Art Marbella is in its third year and will be at the Palacio de Congresos in Marbella from 21st to 25th July – and this year it is even bigger and better, with 41 galleries exhibiting works and five special projects on display. The galleries coming to the fair are from Spain, Portugal, Uruguay, Sweden, the United States, Austria, Argentina, Mexico, China, Canada, Slovakia and Switzerland. In addition, Marbella’s Ayuntamiento is offering for the first time a €5,000 grant to acquire a work from the show, which will then become part of the collection at the Museo del Grabado.
The New York Times Style Guide: Spain heralded the upcoming art show as one that will place Art Marbella in the spotlight for international collectors. Art Marbella’s director, Alejandro Zaia thanked the Support Committee, consisting of Pedro Carreras, Carles Taché and María Baró for their efforts in expanding the fair and creating a great opportunity for Spanish and overseas residents of Marbella to get to know art work that has never been seen in Spain before. The New York Times also gave special mention to some Spanish galleries, saying: “Among the Spanish galleries, the incorporation for the first time of Cayón, Pilar Serra Gallery in Madrid and the Catalan Joan Prats stands out.”
Art Marbella always manages to present the work of those artists who are emerging talents along with the work of famous names, and of those, this year we will be able to view works by Antoni Tàpies, Joan Miró, Yves Klein as well as Lucio Fontana, Susana Talayero, Cornelia Parker and Masao Yamamoto. In addition, Malagueño artist Enrique Brinkman will have his own solo show at Art Marbella, which has been organised by the London gallery Rosenfeld Porcini, and will bring together a selection of his abstract paintings.
For more information about Art Marbella and to reserve tickets, visit marbellafair.com. It promises to be one of the most important events in Marbella this summer, so don’t miss it.