Arte BA 2013

(Photo by TinyTall)

The biggest art fair of the year will be taking place throughout the weekend featuring the both local and international galleries and mostly contemporary Latin American art. The displays include works by renowned local artists such as Kosice and Marta Minujín, new talents at the Barrio Joven that features the works of young artists, and international art represented by Argentine galleries at the U-Turn Project rooms. Also, the Petrobras Prize will be awarded to five of four hundred Argentine artists who submitted works under the theme of exile. Finally, artists Alexander Wagner, Marcelo Cidade, Guillermo Peters, Roberto Winter, Sophie Erlund and Daniel Jackson will also be present at ArteBA. More information here.

The fair is open until the 27th of May from 1pm to 9pm at La Rural. Tickets are 70 pesos and can be purchased online here.

Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat Art Collection

(Photo by Johnny Shaw)

Located in Puerto Madero, the Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat Art Collection opened to the public in 2008 and showcases one of the most important private collections of the country. Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat was the richest woman in Argentina and was both known for her influence as an executive in the nineties and her interest in art that led her to be president of the National Fine Arts Fund from 1992 to 2003.

Fortabat’s private collection includes works by prominent local artists such as Xul Solar, Berni, Soldi and Petorutti as well as an interesting display of international art including a stunning Turner, a portrait of Amalita herself by Andy Warhol and paintings by Chagall, Dalí, Witjens and more.

Currently the arts center is also showcasing a temporary exhibit of photographs by Aldo Sessa who has captured different corners of the city through his unique lens.

The arts center is open to the public from Tuesdays to Sundays from midday to 8pm in a beautifully located building overlooking Puerto Madero with great views of the docks.  Guided tours in English can be booked in advance at  +54 (11) 4310-6600 or at visitas@coleccionfortabat.org.ar. Tickets are 35 pesos. Olga Cossettini 141, Puerto Madero.