Laura was kind enough to send me a pass to visit the Arco Feria de Madrid, an international exhibit of contemporary art. Many pieces were being sold from the different international galleries and since it was the first day open to the public, the exhibition was buzzing with activity. It was held in a large industrial building that holds many other such conferences (for instance when I first entered into the complex, one of the rooms was holding a college fair).
It was a rather large exhibition, where the pieces of art were arranged in mini gallieries rather than one large open space on museum walls. I believe this was the case because if I am correct everything was for sale and so the different galleries set up shop so to speak. Instead of getting overwhelmed by all of the art, I took my time moving slowly through the different stalls. Here are a couple of photos of my favorite works:
As you can tell from my descriptions there was no underlying theme. Instead the different works stood for themselves and in many stalls gallery officiants helped to explain their meanings. That being said there were many works that solely gave the name of the artist or nothing at all. It was nice to have the art released from all of its theory and recognition by name, where you could just enjoy something based purely on aesthetic values.
About halfway through I took a slight break and went to the VIP lounge (Thank you Laura for the special treat). The architecture of the lounge was done by Q:NO and I was a huge fan of the mixture of hard metals and leather. Here is a glimpse of the lounge:
(There were also free drinks for members!!!)
Thank you Laura for a fun trip today!