Giacometti Exhibit at Fundación PROA

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Alberto Giacometti, despite his Italian last name, was a renowned Swiss surrealist sculptor and painter. His elongated representations of the human body were according to the artist sculptures of the shadows bodies cast. The elegant and expressive figures he created will be on display in Buenos Aires at the Fundación PROA in La Boca from the 13th of October until the 9th of January.

The exhibit will feature over 130 of his pieces which range from his initial works in Switzerland, those he did under the influence of Cezanne and African art, and to his more well known sculptures and paintings from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s in which his representation of heads and lanky figures can be appreciated.

Tours in Spanish are available from Tuesdays to Fridays at 5pm, on Saturdays at 3pm, and on Sundays at 3pm and 5pm. Tours in English can be booked 48hs. in advance at educacion@proa.orgAv. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca. 4104-1000.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Tuesday

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Head to Puerto Madero for a nice stroll along the river and stop at the Museo del Humor, which exhibits fantastic Argentine comic art.  Av. De los Italianos 851, Puerto Madero.

Later on, at 7 pm there will be a Porteño Drinks Class by José Luis Jáuregui. ISEHG- Tucumán 1610, Downtown. Book your place at soporte@probabuenosaires.com.

Also at 7 pm will be the Gastronomic Week photography contest at Foto Club Buenos Aires- Hipólito Yrigoyen 834, downtown. Book your place at soporte@probabuenosaires.com.

Wednesday

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Don’t miss the gala at the Museo Fernandez Blanco that will take place at 6.30pm as part of the Gastronomic Week. Suipacha 1422, downtown. Book your place at soporte@probabuenosaires.com.

At 7pm there will be a special pastry class by the Mexican Pastry Tournament winners. ISEHG- Tucumán 1610, Downtown. Book your place at soporte@probabuenosaires.com

The spectacular Colón Theatre will be staging a concert by the Guarneri Prague Trio featuring pieces by Josef Suk, Bedrich Smetana and Antonin Dvorák. Tickets here.

Thursday

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Spring is the time for outdoor sightseeing and there are some great tours by air and water that make for perfect alternatives to get to know the city in a fun and novel way.

Book your place at Fierro Hotel’s Thursday wine tasting and sample some great Argentine wines, chosen by the president of the Argentine Sommelier Association Andres Rosberg and in-house Sommelier Martin Bruno. Tastings, which include special tapas from Hernán Gipponi Restaurant, cost 35 USD per person and are limited to 7 people. Soler 5862, Palermo. 3220-6800.

At 7 pm there will be a Porteño Drinks Class by José Luis Jáuregui. ISEHG- Tucumán 1610, Downtown. Book your place at soporte@probabuenosaires.com.

Friday

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From Friday throughout the weekend there will be a free art and technology festival, FASE 4, at the Centro Cultural Recoleta. Junin 1930, Recoleta.

In the evening head to Unicorn Huset, the most promising new addition to the Buenos Aires night scene. Trendsetters and world travelers meet at this Scandinavian inspired resto/bar-club for some stylish upbeat fun! Open from Wednesday’s to Saturday’s from 9pm onwards. Honduras 5730, Palermo Hollywood.

Saturday and Sunday

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Remember to make a reservation for Hernán Gipponi’s unique must-try brunch, served on Saturdays and Sundays! Soler 5862, Palermo Hollywood. 3220-6800.  info@hgrestaurant.com.ar.

On Sunday, starting at 6pm,  the International Guitar Festival will close off with a live concert with all the guitarists at C. C. de la Memoria Haroldo Conti. Av. Del Libertador 8151, downtown.

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