ARCOmadrid 2021


On July 7-11, 2021 SET ESPAI D’ART participated in the General Program of ARCOmadrid, where we presented the works by Leo Matiz, Arancha Goeyenche, Chingsum Jessye Luk and Ana H. del Amo.

In a discourse interwoven between photography, object and expanded painting, we presented a selection of vintage photographs by Leo Matiz (Aracataca, Colombia, 1917 – Bogotá, 1998) recognized as one of the most influential photojournalist photographers in Latin America during the 20th century. We showed the document, unpublished until now, of the trip that Matiz undertook in 1939 through the regions of Colombia that ended on the north coast of the country to visually document his spontaneous impressions of the Magdalena’s Ciénaga Grande and the north coast of the country.

As an installation, we presented the project “Sticked Painting” by Arancha Goeneche (Santander, 1967) for which she was awarded the 2020 Cantabria Plastic Arts Prize. Work in progress that arises from the artist’s admiration for the Spanish-Muslim tiles and focuses her interest on drawing parallels between traditional ornamental arts and geometric abstraction.

Starting from a wide range of found and recovered materials, Chingsum Jessye Luk (Hong Kong, 1982) recombines them into minimalist frameworks, redefining a technique traditionally associated with the domestic realm. The artist received the award for emerging artist from the city of Zurich in 2019 and we will show part of the result of her residency in Paris during the hardest months of confinement.

The latest project by Ana H. del Amo (Cáceres, 1977) will be part of the special Artists’ Projects section. The artist backed by being the only Spanish artist awarded the prestigious Pollock-Krasner scholarship in 2019 shows the collaborative play with Extremadura artisans supported by the Aid to Visual Artists of the Junta de Extremadura. Del Amo plays at the assembly of different pieces, which is also the assembly of different hands and creative minds, of different artisan traditions, of diverse sociocultural contexts.