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Spanish art fairs 2021


Flecha MADRID 2021

This year, the Fair for the Liberation of Commercial Spaces Towards Art (FLECHA) turns 30 years old. As usual, the fair is held at the Arturo Soria Shopping Center and this year, to celebrate its special anniversary, it has been possible to enjoy a selection of more than 50 national and international, emerging and established artists.

The fair counts with more than 2000m2 that we can visit to enjoy the more than 500 works of contemporary art among which we will find a wide variety of techniques (painting, sculpture, photography, Recorded...).


WHEN?

From March 4 to April 4.

Hours: Monday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

WHERE? Arturo Soria Shopping Center Arturo Soria 126 - 128. 28043, Madrid.

MORE INFO: https://flecha.es/ferias?fair=6024083893f707f305c9d0df



Estampa 2021

The ESTAMPA fair has been held in autumn for 27 years, but in 2020 the Organizing Committee decided to postpone the 28th edition, scheduled for November, given the situation of social and health instability caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and finally it was held in the spring of this year at IFEMA.


Estampa is a contemporary art fair whose scope of work is the art and collecting market in Spain and Portugal, disseminating and promoting it to collectors and professionals outside our borders through its international guest programs.

The art fair is structured around a General Program of large Spanish galleries and a series of programs whose curators present the most recent news in the practice of contemporary art or place the focus on more experimental issues less familiar to the general public.


In parallel to the celebration of the fair, a virtual space designed especially for this occasion has been set up to complement face-to-face assistance. Here the participating galleries can show and develop the program presented at Estampa to visitors and collectors. This virtual environment not only complements and helps to organize the visit to the fair, but it replaces the traditional catalog, and will be active during the weeks after the fair to encourage activity in the galleries after the show closes, so if you could not attend, you are still on time to visit it virtually.


WHEN?

April 8. Hours: 11:00a.m. - 8:00p.m.

From April 9 to 11. Hours: 12:00a.m. - 8:00p.m.

WHERE? IFEMA, Avda. del Partenón, 5. 28042, Madrid.

MORE INFO: www.ifema.es/estampa



SAM – Madrid Modern Art Hall 2021

The third edition of the Modern Art Salon (SAM in spanish) offers the viewer the possibility of enjoying more than 300 works of art belonging to the great masters of the 20th century, such as Tapiès, Miró, Dalí, Picasso, Alexander Calder, Francis Bacon or Paul Jenkins, from the hand of the 13 participating national galleries.

In addition, as a continuation of the visit to the SAM, in the District 41 Barrio de Salamanca you can continue enjoying art, now gastronomic, with the tribute of its restaurants to the great masters of modern art. Plan your route here.


WHEN? From April 9 to 18.

Hours: 12:00a.m. - 9:30p.m. (It is recommended to book an appointment on the website)

WHERE? SAM C/ Velázquez 12, Madrid.

MORE INFO: www.feriasam.com




ART MADRID’21

Art Madrid'21 is held in a unique setting: the Crystal Gallery of the Palacio de Cibeles, former Telecommunications Palace, a monumental building from the early 20th century, declared an Asset of Cultural Interest with Monument Category in 1993. The Crystal Gallery, with 2,800m2 and built in iron, stone and glass, it is crowned by a magnificent dome that provides the space with natural light and an imposing elevation.

Art Madrid is a model of a multidisciplinary fair in which about 50 national and international galleries specialized in contemporary art participate, working with painting, sculpture, graphic work, photography and video art from the 20th century onwards.

It is the second major contemporary art fair in Spain that takes place during the Madrid Contemporary Art Week, key in the calendar of art lovers and the thousands of collectors, curators, critics and art professionals, national and international, who attend every year to enjoy an agenda in which the main contemporary art fairs, dozens of openings, hundreds of exhibitions, events and activities for all types of public coincide.


WHEN? From May 26 to 30. Hours 11:00a.m. - 9:00p.m.

(The dates and times may be modified depending on the health situation and the established measures)

WHERE? Galería de Cristal del Palacio de Cibeles C/ Montalbán,1, Madrid.

MORE INFO: Feria de Arte Contemporáneo | Art Madrid'20 (art-madrid.com)



Urvanity Art Fair 2021

The fifth edition of the Urvanity Art fair returns with more than 25 national and international galleries, from New York, London, Brussels or Bogotá. The event will take place at the headquarters of the Official College of Architects of Madrid and will host artistic expressions that emerged in urban contexts from the 70s onwards, post-graffiti, surrealist pop or new pop art, as well as public art programs of murals and installations scattered around the capital.

Urvanity Art Fair 2021 will be a meeting point where collectors, experts or amateurs, and art lovers can visit and purchase a carefully curated selection of New Contemporary Art pieces.

WHEN?

Preview (collectors and press):

May 27th. Hours: 12:00a.m. - 10:00p.m.

General public:

May 28th. Hours: 10:30a.m. - 9:00p.m.

From May 29 to 30. Hours: 10:30a.m. - 8:30p.m.

(The dates and times may be modified depending on the health situation and the established measures)

WHERE? COAM (Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid) Calle de Hortaleza, 63, Madrid.

MORE INFO: URVANITY ART | FAIR (urvanity-art.com) https://urvanity-art.com/es/fair/



Barcelona Contemporary 2021

BARCELONA CONTEMPORARY is a contemporary art fair that presents collective and solo projects by prominent and emerging international artists. The 2021 edition will represent a forum for the direct exchange of ideas and contacts between collectors, artists, photographers, designers and art professionals. The art fair features paintings, sculptures, fine art photography, installations, video art, and live performances.


The fair analyzes the relationship between body and space, and the hybridization between cultural, physical, social and urban identities and environments in contemporary times, through two main sections: Mixing Identities and Future Landscapes.

Mixing Identities analyzes the hidden parts of our identities, through an immersive experience within the fascinating universe of the complex labyrinths of our consciousness.

Future Landscapes are abstract, infinite and conceptual, associated with a feeling of freedom and infinite extension. This section focuses on the concept of boundaries and structures between body, mind and soul, human identity and the city, space and land.


WHEN? From June 3 to 20.

(The dates and times may be modified depending on the health situation and the established measures)

WHERE? Valid World Hall Gallery, Carrer de Buenaventura Muñoz, 6, Barcelona.

MORE INFO: https://www.itsliquid.com/barcelonacontemporary2021.html



ARCOmadrid 2021

ARCOmadrid is the international contemporary art fair in Spain and this year's edition will celebrate its 40th Anniversary. During these four decades of activity, it has become one of the main platforms of the art market, and an essential piece in the international circuit for the promotion and dissemination of artistic creation.

In the next edition, it will once again present a careful selection of national and international galleries in its different programs and a special tribute will be paid to the Fair with the participation of a selection of galleries from different countries that have been present in any of the 40 years of the history of ARCOmadrid, like María Inés Rodríguez; Sergio Rubira and Francesco Stocchi.


WHEN?

From July 9 to 10. Hours 12:00a.m. - 8:00p.m.

Closing July 11th. Hours 12:00 a.m.- 6:00p.m.

(The dates and times may be modified depending on the health situation and the established measures)

WHERE? IFEMA . Av. Partenón 5, Madrid.

MORE INFO: www.ifema.es/arco-madrid


Art Photo Bcn 2021

The Art Photo Bcn Fair is a specialized event that brings the works of national and international photographers closer to the general public. With the fresh format of a young fair, it proposes a close encounter in which galleries, schools, exhibition centers and independent curators participate to market their works and make their creators known.


Since the last edition, the event unfolds in the face-to-face sphere, in the cloister of Arts Santa Mònica, and the virtual one, through the online platform tailor-made. The Viewing Room format is the best choice to enjoy the featured works. It encourages interaction between the public and professionals, facilitating contact and direct purchase, expanding the temporal and geographical impact of this photographic appointment.


In this edition, the online format will act as a prelude to the physical event, opening its virtual doors in advance. The contents will be energized through various actions such as the Curated tour with recommendations from professionals in the sector, the streaming activities of the LIVE Auditorium or the workshops exclusively designed to take place virtually.


WHEN?

From July 23 to 24. Hours: 11:00a.m. - 10:00p.m.

July 25. Hours: 11:00a.m. - 8:00p.m.

(The dates and times may be modified depending on the health situation and the established measures)

WHERE? Arts Santa Mònica. La Rambla, 7, Barcelona.

MORE INFO: https://artphotobcn.com/festival/



Swab Barcelona 2021

Swab is the contemporary art fair in Barcelona, an independent project that was born in 2006 as a platform for experimentation with emerging artistic proposals.


Founded by the architect and collector Joaquín Diez-Cascón, Swab is an event that brings together around 80 galleries from the international scene and acts as a meeting point for the cultural sector on a global scale.


With 13 editions behind it, being the last of 2020 in virtual format, the fair faces 2021 maintaining its mission of giving projection to the spaces and disciplines that are tracing the course of the art scene in the coming years.

Swab Barcelona is defined as a boutique fair, prioritizing the quality of the artistic programming and the proximity of the project to the public, with the aspiration of bringing together a representative sample of the emerging talent that is defining the future of the art market.


The selection committee, the collaborating curators and the fair management are committed to the freshest proposals on the international scene, reflecting the latest trends of the moment and giving visibility to young and innovative projects.


In addition, the fair is located in the Italian Pavilion of the Fira de Barcelona, a representative place of the city, in front of the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion, at the foot of the Font Màgica and guarded by the Venetian Towers of Plaza España.


WHEN? From October 7 to 10.

(The dates and times may be modified depending on the health situation and the established measures)

WHERE? Pabellón Italiano de la Fira de Barcelona. Plaza de Carles Buïgas, 8, Barcelona.

MORE INFO: https://swab.es/es/



FERIARTE

FERIARTE, with more than four decades of experience, represents the most important national gathering for art and antique collecting.


In this fair we can find from works of classical antiquity and millenary cultures to twentieth century design and contemporary art, even finding works by relevant and recognized current artists. All periods and artistic movements are represented at Feriarte through the pieces that antique dealers and art galleries select and reserve for this firmly consolidated fair.

WHEN? From November 13 to 21. Hours 11:30a.m. - 8:30p.m.

(The dates and times may be modified depending on the health situation and the established measures)

WHERE? IFEMA. Avda. del Partenón, 5, Madrid.

MORE INFO: https://www.ifema.es/feriarte



Photographs of the official portals of: Flecha Madrid, Estampa 2021, SAM 2021, Art Madrid'21, Urvanity Art Fair 2021, Barcelona Contemporary 2021, ARCOmadrid 2021, Art Photo Bcn 2021, SWAB Barcelona 2021, Feriarte.


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