February 14 – 18, 2007

Offsite/International Programming

The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art and the Canadian Embassy in Spain are excited to announce the participation of Canadian artists and galleries in various programs at ARCO 07 in Madrid, Spain. This marks the third consecutive year that Canada will strong presence at the international art fair.

Christopher Cutts Gallery: Sherri Hay, Drew Simpson, Richard Stipl
Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain: Luc Corchesne
Nicholas Metivier Gallery: Max Dean, Raffaello D’Andrea and Matt Donovan
Peak Gallery: Blue Republic, Lyn Carter, Raffael Iglesias
p|m Gallery: Edith Dakovic, Penelope Umbrico, Rob Waters

Curated by David Liss and organized by the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art

The artists and galleries selected for ARCO 07 reflect the most diverse range of practices, from refreshing, unconventional approaches in traditional media to the most innovative technologies. All of the galleries are from Canada. Themes and subject matter range from the unique and deeply personal to the highly resonant and popular, and in some cases are embedded within ethnic cultural traditions, while others partake of the current canon of global artistic discourse. Easily categorized movements, emerging trends and general consensus are elusive. The selection is typically international in spirit, typically pluralistic  and atypical – that is to say, typically Canadian. As a youthful and exuberant nation deeply rooted in aboriginal and migratory traditions and identities, Canadian culture and the Canadian experience is the perpetual ebb and flux of a peripatetic world on the move, from the local to the global.

– David Liss


Canadian participation in these programs is supported by:

ARCO Madrid
Canadian Embassy in Spain
International Trade Canada
Ontario Arts Council
BMO Financial Group
Toronto Culture