpace Gallery (United Kingdom), Pantocrator Gallery (China), NextStreet Gallery (France), Galo Art Gallery (Italy), Cerquone Projects (Venezuela), Adda & Taxie (France), MAGMA Gallery (Italy) and The Roger Project (USA).
Also participating are the Spanish Durán Online Gallery (Madrid), My Name's Lolita Art (Madrid), Yusto / Giner (Marbella), Fousion (Barcelona), SC Gallery (Bilbao), Swinton Gallery (Madrid), Manuel Ojeda Gallery (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) and Montana Gallery (Barcelona).
In addition, the fair will once again have a space dedicated to emerging art, with the winners of the Tuenti-URVANITY ART New Contemporary Art contest, aimed at students of Fine Arts in Spain, who will exhibit their works together with those of the rest of the artists, forming part of the professional circuit of galleries, artists and collectors.
URVANITY is the only Spanish fair dedicated to New Contemporary Art. Its bet is to claim proposals that, based on the artistic expression developed in the urban context from the 70s, today build a dialogue with modernity.
In the words of the director of the fair, Sergio Sancho, "although New Contemporary Art is already well established in European countries such as France, Germany, England or North America, in Spain it is still a small market, although with incredible growth potential. We have great artists working all over the world and, little by little, more galleries are added that start to program this type of content. That is why we think that Urvanity is a necessary fair in the Art Week of Madrid ".
General public timetable
Friday, March 1: 12am - 9pm
Saturday March 2: 11am - 9pm
Sunday March 3: 11am - 7pm
Special pass for journalists and collectors
Thursday February 28: 4pm - 8pm
1 day: 10 euros
3 days pass: 25 euros