One of Europe's largest contemporary art fairs, ARCO takes over Madrid from February 25th to March 1st , turning the capital of Spain into Europe’s capital of art.
Attracting more than 200,000 visitors each year, ARCO is a whirlwind of artistic fervor, showcasing all that is new inspiring, shocking and mind-blowing. Hotel Urban by Derby Hotels Collection, has transformed the outside windows of their bar GlassBar with symbolic illustrations of upcoming Spanish artists.
The piece titled 'Tactel Land', can be seen on the hotel’s façade and reflects the diverse technique and the importance of tribal art, all perfectly mixed with contemporary art. Circular figures and triangular shapes that metaphorically allude to the location of the Hotel Urban based in the centre of Madrid museum’s triangle formed by El Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza.
Within the hotel you can find a permanent Egyptian art collection and aborigine art objects from Papua New Guinea. The Urban www.hotelurban.com offers a Stay & Art Package (from £181), which includes tickets to the main museums in Madrid as well as discounts to restaurants, bars and shows.
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