The 36th edition of ARCOmadrid starts tomorrow, February 22nd and, as usual, Latin American presence is strong: 41 out of 200 galleries— or half of all international attendance in the fair—are from nine Latin American countries, namely Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Guatemala, México, Panama and Peru.
The high number is partially due to Argentina’s special participation as guest country in this year’s fair. Asides from Argentina Plataforma, where 12 Argentine galleries were selected by Inés Katzenstein, director of the Art Department of UTDT, Buenos Aires, to showcase the best of Argentina’s contemporary art, the Dialogues section also features artists from the country. Such is the case of Brazilian gallery Nara Roesler, which presents works by two Argentine artists, Julio Le Parc and Eduardo Navarro.
Another ten Brazilian galleries participate in the show, nine in the General Programme and one, Galeria Cavalo, in the Opening section. Inaugurated in January 2016, the gallery run by Ana Elisa Cohen and Felipe Pena presents works by artists Pedro Caetano and Felipe Cohen, both former PIPA Prize nominees.
On view from February 22nd to 26th, 2017
Guests only: February 22nd & 23rd, from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m
Open to the public: February 24th to 26th, from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Halls 7 and 9 of Feria de Madrid