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. 

Anthony McCall and Mischa Kuball at the Faena Arts Center

(Photo by 島人)

The Faena Arts Center in Puerto Madero is kicking off a new exhibit of British artist Anthony McCall and German artist Mischa Kuball this Spring.

The exhibition is centered on the Borges story, El Aleph and deals with issues of time, space and light.

McCall’s work combines film, sculpture and two dimensional drawings that are projected in a way that they become seemingly tangible forms in space. Kuball works directly with light,  playing with  its movements to create a unique effect.

The showcase will be open throughout Spring on Saturday’s, Sunday’s and Monday’s from midday to 7pm. Tickets are 40 pesosAime Paine 1169, Puerto Madero.

AES + F at Faena Arts Center

(Photo by RSNY)

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.

Franz Ackermann at Faena Arts Center

(Photo by Kai Ross)

Renowned German contemporary artist Franz Ackermann is known for his colorful large-scale representations of his journeys through urban landscapes. Inspired by psychogeography, the artist roams different places and then puts together bright conceptual maps of the cities he visits, reflecting his psychological experience of the surroundings.

Throughout November, the Faena Arts Center in Puerto Madero will be exhibiting the artist’s latest work based on the his experience of Buenos Aires. The exhibits is open to the public from Friday to Sunday from midday to 7pm and tickets cost 30 pesos. Aimé Paine 1169, Puerto Madero. 4010 9233. info@faenaartscenter.org

New to the City: Faena Arts Center

(Photo by Maren Yumi)

Known for his extravagance and for owning the Faena Hotel and Universe, which was designed by Philippe Starck, Alan Faena bets on art once more on his new Puerto Madero venture, the Alan Faena Arts Center.

The stunning new addition to the city’s cultural scene is still brand new after being inaugurated in September, and is showcasing the centers’ opening Ernesto Neto exhibit  which was curated by the Tate Modern’s Jessica Morgan.  An impressive crochet sculpture/installation partly suspended from the roof,  which visitors can walk through barefoot, achieves the participation that the renown Brazilian artist looks to generate with his sinuous interactive pieces.

The exhibition is open from Tue-Sun from 11am-7pm and entry fee is 20 pesos.

Faena Arts Center

Bvd. Azucena Villaflor 400, Puerto Madero

4010 9233