ARCO Madrid seeks to reactivate the market

ARCO Madrid seeks to reactivate the market

The 40th edition of ARCO Madrid, which takes place from 7 to 11 July 2021, aims to reactivate the art market after the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ellen Kooi — Noordertocht — ophandenNono Bandera — Bastidor doblado en el jardin 2

Souce: ARCO Madrid and own elaboration. Images: Ellen Kooi: “Noordertocht — ophanden”, 2018. 100x106 cm. Courtesy Camara Oscura Galeria de Arte ·· Nono Bandera: “Bastidor doblado en el jardín #2 (Folded frame in the garden #2)”, 2021. Three-phase firing ceramic, 10x14x9 cm. CourtesyGalería Espacio Mínimo

Organised at the end of February last year, the 39th edition of ARCO was one of the last art fairs to take place before global confinement due to the pandemic forced the suspension of practically all art events planned for 2020. This year, after varying its usual dates (February / March) for reasons that are easy to understand, ARCO celebrates its 40th edition with hope, albeit with some concern about how collectors will respond in uncertain times.

This edition of the fair is hosting a total of 130 galleries from 26 countries (with an internationality of around 55%), of which 105 will be exhibiting in the General Programme.

In addition to this, ARCO includes two curated sections. The first of these -REMITENTE. Latin American Art- aims to support galleries that on this occasion have not been able to travel to Madrid, so it includes pieces that do not need to be transported from America, either because they are works already physically present in Europe, or because they are digital works that do not require physical transfer.

As in previous editions, ARCO presents the Opening section, curated by Övül Durmuşoğlu and Julia Morandeira, which includes a selection of 10 galleries (and 21 artists’ projects), whose common feature is that they are no more than seven years old.

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