ARCO OR THE MULTIPLE FACES OF CONTEMPORARY ART
As in the old days the universal exhibitions were a reflection of the newness in the artistic field, the 36th Edition of Arco has presented the current creations of artists from different countries - invited: Argentina - without forgetting the past and speaking, in turn, of the Future that is to come. Far from vain and sensational news, paintings, sculptures, performances or videos have given life to Ifema Pavilions 7 and 9, making it clear that the what is contemporary has different visions and that the controversy is just one of them.
This fair, like everything related to art, has the capacity to affect the viewer in one way or another. Thus, at first, she will be a victim of that syndrome described so well by Stendhal and that has been baptized with his name. This sensation will accompany you at all times and will not leave you until you decide to mimic the environment and become one more sample. This, far from being something unreal, can be obtained with proposals like that of Rafael Lozano-hemmer in the Madrid gallery Max Estrella.
Only open your eyes and walk in a labyrinth with multiple proposals that cover all types of public, only vetoed by the high price of entry. Examples of this are works that take as basis the literary world.
Art works more settled and recognized also have their spacethe most expensive of the enclosure - and always waited by the public. Thus, they could see creations of Alexander Calder, Salvador Dalí, Pablo Picasso or Juan Muñoz. The influence of the great masters was also felt in examples like proposals by the Argentinian Barro.
And it is that everything has room in this forest in which the works have not stopped growing as time passes in a clock lying on the ground.
The spectator, already turned into work, has left its mark participating in various activities. Proof of it is a phrase written in a post-it that could be read in the space Arcokids: “You have transformed the art in a brutal capitalism”. Different visions, on different days, in which there is always something to visit.