The 18th edition of ART MADRID
ART MADRID’23 will celebrate its eighteenth edition from February 22 to 26, 2023, during Art Week, at the Galería de Cristal in the Palacio de Cibeles.
Year after year, the fair retains a more significant number of the public (more than 20,000 visitors in each of its last five editions) and new buyers. A fundamental mission for ART MADRID’23 is to continue generating a market and promoting national and international collecting in the Madrid context of Art Week. The fair characterizes by being a close and open proposal to all audiences who want to know the reality of the world of contemporary art.
The selection is made to guarantee a high level of artistic quality in the ART MADRID’23 programming. For this reason, the applications are evaluated taking into account both the proposal presented by the gallery and the career of its artists.
This year’s edition will have ART MADRID launched the second edition of art&collect, an interview programme by Alfonso De La Torre, one shot collectors (ART MADRID’S free advice programme), and for the first time a program dedicated to giving visibility to 4 young artists under the theme of identity.
THE SECOND EDITION OF ART&COLLECT: YOUR WORK IN ONE CLICK
ART MADRID presented for the second consecutive year the Art&Collect: your work in one click initiative, which offers a preview of what can be seen at the eighteenth edition of the Madrid fair. The online sales campaign were available from December 14th, 2022 to January 5th, 2023
Art&Collect: your work in one click is an initiative created in collaboration with the galleries that make up the general program of ART MADRID’23. This digital initiative aims to bring the latest contemporary art to all audiences. Through the fair’s online store, it will be possible to access more than 40 works whose value ranges between 800 and 1800 euros.
ONE SHOT COLLECTORS, ART MADRID’S FREE ADVICE PROGRAMME
ART MADRID, sponsored by One Shot Hotels, launches: “One Shot Collectors”, a Collectors Program integrated into the heart of the fair with the commitment to continue building bridges to bring the public closer to contemporary art. One Shot Hotels is a young chain of boutique hotels with meticulous design and an unbeatable location in the center of the leading Spanish cities.
For this, in this edition of ART MADRID, we will have a space for advice by Ana Suárez Gisbert, Art Advisor, Law Degree, and Expert Appraiser with extensive experience in the art market.
This advisory service is designed for experienced collectors, those looking for their first collector’s item, and even corporate collectors looking to reflect their brand values in an art collection. Thus, the ART MADRID’23 collecting program considers the different profiles, needs, and preferences, by generating a personalized tour and orientation.
Giving visibility to 4 young artists under the theme of identity.
ART MADRID’23 Curated Program will be dedicated to young artists as a platform for visibility during Madrid Art Week, an event par excellence for contemporary art at a national level. It is proposed as institutional support from the fair to allow four creators the possibility to show their projects in an event and commercial space such as an art fair.
Natalia Alonso Arduengo is in charge of articulating a Curated Program around the theme of Identity. The program will have the participation of Agnés Essonti (Barcelona 1996), Dela Delos (Oviedo 1992), Alexia Sayago (Madrid 1995) and Lorena Gutiérrez (Havana 1987).
Infinite conversations: an Interview programme by Alfonso De La Torre
Eight interviews with artists from ARTMADRID’23 is the section of interviews conducted by the art critic and curator Alfonso de la Torre in which he discovers, in greater depth, the artistic universe of the eight most outstanding creators of the following ART MADRID edition. The section, which presents the artists from private conversations and with its own content, will be included in a common theme around the figure of the artist and their practices in the national art market.
Perceval Graells (Elche, 1983) (Alba Cabrera Gallery) seeks, through her works, to provoke a personal reflection in viewers about how we face the process of overcoming pain throughout our history; turning that pain into a space of peace and calm where we can recreate ourselves and reflect.
In the work of Martínez Cánovas (Murcia, 1980) (Inéditad) we will find, through a surreal and symbolic imaginary, a direct connection with the philosophical thought of antiquity in philosophers who, like Aristotle, argued that death is the most terrible of all things and that fearing this and other truths is even fair and noble.
The works of Cristina Gamón (Valencia, 1987) (Shiras Galería) are distinguished by a visual freshness that the artist manages to achieve through a complex technique of unreal images, capable of transporting us to the oceanic abysses in which our mere presence is astonished before the magnitude of the color.
The works of Nicolás Lisardo (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 1978) (Manuel Ojeda Gallery) aim to assess existential limits, adding a metaphysical tonality to those eroded facades of the city. It is an anti-picturesque scenario, which has the firm intention of moving us to the perception of the idea (eidos forme).
Isabela Puga’s (Caracas, 1997) (BAT Alberto Cornejo Gallery) interest in architecture and urbanism make these disciplines a substantial part of her creative process, from which she drinks and adopts, especially her own geometric style. – pictorial. Starting from opposites: the shine of gold and the darkness of black, the artist questions and investigates essential elements such as depth, color, light, and space in her works. She intends to foster the relationship between subject- object and space.
The paintings by Francisco Mayor Maestre, (Madrid, 1990) (Aurora Vigil-Escalera Gallery) flood the set with color, excessive vegetation, and impossible planes that break the figuration of the work. Outstanding in his conception of shared spatiality are curtains, awnings, laundry, and air conditioning units… In an investigation of the freedom of painting, the exploration of spaces, and the claim of individuality.
The plastic works that Pedro Peña Gil (Jaén, 1978) (Metro Gallery) has carried out in recent years, constitute a return to the attitude of those explorers who wanted to extract the light qualities. Although, in his case, adding the element that best presents him: color. The experimentation of these works, like the first photographers, leads him to take the images of the world as a metaphor for the anonymous Petri dishes.
Mario Soria (Barcelona, 1966) (Gallery N2) is a profound connoisseur of the western pictorial tradition and its techniques, and he uses them to subvert them with his particular sense of humor. His works mix American pop art and the European tradition he calls “interstellar pop surrealism.”
The 18th edition of ART MADRID
Location: The Galería de Cristal in the Palacio de Cibeles.
Duration: 22 February – 26 February