The Reina Sofa Museum buys 13 works in ARCO for 206,000 euros - La Provincia


The Reina Sofía Museum has acquired a total of thirteen works from the ARCO fair eight artists - seven of them women-- worth 206,000 euros, as reported by the institution in a statement.

Among the names of the artists whose works will become part of the funds of the Queen SofiaThere are those of Cabello / Carceller, Victoria Gil, Sara Ramo, Henrik Olesen, Daniela Ortiz, Jacqueline Mesmaeker and Ana Buenaventura.

In order to "complete the feminist speeches discussed since the 90s", the museum has bought a sculpture of Hair / Carceller, name of the team formed, in 1992, by Helena Cabello (Paris, 1963) and Ana Carceller (Madrid, 1964).

In this same sense, it is incorporated for the first time in the Collection of the Museum the work of Victoria Gil (Badajoz, 1963). In the four large-scale pictorial works of the series 'Two-dimensional Realities' (1990) acquired by the Museum, it highlights "the question of carnality and an erotic dimension".

Sara Ramo has bought the work 'Minhas e Suas' (2018, work in progress), a group of eleven sculptures in the shape of dolls of different sizes, handmade with various materials such as clay, cement, feathers, human hair, plastic, insulating tape, jewelry and waste. To this work is added the video 'Again and again', produced in 2019.

From Daniela Ortiz 'Caste paintings' (2019), a set of 16 small framed paintings, has been incorporated. Likewise, Reina Sofía has bought Henrik Olesen's piece, 'Inferno' (2016), which was part of the first monographic exhibition in Spain that the artist dedicated to the art gallery in 2019.

From Jacqueline Mesmaeker the series 'Introductions Roses' (2019) has been purchased and, by Ana Buenaventura, two acquired pieces belonging to the series 'Cosmic order'.

Acquisitions of the ARCO Foundation

Likewise, the ARCO Foundation has expanded the funds of its collection with the acquisition at the fair of nine works by six artists, covered by the collection of the ARCO Foundation Dinner held at the Casino de Madrid last Tuesday, February 25.

The acquired works, with the advice of Vincent Honoré and María Inés Rodríguez, correspond to six artists from six galleries participating in the 39th edition of the International Contemporary Art Fair, ARCOmadrid: Caroline Achaintre -Arcade-; Anna Bella Geiger -Aural Gallery-; Happy Bursztyn -Riegner Houses-; Carolina Cayzedo -Francisco Fino-, and Nohemí Pérez -Instituto de Visión-. To these is added the work of June Crespo -Carreras Múgica-, acquired by the International Council of the ARCO Foundation.

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