Domenico Olivero, italian art blogger - art blog dal 2000
In questi ultimi anni è diventata la fiera più stimolante del Sud America, ArtRio anche quest'anno punta in alto, con una ottima programmazione parallela alla fiera e con una selezione che punta sulla qualità.
English press release
ArtRio 2014 will be held from September 10 to 14. The success of the third edition of ArtRio last year confirmed the fair as one of the most important on the world art scene. The fair welcomed 52,000 visitors to view works shown by 106 galleries in 20,000 square meters of space in warehouses 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 at Pier Mauá.
The exhibitions at ArtRio are divided into four programs – PANORAMA, VISTA, LUPA and SOLO, with works from top Brazilian galleries such as Fortes Vilaça, Luisa Strina and Anita Schwartz, as well as international galleries including Gagosian, White Cube and David Zwirner. This year we welcome essential names like Gladstone (New York / USA), Marian Goodman (New York / USA, Paris / France), Massimo de Carlo (Milan / Italy, London / UK), Pace (New York / USA, London / UK) Victoria Miro (London / UK), among others.
ArtRio is more than an art fair; it is a unique event where visitors can view art work by the great masters along side works by up-and-coming artists. ArtRio is active on the art scene throughout the year promoting new artists and galleries by supporting exhibitions and study opportunities. The event is creating an artistic legacy for the Brazilian people who, eager consumers of art and culture, visit the fair in large numbers.
ArtRio is organized by Brenda Valansi, Elisangela Valadares and Luiz Calainho. Bradesco is the largest sponsor of the event, under the Ministry of Culture's Culture Incentive Law. TIM and Ipanema brands have renewed their sponsorship of the fair again this year. Accenture and the AON insurance company are also sponsoring ArtRio again this year, while Fashion Mall and the Estácio de Sá University have joined the list of sponsors for the first time this year.