Presente Continuo (Present Continuous)
From 08 to 20 October 2013
Location: Room 3
Sun and Fest, 10:30–14h
The artistic element of the festival will involve the exhibition of the works of mostly visual artists, who portray the landscape of the district and the various lifestyles within it. We will enjoy works that are of an 'underground' format and with a DIY philosophy.
Presente Continuo is the name of the exhibition, curated by Abraham Rivera and Cristina Anglada, for the Conde Duque Cultural Centre as part of the VillaManuela festival, 2013. The exhibition’s proposal is one of a collective that will bring together the work of artists whose work is representative of what is currently happening in Madrid. The exhibition will have a generational element running through it, which will establish clear links between the local and global dimensions. The works of the exhibition will be grouped according to four interrelating themes: New Images, New Narrations, New Forms and New Spaces.
This, the first, VillaManuela Festival will take place from the 10th to the 12th of October in the Maravillas district of Madrid. This unique event will integrate some of the most characteristic elements, both for their history and personality, of places such as Malasaña and Conde Duque.
VillaManuela will be a festival where you will be able to hear some fantastic music, but it will also aim to highlight the personality and lifestyle that the Maravillas district has bestowed upon other sectors, such as the arts, local businesses and gastronomy. To do this, the festival will open up to the public the doors to spaces in the district that are well known for their cultural tradition but, above all, VillaManuela will allow us opportunity to get to know many of the lesser known places of interest within the area and will, therefore, create an even bigger and better celebration of the cultural and vital effervescence of Malasaña.
The artistic element of the festival will involve the exhibition of the works of mostly visual artists, who portray the landscape of the district and the various lifestyles within it. In this part of the event, we will enjoy works that are of an ‘underground’ format and with a DIY philosophy, such as illustrations, video art, photography, graffiti and fanzines, as well as more traditional, realistic painting. This part of the festival will take place in the exhibition spaces of the area, such as the Conde Duque Cultural Centre, the ABC Museum (Museo ABC), and in the studio of the area’s artistic collective, Noviciado 9.