Installations

Program 2020

Urvanity Installations

During Madrid’s Art Week our purpose is to be not only inside the Fair. We want to be in the streets, where we come from. We want to bring art outside the four walls of a gallery to activate the city through installations in the public space. Together with Madrid Capital de Moda, we transformed Madrid’s city center into an artistic trail at everyone’s reach. Let us introduce you to the artists of our Installation Program 2020.

 

01. DUNJA JANKOVIC in San Ildefonso square – Presented by Pantocrator Gallery  //  02. SAMUEL SALCEDO Juan Goytisolo square (behind Reina Sofia museum) – Presented by 3 Punts Galería // 03. ABEL IGLESIAS in Callao square – Presented by Montana Gallery // 04. LAURENCE VALLIÈRES at COAM – Presented by Swinton Gallery

San Ildefonso square

Presented by Pantocrator Gallery
DUNJA JANKOVIC

(Croatia, 1980)

Dunja Jankovic is an artist whose interdisciplinary work includes comics as an abstract narration, collaging, painting and screen printed, site specific paste-up actions and installations. She had graduated on the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb (Croatia) and the School of Visual Arts in New York. She had exhibited worldwide and her works have been published in numerous magazines. She is a founder and organizer of multi-media, experimental art project SKVER (skver-art.com) on the island of Losinj in Croatia, and a co-organizer of the festival of experimental comics and narrative arts, The Projects in Portland, OR, USA. She had taught experimental practice in comics at the Independent Publishing Resource Center in Portland, Oregon. Since 2014 she has been running her own screen print studio and production. Currently living in Barcelona, Spain.

Juan Goytisolo square (behind Reina Sofia museum)

Presented by 3 Punts Galería
SAMUEL SALCEDO

(Barcelona, 1975)

Salcedo’s works aim to emphasize the masked nature of human beings. An illusory-condition, sometimes grotesque, often ridiculous yet somehow decent, of the postmodern citizen, often more banal that fulfilled. His sculptures and characters always question the viewer with their subtle irony and vulnerability. One can see his mastery in the diversity of the materials he uses (resin, wood, aluminum, bronze) and which integrate painting, the discipline with which he began his career. Bachelor of Fine Arts, he studied at the University of Barcelona and the Manchester Metropolitan University in England. Since 1998 he exhibits in galleries and participates in international Art Fairs with 3 Punts Galeria. Since then, he has had numerous exhibitions across Spain and overseas, and his works are included in several national and international art collections.

Callao square

Presented by Montana Gallery Barcelona
ABEL IGLESIAS

(Lleida, 1994)

Multidisciplinary artist based in the city of Valencia. Linked to the world of graffiti since the beginning, he has configured a language that celebrates the importance of color by exploiting its livelier side. His compositions work abstraction, playing with whimsical combinations that give dynamicity to spaces where they intervene and spread their fun character to the observer. He has touched multiple fields and exhibits enormous versatility, covering murals, artistic installations, sculptures, pieces of furniture, works in ceramics, interior design and works in the urban landscape. It all connected through his interest in spatiality. Inspired on a futuristic and advanced society vision, he reinterprets what is established.

COAM

Presented by Swinton Gallery
LAURENCE VALLIÈRES

(Québec, 1986)

Laurence Vallières is known by the creation of large-scale sculptures in cardboard. Vallières studied Visual Arts at Concordia University before doing an exchange program in Los Angeles where she improved her technique in ceramics. After an artistic residency in Russia the influence of the street art started to take over her work. Her recycled cardboard sculptures express human emotion in animal from a popular character, exploring relationships, communication and political issues through innovative use of materials and with a hearty dose of humour. She also makes a bid for environmental responsibility along the way: “using trash to make art has political meaning when our economy is so harmful for the planet. This is why I consider my work political.”

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Manifesto

URVANITY ART

The new contemporary art fair

It is manifest that for several decades new practices, values and codes have coexisted in the cultural landscape of our cities, occupying a place in the world of contemporary art. The issue is how to tie them together, and this cannot be achieved only by means of an urban art fair. Therefore, Urvanity has been conceived as a platform for a New Contemporary Art.

To speak of new art is to catalyze a contemporary project with a historical perspective because “all that is not tradition is plagiarism.” Notably, Urvanity advocates proposals (with a strong base in the urban context of the 1970 ́s up until today) that construct a dialogue with modernity, and, as a result, provide a setting from which we can explain the world around us. It is important not only to consider the work itself but to understand the public space where this very work is composed and that it at the least convey an aesthetic experience.

Urvanity seeks to explore and thus imagine possible future scenarios for this New Contemporary Art, thanks in part to alliances with other initiatives and promoters of culture in our city. To support the creation and spreading of ideas, as well as facilitate access to these practices of contemporary creation that define our vast cultural urban landscape.

Urvanity Art,
Madrid

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URVANITY ART

New Contemporary Art Fair // 27 February – 1 March 2020 // COAM 63 Hortaleza Street, Madrid (Spain)

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Victoria Ríos // victoria@urvanity-art.com

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Exhibitor Relations
Elisa Montesinos // elisa@urvanity-art.com

Director
Sergio Sancho // sergio@urvanity-art.com

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