Interviews

Sofía Urbina, retrato.

The founder and director of Art Advisory Services, Sofía Urbina, launches an intensive course to learn about contemporary art and its market, and the investment possibilities offered by the art industry today.

SOFÍA URBINA | STUDING THE CONTEMPORARY ART MARKET FROM WHITHIN

Fachada de Travesía Cuatro en Madrid. Ph: Travesía Cuatro.

    In the midst of the health and economic crisis that has hit the world and the art industry, Silvia Ortiz opens her gallery to us to talk about the work of Travesía Cuatro during the pandemic, the new ways of conceiving the gallery as a result of it, her vision of collecting in Spain and Latin America, and the possibilities that the historic moment that we have had to experience offers a space like this one.

By Matías Helbig, corresponsal en Europa

BETWEEN MEXICO AND SPAIN IN THE MIDST OF THE PANDEMIC | INTERVIEW WITH SILVIA ORTIZ

Francesca Thyssen y Carlos Urroz. Ph: Iván Hidalgo.

Weeks ahead of the st_age (digital exhibition programme developed by the TBA21 Foundation) Season 2 we take a brief look at the foundation's working model and talk to Carlos Urroz, director since 2018, about the types of projects they carry out and their relationship with contemporary art in Latin America.

 

By Matías Helbig, corresponsal en Europa

TBA21, A NEW VISION OF CONTEMPORARY ART | INTERVIEW WITH CARLOS URROZ

Ph: Guggenheim-Bilbao.

David Díaz, the Museum's Information Systems Coordinator, tells us about the details of the Kandinsky 360º project and the work being done by the Guggenheim-Bilbao in relation to new technologies. "In the last three years we have understood that digital transformation is one of the main tools for the museum’s strategic plan," he explains. "Since then, we have started to implement all kinds of technologies to think of new ways of bringing exhibitions closer to the public. When the pandemic broke out, we were already prepared".

By Matías Helbig, corresponsal en Europa

KANDINSKY 360º: "THE PROPOSAL IS AIMED AT PREPARING YOUR VISIT OR REVISITING THE EXHIBITION".

Elba Benítez. Ph: Juan Daniel Caro, cortesía de la galería.

The Galería Elba Benítez was founded in 1990. Located on the ground floor of a 19th century building the space is already an emblem of the Madrid art circuit. On the way to its 31st birthday, it is one of the must-visits for contemporary art collectors.

By Matías Helbig, corresponsal en Europa

“THAT’S THE NEXT STEP: STUDY, RESEARCH AND SPECIFIC PROJECTS FOR THE ARTISTS” | INTERVIEW WITH ELBA BENITEZ

"Espacio entre mundos". Ph: La Galería Rebelde.

The exhibition was conceived and realised during the pandemic, which is why María Fernanda Carlos relates this state of time to one of suspension. The artist describes this pandemic state "between what was and what will be," calling it that "grey space." Making a common thread, María Fernanda Carlos reveals to the audience a relationship of ideas of what it means to be in that space between worlds in which we can find ourselves.

By Isabela Mendoza-Lamuño

"SPACE BETWEEN WORLDS": THINKING IN AN UNCLASSIFIABLE MANNER

Elián Stolarsky en "Inventario 17" en Posada Ayana, José Ignacio, Uruguay. Ph: cortesía LÍQUIDO.

In 2018, at only 28 years of age, the National Museum of Visual Arts in Montevideo (MNAV) held a solo exhibition of her work Y todos los otros, where she reconstructs her family’s Jewish past, explores the construction of Polish identity after World War II emigration and, ultimately, creates a historical archive of a generation through printmaking, textile art and animation. Since 2015 she has been living in Europe: first she lived in Belgium, where she enjoyed a residency in the Frans Masereel Centrum’s program, and now she is in Spain, where she arrived to be part of Casa Velázquez’s residency program and where she remains.

 

By Matías Helbig, Corresponsal en Europa

RETHINKING HISTORY THROUGH THE LENS OF LANGUAGE: AN INTERVIEW WITH ELIÁN STOLARSKY