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ARCO Madrid 2014

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    19.02.2014 - 23.02.2014
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Art Faire

Paris, 19 November 2013.- The presence at ARCOmadrid of well-known professionals from the art world provides an intensive calendar of meetings and debates, constituting a platform for reflection and exchange between guests and galleries that is particularly appreciated by Fair participants. In 2014, about 150 museum directors and curators will be invited.

These are the Professional Meetings, which in the next year will involve a team of directors who will again call on a carefully selected group of experts to attend the various sessions: Ruba Katrib, curator at the Sculpture Center, New York; Martha Kirszenbaum, independent curator in Paris and Los Angeles; Paula Toppila, Executive Director of the IHME Contemporary Art Festival in Helsinki; Irene Hofmann, director of SITE Santa Fe and Lucía Sanromán, curator of the SITElines.2014 Biennal; Juan de Nieves, director of Rupert Vilna;Miguel Amado, independent curator; Hans Ulrich Obrist, co-director of The Serpentine Gallery, in London, and Simon Castets, director of the Swiss Institute, New York.

ARCOmadrid will also be hosting the 3rd Meeting of European and Iberoamerican Museums, directed byJoao Fernandes, assistant artistic director of the Reina Sofia National Museum, MNCARS; Jesús Carrillo, head of cultural programmes at MNCARS, and Rosario Peiró, head of the Collections Department at MNCARS. More than 30 museum and art centre directors will be meeting in Madrid, to exchange projects and visit the fair. In addition, museum representatives from more than 15 countries will be able to participate in the meeting organised by ADACE (Spanish Association of Contemporary Art Directors).

Associations such as CIMAM (International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art) and IACCA(International Association of Corporate Collections of Contemporary Art) will also organise meetings and sessions during the Fair.

The FORUM calendar will complete the professional activities of ARCOmadrid 2014 with sessions on art-collecting organised in conjunction with Fundación Banco Santander with the participation, among others, ofEstrella de Diego, essay writer and professor of Contemporary Art; Taru Elfving, director of the Frame Visual Art Finland programme; Marja Sakari, head curator at the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki.Judith Benhamou-Huet, journalist specialising in the art market, for Les Echos and Le Point, will also taking part at the Collectors' Forum.

As a new feature, ARCOmadrid will be organising a series of dialogues with artists at the Fair reflecting on their works, known as ‘Artists Talks', directed by Mª Inés Rodríguez, director of Bordeaux CAPC.

In addition, the ARCO(e)ditorial venture is now under way, directed by Martí Manen, freelance art commissioner and critic, with quality content from professional blogs, thereby extending the field of options, rhythms and methods of approach.


Guests at ARCOmadrid 2014

Antonia Alampi. Co-founder of the exhibition space Beirut in Cairo.

Miguel Amado. Curator and critic. Selected curatorial positions and projects include Tate St Ives and the Portuguese Pavilion at the 2013 Venice Biennale. *

Brooke Davis Anderson. Executive Director for Prospect New Orleans/U.S. Biennial. Prospect.3 will be on view throughout the Crescent City in Louisiana from October 25, 2014 - January 25, 2015. From 2010 to 2012 Anderson was Deputy Director of Curatorial Planning at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).

Max Andrews. Independent curator and writer based in Barcelona, and co-director of the curatorial office Latitudes. www.lttds.org

Karen Archey. Independent curator & art critic based in New York. She will launch a survey of post-internet art at UCCA Beijing in 2014

Magali Arriola. Curator of Fundación/Colección Jumex, México. *

Ute Meta Bauer. Founding Director, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Mark Bembekoff. Independent curator and Co-founder of the collective Le Bureau/. He worked as a curator for Frac Champagne-Ardenne, musée Rodin, Palais de Tokyo.

Judith Benhamou-Huet. Journalist specialised in art market (Les EChos, Le Point. Paris). Curator: Warhol TV (Paris, Lisbon, Rio, Sao Paulo). Rodin/Mapplethorpe (Paris).

Dan Cameron. Has curated several exhibitions in Spain: El Arte y su Doble, El Jardín Salvaje and Cocido y Crudo. He is Chief Curator at Orange County Museum of Art, California.

Mariana Cánepa Luna. Independent curator and writer based in Barcelona, and co-director of the curatorial office Latitudes. www.lttds.org

Jesús Carrillo. Director since July 2008 of the Cultural Programmes Department of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. He is professor of the History and Theory of Art at the Autonomous University of Madrid.

  • 19.02.2014 - 23.02.2014
    Messe »
    IFEMA »


    Dates & Opening Hours

    13th - 17th February 2013
    Professionals: Wednesday 13, from noon to 9 pm & Thursday 14, from noon to 8 pm.
    General public: Friday 15, Saturday 16 & Sunday 17, from noon to 8 pm.



    Halls 7 & 9 at Feria de Madrid


    Getting There

    Bus: Line 112. Mar de Cristal / Alameda de Osuna / Feria de Madrid
    Line 122. Avda. América / Campo de las Naciones / Feria de Madrid
    Line 828. Universidad Autónoma / Alcobendas / Canillejas / Feria de Madrid 
    Car: A-2 Exit 7, M-40 Exit 5, 6 & 7 and M-11 Exit 5 & 6


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