ARCOmadrid Fair hosts Turkish films
‘Three Monkeys’ of Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan is among the movies that will be shown at Arcomadrid Art Fair this year between Feb 13 to 17.The 32nd International Contemporary Art Fair of Madrid (ARCOmadrid) will run from Feb. 13 to 17, featuring 14 Turkish film screenings. Famous Turkish films such as “Far Away,” (Uzak) “Three Monkeys,” (Üç Maymun), “Destiny” (Kader) and “My Marlon and Brando” (Gitmek: Benim Marlon ve Brando) will be screened until Feb. 24 in the Spanish capitol.
Turkish documentaries will also be shown between Feb. 9 and 17, as well as the work of Turkish contemporary video artist Ali Kazma. A total of 202 galleries from 30 different countries will participate in the festival, including 10 galleries from Istanbul. Curator Vasif Kortun, Head of Research at the SALT Institute of Istanbul, selected the galleries representing Turkey, in an effort to present to collectors and the public an overview of contemporary Turkish creations, which are still emerging in the global art marketplace.
The standard programs at the fair are widening their focus this year. The “Opening” section was formerly devoted to European galleries but has been increasingly embracing the international scene. Additionally, the “Solo Projects” this year will feature a selection of specific creations by Latin American artists. Back by popular demand are the “Highlighted Artist” and “Solo Objects” exhibitions. ARCOmadrid aims to promote collecting and the sharing of projects and information among art professionals. With this in mind, the fair will welcome the 2nd Meeting of European and Latin American Museums as well as the 11th Expert Forum, with professional meetings and roundtables on collecting.