Thursday, 28 February 2013

Crowdfunding campaign for a dome @ Campo de Cebada!

Campo de Cebada is a site,  in the heart of La Latina, managed by the neighborhood association AVECLA, that offers all kind of cultural and social activities for the general public.

They are looking for funding to build a geodesic dome, with a capacity for about 200 people, in which to organise free cultural events proposed by people in the neighbourhood.

The idea is to build it using recycled materials and involving different groups and citizens of Madrid, so that it becomes an space which can be enjoyed and used by everyone.

If you would like more information on how to help finance this project, please click here.

So far, they have collected 4,335 € between more than  149 participants, although their objective is to reach 6,000 €.

Here is a list of the rewards you might get according to the amount of funding provided:


Tuesday, 26 February 2013

La decorosa vida de los Stuart

La decorosa vida de los Stuart, directed by Lidio Sánchez Caro and starring Naim Thoman and Mónica Caballero is playing at Teatro Arenal in Madrid.

In today's times of economic and political crisis, 'La decorosa vida de los Stuart' is a criticism, from a humorous perspective, of the capitalist system and of the loss of the ethical principles that should be present in every society.

From the outside, the Stuart family, where Dad is a prosperous business man, Mum, a successful fashion designer, and their daughter, a university student, is the spitting image of professional and social success. However, not everything is what it seems, and, as the plot unfolds, we discover that lies, intrigues and complete lack of ethics are the foundations from which this family has built its success.

1st anniversary of PhotoBook Club Madrid

Although, these days everything, seems to be going digital, there are still some things that, luckily, cannot be extrapolated to mobile phones or tablets without losing their soul. That is the case of photography books, which retain their essence in spite of technological advances.

PhotoBook Club Madrid  was created last February, so that all of those who relish the color, smell, texture and meaning of photography books could share their passion.

On February 28th, PhotoBook Club Madrid celebrates its first birthday by inviting us to a very special evening at BlankPaper (c/ Nao, 4 -3º). The idea is to become photography book editors for a night, using our own pictures or somebody else's. This is their proposal:
It is very easy. Using a photocopier, a scanner or printing, you can make a booklet by folding the pages in half. If you feel like it, you can bind the pages with a stapler, a string or even sewing them. There are no rules, no limits, the objective is to enjoy the creative process and share it. The size, number of pages, content, and binding process are entirely up to you, but it has to be on paper. Please bring something that you can present in 5 minutes.

Monday, 18 February 2013

Gonzalo Puertas: Photographer

I met Gonzalo Puertas at a networking breakfast organised by Likemind Madrid at mmmfood. 

He showed me some of his work and I really like how he approaches photography, the way he works with  colours, the singularity of the characters he depicts ... His art is really something!

Here are some examples:

We were discussing the possibility of exhibiting his work at my place. Let's see if we can make it!

JustMad4 Emerging Art Fair

Last weekend, I attended JustMad4, an art fair for emerging artists taking place at the same time as Arco, the international contemporary art fair in Madrid. It was held in the parking of designer Hotel Silken Puerta America from February 14th to 17th.

I was invited by Rafael from Arts Coming, a new cultural enterprise that works in the production, promotion, dissemination and sale of works created by modern artists. An enterprise that is just a little different, one that works with artists to produce new pieces that are significant in the creators’ conceptual process but have not materialized previously. These works are made in small format for a new art market, works of great value at affordable prices.

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Another artist from Madrid drove my attention, Alicia Moneva and her pictures of women in a bathtube. 

Likemind networking breakfast @ mmmfood

Last Friday morning, I took part in a networking breakfast event, organised by Likemind Madrid, at  mmmfood  . It is a great way for meeting like-minded people who work in design, advertising, art, marketing etc.

mmmfoodlocated in Calle Duque de Rivas, 5, 28012 Madridis a new catering concept created by interior designer Elena de Miguel. Food is not just understood as food, but also as part of the decoration, something to enjoy with all five senses. At mmmfood, they personalise their caterings according to the project, providing a unique and unforgettable experience. mmmfood believes "we are what we eat", so all their products are 100% natural, organic and produced by local suppliers.

Their breakfast networking events take place the same day of the month,  in more than 70 cities worlwide, with the excuse of drinking good coffee and having a good breakfast. It is definitely worth attending if you are looking to meet people with similar interests and ideas. 
  • Who is it for? People like you
  • What is it? An opportunity to enjoy coffee and conversation
  • Why go? Because drinking good coffee with likeminded people is fun
  • When does it happen? The third friday of every month
  • Where? All over the world 

La Carnicería, a new way of exhibiting photographs

Teresa Jiménez and Gema Arias, with their project La Carnicería, offer us a different way of bringing photograpy to the public.

La Carnicería, following its motto “with art, life is better”, has arrived to the Mercado de Antón Martín, with a temporary photography event taking place in an authentic butcher's stand!

Don't miss it! From February 20th to 23rd, at stand 35 of Mercado de Antón Martín, you will find an array of photographs from a wide range of national and internationals artists such as Mónica de Juan, Rocío Bermejo, Elena Aguilar, Carlos Spottorno, Gianfranco Tripodo, Miqui Brightside and many more..