There are nine days left for 33th edition of the most important contemporary art fair in the Spanish market ARCO. Open from the 19th to the 23rd of February, there are many other art events happening on the same week and transforming Madrid city in the center of the arts in Spain. Other art fairs such as Art Madrid, JustMad, and Jäälphoto, will take place in the city during the weekend together with many other interesting art events.
ARCO, founded in 1982, was one of the earliest contemporary art fairs in the international art market. Over the years, it has evolved incorporating different programmes for galleries and artists in order to become a platform for cultural exchange and a must in the Spanish art market.
On this edition, ARCO has included 18 more galleries to the general programme of the fair, as well as the special programme on Focus Finland with 13 galleries coming from Helsinki, which is being commissioned by Leevi Haapala. The reason for choosing Finland as a guest of honour, is to create an awareness on the Finnish art in Spain, and to introduce new Nordic audience to ARCO. On the other hand, the Solo Projects programme, which is mainly focused on Latin America, works around the promotion of cultural exchange between Latin America and Europe.
At the same time, and as mentioned previously, other art fairs take place during this week. JustMad opens its 5th edition with a new experimental approach, which is a higher focus on emerging national and international art. Moreover, the ninth edition of Art Madrid will take place in Palacio Cibeles with 50 exhibitors that work with Modern and Contemporary art. On the other hand, the second edition of the young art fair Jäälphoto, mainly focused on photography, takes place in the capital from the 21st to the 23rd.
Therefore, do not miss all these fantastic art events. If you are around Madrid those days from Beyond Arting we truly recommend you to have a look at the art calendar and do not stop visiting ARCO and the satellite fairs in Madrid city.
Have a very nice week!