APERTURA / What is Apertura?

APERTURA MADRID GALLERY WEEKEND is organised annualy by ARTE_MADRID as a celebration of art and culture. Every September, events take place throughout day and night with 44 contemporary art galleries simultaneously inaugurating their exhibitions. It includes a complete programme of activities in museums, art centres and galleries that boosts Spanish visual arts and cultural industries on both national and international scale. Apertura broadens Madrid's cultural offer along the major international art events.

Madrid is also the capital of contemporary art. 50% of Spanish galleries belonging to the Consortium of Contemporary Art Galleries –the National Association- union are based in the city. 49 spaces open to the most contemporary art.

In every edition, APERTURA MADRID GALLERY WEEKEND, organised by the Association of Galleries ARTE_MADRID, attracts worldwide collectors, experts and curators to the city,  looking for the finest exhibitions of both established and emerging artists from the local and international scene.

APERTURA 2019 will take place between September 12th and 15th. Among these days, the spectators may be able to come closer to contemporary art thanks to special programs, guided tours to private collections, major institutions, parties or special actions the galleries.

All in all, each APERTURA MADRID GALLERY WEEKEND makes Madrid  the hub of contemporary art. An essential benchmark in the international cultural agenda.


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