CEE galleries at ARCOmadrid celebrating its 35 anniversary

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Author: ArtGuideEast
Published on: 25.02.2016

IFEMA celebrates the 35th Anniversary of ARCOmadrid from 24 to 28 of February, which have been invited to participate in the Imagining Other Futures section on the occasion of its 35th edition for their quality, their essential role in the international contemporary art market and for their contribution to ARCOmadrid. In addition, it will also focus on the rising talents of contemporary art, with 98 proposals dedicated to one or two artists, consolidating the Fair as a benchmark for the discovery and research of new artists 

Preview at ARCOmadrid 2016

Preview at ARCOmadrid 2016

 

In total, 221 galleries from 27 countries will participate: 167 form part of the General Programme; 18 of Solo Projects, and 18 of Opening. They will be joined by a new addition in the shape of some thirty great names from the international gallery scene that will make up the commemorative programme, Imagining Other Futures . An edition that is also unique for its strategy of renewing and driving the Fair as the main platform of the art market. To do so, among its many other actions, apart from its traditional programme there will also be a selection of young collectors who have been invited along with the 250 from 33 countries that comprise the Collectors programme  .The Fair also pays tribute to Madrid through its Año 35. Madrid project, that proposes contemporary art interventions in different spaces and institutions throughout the city

 

CEE galleries exhibiting at ARCOmadrid 2016:

 

GANDY GALLERY, BRATISLAVA

exhibiting artists at ARComadrid 2016:

JANA ŽELIBSKÁ and ZBYNĚK BALADRÁN

Gandy Gallery at ARCOMADRID 2016

 

GREGOR PODNAR GALLERY, BERLIN

exhibiting artists at ARComadrid 2016:

ATTILA CSÖRGŐ and VADIM FISHKIN

Attila Csörgő. occurrence graph ii (infinity), 1998 lamp, aluminum, black paint, electric motor, spinning components 67 x 35 x 23 cm ed. 2/2 + P. A. Courtesy Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlín

Attila Csörgő. occurrence graph ii (infinity), 1998 lamp, aluminum, black paint, electric motor, spinning components 67 x 35 x 23 cm ed. 2/2 + P. A. Courtesy Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlín

 

IVAN GALLERY, BUCHAREST

Exhibiting artists at ARComadrid 2016:

GETA BRĂETSCU/ IULIA TOMA

 

P74 GALLERY, LJUBLJANA

exhibiting artists at ARComadrid 2016:

POLONCA LOVSIN, DALIBOR MARTINIS, TADEJ POGACAR, UROS POTOCNIK

Dalibor Matinis Cosimic Counterfeits, 1975 -1978 Collage, 112cm x 84cm

Dalibor Matinis Cosimic Counterfeits, 1975 -1978 Collage, 112cm x 84cm

 

SABOT, CLUJ

exhibiting artist at ARCOmadrid 2016:

NICOLÁS LAMAS

NICOLÁS LAMAS : to contain is not to possess. Exhibition View, Lokaal 01, Antwerp, 2015 Courtesy of the artist and SABOT photography by Alexandra Colmenares

NICOLÁS LAMAS : to contain is not to possess. Exhibition View, Lokaal 01, Antwerp, 2015 Courtesy of the artist and SABOT photography by Alexandra Colmenares

 

VILTIN GALLERY, BUDAPEST

exhibiting artists at ARCOmadrid 2016:

ANDRÁS GÁL, GYÖRGY GÁSPÁR, ATTILA KOVÁCS AND JÁNOS MEGYIK

 

ZAK I BRANICKA GALLERY BERLIN 

exhibiting artists at ARCOmadrid 2016:

SZYMON KOBYLARZ AND KWIEKULIK

 

 

The House of Vita Opolskytė

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Author: Tina Kaplár
Published on: 23.02.2016


Vita Opolskyte was the Second Prize Winner at the Young Painter Prize Award in Vilnius. Vita studies for her MA at the Vilnius Academy of Arts and the paintitngs she submitted for the competition are from the series „The House of Vita Opolskytė“ as a consequence of unsettled state of mind and inability to adapt to the reality, she was building her home in this collection. Based on Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures  in Wonderland  reveals a parallel universe in as she stated in her competition entry. We invited her for a small talk after the Award Ceremony.

Vita Opolskytė

Vita Opolskytė 

TK: When was the first time you thought about becoming an artist?

VO: There was one specific event when the possibility of being an artist occurred to me. When I was little, I found my father’s old paintings and art supplies in the garage. I was surprised, because I never knew that he used to paint. Affected by this event I became interested in art, especially painting. So, I think, that was the beginning.

TK: Do you have a painting routine?

VO: I am trying to create one. I like to work early in the mornings. So, I get up, go to the studio, draw some sketches and start to paint. When sun goes down – I know it‘s time to finish (I don‘t like artificial lighting). But, however, life has its own way and sometimes it is unpredictable 🙂

TK: Where and when do you work best?

VO: Early morning in my studio is the best union, I think. But sometimes I need some kind of  ‚fresh air‘ – to have some influence, or inspiration. Then I start looking for other places, where I can paint.

TK: What music helps you to work?

VO: Silence.

TK: How do you relax?

VO: Perhaps, when the painting is finished… But it last until I start to paint another work.

TK: What is your current favourite material/colour etc?

VO: Currently, I am obsessed with Damar Varnish, and Indigo Pigment.

TK: Who are your artistic influences?

VO: Places. Memories. People.

TK: What does it mean to be an artist?

VO: It means to believe in some kind of magic 🙂

TK: How would you earn your living if you had to give up being an artist?

VO: I don‘t even want to think about it.

TK: What art works would you show your own children to introduce them to art?

VO: Of course – mine‘s 🙂

TK: Who is your perfect receptor/audience?

VO: Everyone, I guess. I am trying to make multilayering paintings, in which every person could find something familiar, something suggests to create own narrative and to be participant in it. Therefore, I think perfect audience would be open-minded receptor.

TK: What is the last remarkable thing you saw?

VO: A sign that spring is coming.