De galerías por Doctor Fourquet

By | 2 January, 2015 | 0 comments

doctor fourquetIt all began 20 years ago, when the first art gallery appeared on this discreet street in the Lavapiés district very close to the Reina Sofía Museum: Helga de Alvear. Afterwards, others arrived such as the Moisés Pérez de Albéniz Gallery, Espacio Mínimo or Casa Sin Fin, linked to the Periférica publishers. Together they have managed to take the world of art beyond the limits of the Salamanca district and, gathering on such an accessible street, they have allowed that art lovers, potential buyers or just browsers, to enter these small street museums as they please.

One gallery is Maisterravalbuena, which has just inaugurated an exhibition dedicated to the Danish photographic collective Kassen, as part of the Naked Photographer Project. With their latest artistic challenge, they have enjoyed the participation of artists that were asked to take their clothes off to carry out some sort of portrait on their naked bodies.  However, it is their clothes and not them who appear in these photographs. Each artist chose the way they would be represented, as we can in one that appears in Instagram format. It is located on Calle Doctor Fourquet, 6, and it is open until March 14th (free entrance).

Another interesting space is García Galería, which has just inaugurated its sub rosa, by Karlos Gil, a conceptual and abstract project in which the artist reflects on the hidden similarities between beings and objects. More specifically, its focuses on the concept of ergonomics and how the objects of human creation are also somewhat moulded to nature. A philosophically ambitious project carried out by this artist born in 1984 and educated in the best art schools, such as the School of Visual arts in New York.

This is definitely a street you should investigate -remember, we are referring to the upper part- in which you can find attractions such as the Cave Canem bookshop, with select titles and pleasant decorated that someone once described as “happy sobriety”. The cherry on the cake of this artistic excursion is a nice cold beer on the terrace of Bar La Caña.

The location of Hotel Victoria 4, a stone’s throw from the Puerta del Sol, allows us to get to this lively, new and alternative cultural proposal in Madrid with just a short walk or a one-stop metro ride.

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