Once again this year, the UVNT Art Fair transforms Madrid through a public art route, which can be enjoyed from February 14 to 27, and takes visitors out of the convention and bringing them closer to an art that not only surprises, but also shocks and adds even more excitement to cosmopolitan life. The route brings art closer to everyone through sculptures and digital art pieces located at strategic points in Madrid thanks to the collaboration of Madrid Capital de Moda. Discover all the locations by scanning the QR code.
The public art program traces a route that invites reflection and artistic appreciation within the frenetic pace of Madrid, thus creating a link between the city and the fair, between outside and inside, between the ordinariness of a walk and the surprise of contemporary art.
Key points of the route
Samuel Salcedo - Calle Gran Vía corner with Alcalá (Metrópolis building)
Solimán López - Callao City Lights Screens (Cines Callao / Plaza del Callao)
Shinuk Suh - Reale Foundation (Castellana 9-11)
Digital art - Platige Image, Nikita Diakur, Cool 3D World, Maxim Zhestkov, teamLab, Oliver Latta... as well as retrospective images by Moebius, Karl Sims, Yoichiro Kawaguchi, Sadamune Takanaka, Yugi Kyoshitsu, Platige Image, Hikaru Yamakawa, Florian Wittmann, Sam Chen, Dvein, Tomer Eshed and others. Curated by ArtFutura (50 marquees in the center of Madrid).
From February 24 the following pieces will be added to the programme
Lea Rasovszky - Official College of Architects of Madrid (Hortaleza 63)
Mario Mankey - Official College of Architects of Madrid (Hortaleza 63)
ABOUT THE PARTICIPATING ARTISTS
Shinuk Suh "A failure" (2001), "Biometric Syndrom" (2001)
The work of Shinuk Suh (South Korea, 1988) dominates a narrative strongly influenced by education and his personal growth, examining the ideology instilled in him by his family, the church, school and the South Korean military. By analyzing his dreams and traumas, Shinuk incorporates kinetic characteristics into his works, which are dreamlike structures of machine-driven actions reminiscent of the continuous movements within a factory production line.
In participation with Cerquone Gallery (Madrid/Caracas).
Samuel Salcedo "About memories I,II,III,IV" (2022)
Salcedo's works aim to emphasize the masked nature of human beings. An illusory, sometimes grotesque, often ridiculous but somehow decent condition of the postmodern citizen. 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 integrates painting, the discipline with which he began his career.
In participation with Villazán Gallery (Madrid).
Solimán López "INTRONS".
Solimán López (Burgos, 1981) develops his artistic production between his studio in Paris and ESAT LAB in Valencia. His training as an Art Historian and Master in Art and Communication, have conditioned his artistic evolution towards what we could call conceptual technological art.
His work focuses on the meaning and nature of digital archives, as evidenced by pieces such as the Harddiskmuseum, an art museum on a hard drive, where virtual and analog worlds are connected through photogrammetry showing his interest in human presence and its impact on this era of communication and digitization.
In participation with Villazán Gallery (Madrid).
Lea Rasovszky "Bubblegun of Sweet Surrender".
Lea Rasovszky shows interest in marginal cultural themes, from fields such as kitsch, cartoons, bodybuilding and other stories or "psychological peripheries" that are not purely social. His works are usually moving portraits of people, situations and emotions filtered through an ironic and rough drawing style that highlights the stereotypes and values of the society towards which he has a critical view.
In participation with Mobius Gallery (Bucharest).
Mario Mankey "UNDERGOLD".
Mario Mankey manifests the latent contradiction between person and primate. His work focuses on the Anthropocene, created and accelerated by the patriarchal system. Focusing on the human behaviors that disturb him, focusing mainly on the eternal contradictions of the contemporary individual as a result of his ambitions and limitations. With "UNDERGOLD" he wanted to recreate the vanity of the times represented in a vestige, taking the viewer to a hypothetical and near future.
He participates together with Swinton Gallery (Madrid) thanks to the production award 2021 of the Nadine Foundation.
ArtFutura x JCDecaux
This year ArtFutura, the pioneer festival of digital creativity presents videos selected by Montxo Algora, its director and founder. With new images from artists such as Platige Image, Nikita Diakur, Cool 3D World, Maxim Zhestkov, teamLab, Oliver Latta... as well as retrospective images from Moebius, Karl Sims, Yoichiro Kawaguchi, Sadamune Takanaka, Yugi Kyoshitsu, Platige Image, Hikaru Yamakawa, Florian Wittmann, Sam Chen, Dvein, Tomer Eshed and others. JCDecaux in collaboration with Madrid Capital de Moda will cede the use of its digital screens on which the videos will be inserted from February 14 to 28.
A program carried out in collaboration with Madrid Capital de Moda, Fundación Reale, JCDecaux, ArtFutura and Callao City Lights.