The upcoming edition of ARCOmadrid
(15-19 February, 2012
) will feature158 galleries belonging to 30 countries in its General Programme; 58 galleries will be hosted in the Curated Programme. In addition, the Mondrian Foundation and the Embassy of the Netherlands in Spain has organized a special project focused on the Netherlands, in collaboration with the curator of the Hallen Museum in Haarlem, Xander Karskens. The event will feature 14 dutch galleries as well as collateral exhibitions spread throughout the city. "Featured Artist"
is another first to the fair, a venue in which a selected artist will have his own booth in order to show his work; "Solo Objects"
is an area solely dedicated to large scale sculptures; and finally "After ARCO"
, a program promoting projections, musical events and different cultural activities that will take place after the fair's closing time.