CONCLUSIONS FROM ARCOmadrid AND THE EUROPEAN REACTIVATION
ARCOmadrid, organized by IFEMA MADRID, closed its 40+1 Anniversary on Sunday with a commercial balance described by the participating galleries as very positive. The attractive presentation of galleries and artistic programs that have made up the contents of this edition have attracted a global figure of 75,000 visitors, among which were 30,000 art professionals.
This edition, planned as a tribute to the fair's galleries, had a total of 185 participating galleries from 30 countries. The much awaited celebration of the professional reunion in front of the artworks has manifested itself in a favorable response: galleries such as Arróniz (Mexico City), Elba Benítez (Madrid), Horrach Moya (Palma de Mallorca), José de la Mano (Madrid), Krinzinger (Vienna), Levy (Hamburg), Neugerriemschneider (Berlin), Nueveochenta (Bogotá), Patricia Ready (Santiago de Chile) and Thaddaeus Ropac (Paris), among others, have confirmed the good level of both sales and artistic quality of the fair.
Acquisitions at ARCOmadrid 2022
ARCOmadrid has registered important institutional and corporate acquisitions, among which are those of Fundación ARCO; the Reina Sofía Museum; the Community of Madrid; the Madrid City Council; TBA21 Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary; the María Cristina Masaveu Peterson Foundation; the Helga de Alvear Foundation; María José Jove Foundation; the Mariano Yera Collection and DKV Seguros, among others.
NUNCA LO MISMO. Arte Latinoamericano
With the curatorship of Manuela Moscoso and Mariano Mayer, and the intention of continuing to explore forms of collaboration between artists and galleries from Latin America, this new section aims to present artistic practices made visible through different degrees of materiality.
The section NUNCA LO MISMO (NEVER THE SAME), whose title corresponds to a quote from the writer Osvaldo Lamborghini, points to the ways of making art in Latin America and its aesthetic variability as one of its main qualities. NUNCA LO MISMO included proposals made, for the most part, with manual techniques and procedures whose formal characteristics are identified with painting, sculpture, installations or videos; each of them has been conceptualized as a unique piece.
The section featured works by: Rodrigo Arteaga (AFA Gallery – Santiago de Chile), Sol Calero (Chert Lüdde – Berlin), Jonathas de Andrade (Continua - São Paulo), Alberto Casari and Santiago Yahuarcani (CRISIS – Lima), Santiago García Sáenz (Hache, Buenos Aires), Mauricio Poblete (Pasto – Buenos Aires), Jimena Croceri (Piedras – Buenos Aires) and Eduardo Navarro (Ultravioleta Projects – Guatemala).
Awards at ARCOmadrid
National and international institutions and companies share the support and recognition of artistic creation at ARCOmadrid by awarding various prizes. Cervezas Alhambra has awarded the sixth edition of the Cervezas Alhambra Prize for Emerging Art to the artist Laia Estruch Mata, for her work 'Zócalo'. illycaffè has continued to support young emerging artists present at the Fair with the XV illy SustainArt Prize, awarded on this occasion to the Venezuelan artist Ana Navas from the Sperling gallery. In its XV edition, the ARCO-BEEP Prize for Electronic Art has gone to ´Echo`, a work by Lúa Coderch, Julia Múgica, Lluís Nacenta and Iván Paz, represented by the àngels barcelona gallery. Inma Álvarez-Laviada, from the Luis Adelantado gallery, has received the sixth Pilar Forcada ART Situacions Award.
In addition, the Argentine gallery Rolf Art, with works by Sara Facio, Marcelo Brodsky and Andrés Denegri, has won the Lexus Award for Best Stand and artistic content. Along these lines, in its first edition, the Martin Miller's Gin Award for the best Solo/Duo stand in the General Program has been awarded to the project by artist Marta Palau exhibited by waldengallery from Buenos Aires. Finally, the East Contemporary gallery in Milan has won the 8th Opening Award by Allianz. This award rewards the best stand in the Opening section.
The Organization is already working on the 42nd edition of ARCOmadrid to be held from February 22 to 26, 2023 with the Mediterranean as the central project. The program, `Mediterranean: a round sea´, curated by Marina Fokidis with the advice of Bouchra Khalili and Hila Peleg, will revolve around the art scenes of the countries that surround it, from the south to the north and from coast to coast.