The Basque galleries have generated interest at the Arco fair

Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.

2015-03-03

Carreras Mugica from Bilbao and Altxerri from Donostia-San Sebastián have represented once again the Basque galleries in the international art fair Arco, in Madrid. The heads of both galleries have said that they have noticed considerable interest from visitors and buyers, and although they are not exultant as far as business figures is concerned, they have actually made good sales; the balance of both galleries has been mostly positive qualitatively.

One more year, the two galleries have both won grants Etxepare Basque Institute to address the major effort of being present at the fair with a stand; these grants, which are offered every year, are part of the work done by the Institute in supporting the international dissemination of the Basque creation. The director of the institution, Aizpea Goenaga, also attended the fair during the weekend to show their support to the galleries and the Basque artists.

Altxerri has dedicated this year his monograph stand the artist Esther Ferrer , Velázquez Visual Arts Prize 2014. Meanwhile, Carreras Mugica has combined again acclaimed names (Eduardo Chillida and Richard Serra) ) with leading creators of younger generations, such as como  Asier Mendizabal, Sergio Prego or Pello Irazu.

The 34th edition of the Arco fair was held from February 25 to March 1, at IFEMA in Madrid; Colombia has had as guest country of the event, that has shown work of 218 galleries from 32 countries. According to the organizers, the fair has attracted 100,000 visitors this year.

In the picture: "Masak IV. Cuando matan a tu hermana" Pello Irazu (2014).Picture: Carreras Mugica

Carreras Mugica from Bilbao and Altxerri from Donostia-San Sebastián have represented once again the Basque galleries in the international art fair Arco, in Madrid. The heads of both galleries have said that they have noticed considerable interest from visitors and buyers, and although they are not exultant as far as business figures is concerned, they have actually made good sales; the balance of both galleries has been mostly positive qualitatively.

One more year, the two galleries have both won grants Etxepare Basque Institute to address the major effort of being present at the fair with a stand; these grants, which are offered every year, are part of the work done by the Institute in supporting the international dissemination of the Basque creation. The director of the institution, Aizpea Goenaga, also attended the fair during the weekend to show their support to the galleries and the Basque artists.

Altxerri has dedicated this year his monograph stand the artist Esther Ferrer , Velázquez Visual Arts Prize 2014. Meanwhile, Carreras Mugica has combined again acclaimed names (Eduardo Chillida and Richard Serra) ) with leading creators of younger generations, such as como  Asier Mendizabal, Sergio Prego or Pello Irazu.

The 34th edition of the Arco fair was held from February 25 to March 1, at IFEMA in Madrid; Colombia has had as guest country of the event, that has shown work of 218 galleries from 32 countries. According to the organizers, the fair has attracted 100,000 visitors this year.

In the picture: "Masak IV. Cuando matan a tu hermana" Pello Irazu (2014).Picture: Carreras Mugica

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