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ARCO Madrid Will Stage a Lisbon Fair in 2016

Fábrica Nacional da Cordoaria, in Belém, Portugal. COURTESY ARCO/IFEMA

The Fábrica Nacional da Cordoaria, in Belém, Portugal.

COURTESY ARCO/IFEMA

The International Contemporary Art Fair (ARCO), which has run annually in Madrid since 1981, will hold a 2016 edition in Lisbon from May 26 through May 29, 2016, the art fair announced today.

ARCOlisbon will open at the Fábrica Nacional da Cordoaria, in Belém, Portugal, which is located four miles from the center of Lisbon. Approximately 40 international galleries, selected by an organizing committee, will show at the fair. Centered around an “Outstanding Artist” concept, it will feature “artists who dialogue with Portuguese creators and reflect the natural connections with Spain and Brazil,” according to a press release. ARCOlisbon is also intended to become an annual event.

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