Promoted by the association of galleries Arte Madrid, Apertura was first celebrated in 2009. Every September, for a weekend, Arte Madrid’s galleries come together to offer a unique program of exhibitions, open to all and free, that take place throughout the city.
In the latest editions Apertura has been extender over the month of September to offer a complete program of activities accessible to the public for free: joint opening in all galleries, a program of events and guided tours of the galleries, visits to some of the most unique art centres and museums in the city, as well as tours to discover and appreciate contemporary artworks located in public spaces like streets, squares and buildings of Madrid.
Apertura also organizes a private program that aims to develop the contemporary art sector and encourage collaboration between cultural agents and professionals. In addition to the invitations made by the galleries themselves and by the association, an international group of directors of art centres or institutions, curators and advisers attend, invited by the Spanish Government through Acción Cultural Española.
Arte Madrid and Apertura are financed through the contribution of the associated galleries and through the help, collaboration and sponsorship of both private companies and public administrations.
Arte Madrid’s Sponsors and Collaborators.