Bliss Out on the Best Instagrams of ARCO Madrid 2016
See what all the buzz is about.
ARCO Madrid 2016 kicked off its 35th anniversary yesterday, and as artnet News’s Lorena Muñoz-Alonso notes, “it’s doing it in style.” From February 24 through February 28, the international contemporary art fair is taking over Madrid’s IFEMA trade convention center with a lineup of over 224 galleries from 29 countries. Luckily, we have Instagram to help navigate the sprawl.
As Spain’s premiere art event, the jam-packed venue counts an impressive crop of heavyweight names from the 200+ galleries in attendance. ARCO’s anniversary section in particular, titled “Imagining other futures,” aptly draws work from 35 notable galleries, including Victoria Miro Gallery and Zeno X Gallery.
A quick glance at their catalog reveals a host of familiar artists, including Maria Taniguchi represented by German gallery carlier | gebauer, and Miquel Mont represented by Spanish gallery Altxerri. Tatiana Blass, Felipe Cohen, and the late Alberto Greco have solo exhibitions of their own along with fifteen others.
But as we very well know, Insta-worthy art tends to draw bigger crowds, and the fair is fertile ground for visitors on the hunt for immersive and interactive experiences. Anish Kapoor‘s signature reflective surfaces and a hypnotic infinity mirror at the Crome Gallery booth are likely to be popular sites. Notably, artists working with or incorporating neon, like Stefan Brüggemann and his “Conceptual Decoration” installation, are also attracting attention.
For those eager to see the action, we’ve rounded up the best Instagram moments from the art fair below.
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