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Art Fair
Arcomadrid 2013 Extends its Reach to Galleries, Collectors and Professionals Worldwide
  A total of 202 galleries from 30 countries will take part in the Fair, 146 in the General Programme, and 56 in the Curated Programmes, as well as 150 art professionals –curators, speakers, directors of museums and cultural institutions, etc.

The Turkish Embassy in Spain is collaborating on the organisation of the Focus Turkey section, with the selection of 10 galleries and the production of several parallel exhibitions in Madrid.

New features like the online art shop, bloggers' meeting, and the QR codes publicising the Highlighted Artists, are a few examples of ARCOmadrid's commitment to innovation and digital media

The 32nd edition of ARCOmadrid, to be held from 13 to 17 February 2013 and organised by IFEMA, will bring together a total of 202 galleries from 30 countries, of which 146 are participating in the General Programme, and 56 galleries in the different Curated programmes. This edition will include important attendees and will provide an opportunity to discover work by new and established artists from the five continents. Through the wide range of work on offer and the varied programme of activities, discussion forums, presentations and meetings, ARCOmadrid will once again make the Spanish capital the epicentre of the international art scene in February.

One of the main attractions of the fair will be FOCUS TURKEY, a section which has benefited from the collaboration of the Turkish Embassy in Spain, and with the participation of the curator Vasif Kortun, director of research and programmes at the institution SALT Istanbul, and the assistant curator Lara Fresko, writer and art professional, who have selected the 10 Turkish galleries who will participate in the programme. This project, which will gather a wide selection of Turkish artists, will provide an opportunity to bring the contemporary artistic production of this emerging market to collectors and the general public.

The presence of Turkey will also be reflected in the city of Madrid, with themed exhibitions in many of its most representative galleries and museums, such as the Centro de Arte 2 de Mayo, which will hold an exhibition of the multidisciplinary artist Halil Altindere, curated by Ferrán Barenblit; La Casa Encendida will screen video works by the artist Ali Kazma, and the art centre MATADERO MADRID will show the public a group project organised in collaboration with the Turkish multidisciplinary cultural centre SALT.
To extend the cultural offerings, Turkey will also take part in the AfterARCO project, which after the Fair closes each day, organises activities in different spaces in the city: Nave 16, Cineteca and Nave de la Música at MATADERO MADRID.
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