ARCOmadrid returns to its usual date to celebrate its 40th Anniversary (+1), from February 23 to 27 (at the IFEMA MADRID venue). A unique project that will unite past and future through the galleries and their essential relationship with artists and collectors.
After the exceptional celebration in 2021 of an edition that reactivated the long-awaited meetings between galleries and collectors, ARCOmadrid 2022 is planned as a unique call and a moment of celebration, which will bring together a selection of big names in international galleries, galleries that have had presence at ARCOmadrid throughout its history, and that they will be invited to participate in the commemorative section of the fair, ARCO 40 (+1) Anniversary. A program made up of around 20 galleries selected by María Inés Rodríguez, Francesco Stocchi and Sergio Rubira.
This tribute to the Fair is presented in parallel to the content that will be exhibited by the 150 galleries selected by the Organizing Committee in the General Program, and the participants in the curated sections. ARCOmadrid maintains its emblematic Opening section dedicated to young galleries that have been in business for less than seven years. Around 15 galleries invited by the Övül Ö curators. Durmusoglu and Julia Morandeira will serve as a sample of the international scene of young galleries.
Giving continuity to the initiative of the last edition, this year the Artist Projects will once again be dedicated exclusively to women.
ARCOmadrid 2022 maintains the art publications section in the Arts Libris area, aimed at beginners in collecting. This will be completed with different presentations of publications in the Arts Libris Speaker’s Corner space.
The traditional and renowned ARCOmadrid Forum will be the place to investigate, hand in hand with curators and professionals, around the present and future of contemporary art.
With the intention of continuing to explore forms of collaboration between artists and galleries, the Never the Same section is incorporated, made up of a selection of Latin American artists from 10 international galleries that, curated by Mariano Mayer and Manuela Moscoso, will contribute to reinforcing the Latin American positioning of the fair through galleries from different countries.
Likewise, the Professional Meetings evolve into a new project, Office: Open For Discussion, which, based on private meetings, will attract professionals of interest to the galleries and will continue to promote the fair as a motor for thinking about contemporary art.
The Fair will be completed with the different actions on collecting that the ARCO Foundation launches. Along with the program of invited collectors, it will once again recognize the work of collectors with the ‘A’ Awards and other initiatives aimed at promoting collecting.