In February 2019 JUSTMAD celebrates its tenth anniversary. For this extra special edition, JUSTMAD turns up in style at the Palacio de Neptuno, just beside the square of the same name and right in the heart of the art district of Madrid. With more than 50 galleries and a strong and renewed commitment to young art, we will celebrate these ten years with our collectors, gallery owners, artists and, in a nutshell, all the professionals who have accompanied us during this time.
Many things have happened over the last ten years, and we’ve been on the frontline, along with the entire artistic sector, during the most severe crisis of our era. In spite of these difficulties this fair, born to support young art and the boldest new ideas, has survived and become established as the principal fair dedicated to discoveries and the cutting edge of art in Spain.
In all this time the fair has proven to be an effective locator of new values and projects, discovering and helping people discover a great number of artists and galleries that are currently carrying out international activities of great significance. That is the case with the likes of Galería Vermelho (Sao Paulo), Nuno Centeno (Oporto), Sabrina Amrani (Madrid), Kubikgallery (Oporto), Espai Tactel (Valencia), José Robles (now Ponce+Robles, Madrid), Catherine Bastide (Bruselas), Zinc (Munich-Berlin) and Espacio Valverde, among others.
JUSTMAD is the fair in which to begin to collect and to get close to the most contemporary art with confidence, in which to discover quality and judgement from the beginning, and in which to get acquainted with the most interesting work in emerging art each year.
From the beginning, acknowledged curators such as Virginia Torrente, Martí Manen, Ana Luiza Teixeira and Guillermo Espinosa have directed the fair, and artists and both national and international curators such as Tim Goossens, Ángel Calvo Ulloa and Asier Mendizabal, among others, have participated in the different editions of JustMad.
Throughout this time, at JUSTMAD we have promoted young creation through our ART FAIRS award, on whose jury we have counted on the participation of Secundino Hernández, Carlos Garaicoa, Ana Laura Aláez, Los Carpinteros, Joan Morey, Daniel Canogar and Miki Leal among others, awarded to artists who have subsequently developed a consolidated career such as Nicolás Robbio, Amélie Bouvier and Anna Kunz.