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ARCO 2001

ARCO 2001 -- 20th Anniversary
International Contemporary Art Fair
Wednesday 14th - Friday 19th February
Parque Ferial Juan Carlos I, Madrid -- Pavilions 5 and 7
(South Entrance, Saenz de Oiza Building)

20th Anniversary edition of Arco is pleased to present:

250 galleries of Modern, Contemporary, Emerging and Experimental Art (paintings, sculpture, installations, photography, video and new media art, edition, drawings and
multiples): 100 Spanish Galleries and 150 Foreign Galleries.
Special installations will be available for galleries, specialised publications, and private and corporate contemporary art institutions to present their websites and
offer online information about their collections and services. Other websites presenting services for Contemporary Art Galleries will also be eligible.
Prior to the celebration of ARCO 2001, the Fair will offer a new online service to exhibiting galleries, specialised publications and private and corporate institutions,
which will include information on their spaces at the Fair. Our publication, ARCONOTICIAS, the Visual Arts Agenda, and the Panel Discussion Programme can also be consulted online.

The 20th Century Revisited
Renowned galleries exhibiting Modern Masters from the first half of the century.

Proyecto Salas
Institutional and Corporate Collections.

Specialised Press
Art Magazines. Special and Alternative Editions. Art Bookstores. CD-Rom
Editions. Online Magazines.

INVITATIONALS (Curated Programmes)

A selection of 24 British Galleries. Curators: Charles Esche, Matthew Higgs and Kim Sweet.

Wednesday 14th February: “On Art in the UK. Now.” A series of lectures and panel discussions in which artists, curators, art critics, collectors and museum directors will focus on the current British contemporary art scene.

PROJECT ROOMS “Some Islands”
Yuko Hasegawa, Rosa Martínez and Octavio Zaya and will select 32 site-specific works presented by as many artists/galleries from, among others, the following
islands: the Balearics, Cabo Verde, the Canaries, Crete, Cuba, Hawaii, Hong Kong, Iceland, Japan, Madagascar, Malta, Manhattan, New Zealand, and Taiwan.

40 non-Spanish galleries with avant-garde proposals, selected by prestigious
curators for the following Programmes:

“Open Austria” -- Section curated by Brigitte Huck, Hedwig Saxenhuber and Peter Weibel
“From Belgium” -- Curated by Bart de Baere
“Asian Party, Global Game”-- Curated by Hou Hanru
“LA-NY” -- Curated by Dan Cameron
“Crossroads” -- Open section curated by Rafael Doctor

Open Space. Sculptures and installations in public spaces
An exhibition area of 1500 square meters will feature sculptures presented at ARCO by the exhibiting galleries and selected by Alicia Murría and Mariano Navarro. The space will be designed by Andrés Mengs.


Panel Discussions
Programmes developed by leading artists, curators, art collectors and museum directors, who will present their latest projects and debate major issues: museums
and art collections, curatorship, photography, media and new technologies, private and corporate art collections, biennials and programmatic exhibitions, and much more.

The Art Collector’s Forum
The ins and outs of major private and corporate art collections, presented by prestigious collectors.

Major Collectors at ARCO
A specific social programme for eminent contemporary art collectors invited to the Fair.

The ARCO Foundation
The Foundation will continue to acquire artworks at this next edition of the Fair, with a budget higher than ever in order to add major pieces to its holdings, already one of
the most important collections of its kind in Spain.

Photographic Glimpses. Photography Collection of the Amigos de ARCO Association.
A group of British photographers will offer their personal visions of ARCO 2001.
These photographs will then form part of the ARCO Photography Collection.

Social Programme
All the city´s a Fair: during ARCO, Madrid offers a wide variety of social
programmes for all of it participants.


The exhibition space at ARCO 2001 has been revamped, and now features wide
corridors and spacious seating areas and terraces, as well as the traditional Meeting
Point where lunch and drinks are served.

Deadline for reception of application forms: 15 September 2000
Please contact ARCO Management for further information or visit our website.


ARCO Management: Rosina Gómez-Baeza e-mail: Tel.: (34) 91 722 5011

Secretary to the Director: Lola Merino e-mail: Tel.: (34) 91 722 5010

Exhibition Secretary: Lucía García e-mail: Tel.: (34) 91 722 5017

Support Programmes: Silvia Bueno e-mail: Tel.: (34) 91 722 5080

Curated Programmes: Carmina David-Jones e-mail: Tel.: (34) 91 722 5016

IFEMA Press Office for ARCO 2001:

Marta Cacho e-mail: Tel.: (34) 91 722 50 94


Marietta Vázquez e-mail: Tel.: (34) 91 722 51 74

Julián García e-mail: Tel.: (34) 91 722 50 00 Ext.: 48 93

ARCO - Parque Ferial Juan Carlos I - 28042 MADRID - SPAIN
Fax: (34) 91 722 57 98 / 58 00

Deadline for Reception of Applications: 15 September 2000

General Information


Official Opening (by invitation) Tuesday 13th February: 7 p.m.
Professional Visitors (by invitation) Tuesday 13th February: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday 14th February: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Open to the General Public Wednesday 14th February: 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Thursday 15th February: Noon to 10 p.m. Celebrity night!
Friday 16th, Saturday 17th, Sunday, 18th and Monday, 19th
February: Noon to 9 p.m.

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