The New York Times’s travel blog, Globespotters, checks in with ARCO as it gears up for the 30th edition later this week:
organizers aren’t skimping on new features, adding three special exhibitions: “Focus Russia” includes eight Russian galleries, which will introduce exciting new artists from that country; “Solo Projects: Focus Latin America” will offer emerging Latin American artists the same exposure; and “Opening: New European Galleries” will include young galleries (they must be less than eight years old). Curators from major museums selected the galleries in the new events.
“ARCO should be a place where art lovers of all kinds can get together and talk about and enjoy art,” said Carlos Urroz, the new managing director of the festival. “ It’s always been a favorite among fairs because people love to come to Madrid. Now we are making a special effort to bring the city’s welcoming, easy-going atmosphere into our fair.”
Madrid’s ARCO Fair Hits Its 30th Year (Globespotters/New York Times)