Must-See Art Guide: Madrid

This week's guide features Luis Feito López, Olafur Eliasson, Raha Raissnia, and more.

Olafur Eliasson, installation view. Courtesy of Galería Elvira González.

It’s time once again for ARCOmadrid, a highlight of Europe’s art fair circuit. This year, the event will draw a total of 211 galleries from 29 countries, including a curated selection of 20 exhibitors under the title “what is going to happen is not ‘the future,’ but what we are going to do.” Lots to think about there!

While you’re mulling it over, why not explore Madrid’s local galleries? You might find some answers while you’re at it. Galería Elvira González is currently hosting the work of Olafur Eliasson in a show titled, appropriately enough, “A view of things to come.” The Icelandic-Danish artist explores human perception of temporality through a variety of media, and is almost always surprising. Then, over at Artlandia, you will find a variety of dramatic, textural paintings by Spanish artist Luis Feito López. If that’s not your thing, head on over to Galeria Marta Cervera for a presentation of drawings by Raha Raissnia, which was previously displayed at New York’s The Drawing Center. Throughout this series, Raissnia displays her characteristic subtle touch and the conceptual rigor of her practice. Lastly, you’d be remiss to miss the bold exhibition of Gregor Hildebrandt currently on view at Galería Casado Santapau. Give special attention to his ceiling installation, which serves to highlight the artist’s playful approach to geometric abstraction in a refreshing way.

Find artnet’s full list of picks below, and enjoy your week in Madrid.


Exhibition:Olafur Eliasson: A view of things to come / Una mirada a lo que vendrá
February 13–April 14, 2018
Galería Elvira González, Hermanos Álvarez Quintero 1, Madrid, Spain

Luis Feito Nº 260 (1961). Courtesy of Artelandia.

February 7–May 5, 2018
Artelandia, Plaza de Cataluña nº 1, Madrid, Spain

Raha Raissnia. Courtesy of Galeria Marta Cervera.

Exhibition:Raha Raissnia: Canto
January 11–February 28, 2018
Galeria Marta Cervera, C/ Valencia 28, Madrid, Spain

Todd James. Courtesy of Galería Javier López & Fer Francés.

Exhibition:Todd James: Love to Love You
February 22–April 27, 2018
Galería Javier López & Fer Francés, Guecho 12 B, Madrid, Spain

Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida, Elena in a yellow robe (1909). Courtesy of Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.

Exhibition:Sorolla and Fashion
February 13–May 27, 2018
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Paseo del Prado 8, Madrid, Spain

Carlos Bunga. Courtesy of Galería Elba Benítez.

Exhibition:Carlos Bunga: Intuición
February 23–April, 2018
Galería Elba Benítez, San Lorenzo 11, Madrid, Spain

Gregor Hildebrandt, WT (Installation (2018). Courtesy of Galería Casado Santapau.

Exhibition:Gregor Hildebrandt: Mit Den Wünschen Die Zeit
January 18–March 10, 2018
Galería Casado Santapau, Piamonte 10, Madrid, Spain

Le Corbusier, Quatre femmes autour d’une table (1950). Courtesy of Guillermo de Osma.

Exhibition:Le Corbusier
February 1–March 25, 2018
Guillermo de Osma, Claudio Coello, 4. 1° izda., Madrid, Spain 

José Pedro Croft. Courtesy of Galería la Caja Negra.

Exhibition:José Pedro Croft: Espejo sobre espejo
February 23–April 21, 2018
Galería la Caja Negra, Fernando VI, 17-2 izq., Madrid, Spain

Jerónimo Elespe, Simple ivresse (2018). Courtesy of Maisterravalbuena.

Exhibition:Jerónimo Elespe
February 10–April 7, 2018
Maisterravalbuena, Doctor Fourquet 6, Madrid, Spain

“COLLECTIVA.” Courtesy of Michel Soskine Inc.

February 8–April 7, 2018
Michel Soskine Inc., Calle del Gral. Castaños 9, Madrid, Spain

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