Spotlight on ARCOmadrid 2014

José Maria Sicilia, The Instant, 2013, mixed media, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France

The 33rd edition of ARCOmadrid will be presented in halls 7 and 9 of Feria de Madrid (IFEMA) from February 19 through 23. This trade fair dedicated to fostering professional relationships and bringing together industry leaders will have a new spacious setup designed by Andres Jaque Architects/Office for Political Innovation. ARCOmadrid is expected to bring in over 100,000 attendees from all over the world. International markets, including Germany, Belgium, Spain, and Brazil, will come together in Madrid to celebrate artwork from significant artists, galleries, and institutions worldwide.

This year, ARCOmadrid will be offering many innovative and relevant sections and programs. 219 gallery participants from 23 countries will be divided across four main sections: 164 belong to the General Program, 13 to #FocusFinland, 29 to #Opening, and 21 to #SoloProjects.

The #FocusFinland pavilion and Kiasma Lounge will have two spaces to promote the 13 participating galleries, showcase video installations, and detail events at the Kiasma Museum in Helsinki. Two artists from a select 26 galleries in the General Program will take part in the new SOLO/DUO section where their works will be highlighted in specialized exhibits. "As Tables Are Shelves" is a new section of the fair curated by Manuel Segade and Luiza Teixeira de Freitas. In this section, a chosen group of international publishers specializing in books by artists will focus on young galleries from the fair's #Opening program to discuss exhibited artists.

Over 250 collectors and 150 special guests from all over the world will be in attendance for an array of programs and roundtable discussions hosted by the fair. The Collector's Forum, the Professional Sessions, 'Artist Talks,' WALK with the curator, and the course Inside Collecting: Design, Management, Finance, coordinated by Skate's Art Market Research offer an educationalfair experience.

Jesús Rafael Soto, Carré Senégal, 1980, painting on wood and metal, Galería Cayón, Madrid, Spain

If you are attending the fair, be sure not to miss Zurich-based Mai 36 Galerie, which always promises an intriguing collection of Conceptual, Minimal, and Pop artists guaranteed to engage any viewer. Also exhibiting this year is Madrid-based Galería Cayón, bringing in an esteemed group of works with a focus on Latin American artists. Galería Elvira González will be showing an eclectic mix, including works by powerful artists Olafur Eliasson (Danish, b.1967), Robert Mapplethorpe (American, 1946–1989), and Chema Madoz (Spanish, b.1958).

Robert Mapplethorpe, Michael Reed, 1987, gelatin silver print, Galería Elvira González, Madrid, Spain

artnet Galleries member, and Parisian art scene heavyweight, Galerie Chantal Crousel promises a selection of top international artists whose disparate work is connected by a common theme of cultural heritage, and is harmonious with the backdrop of this collaborative, international event. Galerie Lelong—Paris also boasts a magnificent collection of top-tier international artists. Representing Brazil,  Casa Triângulo of São Paulo is sure to standout, featuring emerging artists and encouraging experimental exhibitions by an exciting international group.

This international Contemporary art fair will be an important gathering of ideas, visionaries, and the art world's most innovative enthusiasts.

Jaume Plensa, Paula, 2013, tilleul, Galerie Lelong, Paris, France, and New York, NY

ARCO Madrid
February 19–23, 2014
Feria de Madrid
Halls 7 & 9
Apdo. de Correos 67.067
28042 Madrid, Spain

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