ABOUT THE FAIR
ARCOmadrid will celebrate its 35th Anniversary from 24 to 28 February, with the exceptional participation of 35 galleries present at one time or another in the 35 years of the Fair’s history. These galleries have been invited to participate in the Imagining Other Futures section for their quality and contribution to the Fair and also for their key role in the international contemporary art market throughout these decades.
This tribute to the Fair itself will serve to complement the 169 galleries selected by the Organizing Committee of the General Programme, the 19 galleries invited to the Opening Section and the 18 Solo Projects galleries. A total of 224 galleries from 29 different countries that will represent the art scene of the last almost four decades linking the Fair’s past with emerging artists. A programme that will be marked by the quality and selection of the contents, as well as the involvement of different gallery owners who have contributed to ARCOmadrid’s evolution over these years.
The outstanding presence of foreign galleries (72% of the total) and the growth of those coming from Latin America (which account for 30% of the international segment thanks to the participation of 48 galleries from 10 different countries) consolidates ARCOmadrid as a key rendez-vous for the art market in Spain and a hub of encounter and exchange between Europe and Latin America.
Wednesday, February 24: 12 to 8 p.m.
Thursday, February 25: 12 to 8 p.m.
New professional opening hours:
Saturday, February 27: 11am to 12pm.
Open to the public:
Friday, February 26: 12am to 8pm.
Saturday, February 27: 12am to 8pm.
Sunday, February 28: 12am to 8pm.
Friday, February 26, from noon to 8pm: €40
Saturday, February 27, from noon to 8pm: €40
Sunday, February 28, from noon to 8pm: €30
Exhibitors and Programming
The Imagining Other Futures programme, will boast over 35 international galleries that have been present at one of the Fair’s editions or another, selected by the directors María and Lorena de Corral, and by the curators Catalina Lozano and Aaron Moulton. The curatorial team has studied the programmes of each selected gallery in order to choose two artists –often from different generations- to offer a unique and exceptional content in each stand. A dialogue is proposed between artists that represent what happened these last three and a half decades in ARCOmadrid with others that show how they envisage their future.
Alongside this commemorative section, ARCOmadrid will also have its main axis once again, the General Programme, made up of 169 galleries that have been selected by the Organizing Committee.
ARCOmadrid will continue to promote the presentation of solo or dialogue projects by artists. This year, the Solo Projects section will hinge on two elements: Art at the intersection with time, in the fields of theatre, music and dance and Subversion through humour. Artists such as Carlos Leppe, Camel Collective, Mercedes Azpilicueta or Erika Ordosgoitti will be part of this program directed for the second time by Irene Hofmann and Lucía Sanromán, and curated by Maria de Pontes and Ruth Estévez; bringing together proposals from 18 galleries with projects linked to the themes proposed.
Moreover, Opening will also exhibit emerging art. 19 galleries make up this program; all of them under 7 years old, they have been selected by Juan Canela and Chris Sharp.