ARCOMADRID 2020 RECEIVES TOP-LEVEL GALLERIES IN AN EDITION THAT REINFORCES COLLABORATION WITH ARTISTS
From February 26 to March 1, Madrid will gather the attention of collectors, galleries, artists and art professionals from around the world for the 39th edition of ARCOmadrid, a fair organized by IFEMA. 209 galleries from 30 countries participate, and it is located in Halls 7 and 9 of Feria de Madrid.
The work done by the Organizing Committee and program curators in the selection of artistic proposals allows to offer a quality fair, and to confirm the position of ARCO as a reference for research, discovery and knowledge of artists.
Along the same lines, ARCOmadrid enhances the visibility of artists by giving them more voice in talks, guided tours and a greater number of artist projects. It also incorporates, as a central theme, the concept: ‘Es solo cuestión de tiempo’ (It's Just a Matter of Time), from which different artistic practices will be observed from the work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres.
It is worth mentioning that the work of the Dialogues program, made up of 10 galleries selected by Agustín Pérez Rubio and Lucía Sanromán, will offer an analysis of contemporary creation focused on the dialogue between two creators, paying special attention to the practices of women's art in Latin America, and share the work of artists of different generations.
The 2020 edition will feature, among others, galleries like renowned Massimo Minini and Francesa Minini galleries; Perrotin; Sies + Höke; Buchholz; Barbara Weiss; Nordenhake and Jan Mot. Also, the return of galleries like Ellen de Bruijne Projects; Hollybush Gardens; Martin Janda In addition to other important that maintain their commitment to the Fair as Hauser & Wirth; Thaddeaus Ropac; Chantal Crousel; Esther Schipper; Meyer Riegger; Keep going; Fortes d'Aloia & Gabriel; Dvir and Luisa Strina. Similarly, ARCOmadrid is interested in new galleries that present interesting proposals and allow discovering other creators, such as Anglim Gilbert; Courtesy; Fran Reus; Gypsum; Krakow Witkin Gallery; Movart; Surface; Suprainfinit and The Pill.
The participation of Spanish galleries represents more than 33% of the total, and Latin America will once again be one of the main international representations of the Fair: from 67% that holds international participation, 22% is monopolized by the artistic presence from the American continent, with a special presence from Brazil and Argentina, once again positioning ARCOmadrid as a meeting and exchange point between Europe and Latin America.
One of the Fair’s aim is to give more voice to artists, so numerous spaces for dialogue and exchange will be enabled in the different stands. This will also be reflected in the talks of the Artists Forum and the presentations of ArtsLibris, which incorporate creators to present their work in a way that allows the public and other professionals to understand their creative processes and research frameworks.
Likewise, collectors invited to ARCOmadrid will have the opportunity to enjoy guided tours led by artists.
On the other hand, and on the occasion of renewing and promoting new collections, ARCO offers a free advisory service in the purchase of works during the Fair. In the same way, it extends the #mecomprounaobra initiative to the fair to display works of up to 2,020 euros. In this way, it seeks to guide people who begin to buy art and thus contribute to the promotion of collecting and contemporary art. All this adds to the classic International Buyers and special guests programmes, that will bring 300 collectors to Madrid and 200 professionals from more than 40 countries.
In addition, private companies of national and international scope are included via the delivery of different awards such as the illy Sustainart Prize; Iberia Award; Beep Award for Electronic Art; among others.
Different meetings and platforms were also organized between professionals to enable the share of ideas, exchange of experiences and new project proposals.
Space: Architecture and design once again take center stage in this edition. The Burgos & Garrido Arquitectos studio is responsible for the spatial design of ARCOmadrid, to which the architect Ángela Juarranz joins, who will design the gallery space of `It's just a matter of time`. As for rest areas, varied gastronomic options and a VIP Lounge will be available