ARCOmadrid Highlights Around 160 Galleries from over 30 Countries

artwork: Jose Damasceno - "Le Bain Animique", 2010 - Ceramic sculpture, calcite ball stone, wooden table, daycell blades - 120 x 140 x 250 cm. Courtesy Distrito 4, madrid. Distrito 4 will be exhibiting at ARCOmadrid from February 15th until February 19th.

Madrid.- ARCOmadrid 2012 will be held in Halls 8 & 10 of the Feria de Madrid from February 15th through February 19th. The work on view covers the historical avant-gardes, classic contemporary and Emerging art. Around 160 galleries from over 30 country clubs will be showing paintings, sculpture, installations, photography, video, new media, drawings, and multiple editions. For the second year running ARCOmadrid presents “Opening – Young European Galleries”, a highly successful programme designed to show and support young gallery projects from the Old Continent. On this occasion, Manuel Segade, curator and art critic, has been responsible for choosing the 25 galleries, from 10 different countries, that will give an overview of Europe’s younger creators. Many of the emerging galleries that took part last year have asked if they can come back to the fair.