State of the Art

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MODERN BEAT: ARCO, features the work of such artists as Angel Mateo Charris and Josep Uclés

Most people know Madrid as a city with some of the world's greatest art museums: the Prado, the Thyssen, the Reina Sofia. But the Spanish capital may not spring so quickly to mind if what you want to see is a five-screen video installation featuring thousands of tropical moths by award-winning Turkish artist Kutlug Ataman.

For those in the know, however, Madrid annually becomes the destination for those seeking bold, original, even groundbreaking art. From Feb. 10-14, the city is home to the International Contemporary Art Fair, or ARCO, with new works from 290 galleries in 35 countries....