June 8, 2007 - ARCOmadrid - Now accepting applications for the 27th edition of ARCO
June 8, 2007

Now accepting applications for the 27th edition of ARCO

Manuel Falces(2002) Photographic Glimpses ARCO’02



Dear Friends,

We are pleased to inform you that we are now accepting applications for the 27th edition of ARCO, the International Contemporary Art Fair in Madrid, to be held from 13th through 18th February 2008, with Brazil as its Guest Country. Application forms can be downloaded from www.arco.ifema.es . The deadline for presenting applications is 22nd June 2007.

As you probably know, for ARCO08 we are moving to the brand new exhibition halls 12 and 14 at IFEMA fair ground. This change, coupled with a reflection based on the excellent results for 2007, encouraged us to introduce new sections and a whole new layout which we are sure you will like. We are convinced that these changes will provide greater quality to the overall exhibition and allow for a better appreciation of the art on view at the fair.

ARCO’08 will now be divided as follows:
GENERAL PROGRAMME: Featuring international galleries with work spanning from the historic avant-gardes and modernism to contemporary classics and the art of today. ARCO 40: This new section gives the fair a more rounded vision through the inclusion of galleries working with new contemporary practices. Galleries applying for ARCO 40 will not be able to apply for the general programme, as they will be mutually exclusive. SOLO PROJECTS: This section is for site-specific works by individual artists conceived especially for the occasion. The idea is to complement the General Programme and the ARCO 40 section, with solo projects proposed by a team of international curators designated by ARCO, with a view to providing new insights into the contemporary art scene. PERFORMING ARCO: ARCO08 is debuting a section for galleries presenting artists working with performance. Apart from galleries applying to take part in this programme, an international curatorial team will also nominate projects and supervise the overall programme. EXPANDED BOX: curated by Claudia Giannetti, this section embraces happening tendencies exploring the influence and/or use of technology in art. It is basically conceived for works requiring a non-conventional exhibition space, and to encourage their acceptance in the contemporary art market.
ARCO also has a section set aside for MAGAZINES and PUBLISHERS, providing each one with their own individual space.

The Fair will count with a number of public and private institutions. MAJOR COLLECTIONS will be a space dedicated to promote and support those public of private institutions involved in the art world through the creation of contemporary art collections, exhibiting spaces for Contemporary Art or though an outstanding support to contemporary creation.

Consult the FACT SHEET for further information on ARCO’08 and its various sections. The IFEMA GENERAL RULES OF PARTICIPATION and the SPECIFIC PARTICIPATION RULES ARCO’08 are also available on our webpage.
The Organising Committee will then meet on 9th, 10th and 11th July to analyse and evaluate all the applications received and to propose the participating galleries and projects.

We hope this information is of your interest. Dont hesitate to contact us for whatever question you might have.

IFEMA – Feria de Madrid
28042 Madrid
Tel.: (34) 91 722 30 00
Fax: (34) 91 722 57 98 / 58 00




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