Organised by IFEMA, it will be held from 26 to 29 May 2016.
Portugal, and its growing art market, is the destination chosen by IFEMA for the organisation, beyond our borders, of the first contemporary art fair under the ARCO brand. Thus, ARCOlisbon will come into existence in 2016, from 26 to 29 of May, in the Fábrica Nacional da Cordoaria, located in Belém, with the participation of 40 international galleries selected by the Organising Committee.
The opportunity and support created by this project for Portuguese galleries will be enhanced even further by the progressive recovery of the Portuguese economy, as well as the return of international investment. Another positive factor is the rise in tourism in Portugal, which has grown considerably in recent years, particularly attracting tourists from Spain, United Kingdom, Germany, France and Brazil, many drawn by its cultural offer.
Using a format of limited dimensions, honing in on the Outstanding Artist concept, ARCOlisbon will provide the perfect moment to present artists who dialogue with Portuguese creators and reflect the natural connections with Spain and Brazil, and with the different scenarios to have sheltered artists who were fundamental for the definition of Portuguese art. In short, a series of influences and connections that have persisted over the years, that ARCOlisbon will give a voice to while raising their profile.
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