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ARCOmadrid 2023 Welcomes More than 200 International Galleries

Today, ARCOmadrid opened to the public in halls 7 and 9 of IFEMA MADRID, where its robust lineup of art is on view through the weekend, closing February 26. The 2023 edition of the Spanish fair features a total of 211 galleries from 36 different countries, presenting works sectioned into historical vanguards, contemporary classics, and current art, in a main exhibition floor and a series of curated programs, accompanied by programming like a forum with talks and screenings.

ARCOmadrid 2023 Courtesy of ARCOmadrid.

Comprising the fair’s general program are 170 galleries, including first-timers and returning art spaces alike, such as the London-based Repetto, David Zwirner, and Richard Saltoun; Francisco Fino, Monitor, and Pedro Cera of Lisbon; Pasto, Rolf Art, Ruth Benzacar, and Herlitzka & Co. from Buenos Aires; Berlin art spaces like Thomas Schulte, Soy Capitán, Meyer Riegger, and Kewenig; and a large roster of Madrid locals including Fernando Pradilla, Elba Benítez, Albarrán Bourdais, Aural, F2 Galería, Cayón, Casado Santapau, Formatocomodo, and more.

The fair includes three specially-curated show concepts, including “The Mediterranean: A Round Sea,” “Opening by Allianz,” and “NEVER THE SAME. Latin American Art.” Curated by Marina Fokidis with advisors Bouchra Khalili, Hila Peleg, and Pedro G. Romero, “The Mediterranean: A Round Sea” features an installation space by Andrés Jacques Office for Political Innovation where 19 artists like Hana Miletić, Iman Issa, Sigalit Landau, and Safāa Erruas (all represented by Mediterranean galleries) offer perspectives on the many different shoreline destinations on the Mediterranean Sea.

ADN Galeria María María Acha-Kutscher, “La Rabbia di Proserpina,” 2022, digital print on Hahnemühle paper Photo Rag Baryta of 315 gr. Mounted on 10 mm KapaFix, 129 x 117 cm; courtesy of the artist and ADN Galeria.

In “Opening by Allianz,” Yina Jiménez Suriel and Julia Morandeira Arrizabalaga selected 17 art spaces that work in a unique manner focused on the gallery model. And from curators Manuela Moscoso and Mariano Mayer, “NEVER THE SAME. Latin American Art” shines its focus on various Latin American art practices from the region at hand, featuring the work of 13 different artists in 11 presentations by the likes of galleries Llano, Karen Huber, Crisis, Diego Obligado, Proyectos Ultravioleta, and Sendrós.

Those in attendance this year should also look out for screenings of Rabih Mroué’s Farther Than The Eye Can See, discussions and interviews with individuals likeMaría Marín, Tomás de Perrate, Laila Hida, Emily Jacir, and Lamia Joreige, and the thoughtfully-designed spaces around the fair, like the “Verbena” guest lounge by HANGHAR and estudio DIIR or Pedro Pitarch’s design for the common areas, as well as champagne house Ruinart’s special biodiversity project in collaboration with Ignasi Monreal.

3+1 Arte Contemporânea Adriana Proganó, “Painting stealing paintings,” 2022, 5 x Acrylic on canvas, Vinyl adhesives (footprints), door, three-dimensional painting in acrylic on canvas and polystyrene, variable dimensions; courtesy of the artist and 3+1 Arte Contemporânea.
Esther Schipper Angela Bulloch, “Heavy Metal Stack of Six: Robin,” 2023, stainless steel, paint, 309 x 80 x 50 cm; courtesy of the artist and Esther Schipper.

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