Madrid Part 7: The Hybrid Fair, colleagues

28 februari 2022

De andere deelnemers aan de beurs waren duidelijk wat meer op de markt gericht, dat zijn wij van EX-MÊKH als onafhankelijk platform niet gewend. Er zat van alles bij: Roemenen met een punk-mentaliteit, maar ook galeries met een koninginnedag-achtige uitstraling en van alles er tussen in. Het was een internationaal deelnemersveld waar zeker een en ander te genieten viel zoals u hierna kunt zien in een beperkt verslag:

De inrichtingsdag zou alleen voor deelnemers zijn, maar ’s avonds verzamelden zich in het restaurant pers en verzamelaars die direct een ronde door de beurs maakten: een pre-preview!
Dat was misschien niet officieel geagendeerd, maar er was wel rekening mee gehouden!
Galería Artizar uit Tenerife
The Off-Space uit Zürich was erg leuk
met dit soort tekeningen
pop-up werken
een mooie installatie
en harige accenten in de architectuur.
Os catro gatos uit Santiago de Compostela pakte uit
tot in de badkamer
Onze buren, Pow Wow uit Athene kennen we uit Athene
met bovenstaande perfromance en zo’n subtiel werkje brengen ze goed werk!
Een schilderij van de sympathieke Juan Fernández Álava in Galéria César Sastre uit Sevilla
en uit Tel Aviv in Israel
Galerie Almacen met fraai abstract werk
Keramiek in Estudio Stendhal uit Madrid
En dan de punkpresentatie, compleet met olielucht
en goede schilderijen bij Artist Run Space Etaj uit Bucarest in Rumània
Een alto-Madonna bij Casa Roga in Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico
Een poëtische video van Hua Lien bij Yiri Arts uit Taiwan over een performance waarin de kunstenaar op zoek is naar de verdwenen witte vuurtoren. Hij zwemt met een grote spiegel in zee, wat doet vermoeden dat er veel bespiegeling bij komt kijken.
Een kale presentatie van sculpturen en dans waarvan ik geen materiaal meer heb
Maar ik vond het verrassend mooi werken.
Twee schilderijtjes
en nog meer werk dat ik niet meer kan plaatsen, maar wel geslaagd vond!

Hybrid Art Fair

Platforms Project 2019 – The Fair

17 mei 2019

KOPEKT (Corect) is a group that shows an attitude sooner than artworks. I could find myself right away in this referential amalgam.

Drawings from the taverna where they meet

And the drawings are not bad at all!

At Daily Temporary from Sweden I was asked to participate in a performance by Leticia Maria from Palma.

I was the surface for a projection of the art-cake that was made by visitors

The visitors got an apron and started to get creative on the cake which was projected on my belly…


Political art by studio Asynchrome at Kunsthalle Graz

Nice work by the Greek-Rotterdam artist Maria Ikonomopoulou at Vita Zita Studio

Various Artists from Bruxelles (B) showed a fantastic project in which they have the audience make their own artwork

The result is always minimalistic and beautiful. This is “Pocketwork” -Carbon on paper worn in the pocket for two or three months.

Orphaned Images: Video-cakes by The museum of Forgetting

Topp and Dubio from Den Haag participated with an intricate installation about a sign in a shop they encountered.

The details are pretty hilarious as often

Another platform from Den Haag is Elders with Paintings by Lucius Pax and Liesbeth Bos, ceramics by Corine Barendregt and photographic work by Liesbeth van Woerden.

Corine Barendregt shows abstract Ceramics, created by pressing clay in the structures she finds on the street.

Liesbeth van Woerden adds 3D elements to her minimalistic photographs

Lucius Pax shows a series of Paintings with urban portraits

From the UK:  H-M-S with numerous artists

Ed’s video from Guelph in Canada shows an installation by Jérôme Havre based on Plato’s cave

A Hero from my youth: The Silver Surfer in mosaïc- technique in Transform Art Platform from Beograd by Milan Cuk

The Bureau d’art et de recherche Roubaix with works on paper by Guilaume Krick and sculpture by Clara Juliane Glauert

A-Trans from Berlin shows beautiful works by Concha Argüeso from Spain

Which is clear when you get closer, the artist writes and paints on the back of the paper with wax

Other minimalistic works like this ensemble also look strong

Lucia Bricco showed the stage for her performances at Sub Rosa Space from Athens

Kunsthalle Kleinbasel shows vulva’s by Nina Herrmann under the name Where are you from?

I think I prefer these

Galleria Rajatila from Tampere in Finland shows these little pieces that I like.

Heidi Lincke’s work at Scotty from Berlin is great, but making pictures in this light is difficult. The rapper worked with Kendrick Lamar

These drawings at Scotty are also great: Magnetfelder by Zuzanna Skiba

ID:I Gallery from Stockholm uses textwork, though Alexander Mood seems to be sleeping on the side it is an interesting installation

I Always like the beautiful small collages by Sandra Gea. Here she seems to broaden her perspective

Very subtle works!

This light and airy installation was a nice surprise from Backspace in Athens, done by artists group Bo.Ba (Katarina Botsari and Eleanna Balesi)

Great Urban Photography from the AC-Institute in New york

The Bcademie, a post academic course in Rotterdam, was also present with the old Dutch game of pulling strings and win an Artwork

Amongst which this SD-card on which the whereabouts of a buried artwork is indicated, by Lucas van Eeden

This is done by Kimon Kirligitsis and it has soon disappeared

This is by the same artist, it did not take long for this one to be chosen by a winner.

The Alpineum Produzentegalerie shows great painting by Reto Leuthold

This drawing was shown at Pow Wow: Coming in Waves by Katerina Papazissi

The beautiful presentation of IS-Projects shows American abstractionists from NewYork

Like Jacob Cartwright

And Patricia Zarate

At Und. the work of Vasilis Bótoulas stood out. It was an interesting stand of a cultural site that issues maps of cultural spaces in Athens and has an interesting blog. Check

It’s al about La Divina Comedia with beautifully ingraved metal circles,by Niki Zachari

Left Sub Rosa Space with Lucia Bricco’s installation and on the right EX-MÊKH’s installation

And back at Und. this nice textpiece by Kiriakos Spirou

In the evening Lucia Bricco continued her performance “The morning, The morning, the morning by entering with a blanket with technical toys in a blanket that she carried like a baby. She then let it all fall on teh ground, wound the toys around her head as you can see here

Ant sat down, waiting.

A bigger machine came at her, trying to get pieces of the ground

She put toys under her shirt, let them fall again and then had another coffee

And EX-MÊKH was talking again, with colleagues, with student, with visitors…


Platforms Project 2019