|Art Madrid 2011: galleries and collectors recover the confidence (28.2.2011)|
||Art Madrid 2011: galleries and collectors recover the confidence|
- Art Madrid 2011 receive more than 40.000 visitors
- Slightly higher sales than last year's
- Success of the young artists and galleries from the Young Art program
- Positive evaluation of the fair from the art galleries
- Art Madrid is one ot the reference fair for the contemporary art collectors
- Repercussion of the young galleries from Galicia and important presence of the Catalonian galleries
Record of visitors
Art Madrid 2011 closed his doors last Sunday definitely consolidated as an imprescindible venue for the contemporary art collectors. At a time of uncertainty in the contemporary art market, the fair has seen new records for public assistance, especially the last two days, with more than 40,000 visitors and sales slightly above last year's numbers, especially those due to private collectors. In this sense, according to a survey by the organization among the galleries, they were satisfied and evaluated positively the development of the fair.
The Young Art program, designed to give more visibility to young emerging galleries and artists, has been one of the motors of the fair, as an important part of the visits and sales have gone to young authors like Alicia Martin, Marina Vargas, Xurxo Gómez-Chao, Fabio Camarotta, Sito Mújica, Rafael Macarrón, Ana Pimentel, Teo Soriano, Amaya Bozal, Jacinto Moros, José Moñú, Morán Sociedad Artística, Gabriel Schmitz, Blynka, Mark Khaisman, Mascaró, Leticia Felgueroso, Pepe Puntas, Teo Soriano, Berta Caccamo, Sheila Pazos, Samuel Salcedo, Carmen van den Eynde or Ramón Surinyac, among others.
Also, collectors did purchase pieces by great spanish masters, as Carmen Calvo, Ràfols Casamada, Manolo Valdés, Tàpies, Barceló, Arroyo, Feito, Millares, Antonio Saura, Chillida, Esteban Vicente, Esther Ferrer, Uslé, Canogar, Grau Sala, or classics of the avantgarde: Chagall, Picasso, Miró, Dalí, Delaunay, among others.
The young galleries and artists from Galicia had a big impact in this editionin among collectors and visitors in general by the freshness and strength of their proposals. Also stood out the contribution of the Catalonian galleries, whose presence and influence grows every year. Thirteen galleries participated in the General Program and two in the Young Art Program. But Catalonia was even more stardom, with an exibition around the vinyl records organized by Tardor Art, an initiative sponsored by the four art galleries associations of Catalonia.
An essential event in the artistic agenda
Involving a total of 61 galleries the visitors could acquire works of 589 artists, national and international. Art Madrid has become an essential event in the artistic agenda and stands as a clear alternative for contemporary art collectors. At the same time, Art Madrid consolidates its supplementarity to other fairs, thus helping to transform Madrid as the art international capital, helping the city to attract thousands of collectors, professionals, media and contemporary art enthusiasts.
With a view to the next edition of the fair, the organization of the fair will continue its commitment to promoting young artists within the Young Art Program, one of the most successful proposals of Art Madrid among collectors, professionals and visitors. Also the organization will work to increase the quality of the gallery's proposals, strengthening the work of the External Selection Committee, and the presence of independent artistic advisors to the diverse programs of the fair.