Madrid (EFE) by some of the 200 galleries participating in the event.
Although the fair opened its doors to professionals yesterday, Wednesday, Don Felipe and Doña Letizia have officially raised their curtain with an itinerary that will last for about an hour and a half in the two pavilions where the works are exhibited at the fairgrounds from Ifema in Madrid.
In the absence of the Minister of Culture and Sports, Miquel Iceta, the King and Queen of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaka, accompanies the King and Queen, as well as other authorities, such as the Mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez-Almeida.
Portugal’s Minister of Culture, Pedro Adão e Silva, is also part of the delegation.
The tour of kings includes a total of 16 galleries and spaces, of the 211 participating in this edition -189 last year-, together with 400 collectors and 200 professionals from many countries.
It started with the “El País” booth and will continue through three German galleries, one from London, one from Lisbon and the space named “Nunca lo mismo. Latin American Art”, a selection of eleven artistic workshops designed to encourage collaboration between artists and collectors from Latin America.
They will also stop at the space “The Mediterranean: A round sea”, the central theme of the contest, where they will be with the explanations of the curator, Marina Fokidis, and in those of El Mundo, ABC and RTVE.
The 42nd edition of ARCO, which will open to the public tomorrow, plans to recover the 90,000 visitors registered before the pandemic.