I’m almost 100% sure this doesn’t belong to the piece of work. I guess it has been placed there by someone. HARCO 2020 Good morning! I am in “FLECHA” (meaning: arrow). This is the first art fair I am visiting during this project “HARCO 2020”. This first fair is hold in a shopping mall. It is a bit odd. I’ve seen already some pieces of work placed randomly. This fair started as a response to this other fair called “Arco” (Meaning: Bow) So, of course, now we have the bow (Arco Fair) and the arrow (Flecha Fair) It started in 1992. I believed it was 10 years later after the ARCO fair started. Well, let’s take a look at this alternative they came out with. Look at this. These sculptures are already sold and their prices are right here. This is the first cool thing I’ve seen. However, I find it strange that people are havindg coffee over there and walking around while the artworks are placed just here. They are interacting, kind of. These look like tiles but they are not. The technique is xylographic engraving. It is not very Banksy-like but it is similar regarding the black and white style and also the fact that it is an engraving. Well, I can see there are sales in this fair. There are. Also, they are affordable prices. This piece of work by Antonio Barahona is 750€. Without the frame is 700€! Curious fact there! Look at the contrast: the artworks are here and shops such as Zara Home are next to it. Here there are objects which if they are highly priced they could be labelled as well as pieces of work They could be Hamparte pieces. (Hamparte* definition in the description box down below) One of the things which bring my attention but I like from here is this fair has very warming feeling There are many red dots, meaning there are sold artworks They are affordable They are very decorative. Art can be decorative Then, there are pieces like this one which I have honestly been looking but I don’t find a lot of depth or content in them They are like a collage of red tones and pieces of fabric I am not sure which the anylisis is It happens the same with this one. They are nice. I mean, they are not hideous Although, these ones look like scars These paintings get tiresome pretty fast for me I look at them and five or ten minutes after I am not longer interested. However, I like this sculpture a little bit more. Not really.
Let’s go out of here. Let’s go. Let’s take a look at this piece, for instance. These candles are…wait, this is Zara Home. There is something which really brings my attention: The artworks share the space with for instance, a bank.
I am seeing one right now next to a Bankia bank. There is also a place there to do your nails. It is a strange feeling to see pieces of work next to these establishments. They are not mixed up, though. You know which one is the piece of work and which one is the cash machine. Hi, there. How are you?
DIRECTOR OF FLECHA ART FAIR Director: You want to buy the cash machine, don’t you?
Antonio: I don’t. Perhaps,if I was in the ARCO fair. This fair started in 1992, right? It started in 1991 You have to update that on Wikipedia. I think it says 1992. I organized it during the Madrid Scene (Movida Madrileña) I did a collective exhibition and it was a success Then, around 1990 this shopping mall was opened up and one of the owners knew me He told me about this shopping mall and he suggested me to organize an exhibition similar to the one I did I accepted. Also, I had just started painting so that way I was able to exhibit my own pieces of work. We realized it happened to be at the same time as the ARCO fair. So, as we were going to be a complement for ARCO (bow), we named our fair FLECHA (arrow) Antonio: I’m seeing plenty of sales Director: Well, if there are 20.000 people attending and just one of each 1.000 buys something then it is worthwhile. Antonio: And, where are the gallery owners at?
Director: They are probably setting up ARCO. Look, we saw this piece last year. Violeta Mcguire (Artist): I like this fair because it is opened to everyone, it is not restrictive at all. Is this one yours? Look at that! Antonio: Have you studied Fine Arts or…?
Violeta: I have Antonio: It looks like the suspended sculpture by Alexander Calder but under water.
Violeta: That’s right. Director: I am not sure if I should give you the first news of what has happened with the awards Antonio: What happened? It is an award chosen by people, isn’t it? The artists who participate choose it. For the first time, it is a tie among three people. They are three women. They are sculptors Director: It is something unusual. They are like ‘The Three Graces’
Antonio: Really? That’s cool. Who are they? Well, Violeta is one of them. So, this has been chosen by the artists.
Director: that’s right. Antonio to Violeta: Have you voted too? Are you sure you haven’t voted for you?
Violeta: I haven’t. Director: It is forbidden Antonio: That is only done in ARCO. Director: Why are you wearing that nail?
Antonio: Just in case. For protection. Hi there. Man: I’m a follower of yours on Youtube.
Antonio: That’s nice. Man: I just wanted to say hi, congratulate you and thanking you.
Antonio: Thank you very very much. Man: I learn a lot.
Antonio: Thank you. Thank you very much. Director: these are some drawings I had around, I’ve chosen three of them. Antonio: These are very good. You have drawing control. You really do. What is this? What is this? Is this yours? Did you make it? Director: They are mine. This is a sculpture and this is an engraving. I don’t consider this Hamparte* (definition in the description box) I don’t see a magnificent quality. I don’t see here the 21st century art piece Could you explain me what is it? Director: It is Santarder’s Bay Antonio: Which material is it?
Director: It is copper I mean, this right here is really beautiful. I find this very random. I can look at it as if they were little fishes but I find it very IKEA-like. It happens the same with this. It is from the same artist, Violeta. Me no likey. I’m sorry, Violeta. It cannot be liked by everybody. You have won an award. I hope you didn’t vote for yourself. Then, it happens the same with this type of piece of work. The esthetic is not bad but I find them a bit insubstantial. Look at this. We are going to give the worst work award to these ones. There are many pictures as well. Bucolic photography. These look like centenary olive trees. Then, there are other types of sculptures which…this is a plant. This is a good spot to reflect about contemporary art. What is art? What is Hamparte? *Reading label*: Go-go pony. Insert coin. Well, here there are some little landscapes. Perhaps, what I am missing not only from this fair but from contemporary art alone is that there is lack of message. There are things to say and some disourse missing. These ones look like sketches. If at least they tell me this represent CoronaVirus or something then it is more conceptual. Look at this. It is an artist’s book. If you close them, they become a book. So far, we have to give the “Free-hamparte” distiction to this art fair. We haven’t found any. So far. This is another type of landscape. Very interesting and bucolic. With plenty of space. They are really nice. It reminds me to Zóbel. Doesn’t remind you to Zóbel? These are 260€, 250€,1200€…they are really reasonable. Affordable art. This type of piece bores me. The tormented man or woman in this position I’ve seen it too much. Look how tormented he is. He is so tormented. Look at this one. This one is even more tormented. I am sorry José Ignacio Hernández Larguru. This is very Hopper-like. The solitude of the individual I am seeing in this fair something symptomatic It is something I am seeing lately within the art world The XX century avant-garde has not been fully developed. Today artists are trying to make similar pieces of work.
However,I am not against it. Whose house does this remind you to? Hitchcock’s, right? There is a paradox here: This house reminds me to the Hitchcock’s one but Hitchcock took the idea from Hopper And, this one reminds to Hopper’s work. I like this lion. Engravings by Dalí. We will never know if these engravings were truly made by Dalí or not. Which of Dalí’s assistants produced these engravings? Tell me Dalí. Who produced these? Who?! They are very cheap, aren’t they?. 400€ for a Dalí’s engraving? So, everybody can own a Dalí’s in their place. Reasonable. They are a piece of sh***. Again, this type of sculpture is similar to the ones made by Chilida or Oteiza They are still renovations or reinventions. Reinventions. I’m already saying things which we will see later what happens. Salvador Dalí. Another Dali’s. So ugly. Well, Hamparte detected. It is not so much Hamparte-like because it is quite cheap. I have sculpted stone myself and making this is really difficult. I am speaking about technique However, I personally dislike the result. Nothing at all. So, the Hamparte pieces were here. These are air filters and acrylic paint. Good job Michaela. Ok. Look at this. This look painted by a child, right? I don’t think it is but it looks like it. What’s this? What’s this? Antonio López! My pal! Digital print So…it is a photocopy. Dalí and Antonio López… In the past, posters were sold now there are copies with a better quality and resolution However, they are still more expensive because they have this silly detail which is the author’s signature. Why is that useful for? A little horse! Well, this is very interesting. Here there is Flecha’s artwork and behind it there is an art store. Also, there are on sale. Me no likey. A bit more of pictorial Hamparte They are really cheap so we cannot call them Hamparte. They are very cheap. This picture is interesting. I get vertigo with this It looks like I am about to sink in here. There is also a reflection and this is dirty, too. Here there are metal colours, kind of. I think Claudia (girlfriend) might like this. I’m almost 100% sure this doesn’t belong to the piece of world. I guess it has been placed by someone here. This is what happens when an art fair is hold in a shoppint center People get things mixed up.Although this is pretty clear, right? This is from a man who has placed it there because it was on the floor. Woman: I’m taking it over there.
Antonio: All right. Thank you This sculpture is really contemporary because all spaces are connected together…what is this? I just went out from the fair. As a conclusion I have to say it is a very friendly fair. There isn’t any grating or scary piece of work. There isn’t either any incomprehensible piece. I believe is a needed fair. I will explain why: People are able to come here, seeing affordable artwork and understanding easily this type of work. That way, they can be introduced to the world of art. Later on, they are able to continue visiting fairs and investigating about art So, like I said, it is a style of fair which is really necessary Also, I consider these pieces of work are within XXth century classicism. Not only this fair, there are many others like it. I haven’t found almost any Hamparte style pieces. I’ve found plenty of revisionist art And,honestly, they are not bad at all. They are decent. I have to mention as well there is art made by renowned artists Well, “renowned”, I mean, I am talking about Antonio López and Dalí. There are engravings but Dalí and we already know we are not sure if they are authentic. They were not anything great anyway. The pieces of work by Antonio López are copies of his own work. They didn’t bring any outstanding piece. Although, I wouldn’t have cared either. To end this, I will say it is a fair to awaken interest It is easy to go through it and there is no ticket for it.
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  1. Jaaja mori con las velas:
    "Ah! No, esto es Zara Home"
    Jeje aquí en mi país igual y en todo el mundo creo. Los centros comerciales ahora se usan para expoArte. 🙋🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️

  2. Pero dónde está el productor o director de esa feria de arte? Me hubiera gustado que hubieras hablado con él o ella o con quién esté a cargo, que duren mas los videos Antonio me muero por ver más!!! Me ha encantado pero MAS MAS Y MÁS!!!! 🙋🏻‍♀️😘Saludos.

  3. Increible como entro en decadencia todo el arte en general, se nota que esta directamente relacionado a la falta de talento de los nuevos artistas y de como el mundo comercial intenta imponer dichas obras… mientras los grandes artistas estan a la sombra, como conservadores, o pasados de moda… Yo no se si será que se vive muy acelerado, la gente no reflexiona, no estudia, no tiene tiempo de hacer técnica ni le dedica mucho tiempo a la obra en si, o como si no valiera la pena hacerlo porque hay una salida más fácil… esta era del arte es un chiste…

  4. Cuando tendremos un vídeo de los muralistas Jose Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, me gustaría saber tu punto de vista sobre ellos.

  5. Siempre preciso y asertivo, gracias.
    Personalmente no creo que el arte que genere revisiones personales de cada artista sea malo, porque esto acerca a la gente sin engaños con un dialogo franco con el artista que busca su camino, ya que no son copias tampoco y si bien no se propone un tipo de arte si se propone un tema nuevo. También me gustó FLECHA y el director, que además es cercano al lenguaje sin ser hampartista.

  6. Ese tipo de arte es el reflejo de una sociedad aburrida de la nada, de la constante caída horizontal, totalmente falta de emociones…..

  7. Las galerías de arte de este tipo se vuelven más interesantes y hacen más sentido si lo ves como que las obras son decoraciones para casas de millonarios, simplemente es decorativo y el precio es simbólico.
    No se enojen con el hamparte, entiendanlo

  8. Si eso también es una feria, he estado en muchas. Por mi ciudad es muy común ver obras en Centros Comerciales, entiendo que las cambian con el tiempo por temáticas, pero es una exposición constante (o al menos dura mucho y el tiempo de espera no es tan largo para las siguientes)

  9. Es curioso que en las conclusiones se diga que las obras no están mal, pero durante el desarrollo prácticamente no se han hecho críticas que no fueran, digamos, frías. O tal vez ese "no están mal" sea un eufemismo de "mediocre", que también podría ser. Mediocre en el sentido de que son obras que no destacan, que son de calidad media o regular.

  10. Antonio Garcia Villaran sube vídeo de HARCO2020

    Galeristas y autores de obras de hamparte: ah shıt here we go agaın

  11. El Arturo Soria Plaza está en un barrio tirando a acomodado y su público es es ese, no millonarios pero sí gente con un poco de pasta… Por eso supongo que es una feria con obras agradables de ver y asequibles, para que la gente, en parte de la zona, se las compre para su casa 😛 Por si te interesa, es un apunte!

  12. Ay, pero el señor del principio super mono declarándose fan de Antonio, que ternura.
    Lo de que la feria este en un centro comercial me parece super bien. Creo que no solo lo hace accesible sino fácil de encontrar, muchas veces siento que las exposiciones y ferias no están bien anunciadas y al final te las pierdes. Además, había cosas chulas, principalmente decorativas, pero chulas.

  13. Desde luego que incluso más insulso que las obras que Villarán califica como Hamparte, son sus propios comentarios críticos…

  14. ¡Go Go Pony, insert coin! Genial video ¡Qué calidad de imagen! Está genial de cabo a rabo. La textura del video es hiperrelamista! Pero si casi me siento en la muestra! Hasta siento que estaba caminando ahí con ustedes. Felicitaciones a Francis, Jaima, Claudio, Coco, Paula y Topo el equipo que junto a ti Antonio han hecho de este primer video un ejemplar en antología! Felicitaciones!

  15. Como dices …mi no gustar….tus palabras son las que pienso..hoy no hay algo extraordinario que pueda definir

  16. Que buenas reflexiones… soy un seguidor de tu canal y me gustaría someter mi arte a tu mirada, saludos !!! Y ojalá puedas (dejo mi instagram) @mau_rivera_

  17. gracias desde Argentina, por la visita guiada y tus comentarios tan necesarios. Un cariño para vos, el equipo que te acompaña y para Claudia.

  18. No entiendo, entonces una obra hampartista también depende de su precio? Sí mí nivel es medio bajo quizás comprar una obra hampartista sea lo más económico? Qué horror, puta vida del pobre amante del arte XDD

  19. Hola Antonio, quisiera repasar un poco tu contradicción sobre el arte en lugares no convencionales (sitios de exposiciones y museos), es como vos decís que el arte tiene que alcanzarnos a todos y pienso que es yendo hacia el publico masivo por donde va el arte o las producciones del siglo XXI, que si solamente nos quedamos en el discurso de que el arte es para los museos y solo para aquellos estudiosos, que entienden de técnica, colorometría, espacios, vanguardias, escuelas, entre otros etc… Sería casi como pensar que no se puede hablar de arte en un canal de Youtube, que este tipo de discursos solo quedan habilitados para las Escuelas de Fine Arts. Saludos

  20. Como siempre, toma tu like buen hombre. Espectacular eso de "Mi no gustar" me has hecho la noche con eso!! Excelente contenido, esperamos ver el resto de videos de la serie HARCO. Esperanding~

  21. Creo que los artistas contemporáneos confunden mucho ese termino de "roba como artista" y al final terminan literal robando la obra de otros artistas ya reconocidos y por ende copiandola, pero lo ponen como que "se inspiraron en"

  22. Jajajajaja reinversión 🤣🤣🤣 se te pego del anticoncurso… también debes decir "reimaginación". Muy buen video, la verdad está bastante chevere, me gusta que fuera en el centro comercial y que tuviera tantos puntos rojos; además hubo poco o casi nada de hamparte por lo que veo…. genial.

  23. Jajajajaja reinversión 🤣🤣🤣 se te pego del anticoncurso… también debes decir "reimaginación". Muy buen video, la verdad está bastante chevere, me gusta que fuera en el centro comercial y que tuviera tantos puntos rojos; además hubo poco o casi nada de hamparte por lo que veo…. genial.

  24. Las obras son interesantes, me gustaron algunas de las que mostraban situaciones de la vida cotidiana, más que nada porque me hacen acordar a las obras del barroco protestante.

  25. Me ha encantado el video, para los que no entiendan la crítica de Antonio, (y no digo que yo lo entienda al 100) les recomiendo vean primero 10 vídeos de el (por decir un número) les aseguro que no es hate ni mucho menos arrogancia; seguro algo bueno les quedará, muy buen contenido… Saludos desde Guanajuato Gto. México

  26. muy bacano lo que hace al explicar que son estas ferias de arte, gracias antonio.. y saludos a sus amigos felinos.

  27. Gracias Antonio por mostrar esas obras de arte contemporáneo. Mi no gustar, pero habrá gente que sí. Te sigo con Harco 2020!

  28. Saludos Honorable Antonio. De antemano agradeciendote por tan ilustrativas y divertidas apreciaciones con respecto al arte en general. Sino es mucho pedir, podrias hablar de artistas como Dino Valls( España), David Manzur ( Colombia) , Peter Gric. Luego te pido el favor de otros que vaya recordando. Gracias por todo. Respeto y admiracion desde colombia.

  29. Acá en Cali, Colombia se expone Arte en los centros comerciales desde hace algunos años para acá con un relativo éxito. Allí se expone el Arte periférico de la ya periférica Cali. Un arte que no tiene cabida en el único museo de la ciudad y en las dizque galerías que existen. A la gente le gusta el Arte, lo que pasa es que hay que sacarlo a la calle.

  30. No lo creo cuanta risa me dio el dibujo "de niño" 😂😂😂😂 mi sobrino me hizo uno igual para regalármelo en navidad y tiene 8 años disculpen mi escritura 😔

  31. Eras una gran persona, convidabas de conocimiento. Pero ya eres incluso violento. Espero sigas siendo crítico y no criticón.

  32. Me pareció muy interesante que se hiciera en un centro comercial, en donde gente que no estuviera en contacto con arte normalmente o por desidia, ahora es su oportunidad al ir a comprar o visitar un lugar común. Y como dices para crear interés

  33. Los cámaras deberían de tener cuidado en ponerse uno frente del otro, deben de grabarte o grabar lo que vayan a grabar desde puntos de vista diagonales no opuestos, es un poco molesto tener que ver a la muchacha atravesarse en las tomas.

  34. Como será tomarnos unas cervezas o un cafe conversando de Arte seria entretenido. Me gusta tus videos y la forma que enseñas. Saludos🇨🇱

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