SCULTO POSTPONES ITS 2020 FAIR FOR THE UNCERTAINTY OF THE CORONAVIRUS

SCULTO, the International Contemporary Sculpture Fair, initially planned for its next edition in June this year, postpones it due to the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic and the unknown of its evolution. The decision of the SCULTO management team, which this year has been among the "TOP 100" of cultural events in Spain, according to the Observatory of Culture in our country, is adopted, on the one hand, by responsibility for the extension of the coronavirus, given that around 5,000 people are those who come together in its different activities, and on the other because of the impossibility of coordinating the mechanics of its organization with the dozens of Galleries that send their artistic projects to take part in SCULTO.
This Fair has been held during its three editions - 2017, 2018 and 2019 - in the Plaza de Abastos of the Rioja capital, which does not interrupt its commercial activity with the sale of products from the garden and meat from La Rioja. The suspension will mean that the set of activities such as SCULTOeduca and SCULTOdeNoche will not be held either, pending, at the expense of the decision of the Riojan health and educational authorities, the possible celebration of SCULTOeduca and SCULTOmuseo, related to the Fair.
For the organizers, the Rioja gallery owner Enrique Martínez Glera, the Valencian sculptress Beatriz Carbonell Ferrer and the Navarran journalist Josémaría Esteban Ibáñez, “a Fair with the characteristics of SCULTO,
whose selection leads only fifteen galleries to participate, to maintain the seal of the "Jewel Fair" of Contemporary Sculpture in Spain, involves an effort of selection and the establishment of a calendar that cannot be subjected to the unpredictable variations of the coronavirus pandemic, which can ruin most of the cultural activities of our country and, therefore, of La Rioja ”. In this sense, they highlight that “all the Galleries carry out their programming months in advance and preparation of the works that they are going to submit to the criteria of the Curators, who are the ones who choose the projects for their participation in SCULTO. For this reason, any modification of the cultural calendar, which may implicitly imply the official prohibition of these samples, due to criteria of responsibility, places us on a time horizon that is difficult to predict ”.
In these circumstances, the organizers schedule the next edition of SCULTO for April 2021, with the same essence with which it was born as the only Contemporary Sculpture Fair in Spain.
The SCULTO management team joins those from different cultural organizations and associations who have called on public and private institutions to arbitrate measures to support the Spanish cultural scene in the face of the enormous future difficulty that all organizers will face. that due to social health responsibility they will proceed to the closure and postponement of their activities.

The dossier summarizing the three editions of SCULTO can be downloaded.

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ART GALLERIES AND ARTISTS OF SCULTO 2019

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Take a virtual tour of the fair here. Courtesy of Grupo Osaba’s collaboration.

SCULTO 2019 participating galleries:

  • ADDAYApalma
  • ALBA CABRERA Gallery
  • ANSORENA Galería
  • GALERÍA CORNIÓN
  • ESPACIO PRIMAVERA 9
  • ESPAI NIVI COLLBLANC
  • EST_ART_SPACE
  • GALERÍA ESPIRAL
  • GALERÍA JUAN RISSO
  • GALERÍA GEMA LLAMAZARES
  • JUAN MANUEL LUMBRERAS Galería de Arte
  • PG ART GALLERY
  • TALKA GALERIA

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Inma Prieto, Alicia Ventura and Rogelio López Cuenca, curatorial team of SCULTO 2019.

Professionals of domestic and international recognized prestige, responsible for the selection of galleries and artists of this third edition of SCULTO.

 

SCULTO starts on Friday, October 11, with an exhibition of sculpture of the funds of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Castilla y León (MUSAC) in the Museum of La Rioja, in Logroño, within the SCULTOmuseo program.

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The exhibition, curated on purpose by Kristine Guzmán and Koré Escobar, is shown in two parts: a collection in the temporary area and another, which is distributed over the four floors, in conversation with works of the permanent collection.
The exhibition can be visited until December 15, in addition, a didactic program aimed at children and general public will be developed through SCULTOeduca during the fair.

SCULTO IS A REALITY. A BRAND WITH ITS OWN IDENTITY.

More than four years of work and two editions have consolidated in the Spanish cultural program a well-defined project, with personality and differentiating characteristics, which has been described by professionals as a "gem fair" of Contemporary Sculpture. SCULTO, as a trade fair specialized in contemporary art in three dimensions, is a reference in the professional sector: it is the only art fair of its kind in Spain.

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