ARCO Madrid returns to its usual date to celebrate its 40 (+1) Anniversary, from February 23–27. A unique project set to bring past and present together through the galleries and their essential relationship with artists and collectors.
Following the exceptional celebration in 2021 of an edition that re-activated the long-awaited encounters between galleries and collectors, ARCO Madrid 2022 will undoubtedly be a unique event and time for celebration, bringing together a selection of the big names on the international gallery scene, galleries that have always been present at ARCO Madrid throughout its history, that will be invited to participate in the fair’s commemorative section, ARCO 40 (+1) Anniversary. A programme made up of around 20 galleries selected by María Inés Rodríguez, Francesco Stocchi and Sergio Rubira.
This tribute to the Fair will take place parallel to the contents exhibited by the 150 galleries selected by the Organizing Committee in the General Program, and the participants in the curated sections. ARCO Madrid will continue its emblematic Opening by Allianz section dedicated to young galleries with less than seven years experience. A sample of the international young gallery scene will be provided by around 15 galleries invited by the curators Övül Ö. Durmusoglu and Julia Morandeira.
On the other hand, the fair’s latest section entitled Never the Same will explore new forms of collaboration between artists and galleries. It will comprise a selection of Latin American artists from 10 international galleries which, curated by Mariano Mayer and Manuela Moscoso, will help strengthen the fair’s Latin American positioning through galleries from different countries.