ARCO AT 25
by Walter Robinson
Clearly, with King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofía
as its official patrons, ARCO
has been given a significant role in official Spanish culture. The 2006 edition of ARCO, the International Contemporary Art Fair, opened under chilly but clear blue skies on Feb. 9-13, 2006, filling two pavilions at the modern Parque Ferial on the outskirts of Madrid. Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, ARCO features no less than 278 galleries from 33 countries for 2006, with 85 of the galleries hailing from Spain itself.