By Cindy Kook, Raphaelle Vulliet Falcon De Longevialle and Laura Theuretzbacher
On February 19-23rd 2015, one of the most interesting international contemporary art fairs, ARCO, took place here in Madrid. ARCO is Spain’s largest art fair and among the most well known in Europe.
For this occasion, the IE Arts and Business Club organized a guided tour which gathered around 15 students, who all have an interest in common: Art! Alumnis, students of different Masters, MBA and IE University students got together to find out what is going on in the contemporary art world today.
For 3 hours(!) our guide led us through different very renowned galleries such as Malborough, Juana de Aizpuru and several Galleries from this year’s invited country Colombia in order to show us some artists in particular and to give us a complete overview of the artistic trends. Thus, we saw some amazing paintings of Secundino Hernández for example, the Spanish painter who is currently revolutionizing the Latin and Spanish Art world.
It was also an interesting opportunity to observe onsite that even though art fairs are popping up all around the world and the internet is taking up more and more market share, making the competition more intensive, Arco managed to keep its importance and remain a reference for connoisseurs and professionals.
At the end of this very long tour, most of the students decided to continue exploring even more or the fair and visited more galleries on their own.
Thank you to all attendants to the event, we were really pleased to see so many people sharing our passion for Art and we hope that a third visit from the IE Arts & Business Club will happen next year!
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