Buenos Aires Agenda: September/Septiembre 2017



PH:Natasha D.

8th-10th- BAPhoto will be taking place at the Palermo based La Rural, showcasing the works of some of the best upcoming photographers of the region. Avenida Sarmiento 2704, CABA

8-10 de septiembre- BAPhoto se lleva a cabo en La Rural en Palermo y es una excelente oportunidad para conocer el trabajo de los fotógrafos emergentes de la región. Avenida Sarmiento 2704, CABA

8th September- 3rd of December- Bienalsur- The first edition of this Latin American contemporary art biennial will be kicking off on the 8th of September. Check out the full program here.

8 de septiembre- 3 de diciembre- La primera edición de Bienalsur, la bienal dedicada al arte contemporáneo latinoamericano, inaugura el 8 de septiembre. El programa completo se encuentra aquí. 

21st of September- First day of spring!

21 de septiembre- ¡Arranca la primavera!


transmutaciones- maresca

Transmutaciones- Liliana Maresca

MALBA: The MALBA is showcasing two exhibits, one of renowned photographer Diane Arbus, and the other of Peruvian artist Ximena Garrido-Lecca who works with copper . Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

MALBA: El MALBA está exhibiendo dos muestras, una de la reconocida fotógrafa Diane Arbus, y la otra de la artista peruana Ximena Garrido-Lecca que trabaja con cobre. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

MAMBA:  Tomás Sarraceno’s amazing spider web art and Liliana Maresca’s provocative works are being showcased at this beautiful San Telmo centered museum. Also, don’t miss the artsy dj-vj sets at the museum on weekends. Av. San Juan 350, San Telmo

MAMBA: La  impactante obra de telaraña de Tomás Sarraceno y las piezas provocativas de Liliana Maresca se encuentran actualmente en exhibición en este hermoso museo de San Telmo. Además, los fines de semana no se pierdan las sesiones de música y videoarte en el museo. Av. San Juan 350, San Telmo

MNBA: The Buenos Aires Fine Arts Museum is showcasing an exhibit of Luis Felipe Noé’s works until the 20th of September.  Av. Libertador 1473, Palermo.

MNBA: El Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes exhibe la obra de Luis Felipe Noé hasta el 20 de septiembre.  Av. Libertador 1473, Palermo.


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. 

Buenos Aires Agenda: March/ Marzo 2017



PH: Federico Chellini

Ciudanza- 16/03-19/03- This annual dance festival intervenes city spaces with choreographies that resignify the urban landscapes and fill them with movement. More information here.

Ciudanza- 16/03-19/03- Este festival anual de danza presenta coreografías en diferentes puntos de la ciudad para resignificar los paisajes urbanos y llenarlos de movimiento. Más información aquí

The Colón Theatre kicks off its 2017 program with a very full agenda which you can access here.

El Teatro Colón arranca su temporada 2017 este mes con una programación muy completa que se puede ver aquí



Yves Klein- PH: Ignacio Abé

MALBA: The MALBA inaugurates two new exhibits this month, one of the art collective General Idea, and the other of Argentine artist Gastón Pérsico’s work . Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

MALBA: Este mes, el MALBA inaugura dos muestras, una del colectivo artístico General Idea, y el otro de la obra del artista argentino Gastón Persico. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

Fundación PROA: On the 18th of March, Fundación PROA inaugurates an Yves Klein exhibit. Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca.

Fundación PROA: El 18 de marzo, la fundación inaugura una muestra de la obra de Yves Klein. Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca.

MNBA: The Buenos Aires fine arts museum will be showcasing an exhibition of Xul Solar’s work from the seventh of March onwards.  Av. Libertador 1473, Palermo.

MNBA: El Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes inaugura una exposición de Xul Solar el siete de marzo.  Av. Libertador 1473, Palermo.

FOLA: The Latin American photography library will inaugurate three new exhibits on the 15th of March featuring the works of Vivian Maier, Angelica Dass, and Dani Yako. Godoy Cruz 2620, Palermo

FOLA: El 15 de marzo, la Fototeca Latinoamericana inaugura tres muestras de la obra fotográfica de Vivian Maier, Angelica Dass, y Dani Yako. Godoy Cruz 2620, Palermo

Usina del Arte: Henri Cartier-Bresson’s photographs will be on display at the Usina del Arte in La Boca until de 2nd of April. Agustín Caffarena 1, La Boca.

Usina del Arte: La obra de Henri Cartier-Bresson estará en exhibición hasta el 2 de abril en la Usina del Arte en La Boca. Agustín Caffarena 1, La Boca. 


New Contemporary Art Exhibit at Fundación PROA

(Photo by lgerghi)

Fundación PROA in La Boca inaugurated a new exhibit this past weekend featuring contemporary art from the nineties to today. The exhibition showcases Gustavo Bruzzone’s private collection of nineties art, Esteban Tedesco’s collection of the early 2000’s and Alejandro Ikonicoff’s collection of works from the last five years.

The art center also inaugurated a collective art installation by Esteban Álvarez, Pablo Rosales and Cristina Schiavi in which the artists incorporated the traditional La Boca facade aesthetic to Fundación Proa’s architecture.

Fundación PROA is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 11am to 7pm. Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca.

New in Town: MACBA Contemporary Art Museum

(Julio Le Parc. Photo by laimagendelmundo)

Its doors opened only five days ago and already it promises to be one of the city’s art hotspots. The MACBA, is the new Buenos Aires museum of contemporary art in San Telmo, just down the block from the MAMBA, the Buenos Aires museum of modern art.

The museum showcases a permanent collection with an emphasis on geometric and op-art by artists such as Julio Le Parc, Víctor Vasarely, Roberto Aizenberg, Alejandro Puente, Raúl Lozza, Manuel Alvarez, César Paternosto an Mira Schendel, amongst others. Additionally there is a temporary collection, Intercambio global- abstracción geometrica desde 1950, which has been curated by the renowned Joe Houston.

Entrance to the museum is free until the 8th of September and otherwise costs 15 pesos.  Opening hours are from Wednesday to Monday from 11am-7pm and there are guided tours at 5pm. info@macba.com.ar.  Av. San Juan 328, San Telmo.

Buenos Aires Art Galleries

(Photo by Fco Ávila)

Buenos Aires is scattered with galleries that represent the city’s booming art industry, and they are well worth visiting for collectors and art lovers. Most of the galleries can be found in three main areas, the Retiro and Recoleta circuit, Palermo, and San Telmo.  Monthly gallery nights are held in different areas of the city and are a great chance to get to know this flourishing aspect of it.

Some recommended galleries include:

Retiro area:

Ruth Benzacar: founded in the sixties, it is one of the most prestigious galleries in the city and deals in contemporary Argentine art. Florida 1000, Buenos Aires. 4313 8480. info@ruthbenzacar.com.


Braga Mendez brings together thirty top-level artists producing independently and collectively, valuing a commitment to the idea of art stripped of a commercial focus.   Humboldt 1574, Palermo. 4775-5577. info@galeriabm.com.

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. hollywoodincambodia@gmail.com.

Arte x Arte: is a 1800m2 space dedicated to photography, video art and new media. They work to promote both the local artists in Argentina and abroad, and to introduce foreign artists to the local scene. Lavalleja 1062, Villa Crespo. 4773-2738.

Mar Dulce: Paintings, drawings, prints and photography by Argentine and Uruguayan upcoming artists are presented at this Palermo centered gallery. Uriarte 1490, Palermo. galeriamardulce@gmail.com

San Temo:

Arte Pampa: This gallery is dedicated to contemporary artwork that reflects the local traditions and heritage. It is a great place to buy gifts or something with a local feel to take back home.  Defensa 917, San Telmo. 4361-1138.

Zavaleta Lab: Also dedicated to contemporary Argentine art, they are intent on discovering and promoting new talents and are constantly renewing their program. Venezuela 571, San Telmo. 4331-2439.

Argentine Art: 1950’s to Present Day

After the first vanguards in the early 20th century, the art scene in Argentina flourished. There were, and are, many different trends and themes, groups, and art movements. Buenos Aires is filled with galleries and museums and the scene is thriving with abundant quality local production and a large local and international public/market for it. Due to the wide variety of styles and movements it is difficult to trace a specific line in Argentine contemporary art which is why we have selected just a few of the recent emblematic artists from the local scene.

The abstract international Madí movement was spurred by by Gyula Kosice and Carmelo Arden Quin. It suggested that art should be liberated so that creation and invention could take place without the restraints of format, style and preconceived notions of what art should be.

(Persistence of the Mobile Drop of Water, Gyula Kosice. Photo by mirsasha)

The Kinetic art movement was the successor to the Madí movement with renowned artist Julio Le Parc at its head.  This movement, which played with the ideas of motion and light, sought to engage the spectator with the piece making it truly dynamic.

(Continuel Movil. Julio Le Parc. Photo by Tecnópolis Argentina)

Antonio Seguí is a painter, sculptor and illustrator. His work over the years has been versatile and influences range from expressionism, to surrealism to hyperrealism. The works, which include sculptures, paintings, illustrations and more, often deal with social themes presented in a satirical angle.

(Antonio Seguí. Photo by blacques_jacques)

Marta Minujín is one of the most talked about Argentine artists. She is a conceptual/pop artist who has carried out many “Happenings” both in Buenos Aires and abroad since the 60’s. Her work, which includes sculptures, paintings and more, is centered on consumer culture and on the ephemeral.

(Colchones de Marta. Marta Minujín. Photo by Richard Bolivar)

Leon Ferrari’s controversial conceptual art questions western religion and power relationships in a provocative way. His works, which include collages, sculptures and the use of resignification, have earned him  international fame and reputation.

(León Ferrari. Photo by silvia_c77)

Read more about Argentine Art:

Argentine Pre Hispanic and Colonial Art

Nineteenth Century Argentine Art

Early 20th Century Argentine Art

Art Museums in Buenos Aires

Fernando Bryce at the MALBA

(Photo by C-Monster)

From the 29th of June to the 20th of August the MALBA museum will be featuring a special exhibit of renowned Peruvian artist Fernando Bryce’s works.

The exhibition, which was organized by the Lima Art Museum (MALI), is the first anthology of the artist to be showcased in Latin America and will display a special selection of his drawings and illustrations from both public and private international collections.

Bryce’s works, which consist of hand drawn copies in ink of historical documents, newspapers, and magazines, amongst others, seek to question the media, the different versions of key moments in political and economic history and the ideologies behind them.

MALBA opening hours:

Thursdays-Mondays and public holidays: midday-8pm

Wednesdays: midday-9pm

Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta.


(Courtesy of arteBA Fundación)

The local artistic community will be abuzz throughout the weekend, as the most important contemporary art fair of the year, arteBA, has kicked off at La Rural until the 22nd of May.

The fair, which is the largest of its kind in Latin America, will showcase the artwork from 68 different galleries, and also promote newcomers to the scene, award prizes, and stage conferences for collectors and 3 art talks with renowned local artists Marta Minujín, Julio Le Parc and Pablo Reinoso.  Additionally, this year the fair will be offering free iPhone and iPad apps, and free audio guides.

Tickets to the fair cost 50 pesos and can be bought online here. Opening hours are form 1pm-9pm. La Rural. Sarmiento 2704, Palermo.

Bye Bye American Pie at the MALBA

(Nan Goldin photography by anti.deity)

The MALBA museum of Latin American Art inaugurates today a much awaited exhibit on American Contemporary Art.

Named after Don McLean’s song  American Pie,  about the loss of  innocence of the 60`s generation, the exhibit explores the cultural transformation of the United States through the pieces of seven renowned American contemporary artists; Jean-Michel Basquiat, Larry Clark, Nan Goldin, Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Cady Nolan and Paul Mc Carthy.

More than a hundred pieces including photographs, installations and paintings from public and private collections will be showcased, kicking off the museum’s 2012 exhibit calendar.

Parallel to Bye Bye American Pie, the museum will also be inaugurating Brailles y relecturas de la Biblia, an important exhibit on Leon Ferrari, an Argentine artist who, like his American counterparts, also explores themes relating to cultural and political dominance.

Both exhibits will be open to the public from the 30th of March to June-July.

Other collections being displayed at the MALBA include their  new acquisitions exhibit, and their permanent Latin American Art from 1945-1990 showcase. However, many of the most relevant pieces of the permanent collection will not be available to the public as they will be displayed in the Houston Museum of Fine Arts until October.

The MALBA also has a monthly program of historic, arthouse and independent films  that are screened from Thursday to Sunday. Find their program here.

Opening hours:

Thursday-Mondays midday-8pm.

Wednesdays- Midday-9pm.

Tuesdays closed.

Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415 , Recoleta