II Festival of Experimental Art in Madrid
Associated Visual Artists of Madrid AVAMYear 2003
In 2003, AVAM commissioned Off Limits the technical direction of the II Festival of Experimental Art in Madrid MAD’03. Under the slogan Other ways of production and distribution of art, MAD'03 invited artists from 23 countries with the aim of bringing art to the streets and promote new means of expression. The event focused on five areas: Art in Internet, Art in Public Spaces, Independent Art and Creativity Magazines, Performance Art, and Art in Alternative Spaces. It included artists such as Seiji Shimoda, Krzystof Wodiczko, Antoni Muntadas, Francesc Torres, Santiago Sierra, Rogelio López Cuenca and Madrid groups like El Perro y La Más Bella. Besides the activities in the streets, MAD´03 events took place in Conde Duque Culture Centre, Círculo de Bellas Artes, La Casa Encendida and over a dozen alternative spaces such as Liquidación Total, Off Limits and El Ojo Atómico.
Associated Visual Artists of Madrid is a non-profit entity whose purpose is the defence of Madrid visual artists and contemporary art. AVAM currently has more than five hundred members, among which are leading names such as Luis Gordillo, Rafael Canogar or Juan Genovés along with the most outstanding emerging artists from Madrid Community.