Arco Foundation, driven by IFEMA, has granted the “A” Awards for Collecting. In its 22th edition, they have awarded the collection Per Amor a I’Art with one of the six awards, recognising the artistic value of collections, collectors, and institutions, as well as its commitment to supporting contemporary art.
More precisely, Patrons and the Advisory Board of ARCO Foundation have awarded this collection for the launch of Bombas Gens Centre d’Art in Valencia, where it is exhibited.
José Luis Soler and Susana Lloret own the awarded collection. In 2014 the couple created Fundació Per Amor a l’Art with the purpose of raising awareness and sharing knowledge in three different areas: social support, rare diseases, and art. “We feel very honoured to have received this award. Per Amor a l’Art is a private collection initiated by my husband and I years ago with the commitment of building a high quality non-profit collection intended for the public domain. We made this dream come true by making the collection available for Per Amor a l’Art Foundation and its Art Centre Bombas Gens directed by Nuria Enguita. This recognition gives us further confidence to pursue our goal of sharing this collection with the public”, said Susana Lloret, director of Per Amor a l´Art Foundation.
Per Amor a L’Art is a modern and contemporary art collection with an inclination towards abstraction in painting, sculpture and cinema. A large proportion of the collection, which counts with the advice of Vicente Todolí, consists of national and international authors working with photography, most of them thoroughly represented. It could be described as a collection of exhibitions that currently holds more than 1800 works by more than 140 authors.
Arco Foundation has also awarded other five important collections: Alicia Koplowitz’s collection, Omega Capital, for the quality of their works and the shows they held in Madrid and Paris; the work of Portuguese Armando Martins and his family who show their collection each May at Correiro Mor Palace; and Ella Fontanals Cisneros’s collection for the visibility that CIFO Foundation has given to artists in Latin America. In addition, they have also awarded the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston for its Latin American art collection, which will open a new wing at the museum dedicated to show it. Lastly, Arco Foundation has awarded Luis Paulo Montenegro (Brazil), whose works are currently shown at Banco Santander Foundation until May 2018.