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APERTURA IS THE GREAT EVENT THAT MARKS THE BEGINNING OF THE NEW EXHIBITION SEASON. WITH AN EXCEPTIONAL PROGRAM AND OPENING HOURS, IT BRINGS TOGETHER ARTISTS, PROFESSIONALS, COLLECTORS, PUBLIC AND PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS, COMPANIES AND THE PUBLIC, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL, TO OUR CITY.

Promoted by the association of galleries Arte Madrid, Apertura was first celebrated in 2009. Every September, for a weekend, Arte Madrid’s galleries come together to offer a unique program of exhibitions, open to all and free, that take place throughout the city. In the latest editions Apertura has been extender over the month of September to offer a complete program of activities accessible to the public for free: joint opening in all galleries, a program of events and guided tours of the galleries, visits to some of the most unique art centres and museums in the city, as well as tours to discover and appreciate contemporary artworks located in public spaces like streets, squares and buildings of Madrid. Apertura also organizes a private program that aims to develop the contemporary art sector and encourage collaboration between cultural agents and professionals. In addition to the invitations made by the galleries themselves and by the association, an international group of directors of art centres or institutions, curators and advisers attend, invited by the Spanish Government through Acción Cultural Española. Arte Madrid and Apertura are financed through the contribution of the associated galleries and through the help, collaboration and sponsorship of both private companies and public administrations.

APERTURA MADRID GALLERY WEEKEND 2022

APERTURA 2022 PROGRAM

ACTIVITIES APERTURA 2022 AGENDA

2 September

20.30h > Aural Galería: preview with the artist and conversation between Anna Bella Geiger and Fernando Castro Flórez at the Fundación Canis Majoris (limited seating)

6-25 September

Ultraleve: Pipo Hernández Rivero at the National Museum of Romanticism

The Density of the Warp: Federico Miró at the National Museum of Decorative Arts

7 September

18-20h > Freijo Gallery: preview

8-11 September

APERTURA MADRID GALLERY WEEKEND
Inauguration of the art season in the 55 galleries of Arte Madrid
Thursday 8 September: 12-22h
Friday 9 and Saturday 10 September: 11-20h
Sunday 11 September: 11-14h

8-30 September

Visit the bookshops in the neighbourhoods on the occasion of Apertura Madrid Gallery Weekend:

Laie Caixa Forum
Antonio Machado Salesas
Antonio Machado Círculo de Bellas Artes
La Central del Museo Reina Sofía
La Central de Callao
Librería Gaudí
Pasajes, librería internacional
Taschen
Tipos Infames

8 September

17h > Blanca Berlín Gallery: guided visit by the artist

19h > NoguerasBlanchard Gallery: performative reading designed by Juf

20h > Lucía Mendoza Gallery: dance programme by Pastor Obiang

20.30h > Ehrhardt Flórez Gallery: performance by the artist

9-12 September

TASCHEN STORE Madrid: Tekné, intervention by the artist Alejandro Bombín

9 September

18h > Freijo Gallery: meeting with the artist Juan Cuenca and the curator Ramón Mateos

18h > The Ryder Gallery: guided visit with artist Rosana

18.30 > Rafael Pérez Hernando Gallery: guided visit

18.30-20h > Elba Benítez Gallery: presentation of Venice, collection of artist’s books by Ignasi Aballí for the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia

10 September

11-14h > Freijo Gallery: guided tour by the artist

12h > Adora Calvo Gallery: presentation of the exhibition with the artist

12h > Alberto Cornejo BAT Gallery: performance by Elvira Carrasco

12h > La Cometa Gallery: guided visit with the artist and the curator

12h > Lucía Mendoza Gallery: presentation of the book Proyecto Salinas

12h > The Ryder Gallery: guided visit with artist Rosana Antolí 

12.30 > Rafael Pérez Hernando Gallery: guided tour

12.30 > Puxagallery: meeting and dialogues with the artist (prior reservation at contacto@puxagallery.com)

13.00 > Espacio Valverde Gallery: performance Piel con piel, by Carmen Mora

19h > Ehrhardt Flórez Gallery: performance

19h > Rosa Santos Gallery: conversation between María Ruido and Brigitte Vasallo, moderated by Inma Prieto

11 September

12h > F2 Gallery: artist talk with Juan del Junco

13h > Blanca Berlín Gallery: guided visit by the artist

13 September

18h > Contemporary Art in the city, guided tour by Alfonso de la Torre (registration through Apertura’s activities portal)

14-17 September and 21- 24 September

12h > ARCO Gallery Walks (registration at arcogallerywalk@ifema.es)

17h > ARCO Gallery Walks (registration at arcogallerywalk@ifema.es)

20 September

19.30h > Tipos Infames bookshop: meeting with artist Jordi Teixidor, Pilar Carrera and Miguel Álvarez Fernández

22 September

18h > Contemporary Art in the city, guided tour by Alfonso de la Torre (registration through Apertura’s activities portal)

29 September

18h > Contemporary Art in the city, guided tour by Alfonso de la Torre (registration through the Apertura activities portal)

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