January 18, 2007 - ARCOmadrid - 5th INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ART EXPERTS FORUM
January 18, 2007

5th INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ART EXPERTS FORUM

5th INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ART EXPERTS FORUM

5th INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ART EXPERTS FORUM

For the fifth year running, ARCO is organising its International Contemporary Art Experts Forum, a professional forum representing all the various players and agents in the art market. This year the forum is presenting a new format. Targeting collectors, gallerists and curators from the worlds leading museums and art centres, as well as academics and art critics, the 5th International Contemporary Art Experts Forum will be divided into several programmes that will be developed throughout the year.

The calendar for ARCO07, scheduled for 15th to 19th February 2007 in Madrid, will include eleven cycles of lectures to be held concurrently with the art fair. New markets and possibilities for contemporary art, collecting, new systems and channels for art creation, young contemporary artists and the market, copyright and group exhibitions, are just some of the issues for debate. Coinciding with the participation of Korea as this years focus country, the programme will also set aside a major space for reflection on Asian art expression and practices. The cycle Asian Maps will address contemporary art scene in Asia, a crucial new axis for the art world today.

Collectors, directors and curators from the worlds major museum and art centres, opinion leaders and exhibition policy makers from different countries around the world will be taking an active part at the Forum. The various cycles are directed by: Menene Gras, Director of Exhibitions, Casa Asia, Barcelona, Spain; Ricardo Antón, Co-Director and Co-founder, AMASTÉ Comunicación S.L. and Co-edition, ESETÉ magazine, Bilbao, Spain; Antoine Vigne, Vice-president of Bluemedium, New York, USA; Vicente Matallana; Director, LaAgencia, Madrid, Spain; Isolde Brielmaier, Adjunct Professor of Art, Vassar College and Head Curator, The Rotunda Gallery, New York, USA; Juan Antonio Álvarez Reyes, Art critic and exhibition curator, Madrid, Spain; Georg Schoellhammer, documenta 12 magazines, Vienna, Austria; Darío Corbeira, Brumaria, Madrid, Spain; Anton Vidokle, Founding Director, e-flux, New York, USA; Pablo Álvarez de Toledo Müller, Director, Fundación Claves de Arte, Madrid, Spain; and Philippe Pirotte, Director, Kunsthalle Bern, Berne, Switzerland, rounds off the list of directors in this professional art forum offering debate and reflection on issues concerning the art object and its distribution.

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