For a second year, Copperfield London will take part in the next edition of ARCOMadrid 2019 into the Opening section, from 27th of February to 3rd of March, with a solo presentation with Óscar Santillán. The Opening section, under the curatorship of Tiago de Abreu Pinto and Ilaria Gianni, who have selected 19 galleries, including Copperfield, to present together with a plural geographic and generational perspective.
Once again, Brit Es Magazine is a Media Partner of JUSTMAD, Spain’s flagship art fair dedicated to emerging and young artists which presents its 10th edition in Madrid from Tuesday 26 February until Sunday 3 March 2019. More than 60 exhibitors from across Europe and the Americas participate in this anniversary edition of the fair, which takes place at the Palacio de Neptuno (pictured), located in the heart of the art district of the Spanish capital.
Halcyon Gallery presents a new exhibition by contemporary Spanish artist, Pedro Paricio, Paricio – Picasso. Over two years in the making, this seminal exhibition sees Paricio take up the gauntlet through new paintings, sculptures, works on paper and print, that are both a dialogue with and a homage to one of the greatest artists in history, Pablo Picasso. Paricio takes his inspiration from David Sylvester’s provocation: ‘Picasso is the one to beat, Picasso is the fastest gun in the West, the one every budding gunfighter has to beat to the draw in order to prove himself’ (David Sylvester, About Modern Art: Critical Essays, 1948-1996, 1997)
Paricio – Picasso
9th March – 24th April at Halcyon Gallery, 144-146 New Bond Street, in London’s Mayfair.
Full info: www.halcyongallery.com/exhibitions/paricio-picasso
It all happens at home, indoor. When you get in, you take off your coat, leave the things. You lower the guard, the strength falls down. And time is more still and there are mirrors, and the night falls, too. It is then, here inside, when the soul expands for a bit and you start glimpsing, again, the fears you have been switching off during the day. The uncertain, unruly mental zones that you try to escape.
A fountain that seeks a river is the first solo show by Javier Chozas at Chalton Gallery. Here, the artist presents a series of new-made sculptures that inhabit this instant of sudden and permanent fragility. The exhibition parts from a reflection on social rejection, the fear that this provokes in us, and the effects of this fear in our internal landscape. Plaster, látex, and steel materialize this impact in small and connected cores, giving life to elements of a broken story that we’re invited to reset.
Expanded throughout the two gallery rooms, the set of works reverberates in their physical presence just as much as in the invisible fluencies that affect and shape their bodies. Each piece has its own strength and, at the same time, coexists with the rest in the same continuum plane, in a new autonomous universe. Javier Chozas has the strange and unique capacity to insert emotional qualities in the materials until they spin inside and with them, almost becoming palpable. Avoiding the figurative, his production translates a complex psychological maze into the plastic language of scratches, folds, of exact and alive imperfections.
Possibly more intrigued by the process of digging deeper than by the wish to reach conclusions, Javier Chozas’ work carries out a constant, deep, and radical exploration of some hidden parcels of the human identity. Chozas’ incessantly works and confronts the materials as if he had found a secret passage through this fog, and as if he could discover, across it, an authentic parcel of our emotional skeleton. And magically, bring it to life, turn it physical.
In line with the processes and interests of his practice, A fountain that seeks a river does not pursue a univocal representation of the human body or psyche, but the generation of a stage device, full of potential, where these emotional energies are actualized and come forward to be transited, escaped, perhaps touched.
Exhibition from Feb. 13th to 23rd
WeCollect, Scan and Spain Now are pleased to announce the opening of Matter, a group show with works by 13 international artists living and working in London: Holly Hendry, Ernesto Cánovas, Gracjana Rejmer, Robert Cervera, Patricia Pisanelli, Alan Sastre, Nora Aurrekoetxea, Antoine Langenieux-Villard, Silvia Lerín, Pablo Castañeda, Saelia Aparicio, Kristian Kragelund, Pablo A. Padilla Jargstorf.
“Matter” is the word for physical substance; it occupies space and possesses mass. At the same time matter is a subject for consideration, what happened, an incident, an episode; it is only a matter of time. But then again matter is also active, a state of significance, possibly fleeting; some things matter; it “Matter” to me. All three matter meanings are linked by a thread of weight or a measure of significance. If material “Matter”, if it is worthy of consideration, it may be as register of the development of an idea, or line of work. Reasoning is the act of thinking about something in a logical manner; material reasoning might be a manner or practice of thinking through material investigation, repetition, play or studio procedures. The artists participating in Matter pursue varied practices but share an interest in the investigation of material and work matter with and against meaning. Material and apparent meaning sometimes align, but not always; “Matter” are not what they seem. Like Peter Pan’s shadow, meaning can slip off, come unstuck. Peter’s shadow comes off when he flies out a closing window. What kind of synthesis occurs when meaning breaks loose? “Matter” holds meaning and lets it go. The thought moves on. The material remains, on the floor, the table, the wall. Maybe a new process begins. New Materialisms places matter at the centre of art practice and emphasise production over discourse and preferences the value of physicality and materiality over conceptual models based on language or syntax. Matter is what we see, and what we use to make. The works in Matter explore the possibilities of making and of material and play thoughtfully with what “Matter”.
Text “Matter” by WeCollect, Scan and Spain Now
Brit Es Magazine and MAV Mujeres en las Artes Visuales (Women in the Visual Arts) are delighted to announce the presentation of the five artists selected for the Women in the Visual Arts Biennial 2018 in a two-day event in London.
• On 21st and 22nd November, the Women in the Visual Arts Biennial 2018 will take place in London; a presentation organized by the Spanish association MAV. Three days dedicated to art, gender, and networking.
• The programme has been set up to foster professional connections in a bid to improve the international visibility of women artists, curators, agents, and gallery owners by creating networks for women and collaborating to achieve equality.
• Organized in collaboration with Brit Es Magazine, a cultural platform based in London working to create a space where British and Spanish culture meet.
WVAB-2018 (Women in the Visual Arts Biennial 2018)
WVAB-2018 brings with it hope, strength, and a renewed spirit to show the creative potential of women. It also aims to raise awareness of creations made by women artists and art professionals both in Spain and internationally. From March to December 2018, the Women in the Visual Arts Biennial brings together initiatives that make women and gender issues a source of reflection, debate, and creation.
The WVAB-2018 is now coming to London and, over two days, it will set out a programme that includes visits with galleries, curators, art professionals and a diverse range of cultural bodies in the British capital, not to mention the main event where the selected projects will be presented to the London public.
The event will take place in various venues including the visit to art galleries, such as Leica, Ordovas, and Halcyon in Mayfair, The Ryder and SCAN in East London, and Copperfield in Southwark.
The main event will take place on Thursday 22 November at the County Hall Gallery (We Collect’s latest project in London), situated on the South Bank of the River Thames beside Westminster Bridge, opposite the Houses of Parliament, where the Saatchi Gallery was based from 2003 to 2005. The session will conclude with the performance ‘Waste or not to waste’ (first performed in Estonia a few weeks ago) by the London-based Spanish artist Susana Sanromán.
Five projects were selected for the Biennial this year by a group of six art professionals, and the five have been awarded €3,000 each.
These are the art projects selected for the Women in the Visual Arts Biennial 2018:
• Woman go no’gree. Gloria Oyarzabal. Madrid
• Women Environmentalists in Contemporary Art. Verónica Álvarez. Madrid-Huelva
• The Boogie – Woogie Ghost. María Jerez y Silvia Zayas. Madrid
• Lina Bo Bardi’s Great Mechanical Cow. Mara Sánchez Llorens, María Toledo y Manuel Fontán del Junco. Madrid
• Mortar, Sound Platform. Mariana Heredia, Carmen José and Marina Rengel Lucena. Kassel – Madrid
The Women’s Views Biennial is held by MAV, a women’s art organisation in Spain which protects and supports women in art. The organization strives to support its members and women artists in all areas, through research, exhibitions, programs, and education. Its aim is to promote female artists and help them to achieve effective equality in the Art community.
MAV works through a vibrant community of professionals: artists, critics, collectors, curators, designers, publishers, researchers, gallery owners, managers and specialised journalists.
BRIT ES Magazine
Brit Es Magazine is a cultural platform where contemporary British and Spanish culture are brought together. Their aim is to promote the work of Iberian and Latin American artists to an international audience to encourage tolerant societies, opening an intercultural dialogue between citizens.
For Brit Es, the internationalization of artists is directly linked to freedom of artistic expression. They produce curated contemporary cultural editorials and events creating and contributing to the development of ideas and art strategies which address the world in all its complexity and also create opportunities for emerging creative people
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This opportunity will enable an emerging artist based in the Spain to undertake a fully-funded residency at Gasworks in London from 1 April to 17 June 2019. Gasworks’ residencies are opportunities for self-led professional development, artistic exchange and experimentation.
Gasworks’ Participation Programme aims to widen access to contemporary art for local communities through interactive projects such as workshops, residencies, commissions and events.
Gasworks Participatory Artist’ Residency Programme: Connecting Communities, is a two year programme working directly with artists and migrant communities in Southwark and Lambeth, supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.