Madrid Metal. An illustrated history of the 80s

Illustration by Miguel B. Núñez
Illustration by Miguel B. Núñez
12.11.2021 - 03.04.2022

Tuesday - Sunday, 10 am - 8 pm

Floor 4

During the 80s, Madrid pulsated to the sound of heavy music. In neighbourhoods where heroin and unemployment were causing havoc (Vicálvaro, Hortaleza, Aluche, Tetuán, Vallecas, etc.), young boys and girls with long hair and tight trousers listened to music in their rooms and in the parks, saving what they could to buy tickets for concerts. Heavies from all over the city gathered in the basement bars of Moncloa, in record shops, in the Rastro or in the venue that was the Mecca of heavy rock, Canciller, better known as “el Canci”. Music was everything: youth and identity.

Madrid Metal seeks to pay tribute to the most important element of those days: the memories of the people who lived through them, people who were the true protagonists, even though they weren’t famous. Through the testimonies of the young people of that time, the exhibition illustrates the concepts that defined the heavy metal scene in Madrid with drawings from today’s authors. Guest illustrators come from very different backgrounds and have highly personal styles, but they all share a common passion for music and their curiosity to unravel Madrid’s heavy metal scene in the 80s.

Participant illustrators are: Alexis Nolla, Bea Fiteni, Berto Fojo, Carmen Casado, Cinta Arribas, Cristina Spanò, Curro Suárez, Felipe Almendros, Genie Espinosa, Joaquín Secall, Lorenzo Montatore, Luís Pérez Calvo, Núria Just, Rata Satán, Roberta Vázquez amd Rut Pedreño.

Curated by Miguel B. Núñez y Tevi de la Torre.