ARCOmadrid 2021, mission accomplished

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Madrid, July 11th, 2021.-To reactivate the market, foster art sales and advertise the get-together of modern art specialists were the objectives driving the organisation of this extraordinary edition of ARCOmadrid 2021. Objectives that went to the heart of IFEMA MADRID’s endeavour to recover this essential event for the stimulation of the art service, to bring in great collection agencies from around the world and also to question the prompt future of art. To do this, 3 basic pillars have actually formed the foundation of this edition: quality materials, internationality and also the existence of collectors.

Galleries such as José de la Mano; Thaddaeus Ropac; Albarrán Bourdais; Mayoral; Perrotin; Chantal Crousel; Mor Charpentier; Maisterravalbuena; Vera Cortês; Travesía Cuatro; Lelong; Elvira González; among numerous others, have actually commemorated the sensible choice to hold the occasion in a remarkable month like July, clearly mirrored in both the high sales figures and the imaginative high quality of the fair.

Reconnecting with gathering

Over 250 international enthusiasts enthusiastically approved ARCOmadrid’s invite, clearly expressing their special rate of interest in the fair’s artistic propositions and also its commitment to contemporary art. Originating from 23 nations, primarily Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Portugal as well as the United States, in addition to Argentina, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela and Brazil, the individuals in this year’s programme have particularly attracted attention for their engagement, mirrored in countless acquisitions.


Once more this year, the fair enjoyed the commitment of their greatness, the King and Queen of Spain, administering its main launch on July 8th. Over the initial 3 days, dedicated exclusively to professionals, greater than 20,000 people checked out ARCOmadrid, on this version that preserved a minimized capability in order to ensure the safety of all participants.

Along with curators and various other field gamers, the fair additionally took pleasure in the visibility of customer collection agencies and also museum members such as Centre Pompidou, Paris; MAMCO (Musée d’art Moderne et Contemporain), Geneva; Platform Cercle, Vienna; Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid; MAAT, Lisbon; MALI, Lima; Mudam Luxemburgo; Gallery of Latin American Art (MOLAA ), Lengthy Beach; Patrons of Artis Structure, Israel; MASP (Museu de Arte de São Paulo), São Paulo; Fundação Serralves, Porto; Guggenheim Bilbao; Macba, Barcelona; The Cultivist, London, and Palais de Tokyo, Paris, among others.


Fundación ARCO has actually added to the works in its Collection with the procurement of 9 jobs by 5 artists at ARCOmadrid 2021, defrayed with the funds raised at the Fundación ARCO supper, held last Tuesday, July 6th. The works gotten, on the recommendations of Manuel Segade as well as Magalí Arriola, are by Georges Toni Stoll -Jérôme Poggi-; Frida Orupabo– Nordenhake-; Cecilia Bengolea -Àngels Barcelona-; Jon Mikel Euba -Carreras Mugica- and also Paz Errázuriz -Mor Charpentier-.

Once again this year, the Museo Reina Sofía built on its Collection with acquisitions of new works by the taking part galleries of the Fair. A selection of 18 jobs by the musicians Manuela Ballester; Ana Peters; Manuel Quejido; Agustín Ibarrola, Liliana Maresca; Evru/Zush; Alonso Gil; colectivo Ayllu; Clara Montoya; Andrés Pachón; Bouchra Khalili; Ángela Ferreira; Dias & & Riedweg; Babi Badalov; Maja Bajevic, now create component of the Museo collections. The overall value of the purchases is of 300,000 euros.

The Comunidad de Madrid has actually acquired jobs by the artists Isidoro Valcárcel Medina, Ana Buenaventura as well as Cristina Iglesias worth 150,000 euros that will be included into the Contemporary Art Collection of the CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo.

For its component, the Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao has included the ´ Guernika ´ mural by Agustín Ibarrola – José de la Mano gallery- to its collection, obtained for 300,000 euros.

DKV Seguros has purchased items by Cristina Mejías -Alarcón Criado-, Ana Esteve -Formatocomodo-, Guillermo Pfaff -Heinrich Erhardt-, Edu Carrillo -L21-, David Martínez -ATM MACHINE-, Marina González -Rosa Santos-, and Asunción Molinos -Travesía Cuatro, to name a few.

TBA21 Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary has actually likewise obtained work by Daniel Otero Torres as well as Charwei Tsai -Mor Charpentier-; Jose Dávila -Travesía Cuatro-; Regina de Miguel, Nestor Sanmiguel and also Antonio Ballester Moreno -Maisterravalbuena-; Ania Soliman -Àngels Barcelona-.

On this occasion the Fundación Helga de Alvear has acquired pieces by Bruno Munari -Maab Gallery-; Antony Gormley as well as Gilbert&& George -Thaddaeus Ropac-, and also John Chamberlain -Elvira González-.

The Fundació Sorigué additionally contributed to its collection with the purchase of works by Nacho Martín Silva– galería Max Estrella -, as well as Julia Santa Olalla and Paloma de la Cruz -galería T20-.

HONORS AT ARCOmadrid 2021

Both nationwide and also worldwide institutions and business joined to support and recognize creative development at ARCOmadrid, by granting different differences. The Comunidad de Madrid has actually acknowledged the job of Pablo Capitán Del Río, for ‘La Fuga Ebria’ (2021 ), from the Murica-based gallery Art Nueve, and Kameelah Janan Rasheed, for ‘Mathematic casual’ (2021 ), from NOME, Berlin. The items distinguished by the ARCO Honor of the Comunidad de Madrid will certainly go on to form part of the Contemporary Art Collection of CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo.

The artist from Valladolid, Esther Gatón, represented by the Cibrian gallery, is the champion of the initial version of the VeePee Creativity Awards, created to increase the visibility of young musicians and promote art.

For its part, Cervezas Alhambra has actually distinguished Julia Huete for ‘De dos cuerpos vengo’, chosen from the 5 finalists by a global jury of professionals.

Once more this year, illycaffè has upheld its assistance of emerging young musicians existing at ARCOmadrid with the XIV illy SustainArt Award, granted on this celebration to Daniela Ortiz from the Àngels Barcelona gallery.

On its XVI edition, the ARCO-BEEP Honor for Electronic Art has actually selected the jobs ´ Naturaleza Muerta Oleaje’ as well as ‘Naturaleza Muerta Tornados’, by the musician Marina Núñez, showed in Rocío Santacruz.

Additionally, the Seville-based gallery Alarcón Criado, with works by Alegría Piñero, Irene Infantes, Individual Retirement Account Lombardía, Cristina Mejias, Mercedes Pimiento and Belén Rodríguez, was the champion of the Lexus Award for the very best Stand at ARCOmadrid 2021.
Along comparable lines, the galleries Jahmek, based in Luanda, as well as The Pill, from Istanbul, were picked in the VII version of the Opening Award. This repays the best stand the price of its area at ARCOmadrid, which on this event will certainly be divided in between the two as the jury provided the honor ex-spouse aequo.

ARCOmadrid 2022 will certainly celebrate its 41st version from February 23rd to 27th in Halls 7 as well as 9 of IFEMA MADRID.

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