The second edition of the Barcelona Gallery Weekend offered an enriching program including 23 galleries, 1 foundation and the curated program “Compositions”, consisting of 5 site-specific interventions in unique venues made by artists linked to the city. Furthermore, 5 project spaces and 19 institutions joined the event as part of a parallel program. Altogether, the Barcelona Gallery Weekend 2016 presented the works of more than 100 artists in more than 65 exhibitions, artistic interventions, performances, guided tours and social events in the city and its outskirts.
All the venues registered a high public attendance and general enthusiasm and participation in the guided tours and related activities. The ARCO Walks – in collaboration with the ARCO Foundation– have been very successful: the call exceeded the forecast of the organization.
More than a hundred of international advisors and collectors travelled to Barcelona in those days to attend our tailored professional program. The press followed the event highlighting its importance in the Barcelona art scene (with more than 300 appearances in newspapers, magazines, web sites, and broadcastings) and the social media and bloggers of the art sector were especially active during the whole week.