ARCO Madrid 2010 - International Contemporary Art Fair

Galleries, collectors and other contemporary art players will be travelling from all over the world to Madrid, Spain, for ARCOmadrid_2010, the International Contemporary Art Fair, from Feb. 17th through Feb. 21st 2010.
Given its growing influence, the ARCO annual art fair is one of the world’s major art market events and turns Madrid into an exciting world capital for contemporary art.
The most noteworthy new introduction at the upcoming edition of the art fair is the focus on Los Angeles, one of the world’s epicentres for art right now, as the fair’s special invited guest. In its PANORAMA program ARCOmadrid_ 2010 is inviting a city, instead of a country as was the case before, and L.A. was chosen for the dynamic creative diversity that has earned it a place at the top of the art market ranking. This is the beginning of a number of editions of the fair that will bring to Madrid the very best of what’s happening in contemporary art worldwide, focusing not only on countries as it has done up until now, but also on major regions or urban centres in a globalised world that is increasingly more diverse and plural, overstepping national boundaries.
With a selection of 17 galleries, curated by Kris Kuramitsu and Christopher Miles, the visiting public will be given an overview in the Panorama: Los Angeles of a sample of artists and galleries demonstrating “a huge variety of works in terms of technique, genre and leaning”, as the curators point out. Works created by “artists coming from different generations, backgrounds and degrees of fame” in a selection that is primarily looking for “vitality in all shapes and forms and trying to be as faithful as possible to the idea of offering a panorama of the city”, despite the fact that L.A. “constantly surprises us and that it is impossible to come up with any totalising viewpoint”, explained Kuramitsu and Miles.

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