The ESTAMPA fair, which this year is once again organized in collaboration with IFEMA at Feria de Madrid, remains faithful to its mission of creation, promotion and dissemination of the art market in our country, giving priority to Spanish and Portuguese collecting and gallerism, to spread it and promote it to collectors and professionals outside our borders through its international guest programs. As usual, both the General Galleries Program and the curated programs will be advised by a committee formed by private collectors, purchasing managers, and curators of contemporary art collections in our country.
Estampa presents this edition new curated sections. On the one hand Angel Calvo Ulloa (Lalin, Pontevedra, 1984) raises the awareness of things, a selection of galleries whose artists propose their practice from a perspective of the return to the trade. On the other hand, Bruno Leitao (Lisbon, 1979), under the title Meridiano Cero, will gather a selection of Portuguese galleries that are launching new ways of conceiving the gallery in Portugal. For its part, Alicia Ventura (Valencia, 1965) wants to rethink in a special section in Estampa the current state of photography in our country, in a section entitled What happens with photography?
This year ESTAMPA strengthens our National and International Collectors Program, with the special invitation to private collectors, consultants and managers of collections, institutional and professional directors of the market and collectibles throughout Europe. In addition, for the third year, the program of residences and international curators will be held in the Curatorial Estampa 2019 Program, whose main objective is to effectively promote and communicate to the artists represented by our galleries.
The prizes in purchases and the residences, the meetings and professional forums, in addition to the programs of visits and relations with the public will have greater presence than in previous editions to insist on the commitment of public and private collecting, and of our professionals with the market of art in Spain.
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