• The University reviews the present and future of emerging art with lectures and an exhibition

    February 27, 2015

    The academic institution holds and exhibition and several lectures to analyze the situation of young artists and joins the 25th anniversary of the Plastic Arts Exhibition

    Un momento de la inauguración de las jornadas de arte
    The University of Oviedo reviews the situation of young artists with a double proposal: a new edition of the Arts Days under the name From emerging to well-established, and an exhibition in the LAUDEO cultural center: Archive. Memory. Exhibition Status. From emerging to well-established 1990-2014, to join the 25th anniversary of the Plastic Arts Exhibition of the Principality of Asturias. 
    The Rector, Vicente Gotor, and the deputy counsellor for Culture, Alejandro Calvo, alongside with the General Director of the Asturian Institute for Women and Youth Policies Carmen Sanjurjo, opened these days devoted to art. In this fifth edition there are two main aspects: evaluation and assessment of the policies that support emerging art, relying on institutional representatives that have worked on the different proposals elaborated in the last decades, and the elaboration of new proposals and lines of action that allow young artists to advance. 
    The first lecture was given by Juan Carlos Aparicio Vega, PhD student in Art History, and was focused on the Borrón Hall of Oviedo, a space for current art. Jorge Díez, Cultural Manager, curator of exhibitions, Director of MBA in Companies and Cultural Institutions at the Complutense University and Santillana, joined the first day, and analyzed the supporting policies from Injuve to Espai 13 of the Miró Foundation. The roundtable dealing with Young Art and Market was chaired by Professor Ana Fernández, alongside with the collaboration of García Fernández (NG Cultural Arts/Management), Lucia Falcón (Lucia Falcón Gallery in Oviedo) and Angélica García (Amaga Gallery in Avilés) were in charge of the closing lectures of the first day.
    Fernando Castro gave a lecture on A quarter of an excessive "century" (An approach to the Asturian contemporary art: from hectic postmodernism to global precariousness) and as closure of the event, there was a roundtable chaired by art critic Luis Feás, dealing with the new proposals to support the dissemination of the new artists, which was joined by Jaime Luis Martín (Director of  Valey), Carmen González, artist and current Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts of Salamanca and collaborator with SOS Cultura Oviedo, and Avelino Sala (multimedia artist).
    As regards the exhibition:  Archive. Memory. Exhibition Status. From emerging to well-established 1990-2014, it has been conceived as a particular version of one of the fundamental rites of passage for the generations of Asturian artists in the last decades. The exhibition shows, on the one hand, a plastic history, objective and indexed through annual publications, the lists of selected artists and the jury, and on the other hand, an evocation of sporadic and cumulative things, a physical trace of the event: scaffolds, boxes, frames, packing… It may be visited until March 6 in the LAUDEO Exhibition Hall (San Francisco street, nº3), Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  and from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; and on Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.