ARCOmadrid SET ITS DATE TO JULY TO ENSURE A GREATER INTERNATIONAL PRESENCE
Designed as an exceptional measure, ensuring security and international mobility is a priority objective in a special edition in which it celebrates its 40th Anniversary.
IFEMA and the ARCOmadrid Organizing Committee have agreed to exceptionally move the celebration of the 40th edition of the International Contemporary Art Fair to the week of July 7 to 11, 2021. A thoughtful decision driven by the permanent will to offer a fair that guarantees commercial success for the participating galleries, on dates in which a foreseeably better environment will be experienced, allowing better international mobility, and with it the meeting with galleries, collectors and professionals from all over the world, and also enabling the fair to be held in a more stable economic context.
In this decision, the celebration of the Fair’s 40th Anniversary has a special weight, a special program is projected in a way that motivates wide international repercussion. Likewise, its call in July will allow galleries, institutions and city agents to extend the time of work and preparation of projects for ARCOmadrid 2021, and guarantee professionals from all over the world, and the public, a safer environment and more favorable social and commercial conditions.
The international character of the fair and the quality of its artistic content will continue to be essential pillars of ARCOmadrid 2021, besides its anniversary occasion which aspires to be a moment of reunion and reactivation of new opportunities for the entire contemporary art sector.
The next ARCOmadrid call will bring together, as part of its tribute to the sector in these 40 years of history, a selection of great names in international galleries that have had a presence at the fair throughout its history, and that will be invited to participate in the section ´ARCO 40 Aniversario` - curated by María Inés Rodríguez, director of Tropical Papers and adjunct curator of modern and contemporary art at MASP, São Paulo; Sergio Rubira, deputy director of Collection and Exhibitions at the Institut Valencià d'Art Modern -IVAM- Valencia, and professor of Art History at the Universidad Complutense of Madrid, and Francesco Stocchi, curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam , and co-curator of the 34th São Paulo Biennial-.
This special participation is presented as a complement to the contents that will be presented by the galleries selected by the Organizing Committee in the General Program, and the participants in the Opening section, whose selection will be made by Övül Durmuşoğlu, independent critic and curator, Berlin, and Julia Morandeira, curator and researcher, Madrid.