Juan Luis Moraza .- Tripalium at PANORAMA MADRID 01. Centrocentro
25/mar/2021 - 29/ago/2021
Juan Luis Moraza participates in PANORAMA MADRID 01 in Centrocentro with Tripalium.
One of the lines of work in CentroCentro’s new programme is aimed at the dissemination of contemporary art. This
is the context in which PANORAMA MADRID has been conceived, an annual event that aims to offer a compre- hensive overview and at the same time provide a map of the current art scene.
Each year, a specialised jury will select what it consid- ers to be the ten most outstanding exhibition projects from among those programmed throughout the season in Madrid’s art galleries. PANORAMA MADRID is intended therefore to be an exhibition of exhibitions that, open to
all audiences, casts a focused gaze on the year’s most outstanding offerings.
We at this public institution understand the need to support and defend the value of the work carried out by galleries, work that is so important yet so often invisible. In parallel to their merely commercial activities, and even though they often go unnoticed by a non-specia-
lised public, these galleries support and promote their artists; they present to us the latest works of the creative artists that they represent, they seek and promote their national and international recognition, and they help them to take their place in collections both large and small.
The project aspires to activate a space in which differ-
ent agents of contemporary creation come together, thus establishing a meeting point for and dialogue among the cultural fabric of Madrid. At the same time, it hopes to become a point of reference and, in its broadest sense, a habit for visitors who, thanks to this initiative, will have the opportunity to approach contemporary art from the privi- leged location of CentroCentro.
Not only is PANORAMA MADRID 01 special because it is inaugurating this new series of events, but also because of the particular circumstances in which we find ourselves. The fact is that it has become more necessary than ever to revisit a number of projects that only opened for a short period of time or never even opened at all.
All the selected exhibitions have one thing in common: they are individual projects. A good number of them show us the latest works by such artists as Tamara Arroyo, June Crespo, Isaac Julien, Juan Luis Moraza, Cristina Lucas and Ana Santos in a variety of formats ranging from installation to sculpture or from painting
to video-creation. Others bring us closer to trajectories and works from the context of the 20th century, as is the case of Ana Mendieta, Aurèlia Muñoz (with pieces from 1970 to 1985), Elena Asins (with works from 1971 to 1995) and Óscar Domínguez (with paintings from 1948 to 1952).
In other words, in keeping with the spirit that has inspired this series of events and as its name suggests, PANORAMA MADRID 01 provides a broad panorama
of artistic creation in all its dimensions, and also gives a second lease of life to exhibitions that, like CentroCentro itself, had to abruptly close their doors, leaving their rooms full of art yet sadly devoid of visitors.