Wednesday, February 19, 2014

ARCOmadrid starts

For its 33rd edition ARCOmadrid hosts 164 galleries from 23 countries selected by the Organising Comittee, along with curated programmes that will show paintings, sculptures, installations, photography, video, new media, drawings and prints. The fair offers an exclusive international collector's programme, with exclusive visits to institutions and private collections. There will be held debates to share ideas and projects.

Madrid by A. Gnocchi

The selected works range from historical avant-garde through contemporary classics to present-day art. From 23 countries, the 164 galleries included in the General Programme and the 55 forming part of the curated programmes will show paintings, sculpture, installations, photography, video, new media, drawings and prints.

General Programme
Spanish and international galleries selected by the Organising Committee of ARCOmadrid 2014.

Curated Programmes
#FocusFinland: In partnership with Frame and Team Finland, ARCOmadrid 2014 will present a selection of 13 Finnish galleries, bringing us into contact with the country’s most important collectors, curators and critics.
Curated by Leevi Haapala (Keuruu, 1972), collections curator at the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki.
#SoloProjects: With the partnership of the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), this section is more than ever a space for exploration of the work of Latin American artists. A team of four curators of international renown has selected 21 projects. #SoloProjects also serves as a space for cultural exchange between Latin America and Europe, with a professional meeting for museum directors, critics and curators.
Curated by Marcio Harum, Brazil | Magali Arriola, Mexico | Sharon Lerner, Peru | Tobias Ostrander, Mexico
#Opening: This programme widens its horizons to include 29 international galleries which have been open for less than seven years.
Alongside this section is As Tables Are Shelves, a small pop-up fair presented as an experiment to bring printed word and image into the context of an art fair. A selected group of artist book publishers from different countries are invited to participate for three days –Thrusday to Saturday– in this event as an attempt to draw a dialogue and bring together these two more alternative parts of the fair.
Curated by Manuel Segade (Spain / France) | Luiza Teixeira de Freitas (Portugal/United Kingdom)

International Collector's Programme
ARCOmadrid 2014 offers an exclusive International Collectors' Programme. This programme includes exclusive visits to institutions and private collections, and preferential access to the Fair. In this way, ARCOmadrid ensures the presence of a large group of active collectors and purchasers, suggested by participating galleries, who will visit the Fair, increasing the volume of its business.

12th Expert's Forum
ARCOmadrid 2014 offers a space for debate on contemporary creation and the art market. The 12th Experts' Forum, developed in partnership with Fundación Banco Santander, is a meeting place for the international artistic community, where prestigious professionals can share ideas and projects, and interact witth participating galleries, increasing their networks of contacts. A wide-ranging programme of activities including a Forum on Collecting and an Open Forum.

Professional Meetings
The Professional Meetings are consolidated as a meeting place for curators and art experts worldwide. Reserved for professionals and by invitation only, these platforms for debate offer an opportunity to share reflections, exchange experiences and outline new projects. ARCOmadrid 2014 will also host the 3rd Meeting of European and Ibero-American Museums, with the collaboration of the Museo Reina Sofía.

Press Office

Icíar Martínez de Lecea Tel.: +34 91 7225177
Helena Valera International Press Tel.: +34 91 7225174
Leyre Peletier Tel.: +34 91 7225820

Professionals preview: Wednesday 19 february, from noon to 9 pm & Thursday 20, from noon to 8 pm.

Opening Thursday February 19th 2014

Feria de Madrid Halls 7 and 9
Hours: Friday 21, Saturday 22 & Sunday 23, from noon to 8 pm.
Ticket prices
Friday 21 and Saturday 22: €40 (VAT included)
Sunday 23: €30 (VAT included)
General Ticket + Catalogue: €66 (VAT included)
Friday 21, Saturday 22 and Sunday 23: €20 (VAT included)
Student Ticket + Catalogue: €50 (VAT included)

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