Must-See Art Guide: Madrid
This week's guide features Luis Feito López, Olafur Eliasson, Raha Raissnia, and more.
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”
When: February 13–April 14, 2018
Where: Galería Elvira González, Hermanos Álvarez Quintero 1, Madrid, Spain
When: February 7–May 5, 2018
Where: Artelandia, Plaza de Cataluña nº 1, Madrid, Spain
Exhibition: “Raha Raissnia: Canto”
When: January 11–February 28, 2018
Where: Galeria Marta Cervera, C/ Valencia 28, Madrid, Spain
Exhibition: “Todd James: Love to Love You”
When: February 22–April 27, 2018
Where: Galería Javier López & Fer Francés, Guecho 12 B, Madrid, Spain
Exhibition: “Sorolla and Fashion”
When: February 13–May 27, 2018
Where: Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Paseo del Prado 8, Madrid, Spain
Exhibition: “Carlos Bunga: Intuición”
When: February 23–April, 2018
Where: Galería Elba Benítez, San Lorenzo 11, Madrid, Spain
Exhibition: “Gregor Hildebrandt: Mit Den Wünschen Die Zeit“
When: January 18–March 10, 2018
Where: Galería Casado Santapau, Piamonte 10, Madrid, Spain
Exhibition: “Le Corbusier”
When: February 1–March 25, 2018
Where: Guillermo de Osma, Claudio Coello, 4. 1° izda., Madrid, Spain
Exhibition: “José Pedro Croft: Espejo sobre espejo”
When: February 23–April 21, 2018
Where: Galería la Caja Negra, Fernando VI, 17-2 izq., Madrid, Spain
Exhibition: “Jerónimo Elespe”
When: February 10–April 7, 2018
Where: Maisterravalbuena, Doctor Fourquet 6, Madrid, Spain
When: February 8–April 7, 2018
Where: Michel Soskine Inc., Calle del Gral. Castaños 9, Madrid, Spain
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