Must-See Art Guide: Madrid
This week's guide features Joan Miró, Alex Katz, José Guerrero, and more.
ARCOmadrid is in full swing, and so is the Spanish art scene. While the annual art fair certainly demands your attention—this year it’s hosting 200 international galleries—don’t forget to venture out onto the streets to visit local galleries and check out what they have to offer. Be sure to see the exceptional exhibition of Joan Miró at Galería Elvira González that features his lesser-known and wonderfully inventive sculptures, which are just as playful, reductive, and childlike as his paintings. Over at Galería Javier López & Fer Francés, you can check out an interesting part of Alex Katz’s process with a show of the cartoons he uses to transfer drawings to canvas—a useful peek behind the curtain of one of the more slick painters of our time. I’m particularly intrigued by the work of yet another painter currently on view at Galería Canyón: José Guerrero’s warm abstractions feel akin to the work of Mary Heilmann or Raoul De Keyser, and feel fresh and contemporary despite most of the work on display having been made in the 1970s.
If that’s still not enough, take a look at our “Top 10 Things to Do in Madrid During ARCO 2017.” Better get busy, because there’s a lot to see before the weekend is up.
Exhibition: “JOSÉ GUERRERO: MEETING OF BLUES”
When: February 23–April 30, 2017
Where: Galería Canyón, Blanca de Navarra 7, Madrid, Spain
Exhibition: “Joan Miró”
When: January 12–March 25, 2017
Where: Galería Elvira González, Hermanos Álvarez Quintero 1, Madrid, Spain
Exhibition: “Pablo Gargallo: La invención y la permanencia”
When: December 15, 2016–March 3, 2017
Where: Galería Leandro Navarro, Amor de Dios 1, Madrid, Spain
Exhibition: “Francesco Jodice: Hard”
When: February 14–April 29, 2017
Where: Galeria Marta Cervera, C/ Valencia 28, Madrid, Spain
Exhibition: “Alex Katz: Cartoons”
When: February 24–May 9, 2017
Where: Galería Javier López & Fer Francés, Guecho 12 B, Madrid, Spain
Exhibition: “Roberto Jacoby: Circutos Comunicativos”
When: February 4–March 18, 2017
Where: Galería Bacelos, Doctor Fourquet 6, Madrid, Spain
Exhibition: “Eduardo Arroyo”
When: February 2–March 4, 2017
Where: Galería Alvaro Alcázar, Castelló 41, Madrid, Spain
Exhibition: “Joseba Eskubi: Lesas de Merlo”
When: February 9–March 26, 2017
Where: Galería Estampa, Justiniano 6, Madrid, Spain
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