Collectors and art lovers had an emotional reunion with antique dealers and gallerists at Feriarte 2021, the previous edition of which had been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The theme of this edition was modernism. Visitors were plunged back into the fascinating subject of art with selection of talks and master classes on modernism, art, and market. There was an animated talk between Pedro Pérez Castro, Director of the Casa Lis Modernist Museum in Salamanca, and Gabriel Pinós, Director of Museum of Modernism in Barcelona and Gothsland Galeria D’art.
Visitors were invited to admire and learn the history and work of the Reales fábricas españolas (guilds formed to manufacture luxury goods for royalty), their traditions and current situation in an interesting exhibition. There was also an enlightening panel discussion featuring Paloma Pastor Rey de Viñas, Director of the Glass Technology Museum of the Real Fábrica de Cristales de La Granja (La Granja Royal Glass Factory) Rafael Feria y Pérez, Director of the Fábrica Nacional de la Moneda y Timbre (National Mint) and Alejandro Klecker de Elizalde, Director of the Real Fábrica de Tapices (Royal Tapestry Factory).
#YouArt space: young people and new collectors were offered a selection of works to start their collections, enabling them to start acquiring pieces at prices below €5,000. The stand was managed by art market students from the Rey Juan Carlos University, who were there to explain and advise their visitors on how to start investing in art.