The 43 galleries belonging to Arte_Madrid are starting the season by inaugurating their exhibitions simultaneously. Madrid is a moveable feast... of contemporary art. Around the renowned Art Triangle (Prado, Thyssen and Reina Sofía museums), 43 art galleries will display contemporary art and the newest creations. From September 15 to 17, they present more than 60 artists at Apertura Madrid Gallery Weekend 2016. For three days, the city is becoming the capital of contemporary art and a magnet for luring collectors, visitors, art buffs and anyone who is curious into its streets.
The 43 galleries belonging to Arte_Madrid are starting the season by inaugurating their exhibitions simultaneously, extending their opening hours and programming special events. The 7th edition of Apertura Madrid Gallery Weekend will become the biggest event of the world of art after the summer in Europe.
The city's larger cultural institutions (Reina Sofía Museum, Thyssen Museum, Dos de Mayo Centre, etc.) and ARCOmadrid are also joining in with Apertura Madrid Gallery Weekend 2016 with a wide programme of activities for bringing the most up-to-date creations to the public at large.
Art is becoming accessible to all. Works by emerging young creators and by names that are already well established in the art sector are displayed side by side at this particular "museum of contemporary art" that comprises the 43 galleries.
Apertura Madrid Gallery Weekend 2016 is a journey through all disciplines and a trip through the latest in Spanish art and the most outstanding international works.
With more than 24,000 visitors at its last edition, Apertura Madrid Gallery Weekend has established itself as one of the most important gallery weekends in the world.
The big contemporary art festival is organised by the Arte_Madrid gallery association, which currently has 43 members. These galleries usually participate in the most prestigious international fairs, such as Art Basel, Frieze, ARCOmadrid, The Armory Show, FIAC, Artissima, ArtBo, SP-Arte, etc. At them, they act as ambassadors for Spanish art on the international art scene.
Galleries and artists
Álvaro Alcázar (Simon Edmonson) / Arnés & Röpke (José Antonio Suárez Londoño) / Bacelos (Diego Santomé) / Bat – Alberto Cornejo (Carlos Albert & Pepe Puntas) / Benveniste Contemporary (*) / Blanca Berlín (Castro Prieto) / Blanca Soto Arte (Natalia Bazowska) / Cámara Oscura (Nanna Hänninen) / Casado Santapau (Antonis Donef) / Cayón (Carlos Cruz-Diez / Elba Benítez (Armando Andrade Tudela) / Elvira González (Waltercio Caldas) / Espacio Valverde (Elena Alonso) / F2 (Rubén Guerrero) / Fernández-Braso (Rosa Brun) / Fernando Pradilla (Santiago Morilla, Manuel Calderón y Carlos Rosas) / Formatocomodo (Joost Krijnen) / Freijo Gallery (Álvaro Laiz) / Guillermo de Osma (*) / Heinrich Ehrhardt (Secundino Hernández) / Helga de Alvear (Santiago Sierra) / Javier López & Fer Francés (Todd James) / José de la Mano (Tomás García Asensio) / Juana de Aizpuru (Exposición Colectiva) / La Caja Negra (Marco Rountree) / Leandro Navarro (César Galicia) / Maisterravalbuena (Daniel Jacoby) / Marlborough (Claudio Bravo) / Marta Cervera (*) / Max Estrella (*) / Michel Soskine, inc. (Ixone Sádaba) / Moisés Pérez de Albéniz (Tony Oursler) / N F Galería (Omar Barquet, Mauro Giaconi y José Luis Landet) / NoguerasBlanchard (Perejaume) / Parra & Romero (David Lamelas) / Pilar Serra (Mona Kuhn) / Ponce + Robles (*) / Rafael Pérez Hernando (Miguel Ángel Barba) / Sabrina Amrani (Babak Golkar) / Slowtrack (Clara Montoya) / The Goma (José Díaz) / Travesía Cuatro (group exhibition) / Utopia Parkway (Elena Goñi)