Feb 22, 2017 to Feb 26, 2017
Calling all art lovers! This week the Spanish capital celebrates ARCOmadrid, the International Contemporary Art Fair at the IFEMA Exhibition Centre in Madrid. ARCOmadrid is the international meeting point for art enthusiasts between Europe and Latin America and the most visited art fair in the world.
Celebrating its 36th year, and with the participation of 200 galleries from 27 different countries, ARCOmadrid invites collectors, gallery owners, artists and professionals from around the world.
As well as the 200 participating galleries, critics and curators alike are joining for debates, workshops and sessions discussing topics including contemporary art collecting. As always, ARCOmadrid shows off its high proportion of international gallery participation, with 66.5% being foreign galleries, and within that Latin America being 40%. Continuing the tradition of inviting a guest country, this year invites Argentina to celebrate with the support of the Argentine Ministry for Culture.
Running in tandem with the art fair will be a city-wide programme of collection visits, museum exhibitions, and events celebrating art from the American continent. Highlights include the Isabel and Agustín Coppel collection, at the Fundación Banco Santander; the Hochschild collection, based in Lima, at Sala Alcalá 31, and the Costantini Collection, at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando.