SPECIAL CURATED PROGRAM

This year URVANITY will include a Special Curated Program with the objective to highlight the best talents presented at the fair.

The program is composed by three different sections: solo shows, installations and outdoor interventions and three independent curators will form the comity in charge of selecting the artists for these sections.

 

Comity:

SERGIO PARDO LOPEZ

Sergio Pardo holds a M.Arch from ETSAM in Madrid, visiting architecture scholar at the Illinois Institute of Technology (Rafael del Pino Scholar), and Cultural MBA from the University of New York (Fulbright Scholar). He has been developing a career linked to the world of art from a multidisciplinary perspective. In this regard, he has participated in curating and managing projects in prestigious institutions such as the 10th Venice Architecture Biennial; the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, the Canal de Isabel II Foundation, the Casa Encendida in Madrid or the Lola Garrido Collection.

Currently, Sergio Pardo Senior Project Manager of the Percent for Art Program, from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, where he curates and oversees all permanent public art program of New York City.

SABINA CHAGINA

Sabina Chagina is an outstanding expert and curator of projects related to urban art. Together with her colleague Yulia Vasilenko, she is co-founder and organizer of the Contemporary Urban Art Biennial ARTMOSSPHERE in Moscow. Founded in 2014 in 2018 it presented its third edition being the only Biennial that represents the main exponents of urban art from around the world.

She is the director of the creative union of the same name, ARTMOSSPHERE, which acts as an agent of support and development of urban art and culture in Russia and around the world.

JUAN PEIRÓ

Doctor in Fine Arts and Professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Universitat Politècnica de València. Vice-Rector for Culture from 2005 to 2011. Since 1996, he has directed various projects related to public art, including the commissioning of the Encuentro de Arte Urbana Poliniza Dos, which has celebrated its thirteenth edition.

Member of Valencian, Spanish and International associations of Art Critics. His management, research and teaching labor has been completed by his consultancy for contemporary art collections in public and private institutions, such as the Mediterranean Savings Bank (CAM), or DKV.

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

Contact us

URVANITY ART

New Contemporary Art Fair // 28 February – 3 March 2019 // COAM 63 Hortaleza Street, Madrid (Spain)

Press inquiries
pr@urvanity-art.com

Project Manager
Victoria Ríos // victoria@urvanity-art.com

General info
info@urvanity-art.com

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

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

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