ARCO or Art Contemporary is an annual trade show in Madrid, Spain. ARCO is dedicated to showcasing the latest trends in contemporary art and its environs to the widest possible audience; the aim of the show is to encourage contemporary art and cultural heritage by providing platform for making business relationships and opportunities to new businesses especially in the art division.
Collectors and art enthusiasts alike will have the chance to see the leading and most diverse showcase of modern and contemporary art; from paintings and sculptures to antiques and crafts, the show will showcase various art galleries in the fair.
A unique space for the most up-to-date international art, ARCO plays a significant role in the fields of research, integration of the arts, distribution and education, and even networking for art dealers. ARCO is a vital avenue to consolidate and concretize the art market.
This event is held in Feria de Madrid, a vibrant exhibition center in Spain. It is a revolutionary exhibition venue and effectively holds about more than eighty prominent events every year. The Feria de Madrid is more or less 1.4 million sqm and around 200,000 sqm of exhibiting space. It has 12 halls, 3 convention and congress centers, business center, press club, 14,000 parking spaces, a kids’ room, financial & service organizations, and almost 100 meeting rooms. This convention center provides a great venue for thousands of ARCO Madrid visitors which usually includes museum curators, tourists, cultural foundations, artisans, ministries of culture and information, art & antique professionals, craftsmen, promoters, media and of course, the general public.
Being a world center for art, Madrid provides a stunning backdrop as the host of ARCO. Some of the famous artists in the museums of Madrid are Velazquez, Goya, El Greco, Picasso, Joan Miro among others. There are three very famous art galleries in Madrid, nicknamed the Golden Art Triangle: the Prado Museum, the Reina Sofia and the Thyssen Bornemisza.
Aside from the art museums, the city of Madrid is a work of an art in itself. One of the greenest cities of Europe and ranking as one of Europe’s top tourist destinations, a holiday in Madrid is a delight. With the Spanish architecture and the fashionable citizens walking about the historic city in the latest fashion trends; your eyes and senses will surely have a feast in Madrid.