Buenos Aires Agenda: October/Octubre

Events and Festivals


Kevin Utting

13/10-16/10- Buenos Aires Photo: Check out LatAm’s most important photography fair at La Rural. More information hereAvenida Sarmiento 2704, Palermo. 

13/10-16/10- Buenos Aires Photo: No te pierdas la feria de fotografía más importante de Latinoamérica. Más información aquí. Avenida Sarmiento 2704, Palermo. 

14-15/10- Festival BUE: Two days of non-stop music with live acts including Iggy Pop, The Libertines, Mala Rodríguez, Pet Shop Boys, Flaming Lips and other talented musicians. Tickets and information about location and schedule here.

14-15/10- Festival BUE: Dos días de música sin parar con recitales de artistas como Iggy Pop, The Libertines, Mala Rodríguez, Pet Shop Boys, Flaming Lips  entre otros talentos. Entradas e información acerca de localidad y programa aquí

22-23/10- Personal Fest: The Kooks, the Magic Numbers, Cypress Hill and Richard Ashcroft are part of this year’s lineup for the Personal Music Festival. More info. and tickets here.

22-23/10- Personal Fest: Este año, el line up de bandas que tocan en el Personal Fest incluyen The Kooks, the Magic Numbers, Cypress Hill, y Richard Ashcroft, entre otros. Más información y entradas aquí

29/10- Museum Nights: The annual Museum Nights event is a great opportunity to get to mix and mingle in the city museums in the evening. More information here.

29/10- Noche de los Museos: La Noche de los Museos es la oportunidad ideal para socializar y conocer los museos de la ciudad en un contexto distinto. Más información aquí.

29-30/10- Food Fest BA: Foodies can stop by La Rural on the last weekend of October to satisfy their gourmet palates at the BA Food Fest event. More information hereAvenida Sarmiento 2704, Palermo. 

29-30/10: Food Fest BA: Los amantes de la buena comida podrán satisfacer sus paladares exigentes en el festival d gastronómico Food Fest BA. Más información aquíAvenida Sarmiento 2704, Palermo. 




MALBA: The MALBA museum is featuring its Yoko Ono “Dream Come True” retrospective until the end of the month, and will be showcasing the works of Carlos Motta and Alicia Penalba from the 14th of October onwards. Also, it is presenting a new curatorial concept of its permanent collection titled Verboamérica with a post colonial focus. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo. 

MALBA: Hasta fin de mes, el MALBA continúa exhibiendo su retrospectiva Dream Come True de Yoko Ono, y a partir del 14 de octubre mostrará la obra de Carlos Motta y Alicia Penalba. Además, el museo propone un nuevo concepto curatorial de su colección permanente bajo el título de Verboamérica con un enfoque poscolonial. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo. 

Fundación PROA: The art foundation in La Boca recently inaugurated a retrospective of Russian Kazimir Malevich’s works well worth visiting. Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca.

Fundación PROA: La fundación de arte en La Boca inauguró recientemente una retrospectiva de la obra del artista ruso Kazimir Malevich. Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca.

MNBA: The Buenos Aires fine arts museums will be showcasing two new exhibits from the 11th of October onwards featuring the works of sculptor Norberto Gómez and of kinetic and luminal artist Gyula Kosice. Av. Libertador 1473, Palermo.

MNBA: El Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes inaugura dos exposiciones nuevas el 11 de Octubre en las que se mostrarán las obras del escultor Norberto Gómez y del arte kinético y lumínico de Gyula Kosice. Av. Libertador 1473, Palermo.

Don’t forget to stop by our garden for our spring happy hour from 5.30-7.30pm!

Recuerden pasar a tomar unos tragos en el jardín en nuestro happy hour de primavera, todos los días de 17.30 a 19.30hs.!


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