MADRID, 17 Jun. (EUROPA PRESS) –
The ARCO Foundation, promoted by Ifema Madrid, has awarded the “A” Awards to Collecting, which this year has recognized three collections: the Maria and Armando Cabral Collection, in the International Private Collection category, the Eulogio Sánchez collection, National Private Collection , and the Fundación la Caixa Contemporary Art Collection, which receives the Honor Award.
In this twenty-fifth edition, the ARCO Foundation has granted these awards that recognize the artistic value of the collections of collectors and institutions, as well as its work in supporting the dissemination of contemporary art.
The awards ceremony will take place next Tuesday, July 6, in the Banca March gardens, where the traditional ARCO Foundation dinner will then be held to raise funds for the acquisition of works in ARCOmadrid 2021 for its collection. currently housed at CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo in the Community of Madrid.
More than thirty years ago, the la Caixa Foundation started a collection with a clear public vocation. Chronologically, it has focused on art created from the 1980s to the present, although it also includes works by prominent artists who began work in the 1960s and 1970s.
Throughout these decades, the Collection has brought together more than a thousand works by authors of various origins and generations, with a wide variety of artistic practices, from installations and moving images to more conventional techniques such as painting, sculpture and the photograph.
Artists in the Collection include names such as Bruce Nauman, Gerhard Richter, Agnes Martin, Robert Mangold, Sigmar Polke, Josep Beuys, Doris Salcedo, Tacita Dean, Carl Andre, George Baselitz, Soledad Sevilla, Juan Muñoz, Cristina Iglesias, Mona Hatoum, Roni Horn, Christopher Williams, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Rachel Harrison, Elena Asins and Dominique González-Foerster, among others.