1st Edition of the Madrid International Festival of Light

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LuzMadrid cuenta con el apoyo de algunas instituciones clave del panorama cultural de la ciudad que destacan por su compromiso con el arte en sus distintas disciplinas y que se suman de distintas maneras a esta primera edición del festival.

CaixaForum Madrid

CaixaForum Madrid

29 and 30 October. Opening times extended until 10pm

Explore our exhibitions “The Human Image” and “Homo Ludens” in a reflection on the past, present and future of the human species and its forms of communication

Homo Ludens Exhibition. Videogames to understand the present 

The Human Image Exhibition. Art, identity and symbolism

Círculo de Bellas Artes

Círculo de Bellas Artes

29, 30 and 31 October. Opening times extended until 10pm

The Círculo de Bellas Artes plays host to the exhibition “Cruelty” – with work by Chema Madoz at its forefront – from 16 September to 21 November.
This selection of 73 photographs includes images far from the friendly smile with which Madoz’s photographs are often received. Some are iconic images of his work, others are lesser-known pieces, and some are on display for the first time. All of them seek to reveal a disturbing aspect that results from their particular setting: a cruel, perhaps sinister, element that bursts in when we change our gaze, opening a new horizon in the work of this creator.

Círculo de Bellas Artes

Italian Cultural Institute Madrid

Italian Cultural Institute Madrid

Conference on 29 October, 6:30pm

SPACE, LIGHT, IMAGE, SOUND, PUBLIC: THE EVOLUTION OF IMMERSIVE ART FROM LIGHT ART TO DIGITAL ART EXPERIENCES

Within the framework of the LuzMadrid Festival 2021 is this conference on the Italian artist Stefano Fake organised by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Madrid.

Stefano Fake is a pioneer and one of the leading artists of this new form of artistic expression: the so-called immersive digital art experience. These audiovisual installations are designed to immerse the viewer in the artwork using digital technology and mesmerising video projections.
In collaboration with his studio THE FAKE FACTORY, the artist boasts 20 years of experience and more than 60 immersive exhibitions to great public and critical acclaim. The Art of Colors, the Caravaggio Experience, the Van Gogh Experience, the Klimt Experience, the Monet Experience, and Inside Magritte are just some of the titles that have contributed to the global success of these digital experiences, attracting millions of visitors around the world.
In this conference, Stefano Fake takes us on a journey through his artistic career, revealing what led him to the creation of these multimedia pieces. He will give an overview of the history of light art, which dates back to 1910 and the artists of the futurism movement, including the comprehensive cinema of Peter Greenaway and today’s immersive exhibitions using digital technology.

THE POETRY ROOM | Stefano Fake
The Fake Factory

Espacio SOLO

Espacio SOLO

29 October, admission at 8pm and 8:30pm. Opening times extended for guided tours

Colección SOLO is an international arts project which aims to foster, support and share the artwork of today. The collection, located at the Espacio SOLO — a museum by Madrid’s Puerta de Alcalá gate — houses more than 800 multidisciplinary works by international artists as well as a range of temporary exhibitions.

As part of the LuzMadrid Festival, the Colección SOLO will open the Espacio SOLO museum to the public for exclusive evening visits. Those interested in visiting this collection of international contemporary art at the Puerta de Alcalá gate can sign up for one of the museum’s guided groups tours. Visits will take place on 29 October at 8pm and 8.30pm.

Colección SOLO

Domo 360

Av. Puerta de Hierro, 2

28, 29, 30 and 31 October. Daily admission: 8pm, 9pm and 10pm

ARAN Art Network + RTVE Lab present this immersive experience: Aurelia Immortal, by the artist Javier Viver

Based on the research and images created for the Aurelia Immortal (2017) exhibition and photo book by Javier Viver, ARAN Art Network – in collaboration with the RTVE Lab and Domo 360 – brings us this immersive experience that explores the life cycle of Aurelia Aurita, a type of jellyfish that has the capacity for infinite self-renewal. Inspired by both scientific and metaphysical interest, Viver began to study the life cycle of this species through video and photography. A reflection on a natural phenomenon that raises the question of our immortality.

Curated by:
ARAN Art Network (aran.live)

domo360.es

With the collaboration of