Basque artists at the 2019 ARCO Fair

Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.

2019-02-26

The International Contemporary Art Fair in Madrid, ARCO, opens its 38th edition on February 27th and will run until March 3rd. Only one Basque art gallery, Carreras Múgica from Bilbao, will be at the fair this year. Other Basque artists will also exhibit their works at the fair as part of the catalogue of other galleries.

The International Contemporary Art Fair in MadridARCOopens its 38th edition on February 27th and will run until March 3rdOnly one Basque art gallery, Carreras Múgica from Bilbao, will be at the fair this year. Other Basque artists will also exhibit their works at the fair as part of the catalogue of other galleries.

Carreras Múgica will be the only Basque gallery at the fair for the second consecutive year. The Bilbao-based contemporary art gallery promotes international artists in Spain and new Basque art. This year, Carreras Múgica will feature the works of several Basque artists at ARCO: including June Crespo, Erlea Maneros Zabala, Jon Mikel Euba, Txomin Badiola, Itziar Okariz, Juan Pérez Agirregoikoa, Ángel Bados, Pello Irazu, Sergio Prego and Raul Domínguez. It will also include pieces by Angela de la Cruz (A Coruña), Richard Serra (San Francisco, California) and Armando Andrade Tudela (Peru), as well as artwork by Eduardo Chillida.

This year’s fair will also display work by Basque contemporary artists represented by other galleries. These artists include Kepa Garraza, Mari Puri Herrero, Alain Urrutia, Esther Ferrer, Maider López, Cristina Iglesias and Manu Muniategiandikoetxea.

A total of 203 galleries from 30 different countries are expected to take part this year in ARCO, held every year at the IFEMA fairground in Madrid. Some will be part of one of the three curated sections organized for this year’s edition. The first is called Diálogos (Dialogues), in which the invited galleries will foster an intergenerational conversation between the works of two of their artists. The second, Opening, will serve as the advertising space for the newest artists (those who have been in the public eye for less than seven years). The third and last is called Perú en Arco (Peru at ARCO), celebrating this year’s guest of honor. With this invitation, the fair wants to strengthen ties with Latin America through art and reinforce the Latin American contemporary art circuit in Spain.

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