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The success of Estampa

The vast majority of sales made during the Fair corresponded to works of artists represented by the galleries, with mid-career artists, who live and work in our country, being the most appreciated by both public and private collectors. The second market has almost disappeared at Estampa with a considerable increase in international artists represented by our galleries.

Two weeks after the closing of the 2018 edition, we asked the galleries that participated in the fair this year to send us their list of artists sold at Estampa 2018. We asked for a list only with the names of the artists with sales closed during the fair and during the days immediately following, leaving medium and long-term operations and procedures outside of our data analysis.

We attach a document with this list, which produces a result of 164 names of artists whose galleries incorporated during the four days of the fair many other public and private collections in our country, and also collections from the international programme.

From this list of 164 artists, with their date and place of birth, we have drawn some conclusions that we think help define and focus more precisely the fair and its immediate meaning and scope in its most commercial aspect.

Guest Artist

Ángela de la Cruz (A Coruña, 1965), guest artist of the last edition, made an exhibition with a series of paintings made specifically for the fair. This artist was awarded in 2017 with the National Prize for Plastic Arts, was also the protagonist of one of the forums, directed by Fernando Castro Flórez, on the renewal and transgression in Spanish painting.

General Programme

The General Programme stands out both for the level of the participating galleries and for the interest of the projects presented. Worth mentioning, among others, are galleries and projects such as Juana de Aizpuru (Madrid), Carreras Múgica (Bilbao), Moisés Pérez de Albéniz (Madrid), Max Estrella (Madrid), Cayón Gallery (Madrid, Minorca, Manila) Espacio Bernal (Madrid), Miguel Marcos (Barcelona), Carlos Carvalho Arte Contemporânea (Lisbon), Rafael Ortiz (Seville), Juan Silió (Santander), Pilar Serra (Madrid), Paz y Comedias or Punto (both from Valencia), José de la Mano (Madrid), T20 and Art Nueve (from Murcia) and Yusto/Giner (Malaga).

Contraindications and Solo Projects

The contraindications programme curated by Guillermo Espinosa has invited galleries and artists to break both the unity of thought and the expository linearity to confront ideas and aesthetics that are difficult to reconcile. Six galleries participate in this proposal: Espacio Valverde (Madrid), Isabel Hurley (Malaga), EspaiTáctel (Valencia), Ponce + Robles (Madrid), Espacio Olivera (Seville) and Saro León (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria). In addition, this edition will show a series of five Solo Projects by other artists from the galleries, José de la Fuente (Santander) with Tania Blanco, Rafael Pérez Hernando (Madrid) with Felicidad Moreno, ATM (Gijón) with Jesús Herrera, F2 (Madrid) with Katja Angeli and Rosa Santos (Valencia) with Mira Bernabeu.

Project of International Artists. A Suspicious Truth

In collaboration with the Madrid City Council and curated by Violeta Janeiro, the project A Suspicious Truth will be developed by projecting the work of several international artists who use filming from different genres. Participating, among others, are the Portuguese artist Filipa César and the British film-maker Louis Henderson with the film Sunstone; The Colectivo los Ingrávidos with Coyolxauhqui from Mexico; the Spaniard Eli Cortiñas with the film Quella che camina; Pauline Curnier Jardin, with Explosion Ma Baby from France; Nazli Dincel, with Between Relating and Use from Turkey; Tatiana Fuentes Sadowski, with La Huella from Peru; Sophie Mallet, with Our Gelatinus Past from the United Kingdom and Jean-Gabriel Périot with the screening of De la joie dans ce combat from France. They are, for the most part, films that are presented for the first time in the national context. This programme is completed with two round tables that will be developed in a performative manner and in which Marla Jacarilla, who works on falsification from the discourse, and Eulalia Valdosera, whose work unfolds from phenomenology and the psyche, will participate.

International Art Residencies

For the third consecutive year, hablarenarte is organising Residencies Exchange, the ESTAMPA Curatorial Programme (Prograam Curatorial), supported by the Spanish Cultural Action Programme (AC/E - Programa de Acción Cultural Española) for the Internationalisation of Spanish Culture (PICE - Internacionalización de la Cultura Española) and with the collaboration of AECID and Matadero Madrid.
The main objective of the meeting, in parallel with the Estampa Fair, is to introduce them to the Spanish art scene and generate networks between local and international cultural actors, as well as highlight the figure of art residencies as fundamental spaces for supporting creation .

Participants in Residencies Exchange will be Elke aus dem Moore from Akademie Schloss Solitude (Stuttgart, Germany), Lily Liu from Taipei Artist Village (Taipei, Taiwan), Christoph Tannert from Künstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin, Germany), Anne Langlois from 40m Cube Generator (Rennes, France), Sally De Kunst from Arc Artistic Residency (Romainmôtier, Switzerland), Piotr Sikora from MeetFactory (Prague, Czech Republic), Helen Carey from Fire Station (Dublin, Ireland) and Elisa Troiano from Cripta747 (Turin, Italy).

National Projects/ Institutional Programme

The institutional stand of Castilla-La Mancha will be dedicated this year to the Municipal Museum of Valdepeñas and its Painting Award collection with an exhibition curated by Enrique Andrés Ruiz who will chair a table with the critic Juan Manuel Bonet and Jesús Martín, mayor of Valdepeñas and Member of the Senate's Culture Committee. The objective of the regional government is to make known, in the context of the fair, the vitality of contemporary art in this autonomous region, whose historical task of promotion and dissemination of culture and art in our country is supported by fundamental reference institutions in Cuenca and Toledo.

In addition, the participation of the Museum of Contemporary Spanish Engraving provides a sample of the most recent engravings produced by Jaume Plensa, one of the Spanish artists with greatest international renown currently, the National Graphic Arts Award and National Plastic Arts Award, among many other recognitions.

Acquisition Awards and Residence Scholarships

The acquisition and art residencies awards that are awarded in Estampa are another of the most outstanding aspects due to their amount and importance. As in previous editions, the DKV Collection acquisition award, the Region of Madrid/Estampa award, the Estampa Casa Velázquez scholarship, the Navacerrada Collection, Campocerrado Collection, Kells Collection and Jiménez Rivero Collection purchasing awards and the Best Stand ESTAMPA 2018 award will be awarded during the fair.

That was Estampa's last edition