ARCOMadrid 2014

The 33rd edition of ARCO Madrid Contemporary Art Fair offers in 2014 an experience worked around its visitors. There is an oasis for charging phones, a food court arranged as a German Biergarten with live DJ sessions, an open TV set and a radio station. This is a first. What used to happen behind closed doors, including eating, now finally plays in the open. Lovely art as well.
This year's highlights include the Cornwall Eden Project in the Atacama Desert by Michael Najjar; or Sanja Iveković Sunglasses, a wonderful project resulting from the collaboration with various women's shelters, in which the artist attaches a picture of a model to a personal story of violence and abuse. The beauty of the models takes over the stories of pain and suffering and confers the women a strength that could not have been perceived with the text alone. 
 Below is a selection of artworks. 

Hans-Peter Feldmann, Sonntagsbilder | Mehdi Chouakri Gallery, Berlin

Caio Reisewitz, Pirituba, 2014 | Galeria Luciana Brito, São Paulo
Caio Reisewitz, Joaçaba, 2010 | Galeria Luciana Brito, São Paulo

Los Carpinteros | Ivorypress, Madrid
Michael Najjar, Sands of Mars, 2013 | Galeria Juan Silió, Santander

Miguel Rothschild, Insomnia XIII, 2013 | Kuckei + Kuckei, Berlin
Ralf Ziervogel, Endeneu Rot, 2012 | Kewenig Gallery, Berlin
Sanja Iveković, Sunglasses, 2002-4 | Galería Visor, Valencia

Tomás Saraceno, Sagitarius, 2013 | Andersen's Contemporary, Copenhagen

Tomás Saraceno, Carina, 2013 | Andersen's Contemporary, Copenhagen
Elger Esser, La Grande Be, 2009 | Kewenig Gallery, Berlin
José Dávila, Untitled, 2013 | Galería Travesía Cuatro, Madrid
José Dávila, Untitled, 2013 | Galería Travesía Cuatro, Madrid
Knopp Ferro, Space 21:31, 2014 | Dan Galeria, Sao Paulo
Ian Monroe, Lines of Light 14, 2014 | Galería Casado Santapau, Madrid
Carlos Garaicoa, En Construcción (VI), 2012 | Galería Elba Benítez, Madrid
Luciano Romano, La Città di Marmo, 2010 | Galleria Studio Trisorio, Neaples

Richard Mosse, Lost Fun Zone, 2012 | Galería Leyendecker, Tenerife

Adelita Husni-Bey, Working for a World Free of Poverty, 2014 | Galleria La Veronica, Modica (Sicily)

Opening, ARCO's section for galleries with a life shorter than seven years and with a focus on the youngest art scene, presented very interesting work by Adelita Husni-Bey, and with a great format. It's a  series showing the global economic growth percentages according to IMF data with coloured Lego pieces.

The Solo Projects section focuses this year on Latin America with Manuel Mérida (below) as one of the selected artists. 
Manuel Mérida | Espace Meyer Zafra, Paris

The communal spaces look like this:
Cover picture the Oasis at El País

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