Today at 7 pm , to close the event, Raquel Pelta will speak with Aitor Menéndez about the relationship between graphic design and modern art. The latter will conduct a tour showing the image of Madrid Abierto in its different stages.
We will also present the Madrid Abierto 2009-2012 publication.
Next February 10th, at 7.00 pm, the artist Iñaki Larrimbe and the Unofficial Tourism Group shall present and debate on Weird tourism, a project which was developed derived from his participation in Madrid Abierto’s 2009 and 2010 editions. http://www.unofficialtourism.com
From February 20th to February 24th, Iñaki Larrimbe will shall impart a workshop at the Círculo de Bellas Artes with regard to Creative Innovation applied to other fields. (More info at 91 360 54 09 or firstname.lastname@example.org) http://www.circulobellasartes.com/ag_talleres.php?ele=236&mod=futuro&tipo=general
And at 8.00 pm the Democracy group an d the artist Susanne Bosch and will discuss useful art
El Taller, Matadero Madrid
Next February 9th, at 7.00 pm, Mexican artist Fernando Llanos will present The death of Videoman.
And at 8.00 pm, we will play the conversation of Isidoro Valcárcel and Santiago Sierra with Jorge Díez, director of Madrid Abierto.
El Taller, Matadero Madrid
January 12th to the 19th of February
Tuesday to Friday: from 4 pm to 10 pm.; Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: from 11 am to 10 pm.
After establishing Madrid Abierto's archive in Matadero Madrid, available for consultation after previous request (91 517 12 33, email@example.com), an exhibit has been organized (founded on the archive) which intends to provide a comprehensive view of Madrid Abierto's editions since 2004. We will also present The death of Videoman by Fernando Llanos and Weird tourism by Iñaki Larrimbe and his Unofficial Tourism group, projects which were developed in Madrid Abierto's 2008 and 2010 editions. Artist Susanne Bosch and the Democracy group will discuss useful art. We will also present the Madrid Abierto 2009-2010 publication as well as the recorded conversation of artists Isidoro Valcárcel Medina and Santiago Sierra with Madrid Abierto's director, Jorge Díez. To close the event, Raquel Pelta will speak with Aitor Menéndez about the relationship between graphic design and modern art. The latter will conduct a tour showing the image of Madrid Abierto in its different stages.
January 12th, 4 pm. Opening
January 12th to February 19th. El Taller, Matadero Madrid.
Within its ten years of existence, along six editions, the international program Madrid Abierto has produced 65 artistic interventions, which respond to diverse formats and tactics of actions -whether practical or symbolic- and which attempt to experiment new forms of critical dialogue with the political, social and cultural environment in where they have been developed.
In its different editions, specific sections on audiovisual and sound-works, discussions panels, presentations and workshops have been made as well.
All the documentation materials generated therein compose the Madrid Abierto's archive established in Matadero during 2011, which will be made accessible from January 12th to February 19th within the framework of the exhibition at El Taller, including the artworks by, amongst others, Santiago Sierra, Dan Perjovschi, Laurence Bonvin, Simon Greenan + Christopher Sperandio, Wolfgang Weileder and Raimond Chaves.
From January 12th to February 19th it will also take place at El Taller, in Matadero, presentations and discussions with Fernando Llanos, Iñaki Larrimbe, Democracia, Susanne Bosch, Raquel Pelta and Aitor Méndez.
Next Tuesday 4th of October at 8 pm we present Turismo Raro a book produced by Madrid Abierto and created by the Unofficial Tourism organization for the Useful Art exhibition for Off Limits (http://www.offlimits.es/maelstrom/2011/10/exposicion_arte_util.html)
Within MADRID ABIERTO's guidelines and under Unofficial Tourism's supervision - a project by artist Iñaki Larrimbe - different cultural agents created a series of unofficial tourist maps in 2009 and 2010 that were distributed thanks to an altered caravan that functioned as an alternative tourism office. Not long after, and as a result of work dynamics between those collaborating agents, they created a group to keep investigating, working on those same issues that Unofficial Tourism was discussing. Thus the Turismo Raro project is born as well as the Unofficial Tourism organization, made up of Guillermo de la Madrid, Mauro Entrialgo, Adriana Herreros, Iñaki Larrimbe, Ana Nieto, Santi Ochoa, Jimina Sabadú, Todo por la praxis, John Tones and Macu Vicente. http://issuu.com/larrimbe/docs/turismoraro
September, 17 2012
Unofficial Tourism group, which took part in 2009-10 Madrid Abierto edition with Unofficial tourism, and in 2011-12’s with Turismo raro, is launching a new call for participants: POSTAL FREEK MADRID, open until September 12th, which aims at publishing postcard-format photographs of the non-official Madrid, different to the standard image offered by the tourist industry . The postcards will be distributed throughout Madrid’s bars and stores.
October, 05 2011
As we announced at the end of the 2009-10 edition of Madrid Abierto, and with the financial agreement of our main sponsors (Ayuntamiento y Comunidad de Madrid) and collaborators (Fundación Telefónica, Casa de América y Ministerio de Cultura), along 2011 we will develop the following lines of action:
1- Review of all the written material regarding all six editions and archive of Madrid Abierto, already available for the public to look up in Matadero Madrid, thanks to an agreement we have reached with this institution.
2- Preparation of a program of educational workshops that will take place with the collaboration of Universidad Complutense de Madrid, founded on the positive experience of the pilot project that was created during the last edition of Madrid Abierto.
3- Design and production of a documentary exhibition of the whole history of Madrid Abierto, for which an agreement already exists with the MEIAC of Badajoz and the Sociedad Estatal para la Acción Cultural (SEAC).
In June 2011 we will evaluate the technical and economic conditions in order to launch the 7th edition of Madrid Abierto.