King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain inaugurated the 40th edition of the International Contemporary Art Fair-ARCOmadrid, which takes place from July 7 to 11 in Ifema. This year a total of 130 galleries from 26 countries are on display. The ARCOMadrid has become one of the main platforms for the art market, and an essential piece in the international circle for the promotion of Art.
ARCOmadrid 2021, organized by Ifema Madrid, aim to mark a turning point to relaunch and reactivate the contemporary art market. With this challenge of offering a setting for the reactivation and the expected professional reunion, ARCOmadrid strengthens its complicity with the galleries, in order to promote the art market, promote artists, and encourage art collections.
The 2021 edition concentrates on 25 Artist Projects, all of them by women, which will contribute to giving greater visibility and prominence to the female creators. King Felipe is the Honorary President of the 2021 ARCO Madrid committee.
As every year, King Felipe and Queen Letizia toured various galleries being displayed at the art fair – the “El País” exhibitors where the Moisés Pérez de Albéniz, Joan Prats, Thomas Schulte and Lelong galleries were located; “Leandro Navarro” with the gallery of Madrid; “Thaddaeus Ropac” with the French gallery with offices in London and Vienna; “Helda de Alvear” gallery of Madrid and founder of the Helgar de Alvear Museum in Cáceres; “Rafael Ortiz” Sevillian gallery with a small space in Madrid; “Pedro Cera” Portuguese gallery; “Nordenhake” with the Swedish gallery with offices in Berlin and Mexico City; Catalan gallery “Sensa”; and finally the “Opening Zone”, a space for discovering new proposals, where they spoke with the Turkish curator and the Spanish curator of the fair and “El Mundo”.
ARCOmadrid is bringing together in pavilions 7 and 9 of the Ifema Madrid Fairgrounds a total of 130 galleries from 26 countries, of which 105 are part of the General Program, adding to them the participants in the Opening curated section, with a selection of 10 galleries, and in “SENDER. Latin American Art ”, with the representation of 15 galleries from the American continent.
The General Program this year is made up of, along with Spanish Galleries, important top-level European representations such as Carlier Gebauer -Berlin-; Chantal Crousel -Paris-; Georg Kargl Fine Arts -Vienna-; Jérôme Poggi -Paris-; Krinzinger -Vienna-; Lelong -Paris-; Mor Charpentier -Paris; Nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder -Vienna-; Nadja Vilenne -Lieja-; Nordenhake -Berlin; Pedro Cera -Lisbon-; Peres Projects -Berlin-; Perrotin -Paris-; Peter Kilchman -Zurich-; Thaddaeus Ropac -Paris-; Vera Cortês -Lisboa- or Wilde -Gin. ARCO Madrid receives donations and supports from the various private initiative and of important corporations and institutions to make it one of a kind art fair.
Coming to Queen Letizia Style – The Queen chose a very stylish and chic look for the artistic event. Queen Letizia wore a white short cape and matching trousers from On Atlas. Thanks to letizia_de_princesa_a_reina for the id.
The short fluid €155 cape features a three mother of pearl buttons closure on the back. The trouser features a diamond-cut at the hemline. The set is part of the label’s spring-summer 2021 collection.
A closer look at Queen Letizia wearing the set.
Letizia teamed up the look with her nude Carolina Herrera slingback pumps.
The Queen carried her Furla bag.
Another new element of the outfit was her white Carolina Herrera Falling Jasmine earrings. The earrings feature gold-plated silver cast in the shape of a distinctive Jasmine flower and finished in white enamel. The back is engraved with the initials of Carolina Herrera and Grillo Demo, the artist who designed this unique piece.
and her Karen Hallam ring.