ARCO Lisboa / ARCOlisbon

Fábrica Nacional da Cordoaria, Belem district

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press release

ARCOlisboa 2020
in the historic Cordoaria Nacional 14.05.2020 - 17.05.2020

The Fair will be held from 14 to 17 May in the historic Cordoaria Nacional and it will turn the Portuguese capital, once more, into a meeting point for collectors, galleries, artists and art professionals from around the world. This fifth edition of the Fair will host content from 70 galleries selected by the Organising Committee and curators for different sections.

The General Programme, will comprise national and international galleries whose artistic proposals will ratify their commitment to the quality of the contents. In addition, ARCOlisboa will once again give visibility to the African scene through Africa in Focus section, with participation by galleries from this continent. The Opening programme will also be extended, focusing on young galleries, with the aim of providing new information and contents to the Fair.

ArtsLibris, the space dedicated to contemporary art publications, will return to ARCOlisboa and will be the centre of a new space dedicated to art magazines and proposals from independent spaces. This new project will have a new location that will make it more easily accessible and support the wide range of projects exhibited.

ARCOlisboa is adapting its format with less number of curated programmes, to delve deeper into their content, and it is concentrating the fair into 4 days, in order to reinforce the visibility of the exhibition programme in the city's museums and institutions.