The best of the contemporary art of 2008

Work of Lucio Muñoz in the exhibition Silencis

Since we are of memoirs of the best thing and the worst thing, in Art Spain we have selected 5 facts of the contemporary art of 2008 that he is worth while remembering:

1. This position touches the exhibition Silencis in the Monastery of Siloes, that Carlos Franco assembled 24 Spanish contemporary artists, between them to Antoni Tàpies, José Maria Sicilia, Joan Miró, José Manuel Broto, Esteban Vicente, Miquel Barceló, Cristino de Vera, Susana Solano, Albert Rafols-Casamada, Martin Chirino, Juan Navarro Baldeweg, Sergi Aguilar, Sergio Belinchón, Manuel Rivera, Eduardo Chillida, Manolo Millares, Juan Carlos Savater, Lucio Muñoz, Miguel Ángel Blanco, Carmen Laffón, Gustavo Torner, Xavier Mascaró and Francesc Ruiz. This way 8 years of exhibition were celebrated in Siloes.

2. The exhibition of Elizabeth Peyton in New York, the young and international contemporary artist that more we like, both in the pictorial language and in the subject-matter that it tackles.

3. The exhibition Machines and Souls of the Museum Queen Sophia, who assembled for the first time in this space, to the creators of the contemporary art and the new technologies, beginning a big way for the institutional legitimization of the average art, net art, digital art and vídeoarte.

4. The retrospective of Juan Muñoz in the Guggenheim Bilbao, which there assembled big part of the work of this so valued Spanish artist.

5. The exhibition Works Graph 10 The Country in the gallery Marlborough, with works in artist's engraving as Eduardo Arroyo, José Manuel Broto, Rafael Canogar, Martín Chirino, Juan Genovés, Luis Gordillo, Cristina Iglesias, Antonio López García, Jaume Plensa and Manolo Valdés.

Silencis, exhibition of 24 Spanish contemporary artists in the Monastery of Siloes

Work of Lucio Muñoz in exhibition

Silencis, 24 artists in 25 exhibitions is the title of the big sample - homage that the Monastery of Siloes exhausts the Spanish contemporary artists who have happened for his rooms.

What will we be able to see? Since we pass in August, this would be a big exhibition and the only opportunity to see the best exponents of the current Spanish art, with works of Antoni Tàpies, José Maria Sicilia, Joan Miró, José Manuel Broto, Esteban Vicente, Miquel Barceló, Cristino de Vera, Susana Solano, Albert Rafols-Casamada, Martin Chirino, Juan Navarro Baldeweg, Sergi Aguilar, Sergio Belinchón, Manuel Rivera, Eduardo Chillida, Manolo Millares, Juan Carlos Savater, Lucio Muñoz, Miguel Ángel Blanco, Carmen Laffón, Carlos Franco, Gustavo Torner, Xavier Mascaró and Francesc Ruiz.

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Silensis, exhibition of Spanish contemporary artists in the Monastery of Siloes

Work of Antoni Tàpies, 1981

As part of the period 2008 – 2009, let's treat the advance of the collective big one that will assemble the best Spanish contemporary artists in the Monastery Santo Domingo of Siloes.

The proposal of the collective one is to assemble each of 24 artists who have exhibited in the abbey throughout these eight years. Work of all one will be able to see the disciplines and styles, with artists of the size of Barceló, Block, Lucio Muñoz Looked, Valdés, between others.

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Life and work of Carmen Laffón

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Bunches of the healthy vineyard. Adela VI. I draw to the coal, 2001-2002

Carmen Laffón, painter and figurative sculptress, was born in 1934 in Seville, in the bosom of a progressive and well-off family. His parents decided that it should not go to the school, by what his education was carried out in his house, with different teachers.

His artistic production realized principally with the skills of the charcoal, the cake and the oil, sandal the portrait (it realized several of the kings of Spain, Juan Carlos I and Sofia), the still life, the daily objects and, especially, the scenery. From middle of the 90 the artist explores the world of the sculpture.

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2 works of Carmen Laffon

It is very complicated to see work of Carmen Laffon in auction. And next November 21 neither in Seville, nor one nor two nor three … up to 4 pieces of the artist Information and Management will sell in Art.
The auction presents 4 pieces, of which 2 would stand out.

First of all “Group of Children” a big linen of 90×130cm removed from the classic subject-matters of the artist. The starting price is of 78.000€. It is a strange picture that illustrates the front of the catalog and my personal opinion it is negative. It is not a clear and classic piece of Laffon. I would not buy it.

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The Auction of the year in Madrid: 3-OCT Christies comes

There is really curious the auction of Spanish Art that Christies celebrates in Madrid for some years.
Auctions of record, extraordinary lots, frequently difficult to see in our country and also, because not to say, very much nouveau riche walking the wallet in the room, with auctions sometimes any more high places than the real price that marks the market every day.

And the fact is that certainly this auction has turned into a social event, in which once a year they want to see many and to allow to see.

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Christies announces his next appointment next October 3 in the hotel Westin Palace of Madrid.
There they will give themselves appointment strong and curious, and many of us we will be expectant for seeing that price is reached by some of the pieces that there will sell. To keep on reading»

Out-standing collective exhibition in the Gallery Hopscotch in Madrid

The Gallery Hopscotch, directed by David Fernández – Braso is a somewhat peculiar space. Linked to the Gallery Juan Gris and placed in the Quarter of Salamanca in Madrid it is a space where, a pair of times a year, can enjoy some very out-standing collective exhibitions, where the selection of authors and of works is really elegant.

Next June 26 and under the title “Panorama 2007” he can enjoy one of these brilliant collective, which I cannot but to recommend to visit the persons who could approach to see it in Madrid.

It is not easy to see works of Miquel Barceló together and well chosen, Eduardo Arroyo, Team Chronicle, Looked, Antoni Tàpies, Eduardo Chillida, Lucio Muñoz, Luis Feito, Hernández Pijuán, Mompó, Pablo Palazuelo, Manolo Valdés, Canogar, Bores, Viñes, Cristóbal Toral or Antonio Saura between others. To keep on reading»

Carmen Laffon, colors

One of the artists that more I am interested in in this moment is Carmen LAFFON

It is very difficult to find work of Laffon on the market. Rarely his works appear to auction and very rarely there are works in Galleries or they can be offered you by dealers.

This, when the work of an artist is worth while, is one more incentive of investment and one more opportunity of exponential growth of the quotation of the artist.

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