Things to Do in Buenos Aires in August 2018

Independent Tango Festival FACAFF (3 – 31st) will be taking over the legendary Almagro milonga, CAFF (Sanchez de Bustamante 772). With 60 tango artists, both musicians and dancers, taking part in the 21 day festival, it’s unmissable for both seasoned tango fans and total newbies alike. Day tickets are priced at AR $100, making it an absolute steal to see some world class tango. The full program can be viewed here.

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Centro Cultural San Martín (Sarmiento 1551)  is well known for its high profile selection of jazz artists who come to perform every Tuesday. This August is no different, with performances by Argentine composer and double bassist Jorge Lopez Ruiz Cuarteto (August 14th)  as well as singer Ludmila Fernández (August 14th), a full program of talented jazz artists are expected to take to the stage. Even better, entrance is free! See the full schedule here.

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Art

El Mundo Entero es un Bauhaus is the Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo’s latest exhibition exploring the short life (14 years) of the controversial and avant-garde art school as well as the lasting impact the foundation has had on worldwide design. Consisting of photographs, documents and some of the objects themselves it’s not one to miss. Set in one of Buenos Aires’ most beautiful and historic museums, the interior alone warrants a visit. Entrance is free.

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Malba is currently showing a monumental retrospective detailing the works of legendary north American artists Cindy Sherman and Richard Prince. Famed for their controversial use of appropriation, whichever side of the debate you side with, their work is considered to be pillars of North American modern art and should be seen in the flesh. Entrance is AR $140.

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The exciting reopening of a brand new MAMBA museum (Av. San Juan350), is marked by a new exhibition examining the links between U.S, European art, and Latin American art between the years of 1955 and 1986. With much of the collection on loan from the MMK museum in Frankfurt, it’s a chance to see how each region’s art world has at times run in parallel or merged with one another. Entrance is AR $30. 

 

 

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Also be sure to check out Cava Uco, our new wine tasting space and shop next door to Fierro Hotel. Hotel guests receive one complimentary wine tasting!

Buenos Aires Art Spree

(PH: Estrella Herrera for  Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires)

Several artistic events will be taking place next week in Buenos Aires to wrap up May. The most well known is the annual arteBA fair, the biggest art fair in Latin America that will take place from May 24th to May 27th in La Rural, in Palermo. This year,  the  new FACA art fair  will also be taking place parallel to arteBA from the 25th to the 28th at the Palermo racetracks with food trucks, a beer lounge and DJ’s.

As if two art fairs in one week weren’t enough, the FAENA Arts Center will be showcasing a selection of works from the Biennale of Moving Things from the 23rd to the 30th of May. Also, the first Gallery Day event, taking place in La Boca, San Telmo and Barracas will be carried out on the 20th of May from 3-7pm.

Find out more about current exhibitions and other important BA events in our monthly agenda here.

La próxima semana, la ciudad se despide de mayo con un festín artístico en el que participa toda la movida del arte local. Para empezar, arteBA, la feria de arte más grande de latinoamérica, inaugura el 24 de mayo y se lleva a cabo hasta el 27 en La Rural en Palermo. En simultáneo, la nueva Feria de Arte Contemporáneo (FACA) abre sus puertas el 25 hasta el 28 en el Hipódromo de Palermo donde además habrán food trucks, patio cervecero y DJ’s. 

Como si fuera poco, se suma también una muestra con una selección de obras de la Biennale of Moving Images de Génova en el FAENA Arts Center del 23 al 30 de Mayo. Además, el 20 de mayo se lleva a cabo el primer Gallery Day con circuito en La Boca, San Telmo y Barracas. 

Más información acerca de exhibiciones de arte y otros eventos importantes en la ciudad aquí. 

Argentine Photographers To Watch For

BAPhoto will be taking place until the 16th of October and promises to be one of the BA artistic events of the spring. The local photography scene has been growing over the past years and is now well established in the city, which now has it’s own photo library (FoLa). Below, we include a list of some upcoming Argentine photographers and artists to watch for!

Lihuel González

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From the series Sus casas (Their Houses)

Video artist and photographer Lihuel Gonzalez captures the intimacy of people’s lives and their relationship to their personal surroundings while also exploring themes such as isolation, memory, detachment and the physical aspect of the body interacting in space. Look at her collection of photographs here.

Sofía López Mañán

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From the series Impermanencia (Impermanence)

This young Argentine photographer takes her experimentation to the limit by documenting a 21 day fast or the process of cutting her hair as a way of renouncing to something. Check out more of her work here.

Santiago Porter
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Evita and Perón sculptures decapitated by the military in 1955 in the sculptor’s studio.

Santiago Porter captures elements of historical processes by documenting the appearance of monuments and public buildings, or what is no longer there. Check out more of his work here.

Arturo Aguiar

sleeping-beauty Entre luces y sombras y el encanto de los santos (Between light and shadow and the charm of saints)

Arturo Aguiar is known for his mysterious and dramatic landscapes and characters which he captures in the midst of contrasted light settings with unique colors. Find more of his work here.

And, if you’re a photo enthusiast, you can book one of Foto Ruta‘s photography tours as well.

Joan Miró at Usina del Arte

(Photo by Cea.)

A new retrospective of Catalan artist Joan Miró has recently been inaugurated at La Usina del Arte in La Boca, and will be taking place until the 20th of December. The exhibition, which commemorates the 120th anniversary of the artist’s birth, showcases 56 original pieces including xylographs, lithographs and illustrations, amongst others.  There are also seminars and talks about twentieth century art that are taking place as part of the event.

The exhibit is open from Tuesday to Friday from midday to 6pm and on weekends from 11am to 8pm. Tickets are 20 pesos. Agustín Caffarena 1, and Pedro de Mendoza, La Boca.

Fierro’s Palermo Hollywood Guide

Find links to all our favorite Palermo Hollywood Spots for drinks, music, food and more!

–       Cafés

–       Brunch

–       Restaurants

–       Organic and Green

–       Outdoor Drink Spots

 

–       Live Music Venues

–       Art Galleries

–       Dorrego Flea Market

 

–       Primping and Wellbeing

Fierro Loves Soho: Art Galleries

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The Soho art scene is vibrant, colorful and alive! Check out the following galleries on your next tour round the Palermo neighborhood and start thinking about Christmas gifts while you’re at it!

Hollywood in Cambodia: Set atop a Palermo bar this hip space specializes in street art and is run by street artists. The gallery produces monthly shows and hosts many art related activities. Thames 1885, 1st floor. Palermo.

Pabellon 4: Founded in 1996 by architects and visual artists this gallery is one of the oldest in the area and received backing from renowned architect Clorindo Testa. Uriarte 1332, Palermo.

Dacil: This contemporary art gallery opened in 2006 and has since been promoting local contemporary art both locally and internationally. Soria 5125, Palermo.

Galeria Mar Dulce: Offers small to medium sized paintings, drawings, engravings and photography. Uriarte 1490, Palermo.

Galeria Thames: This popular Palermo gallery showcases works by both local and international contemporary artists.  Thames 1776, Palermo.

Gachi Prieto Gallery: Seeking to promote local art abroad, this gallery focuses on contemporary Latin American art. Uriarte 1976, Palermo.

New in Town: El Perlado

Palacio Barolo is one of our favorite spots in the city, and now, there is finally a great new restaurant right around the corner to lunch or dine in after visiting the beautiful historical landmark. The restaurant, which opened in May, is a little bistro with a unique art deco setting that was designed by one of the four owners, Julián Benedit, who is also an artist. Portions are generous, and the menu features auteur dishes (by another owner, Sebastián Vollert) such pan fried prawns and lamb burgers. There is also a bright and colorful bar to either stop for a drink or grab a bite.  Just what the area needed!

El Perlado opens from Monday to Saturday from midday to 4pm and from 8pm to closing.  Hipólito Yrigoyen 1386, Congreso. 4382-8689.