Apertura Madrid Gallery Weekend
September 14–16, 2017
The art party
A city, Madrid, becoming the capital of art during one weekend. Collectors, visitors, art lovers and curious take the streets of the capital on the 8th edition of Apertura Madrid Gallery Weekend. In September, from the 14th until the 16th, 46 galleries, more than 60 artists and the 14 top art centres in the city get together to celebrate the greatest art event in autumn. Madrid art dealers welcome us at home.
Around 35,000 visitors joined the last edition of Apertura Madrid Gallery Weekend. This year, during three days, the most important cultural event after the summer turns the streets of Madrid into a large museum of contemporary art, opened to the general public and for free, and places the capital as a worldwide reference.
Near 50 Madrid galleries inaugurate at the same time with special programming and hours, and with the complicity of the main museums and art centres, which schedule private visits and special actions (Museo Reina Sofía, Museo Thyssen, Fundación Banco Santander, Fundación Mapfre, Museo Lázaro Galdiano, Fundación Telefónica, Museo ABC, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo…).
Apertura Madrid Gallery Weekend attracts recognized collectors, experts and professionals from all over the world to our city, allowing a tour throughout all disciplines: installation, photography, painting, sculpture… and throughout all periods, from great masters of the avant-garde, to contemporary artists, through the latest from the youngest emerging creators. It is the prelude of exhibitions scheduled by Madrid galleries throughout the year: more than 300 by around 400 artists.
For the purpose of bringing contemporary art to all sectors, in collaboration with ARCOmadrid, guided visits with experts are also organized on all galleries during Apertura Madrid Gallery Weekend to introduce the visitor to the latest creations.
This great festival is organized by the 46 galleries that make up the association of galleries Arte_Madrid, and which regularly participate in the most prestigious international fairs, such as Art Basel, Frieze, The Armory Show, FIAC, Artissima, Art Basel Miami… where they act as ambassadors for Spanish art on the international art scene.
Galleries at Apertura Madrid Gallery Weekend 2017
Alegría / Alvaro Alcázar / Bacelos / Bat – Alberto Cornejo / Benveniste Contemporary / Blanca Berlin / Blanca Soto Arte / Cámara Oscura / Casado Santapau / Cayón / Elba Benítez / Elvira González / Espacio Artkunstarte / Espacio Valverde / F2 Galería / Fernández-Braso / Fernando Pradilla / Formatocomodo / Freijo Gallery / Guillermo de Osma / Heinrich Ehrhardt / Helga de Alvear / Javier López & Fer Francés / José de la Mano / Juana de Aizpuru / La Caja Negra / Leandro Navarro / Maisterravalbuena / Marlborough / Marta Cervera / Max Estrella / Michel Soskine, Inc. / Moisés Pérez de Albéniz / N F Nieves Fernández / Noguerasblanchard / Parra & Romero / Pilar Serra / Ponce + Robles / Rafael Pérez Hernando / Sabrina Amrani / Slowtrack / The Goma / Travesía Cuatro / Twin Gallery / Utopia Parkway / Xavier Fiol Madrid XF Proyectos
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