The first Spanish fair focused on New Contemporary Art —with artistic disciplines that have started from Contemporary Urban Art or Surrealist Pop (lowbrow) across Madrid during five days.
“The so-called New Contemporary Art features artists whose careers started on the streets, making graffitis or mural paitings, leading this Art to the market throughout galleries”, point out Sergio Sancho, Fair Manager.
An invitation to discover and buy from national and international creators which takepart in this artistic expression. This year, the fair will include its programme artists as Shepard Fairey, D* Face or Cranio.
URVANITY is also a meeting point where collectors, experts and art lovers can admire and acquire artworks from well-known artists chosen after an extensive process.
The Fair Director said, “even though the New Contemporary Art is already established in the European countries such as France, Germany or England as well as in North America, in Spain remains as a smallmarket, but with a growth potential. We have great artists working all over the World and, every day more galleries are starting to program this kind of contents. For this reason, we think URVANITY is a necessary fair in Madrid’s Art Week.
International galleries attending the second edition of URVANITY are:
Adda & Taxie (Paris), Vroom & Varossieau (Amsterdam), BC Gallery (Berlin), Art in the Game (UK), StolenSpace (UK), Pretty Portal (Germany), The Don Gallery (Italy), RuArts (Russia), Galería Balneario (Mexico), Le Container (France), Station 16 (Canada) and Urban Art Gallery (Germany). In terms of Spanish galleries: Swinton Gallery (Madrid), Delimbo (Madrid), Ink and Movement (Madrid), Montana Gallery (Barcelona), Fousion Gallery (Barcelona), Plastic Murs (Valencia), SC Gallery (Bilbao) and Duran Online Gallery.
The schedule also includes a programme of talks with different top-tier national and international actors are involved. A programme of walls will be published soon.
This fair’s goal is to explore and visualise different possible scenarios for the New Contemporary Art, due to the complicity of other initiatives and with different cultural agents of Madrid.
“Its aim is to spread Contemporary Art and Art Collecting among its public, thanks to the appealing which offers the artistic practice developed in the urban context”, affirm Sancho.
LASEDE COAM – Hortaleza St. 63, Madrid
Wednesday: only professionals 4pm – 12am / Thursday to Sunday: 11am – 10pm
Cost: 10 euros