Widening the Entrance. The Brand-new Gallery Scene in Madrid

Widening the entrance
09.03 - 02.06.2024

Tuesday - Sunday, 10 am - 8 pm

Floor 5

A number of new galleries have recently opened in Madrid. What are they like? Who are the young people behind them? What kind of training have these entrepreneurs had? Whose work do they show? Who are their collectors? In these post-COVID, post-lockdown, post-Filomena times of e-commerce, fibre-optic communications and new international conflicts... why on earth would anyone want to open a new art gallery in Madrid?

This exhibition seeks to answer these questions and many more by giving a voice to the brand-new gallery owners who have opened their doors in the city in the last few years. A selected number of them will present their projects and the work of their artists.The project is planned in three phases, the first of which will take the form of interviews with the gallerists and will be made available as a podcast. The second will be a physical tour of the results of this research together with a collective exhibition of the artists represented by these galleries, while the third will take the form of a public programme of round tables that will take place during the exhibition, to analyse and discuss the information gathered during the course of the research.

Through these three phases, we hope to provide an overview of the new gallery scene in Madrid, both for those who are familiar with the traditional art market in our city and for those who have yet to discover it.

In the 1960s, seeing that the canvases of the artists he worked with were getting bigger and bigger, the gallery owner Leo Castelli had the entrance to his gallery widened. This gesture of collaboration, of understanding, conveys both the will of the galleries and their commitment to their artists and that of this exhibition, which opens its doors to give visibility to the new entrepreneurs of the Madrid art market.

With the collaboration of Arniches 26, Belmonte, El Chico, la oficina, Picnic and Pradiauto galleries.

Curated by: Joaquín García Martín
Museographic design: BURR Studio
Graphic design: Koln Studio

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