The Instituto de Arte Contemporáneo (IAC) and the Lázaro Galdiano Museum present the following meetings on “Contemporary art in private and public sector”. The meetings are going to take place on the following dates: 26 April, 3 May, 10 May and 17 May 2016 at the Lázaro Galdiano Museum. The coordinator of the meetings will be Dr. Elisa Hernando Calero, PhD in Business Studies and Art History at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and director of Arte Global.
Madrid, 14 APR 2016 In the practice of the professional activity of all sectors of contemporary art, it is essential for the agents who regularly support their development to keep a direct contact and a close acknowledgement between themselves to reach for a more enriching and fluent process.
In our professional environment, the support from the public is essential as it is not only a commitment for administrations but also for private sectors. The task of both should be based on the responsible practice and a thorough understanding of the situation of contemporary art. It is important to understand that this is still a very weak sector which needs to be strongly supported and oriented towards the scrupulous care of good practices and the loyalty in professional relations.
Through these meetings the Lázaro Galdiano Museum and the Instituto de Arte Contemporáneo aim at providing both professional and general public with a platform for direct access to these agents. Two sessions will be focused on the task of protection and support from the private sector, whereas the other two will deal with those from the public sector.
During the first meeting, we will talk to the persons in charge from Fundación Banco Santander and DKV Seguros, IAC sponsoring members and prominent patron of contemporary art. Both corporations will explain their criteria, and their way of accessing the received proposals; in short, they will try to get closer and more collaborative with professionals. The second session of the private sector will be attended by several participants, mostly collectors, who devote a share of their assets to support diverse initiatives of promotion, as in the case of Helga de Alvear, Pilar Citoler or Javier Quilis.
The section dedicated to the public domain will firstly deal with local and regional policies. It will analyze, through a discussion with its representatives, the way it should work and the importance of the collaboration between administrations, in order to join their efforts for the safeguard of the common good. The General Directors of Culture and Heritage of the Community of Madrid and the Government of Aragon, as well as also representatives from two very different municipalities, Madrid and Fuenlabrada will join us in the conversation. The dialogue between them is expected to clarify the present and the desirable policies in the network.
To conclude, the last session will be held by three participants who, based on their background and experience, will analyze from their perspective the essential actions that should be expected by the next government administration: César Antonio Molina, former Minister of Culture; Concha Jerez, artist, IAC vice president, National Arts Award 2015; and Jaime Sordo, collector, President of the Association of collectors 9915 and member of the IAC.
Instituto de Arte Contemporáneo (IAC)
The Instituto de Arte Contemporáneo (IAC) is an independent professional association dedicated to contemporary art, and which is intended to benefit the entire artistic community, beyond professional and individual interests. In this regard, the IAC develops ideas to encourage the improvement and development of our institutional network of contemporary art, in order to ensure the progressive implementation of good practices to support a new way of discerning and promoting modern art.
Within the framework of its overall objectives, the IAC has four strategic lines of action and reflection: the education system, meaning the training and creation of new audiences; economic resources, such as finance and patronage programs; the promotion and application of a code of good practices in museums and art centers and, finally, national and international promotion of Spanish artistic production.
Lázaro Galdiano Museum
The Lázaro Galdiano Museum is the fruit of the legacy of José Lázaro Galdiano. It houses over 3,000 works of art on display (out of the 12,600 pieces of its collection), distributed over the four floors of what was once the private residence of José Lázaro Galdiano and his wife Paula Florido. Its excellent picture gallery includes great works of Goya, Zurbarán, Carreño, El Greco, Cranach, Constable and Bosch. The collection is complemented by sculptures, weapons, ceramics, ivories, coins, jewelry, fabrics, and miniatures, among other varied collections.
Collecting is the main strategic line that guides the activity of the Lázaro Galdiano Museum. Under the motto: “Lázaro Collection. A Museum for Collecting”, seminars, workshops, publications and other initiatives with this plot base are frequently held. The museum has become a space for open debate, reflection and knowledge of the different approaches to art collecting. For instance, the program “Invited Collection” allows the public to visit exhibitions of private collections, as in the case of the works belonging to María José Jove, Leandro Navarro, Alicia Aza, Anibal Jozami, as well as various works of video art collections thanks to the Loop Barcelona project.
The Lázaro Galdiano Museum is currently presenting its temporary exhibition Reinterpretada II. Las cenizas del ruiseñor by the contemporary artist Santiago Ydáñez, curated by Rafael Doctor Roncero. In addition to the recurrent exhibitions, the museum also offers courses, literary evenings, concerts, workshops and collecting workshops for children and families that take place every Sunday during the year.
Tuesday, 26 APR
Two companies committed to contemporary art
Charo López Meras, Director of Cultural Projects, Fundación Banco Santander; María Beguiristain, person in charge artistic coordination, Fundación Banco Santander, member of IAC; Alicia Ventura, consultant of Proyecto Arteria DKV and curator of DKV Collection, DKV Seguros, member of IAC.
In conversation with Carolina Díaz, Director of Fundación Arq Art and member of IAC.
You can sign up for this event here.
Tuesday, 3 MAY
Individual initiatives to support contemporary art
Helga de Alvear, Fundación Helga de Alvear, Cáceres; Pilar Citoler, collector, board of directors of 9915; member of IAC; Javier Quilis, Inelcom Collection.
In conversation with Elisa Hernando Calero, Director of Arte Global, member of IAC and 9915, and member of the board of directors of 9915.
You can sign up for this event here.
Tuesday, 10 MAY
Local and regional policies and contemporary art
Ignacio Escuín, General Director of Culture and Heritage of Gobierno de Aragón; Jaime de los Santos, General Director of Cultural Promotion of Comunidad de Madrid; Santiago Eraso, General Director of Cultural Contents and Spaces of Madrid Destino, Ayuntamiento de Madrid; Miguel Rodríguez Fernández, Technical Director of Culture of Ayuntamiento de Fuenlabrada.
In conversation with Ramón Caravaca, board member of IAC.
Tuesday, 17 MAY
Contemporary art and the government of a nation, essential activities
Cesar Antonio Molina, Director of Casa del Lector, ex minister of Culture; Concha Jerez, artist, Vicepresident of IAC, Jaime Sordo, President of 9915, member of IAC.
In conversation with Isabel Durán, President of IAC.
- Museo Lázaro Galdiano
91 561 60 84 (Ext 126)
91 561 60 84 (Ext 102)
- Instituto de Arte Contemporáneo (IAC)
- Arte Global
91 591 98 85