This Week: 5th-11th of January 2015

Monday

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Stop by the MALBA and check out the exhibit being held of artist Antonio Berni´s stunning work. Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

Later on, stop by Centro Cultural Konex where famous percussion group, La Bomba del Tiempo, will be carrying out their Monday show starting at 7pm. Sarmiento 3151, Almagro.

Tuesday

The Casa Nacional del Bicentenario is showcasing a new exhibit that explores the theme of love from different cultural perspectives. Riobamba 985, downtown.

Later on, starting at 9pm, chill out with some reggae music at Guapa Bar. Costa Rica 4933, Palermo.

Wednesday

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(Photo by Olivier Jules)

Check out the Margaret Bourke-White photography exhibit being showcased at the Centro Cultural Borges. Viamonte 525, downtown.

Brazilian bassist, singer and composer, Felipe Cortés, will be staging a live show at Boris Club de Jazz. Gorriti 5568, Palermo.

Thursday

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(Photo by Beatrice Murch)

The Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (MNBA) is showcasing a new photography exhibit on the topic of Latin America. The museum is also featuring a collection of erotic art, and an exhibit dedicated to El Greco. Av. Del Libertador 1473, Recoleta. 

In the evening, legendary Palermo nightclub Club Niceto will be hosting its most popular party, Club 69, starting at midnight. Niceto Vega 5510, Palermo

Friday


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(Photo by http://www.buenosaires.gob.ar/)

Head to the ecological reserve in Puerto Madero to spend some “green time” whilst catching a glimpse of one of the best city views! Av. Tristan Achaval Rodriguez 1550, Puerto Madero.

Afterwards, at 8.30pm head to the nearby La Munich to listen to some live opera. Av. De Los Italianos 851, Puerto Madero.

Saturday and Sunday

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Book your place at Fierro´s unique weekend brunch, now revamped with an Irish version as well! Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

Throughout January and February, every Sunday, starting at 6pm, enjoy something to sip on at La Munich and stay for the live love songs. Av. De los Italianos 851, Puerto Madero.

Homage to Clorindo Testa at Centro Cultural Recoleta

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Clorindo Testa was a renowned Italian-Argentina architect and artist who is known for his modernist architectural style. Some of the buildings he is known for include the Argentine National Library, the Bank of London and South America, the remodeling of the Centro Cultural Recoleta, the neighboring Buenos Aires Design Center and the Centro Cultural Konex.

Testa was born in Naples in 1923 but moved to Buenos Aires with his family when he was but a few months old. He studied architecture in Argentina, at the Buenos Aires University and was influenced by Le Corbusier’s modern style. From the 50’s onward, he also painted and drew, following an Informalist style and choosing objects such as bicycles, tools and bridges as his motifs. In April 2013 the architect and artist passed away at the age of 83.

The Centro Cultural Recoleta is showcasing an exhibit of Testa’s work as part of the architecture biennial that is taking place until the 13th of October. The exhibition includes paintings, drawings and building designs and is being held until the 20th of October. The cultural center is open from Tuesday to Friday from 2pm to 9pm and on weekends from midday to 9pm. Junín 1930, Recoleta.  4803 1040.

History and Art and MNBA

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The Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (MNBA) in Recoleta, recently inaugurated an exhibition of Argentine artist Ariel Mlynarzewicz works. The showcase features different portraits of local historical figures that the artist painted for the bicentennial of the May independence wars. The exhibition also features a series of documentaries that show the artistic process and also, interviews that the artist carried out with historians and other renowned figures of the local culture to better understand the subjects of his works. The paintings will be on display until the 22nd of September. The museum is also showcasing an excellent exhibition of Argentine artist Pío Collivadino’s works.  Av. del Libertador 1473, Recoleta.

BAFICI Animation Film Festival 2013

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The 2013 BAFICI animation film festival kicks off today until the 28th of July. This second edition of the event is proof of the booming local industry and international popularity of animated films, in which 3D has taken protagonism. The festival will screen both local and international animated films, including 12 short film programs and 14 feature films that include movies for children (BAFICITO section) and adults (BAFICI section).  One of the most awaited releases of the year is Metegol (Foosball) a 3D film directed by Oscar winning director Juan José Campanella. At the Centro Cultural Recoleta, there will also be an exhibit of drawings, storyboards, and more related to the production of this ambitious film, which is the most expensive animated film produced in Latin America to date.

The program for the film festival can be acquired here. Tickets are sold from Wednesday to Sunday from 1pm to 9pm at the Centro Cultural San Martín.  Paraná and Sarmiento, Downtown. 

AES + F at Faena Arts Center

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Liminal Space Trilogy is the name of the new exhibit being showcased at the Faena Arts Center in Puerto Madero. The collection features the video installations of Russian collective AES+F who are centered in Moscow and work primarily with large-scale photography and video art. Throughout June, the arts center will be screening some of their most well known videos including The Feast of Trimalchio on the weekends of the 1st-3rd and 8th-10th of June, and Last Riot on the weekends of the 15th-17th and 22nd-24th of June.

Faena Arts Center is open from Saturday to Monday from midday to 7pm. Tickets are forty pesos. Aime Paine 1169 Puerto Madero. 4010 9233.

New Contemporary Art Exhibit at Fundación PROA

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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.

Adriana Varejao at the MALBA

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Adriana Varejao is one of the best-known Brazilian artists of her generation. Her works deal with themes regarding art and religious history, Brazilian history and colonialism, optical illusions, maps, travel, and oceans.  Using mixed media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, installations, and photography, she has produced a broad spectrum of works from the nineties to the present day.

From the 10th of April to the 10th of June, for the first time in Argentina, a retrospective of her art will be on display at the MALBA. The exhibition will feature over 40 of her most significant pieces from different periods that will be arranged in chronological order and will include the installations presented at the 22nd and 24th Sao Paolo Biennials.

The MALBA is open from midday to 8pm every day except Tuesdays. The stylish museum also carries out film screenings and has a great cafe and restaurant.  Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415, 4808-6500.