David Nash, Red Column, 2020 / Galerie Lelong & Co.
ARCO Madrid 2023
Feb 22–26, 2023
IFEMA / Feria de Madrid
Madrid, Spain

ARCO Madrid is Spain’s International Contemporary Art Fair, emerging as one of the main contemporary art market platforms since its foundation. In 2023 it celebrated its 42nd edition with the mediterranean at its core. The program, ‘The Mediterranean: A Round Sea’, curated by Marina Fokidis, with the advice of Bouchra Khalili, Hila Peleg and Pedro G. Romero, will hinge on the art scenes of the countries surrounding this sea, from north to south and coast to coast. Additionally, ARCO Madrid 2023 will continue its regular programs, completing the artistic contents with the General Program as the main backbone of the Fair, made up of galleries selected by the Organizing Committee. There will also be the ‘Opening by Allianz’ section curated by Julia Morandeira and Yina Jiménez, that presents young galleries and the ‘Never the Same. Latin American Art’ section, curated by Mariano Mayer and Manuela Moscoso, a section that will strengthen the historical ties between ARCO Madrid and Latin American art.

From February 22nd to 26th, the International Contemporary Art Fair, ARCO Madrid 2023, once again takes centre stage on the art scene with a high participation level thanks to the sector’s confidence and commitment, reflected in the growing interest of the international galleries in a fair that has fulfilled its potential as an active market and an outstanding place to raise the visibility of the artists while driving knowledge and research into contemporary art.

Organized by IFEMA MADRID, ARCO Madrid goes a step further in its exploration of past, present and future art practices through the proposals and contents presented, making Madrid the international contemporary art capital, with the Mediterranean region as the central theme of analysis.

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    Feb 9 – Sep 8, 2024

    We all have ideas of what a contemporary art museum should be. Those who founded Mudam Luxembourg, for example, envisioned a museum that would encompass many aspects of contemporary culture, such as art, design and architecture. While one believes the museum to be a place for the presentation of modern art, others view it as a showcase for Luxembourgish creation. And some see Mudam as a space for collectivity, for openness, for events and an experimental approach. (more…)

  • Mary Heilmann / Daydream Nation
    May 2 – Jul 26, 2024
    Hauser & Wirth
    New York, USA

    “A body of work starts by daydreaming…” –Mary Heilmann

    On May 2nd, we will open ‘Daydream Nation’ at its 22nd Street gallery, exploring Mary Heilmann’s ongoing interest in drawing as a form of transcribing memory. Curated by artist Gary Simmons, Heilmann’s friend and former student and colleague at New York’s School of Visual Arts, the exhibition celebrates her talent for distilling complex images and ideas into deceptively simple geometric forms and abstract gestural marks. (more…)

  • Michael Wesely. Doubleday
    Hatje Cantz

    The internationally renowned photographer Michael Wesely captures time and life in his photographs. In Doubleday, he explores the archaeological dimensions of photography by superimposing his own photographs precisely over historical views of Berlin architecture from the 19th and 20th centuries. This allows him to leap from the past to the present (more…)