ARCOMadrid 2014

Oasis at El País

The 33rd edition of ARCO, Madrid's 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. What used to happen behind closed doors, plays now finally in the open. Lovely art as well. Here is a selection...

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

Cornwall's Eden Project in the Atacama Desert.
Miguel Rothschild, Insomnia XIII, 2013 | Kuckei + Kuckei, Berlin
Ralf Ziervogel, Endeneu Rot, 2012 | Kewenig Gallery, Berlin
Sanja Iveković, Sunglasses, 2002-4 | Galería Visor, Valencia

This is a wonderful project and the result of a collaboration with various women's shelters. 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.
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)

Very interesting (and with a great format) Adelita Husni-Bey series on show in Opening, a section for galleries with a life shorter than seven years and with a focus on the youngest art scene. The work above shows the percentage of global economic growth, comparison of advanced and emerging economies in 2013 (left), prospects for 2014 (centre) and 2015 (right) according to IMF data.

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

The communal spaces...

ARCO International Contemporary Art Fair | Madrid | 19 - 23 February 2014

Previous Articles
ARCOMadrid 2013
ARCOMadrid 2012 and 2013 Prospect

Featured Artists
Adelita Husni-Bey
Caio Reisewitz 
Carlos Garaicoa
Elger Esser
Hans-Peter Feldmann
Ian Monroe
José Dávila
Knopp Ferro
Los Carpinteros 
Luciano Romano
Manuel Mérida
Michael Najjar
Miguel Rothschild
Ralf Ziervogel
Richard Mosse (see last year's ARCO article to learn more about the Eastern Congo infrared series)
Sanja Iveković
Tomás Saraceno

Photos by PS

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