Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Under the motto "Rio is Art. Everytime. Everywhere," the second edition of ArtRio will inaugurate this Thursday, September 13 (pre-opening for invited guests on the 12).
After exceeding all expectations in its first edition, for 2012 the international contemporary art fair will occupy three warehouses and one outbuilding of the Mauá Pier, translating into approximately 13,000m2, with 6,900m2 dedicated to international art.
Gathering the collection of nearly one hundred national and international galleries, including names with worldwide reputation such as Gagosian, David Zwirner and White Cube, ArtRio is already considered abroad one of the major art fairs in Latin America.
ArtRio will include diverse activities, such as the Panorama Program which will cover renowned galleries, with more than five years of establishment, with an active role in the art market, as well as the Solo Projects, featuring works by ten famous international artists, with the curatorship of Julieta González (who has worked for Tate Modern, the Alejandro Otero Museum of Caracas and the Whitney Museum of Nova York) and Pablo León de La Barra (art consultant, gallerist and active curator in the London market). The art fair will also feature highlights of the audiovisual production, curated by Carlos Duran, one of the Loop directors. Loop is a screen festival taking place in Barcelona.
Lectures will take place during all days of the fair, in partnership with Casa do Saber, covering themes such as Art, Global Export; Curated Collection, Art Advisory: Focusing Brazil; etc
Children were not forgoten and a Kids Area with art workshops for children coordinated by Daniel Azulay; Blooks Bookshop, promoting art book launches and free lectures; the Food Court (open until midnight) and intimate concerts overlooking the sea, are some of the activities available for younger ones with an appetite for art.
Several parallel activities will occur during the fair, including ArtRio circuits around the city, enabling visitors the possibility to enhance their cultural experience.
ArtRio 2012 can be visited from 13 to 16 September, at Mauá Pier, Warehouses 2, 3, 4 and 5, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.