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. 

‘Campo’ Tradition at Expo Rural 2012

(Photo by tasito)

The Exposición Rural, one of the biggest fairs of the year, kicks off today until the 31st of July. The event, which brings together the livestock and agricultural industry, is one of the most important for professionals in the area, but also, for enthusiastic visitors who flock to Palermo to see the exhibited farm animals, shows and experience the lively vibe.

exhibition, the best cattle are prized, and there are a a number of cattle and horse shows, as well as a host of other activities.. Llamas, pigs, chicks and other rural animals are also on display and are a great attraction for visiting families. Additionally, there are also other typical campo activities such as traditional dances, a Pato tournament (similar to polo) on the 21st at 6pm, and a demonstration of horse taming on the 28th of June at 3pm.

From the 19th to the 22nd of July there will also be a display of regional foods including cereals, beers, wines and liquors, preserved foods, sweets, organic products, dried fruits, cheeses, olive oil and dulce de leches.

Tickets for Expo La Rural cost 25 pesos, and the fair is open from 9am to 8pm until the 31st of July. Sarmiento 2704, Palermo.

2012 International Book Fair

The 2012 Feria Internacional del Libro (international book fair) kicks of this Thursday topping off April’s full cultural agenda.  The annual fair is the world’s largest Spanish speaking book fair and displays over 1,500 exhibitors from around the globe.

Each year the event has a different theme, this year it is “A Future with Books”.  This idea will be explored through a digital space where visitors will be able to sample and purchase e-books, also through a series of conferences that will put into question some of the issues that arise with technology in relation to publishing and copyright, amongst others.  To support the theme there will also be a map of the most important literary events in the city, video-poetry and audio-books from Mexico, Spain and Belgium, artistic performances that will interpret short stories by Argentine authors, and an installation that will invite the public to participate in the creation of their own stories.

Internationally renown authors including Mu-San Baek (South Korea), Mateo Belli (Italy), Viola di Grado (Italy), Lita Donoso (Chile), Carlos Fuentes (México), Eduardo Galeano (Uruguay), Néstor García Canclini (Argentina/México), David Grossman (Israel), Stephen Holmes (U.S.A), Sandra Cisneros (U.S.A), and Norman Manea (Rumania/U.S.A) amongst others, will also be attending the fair to sign books and discuss different aspects of writing and publishing with the public. Debates and conferences will also be taking place throughout the duration of the fair. The full program is available here.

Feria Internacional del Libro de Buenos Aires

La Rural: Santa Fe 4201, Palermo

Opening hours:

April 16th– Inauguration- 6pm-10pm

Sun-Thus- 2pm-10pm- Tickets: 20 pesos

Fri-Sat and National holidays- 2pm-11pm- Tickets: 26 pesos.

This Week in Buenos Aires

Monday

(Photo by Kara Brugman)

Have  a special lunch at the MALBA´s French restaurant, Cafe des Arts, and then spend the rainy afternoon browsing the museums permanent collection of Latin American art and the temporary exhibit of Argentine Contemporary art.

Liven up your evening at Notorious, where cheerful live Brazilian fusion music by Jonga Zambo will be playing.

 

MALBA

Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Recoleta

4808-6500

Open Thur-Mon 12-8pm. Tuesdays closed.

 

Notorious

Callao 966, Palermo

4813-6888

 

Tuesday

(Photo by bdeboikot)

The city museum ( Museo de la Ciudad) is showcasing a special exhibit on Boxing and other sports that have influenced the culture. For an afternoon submarino (hot milk with melted chocolate) in a picturesque corner of San Telmo, head to  traditional Bar Seddon, just a few blocks away.

In the evening head to the Wherever Bar in Palermo for their 5pm-9pm happy hour and British music.

 

Museo de la Ciudad

Defensa 219, San Telmo

4331-9855

Open Mon-Fri 11am-7pm. Sat-Sun 10am-8pm.

 

Bar Seddon

Defensa 695, San Telmo

4342-3700

 

Wherever Bar

Fray Justo Sta. Maria de Oro 2476, Palermo

4777-8029

 

Wednesday

(Photo by Gonzak)

Find out more about popular art and artisans work at the Museo de Jose Hernandez, where you will find ceramics, baskets, knits, instruments and other handmade traditional objects made from local materials.

Club Niceto and Ill Ballo del Mattone are cohosting an Art Party in the evening where some of the local contemporary work will be exhibited as well as live shows ending in an upbeat party that will last until dawn.

 

Museo Jose Hernandez

Av. Libertador 2373, Recoleta

4803-2384

Open: Wed-Fri 1pm-7pm, Sat-Sun 10am-8pm

 

Club Niceto 

Niceto Vega 5510, Palermo.

4779-9396

 

Thursday

(Photo by Daniel Ivoskus)

Highlights of the scientific and technological advances of the country, as well as special events and shows are being exhibited in Tecnopolis, a technology and innovation fair which will be open until August.  The fair is in the outskirts of the city so we suggest you have the hotel help coordinate transport.

At 9pm renowned Blues musician  Vernon Harrington will be playing live at La Trastienda.

 

Tecnopolis

General Paz between Balbin and Constituyentes. Villa Martelli

 

La Trastienda

Balcarce 460, San Telmo

4342-7650

 

Friday

(Photo by tasito)

The annual cattle farming and agricultural fair will be taking place until the 26th of July at La Rural in Palermo,  showcasing cattle, horses, and other animals as well as regional products and goods and other aspects of the local industry.

In the evening the Centro Cultural Rojas is hosting a party inspired by Gaby Kerpel, a local music-theatre icon who was one of the founders of De La Guarda and who plays a fusion of electronic music with local folklore.

 

La Rural

Av. Sarmiento and Plaza Italia corner, Palermo

4777-5500

 

Centro Cultural Rojas

Av. Corrientes 2038

4954-5521

 

Saturday and Sunday

(Phot by Maria Teresa Adalid)

Saturday- Puerto Rican dub and reggae singer Mimi Maura will be playing at Club Niceto at 9pm. Niceto Vega 5510, Palermo. 4779-9396.

Saturday-Sunday: Catch one of the shows being staged at the International Puppet Festival.