Friday, 24 February 2017

ARCOMadrid 2017


This year's edition of ARCOMadrid's contemporary art fair, has somehow brought an increased supply of wilderness photography, while it has cut down on socially engaged artworks. One would think the opposite might have happened considering the chaotic state of current affairs, but perhaps trying to get us closer to the experience of nature isn't such an inadequate response to today's issues, especially since nature can allegedly calm anxiety. However, and despite the benefits of nature, if art loses its bonds to social issues and therefore its capacity to move us on that, who or what would?