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This year Urvanity and Mahou are collaborating to create something very special. An immersive space like you've never seen before. A place where you can enjoy an extensive programme of talks, have a drink or simply enjoy the atmosphere. For this occasion, the artists of Penique Productions will dress the COAM conference room with an immersive installation that will conquer the whole space creating a unique place, with its own light, texture and colours. Step inside and experience a place that is both familiar and new at the same time - immerse yourself in a very big experience!

And, if you are one of the curious ones who want to know much more about the New Contemporary Art we have a special plan for you. We have created guided tours of Urvanity 2019 where you can learn absolutely everything about the works and artists present at the fair.

In addition, we will offer Guided Tours and Urban Safaris where you can learn all about the artists of this year's fair and see the most outstanding and representative urban artworks of the capital.

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  • COAM. Calle de Hortaleza, 63

    16.30-17:25 - Denis Hegic The Intelligence of the Many

    Urban culture and digital technologies continue to flatten hierarchies in the art world. Art, activism and collaborative creation models are converging towards a new way of working in which disciplines blend more easily. Why not apply this to collaborative exhibition and performance work? The Intelligence of Many is a concept that brings insights (and possible dangers) to the new energy of D.I.Y. applied to art and culture.

    18.00-18:55 - Fernando Figueroa Graffiti, human barometer of society

    Graffiti and Street Art can be social barometers; emotional and ethical reflections of the neighbourhood, the community and the city. But how to unravel their meanings? Urban art and its myriad expressions are intrinsically linked to a real or figurative space and time, which can act as an alarm, an escape valve or a demand for change. Come and listen as Dr. Fernando Figueroa shows us that graffiti is alive and persistent in raising awareness, inciting action and ultimately giving voice to individual expression.

    19.30-20:45 - Steven P. Harrington and Jaime Rojo, Okuda San Miguel, Óscar Sanz - BSA Film Friday Presents "Equilibri".

    A playful and exciting screening of the most important videos that have aired on BSA Film Fridays, Brooklyn Street Art's weekly programme. Vandals, dreamers, activists and weirdos come together on the streets and on screen in this documentary that will expand your ideas about graffiti, street art and all that urban art can be.

  • COAM. Calle de Hortaleza, 63

    13.00-14.15 - Juan Bautista Peiró and Sergio Pardo Urban art manifestations for dialogue with the city

    The proliferation of the aforementioned urban art festivals over the last ten years has added colour to our cities, but have they established a dialogue with them? Can we really programme works that respond to the rhythm of the city, aware of its mechanisms and in tune with the variety of its people? What is "creative spatial planning" and how do we obtain the necessary permissions for complex works? Why is it important to look at urban art from a broader perspective, beyond the murals themselves? How should art in public space impact our communities today and how do we achieve that impact? Join these two practitioners of urban art / art in public space as they discuss how to make works that break out of the traditional and create a dialogue with the city.

    16.00-15.55 - Jan Kaláb Urban Art and Inclusion

    Whether it's illegal graffiti on trains and streets or events conceived by collectives, the creative process thrives on collaboration. Multidisciplinary artist Jan Kaláb shows you how, whether working alone or collectively, his motto is always the same: always go further. Whether with the witty soul of graffiti or the organic lines of his sculptures and geometric paintings, urban art nurtures inclusion.

    17.30 - 18.25 Alberto González Pulido Art, Intellectual Property and Censorship

    The gag rule extends into areas that many would not even imagine, including art practice as dialogue and its intersection with the public sphere. Join artist and art professional Alberto González Pulido as he discusses censorship and other important issues related to art and intellectual property.

    19.00 - 19.55 - Sabina Chagina Creating an Urban Art Biennial in Moscow

    Leading curator of the street art scene in Russia, Sabina Chagina talks about the different stages she went through to launch ARTMOSSPHERE, the country's first street art and urban culture biennial, which has just launched its third edition in 2018. Sabina will talk about how an intensive, challenging and rewarding programme got her there and how it has changed the discourse on street art, murals and contemporary art in Moscow.

  • COAM. Calle de Hortaleza, 63

    13.00 - 14:15 Susan Hansen & Bill Posters Take Over: Urban Art and Creative Activism

    From hacking public space to subvertising to collaborative interventions, the street practices of creative activism are anything but routine, especially when there is a message to convey or a story to tell. What role does activism play in times of social-political-psychological upheaval and who has the last word?

    16.00-17.15 Pascal Feucher + Dan Witz Urban art and residencies: the importance of nurturing artists and the creative process.

    Of the practices developed during apprenticeships, residencies have always been a valuable stage for the development and evolution of artists (and sometimes curators) over the years. Graffiti and street artists often have a completely different view of the world. Is there a model for supporting D.I.Y. outlaws?