ARTISTS SELECTED MADRID ABIERTO 2009-2010For its sixth edition MADRID ABIERTO has received 587 proposals (508 for the general event, 16 for Casa de América, 16 for Círculo de Bellas Artes and 47 for sonorous art) from 769 artists from all over the world. The curator, Cecilia Andersson, has selected the following artists: Laurence Bonvin, Susanne Bosch, Lisa Cheung, Iñaki Larrimbe, Josep Maria Martín, Jean-François Prost, Gustavo Romano and Pablo Valbuena, together with the guests Lara Almárcegui, Teddy Cruz and Apolonija Sustersic+ Meike Schalk and the façade of the Círculo de Bellas Artes project has been declared deserted.
This edition of Madrid Abierto will be dedicated to emerging practices that critically engage with the urban environment.
For cities to thrive, to be communicative and alive, and to function as catalysers of public life, it is necessary to stimulate civic participation and community involvement. Given the current framework, where society often fail to negotiate some of the most immediate challenges, how can pooling resources such as the ones found in interdisciplinary groups, develop alternative work methods? How can inertia and nostalgia be substituted by visionary and inspiring tools that act as catalysts for change?
The current edition is held in the course of 2009 and 2010. On the 5th and 6th of February 2009 the round tables on public art will be held in
This sixth edition is organised by the Asociación Cultural MADRID ABIERTO, with the sponsoring of the Altadis Foundation, the Department of Culture and Tourism of the Community of Madrid and the Arts Department of the City Council of Madrid, with the collaboration of Casa de América, Círculo de Bellas Artes, ARCO, the Telefónica Foundation, Casa Encendida, the Ministry of Culture, Radio 3 of RNE, Canal Metro and Rodríguez Foundation/Montehermoso Cultural Center. Continuing with the work of previous editions, RMS La Asociación has been responsible for the co-ordination (Marta de la Torriente, general coordinator) and the 451 team has developed the graphic image and the web page.