Buenos Aires Agenda May/Mayo

May Highlights/ Elegidos de mayo

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PH: Celeste RC

Annual International Book Fair- Buenos Aires is a literary city and its international book fair is a great opportunity to find books, readers and writers all in one place. This year it will take place from the 27th of April to the 15th of May at La Rural in Palermo.

Feria del Libro- Buenos Aires es una ciudad literaria y la Feria Internacional del Libro es el lugar ideal para encontrar libros, lectores y escritores, todos en un mismo espacio. Este año se lleva a cabo del 27 al 15 de mayo en La Rural en Palermo.

City Tango Dance Championship- from the 10th to the 21st of May some of the best tango dancers shine their shoes and show what they know at the Tango Dance Championship. Find the full program here.

TangoBA- Del 10 al 21 de mayo se lleva a cabo el campeonato de tango de la ciudad en el que se presentan los mejores bailarines del género para mostrar su habilidad. El programa completo se encuentra disponible aquí

Feria Masticar-Foodies will love this gourmet food fair that will take place from the 11th-14th of May where the best of the Argentine cuisine scene will come together for a four day banquet with talks and related activities. Zapiola and Matienzo, Palermo.

Feria Masticar- Quienes gusten de la buena cocina tendrán la oportunidad de acercarse del 11 al 14 de mayo a este banquete de cuatro días en el que los protagonistas de la escena gourmet local estarán presentes para ofrecer sus platos, brindar charlas y realizar otras actividades relacionadas .  Zapiola y Matienzo, Palermo.

ArteBA– The annual Buenos Aires Art Fair will take place from the 24th to the  27th of May and is a great opportunity to get to know what’s going on in the local scene, and to purchase art.  La Rural, Palermo.

ArteBA- La feria anual de arte de Buenos Aires se lleva a cabo del 24 al 27 de mayo y es una excelente oportunidad para conocer la escena de arte local actual y también para adquirir piezas. La Rural, Palermo. 

25 de Mayo celebrations- Every 25th of May, the Argentine people celebrate the May revolution which marked a turning point in the country’s independence process. Stop by Feria de Mataderos to see some typical dances and try the locro and pastelitos.

Festejos del 25 de mayo- El 25 de mayo se festeja la revolución de mayo, que fue uno de los pasos hacia la independencia nacional. En Feria de Mataderos se festeja con danzas típicas, locro y pastelitos.

Art/arte

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Xul Solar- Panjuego PH:Ministerio de Cultura de la Nación Argentina

MALBA: The MALBA is showcasing two exhibits this month, one of the art collective General Idea, and the other of Argentine artist Gastón Pérsico’s work . Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

MALBA: Este mes, el MALBA presenta dos muestras, una del colectivo artístico General Idea, y el otro de la obra del artista argentino Gastón Persico. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

MAMBA: Tomás Sarraceno’s amazing spider web art, Diego Bianchi’s “intertextual” pieces, Antonio Berni’s drawings, an abstract art display from the Pirovano collection and Gabriel Chaile’s “Patricia” are all being showcased at this beautiful San Telmo centered museum. Av. San Juan 350, San Telmo

MAMBA: La telaraña transformada de Tomás Saracceno, las obras “intertextuales” de Diego Bianchi, los dibujos de Antonio Berni, una puesta de arte abstracto de la colección Pirovano, y “Patricia” de Gabriel Chaile se encuentran actualmente en exhibición en este hermoso museo de San Telmo. Av. San Juan 350, San Telmo

Fundación PROA: Fundación PROA is still showcasing an Yves Klein exhibit that is not to be missed. Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca.

Fundación PROA: La fundación tiene en exhibición una muestra imperdible de la obra de Yves Klein. Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca.

MNBA: The Buenos Aires fine arts museum is showcasing an exhibition of Xul Solar’s work .  Av. Libertador 1473, Palermo.

MNBA: En el Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, una retrospectiva de la obra de Xul Solar.  Av. Libertador 1473, Palermo.

 

Buenos Aires Agenda July / Julio 2016

Events/ eventos

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2nd and 3rd of July: The Buenos Aires Market gourmet food fair will be taking place in San Telmo, on Defensa Street between Brazil and Caseros.

2 y 3 de julio: El evento gastronómico Buenos Aires Market se lleva a cabo en San Telmo sobre la calle Defensa entre Brasil y Caseros. 

3rd of July: a gastronomic festival centered on spicy food will be taking place on Sunday at Pequeña Italia on Gorriti and Bonpland from midday onwards.

3 de julio- la Academia Italiana del Peperoncino organiza el Festival de Comida Picante que se lleva a cabo en Pequeña Italia en Gorriti y Bonpland a partir del mediodía. 

9th of July: Argentina celebrates its Independence Day on a long weekend that begins on the 8th.

9 de julio-Argentina festeja su independencia en un fin de semana largo que comienza el 8 de julio. 

Art Exhibits/ Muestras de arte

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Goya- Disparate Femenino

On the 2nd of July, the second edition of Gallery Days will take place in the Palermo and Villa Crespo circuit.

El dos de julio se lleva a cabo la segunda edición de Gallery Days en el circuito de Palermo y Villa Crespo. 

The MNBA in Recoleta is showcasing a new exhibit of Mexican muralists Siqueiros, Rivera, and Orozco’s works.

El MNBA en Recoleta tiene en exposición una muestra de la obra de los muralistas mejicanos Siqueiros, Rivera y Orozco.

The MALBA is showcasing a Yoko Ono exhibit with works by the artist that span from the 60’s to the present day.

El MALBA exhibe una muestra de Yoko Ono en la que se exponen obras que abarcan la carrera de la artista a partir de los sesentas.

The MUNTREF art space in the Caseros neighborhood is holding a Goya showcase with more than 100 works of art by the renowned Spanish artist.

El espacio de arte MUNTREF en el barrio de Caseros presenta una muestra de la obra de Goya con más de cien piezas del reconocido artista español, y una muestra de Leandro Erlich y Bernardí Roig. 

 

 

Buenos Aires Agenda- April/Abril 2016

Events/Eventos

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(Thomas Hawk)

From the 4th to the 10th of April, Malbec Week will be celebrated around the city with wine tasting events, and more. Find the full program here.

Del 4 al 10 de abril se celebra la Semana del Malbec en toda la ciudad con degustaciones, charlas y más. El programa completo se pude encontrar aquí.

From the 9th to the 17th of April, the Ciudad Cultural Konex celebrates Mozart in the second edition of their Classical Music Festival. Tickets here.

Del 9 al 14 de Abril se festeja el nacimiento de Mozart en la segunda edición del Festival de Música Clásica. Entradas aquí.

The BAFICI film festival kicks off on the 13th and will feature a great selection of international independent films until the 24th. Buy your tickets in advance from the 4th of April onwards, and find the full program here.

El festival de cine BAFICI arranca el 13 de abril con una programación amplia de películas independientes que se proyectarán hasta el 24 del mismo mes. Las entradas se venden por anticipado a partir del 4 de abril, y el programa se encuentra disponible aquí

From April 21st to May 9th the annual Book Fair will be taking place in Palermo with a broad range of activities and events related to literature and books. More information here.

Del 21 de abril al 9 de mayo se lleva a cabo la Feria del Libro en Palermo que ofrece una variedad de actividades y eventos relacionados con la literatura y los libros. Más información aquí.

The Colón Theatre will be featuring two operas in April, the opera Don Giovanni from the 5th to the 12th of April; and an experimental opera based on a text by Albert Camus called Le Malentendu from the 7th to the 12th. The program for the month also includes two concerts by Joyce Didonato on the 18th and 19th, and a staging of the Don Quixote Ballet from the 26th to the 30th.  More information here.

El Teatro Colón presenta dos óperas en abril: del 5 al 12, una producción de Don Giovanni, y del 7 al 12 una ópera experimental basada en Le Malentendu, un texto de Albert Camus. También se llevarán a cabo dos conciertos de Joyce Didonato el 18 y el 19 de abril, y una producción de ballet de Don Quijote del 26 al 30. Más información aquí.

Art Exhibits/ Muestras de arte

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(Jorge Macchi by Lux & Jourik)

On Thursday 7th, the first Gallery Night of the year will take place from 7 to 10 pm in the Retiro, Barrio Norte and Recoleta neighborhoods. More information here.

El Jueves 7 se llevará a cabo el primer Gallery Night del año en Retiro, Barrio Norte y Recoleta. Más información aquí.

The MALBA museum in Palermo is showcasing the works of Jorge Macchi, Claudia Andujar and Juan Tessi Cameo. More information here.

El Museo de Arte Latinoamericano (MALBA) tiene en exhibición las obras de Jorge Macchi, Claudia Andujar y Juan Tessi Cameo. Más información aquí.

The MAMBA museum in San Telmo is featuring La Menesunda by Marta Minujín and a recommended exhibit of Argentine artist Ana Gallardo’s work.

En el Museo de Arte Moderno (MAMBA) en San Telmo se exhiben La Menesunda de Marta Minujín y una recomendada muestra de la artista argentina Ana Gallardo.

Fundación PROA in La Boca, in collaboration with the National Museum of 21st Century Arts (MAXII) is displaying Arte en Escena, an exhibit that explores connections between art and theatre in terms of the spatial aspects of staging.

La Fundación PROA en La Boca, con la colaboración del Museo Nacional del Arte del Siglo XXI (MAXII) presenta una muestra llamada Arte en Escena que explora la relación del arte con el espacio escénico. 

Concerts/Recitales

07/04- Meshell Ndegeocello. Teatro Coliseo. Tickets here/Entradas aquí.

16/04- Mark Anthony. Tecnópolis. Tickets here/ Entradas aquí.

27/04- The Count Bassie Orchestra. Tickets here/ Entradas aquí.

Buenos Aires Agenda March/Marzo 2016

Events/Eventos

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(Don’t put all your eggs in one basket by Charles Rodstrom)

Buenos Aires Fashion (BAF) Week takes place from the 1st to the 4th of March featuring the best of the local fashion design for the autumn and winter season. More information here.

Del 1 al 4 de marzo, Buenos Aires Fashion (BAF) Week presenta las mejores colecciones de diseño local para la temporada otoño/invierno 2016. Más información aquí.

The Shakespeare Festival is taking place until the 23rd of April. Activities include theatre functions, film projections, conferences, workshops and more. More information here.

El Festival de Shakespeare se lleva a cabo hasta el 23 de abril. Algunas de las actividades que se llevarán a cabo incluyen funciones de teatro, proyecciones de cine, conferencias, y talleres, entre otras. Más información aquí.

The Colón Theatre inaugurates its 2016 program with a series of Tchaikovsky concerts until the 5th of March. Then, from the 8th to the 11th, the experimental Transformations by Bob Ostertag will take place. Following that, the Beatrix Cenci opera will be staged from the 15th to the 20th. Finally, to wrap up the month and welcome autumn, the Swan Lake Ballet will take place from the 29th to the 31st. Tickets here.

El Teatro Colón inaugura su programa para el 2016 con una serie de conciertos de Tchaikovski hasta el sábado 5; luego Transformaciones: Bob Ostertag del 8 al 11 en el Centro de Experimentación del teatro; la ópera Beatrix Cenci del 15 al 20; y finalmente, para cerrar el mes y darle la bienvenida al otoño, el ballet El Lago de los Cisnes del 29-31. Entradas aquí.

Easter will take place in March this year, and the 24th and 25th are national holidays for this reason. Check out some typical Easter celebrations here.

Las Pascuas se festejan en marzo este año y en Argentina el 24 y 25 son feriados nacionales. Más información acerca de Semana Santa en Buenos Aires aquí. 

Art Exhibits/ Muestras de arte

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A Medio Siglo del Di Tella: The Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes celebrates the famous Di Tella Institute, key in promoting the local art scene in the 60’s, with a series of interventions and special activities until the 8th of March. http://www.mnba.gob.ar/

A medio siglo del Di Tella: Con una serie de intervenciones y actividades especiales, hasta el 8 de marzo, el Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes celebra al famoso Instituto Di Tella cuyo rol fue clave en la escena de arte local durante los sesentas. 

The MALBA inaugurates a new exhibit on the 4th of March that will take place until the 24th of June featuring the work of Claudia Andujar.

El 4 de marzo el MALBA inaugura una muestra de la obra de Claudia Andujar que estará en exhibición hasta el 24 de junio.

Concerts/Recitales

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(Photo by Ron Lute)

John Cale: 3rd of March/ 3 de marzo. Teatro Opera Allianz. Tickets/Entradas.

Maroon 5: 5th of March/ 5 de marzo. Hipódromo de Palermo.Tickets/Entradas.

Ricky Martin: 11th of March/11 de marzo. Estadio Velez Sarsfield. Tickets/Entradas.

Iron Maiden: 15th of March/ 15 de marzo. Estadio Velez Sarsfield. Tickets/Entradas.

Lollapalooza 2016: 17th and 18th of March/ 17 y 18 de Marzo. Hipódromo de San Isidro. More information on tickets here.

Margarita Paksa Retrospective at the MAMBA

The MAMBA (Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires) is displaying an extensive collection of the prolific Argentine artist Margarita Paksa’s work. The retrospective includes sculptures, drawings, digital and video art. Some of the subjects the artist deals with are subjectivity, perception, time and language in thought provoking pieces that invite the audience to participate and interact.

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Also on display are a photography and video art collection by Italian artist Massimo Listri, video art by Luz Linder, and an exhibition of sculptures and installations using wood and other organic materials by Alejandro Somaschini. Artists Matías Ercole, Juan Malka and Kirsten Dosel have also intervened the museum walls with drawings and paintings.

The exhibition is open until the 30th of March from Tuesdays to Fridays from 11am to 7pm and from 11am to 8pm on weekends. Tickets are five pesos.  Av. San Juan 350, San Telmo. 4342-3001.

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

Off the beaten path: Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires (MAMBA)

         (http://juanelear.com/museums-in-buenos-aires/the-resurrection-of-mamba/)

Lovers of modern art are now welcome to visit the recently re-inaugurated MAMBA.  The museum closed in 2005 in order to undergo renovations which would allow for art pieces to be held under international criteria for exhibition and preservation.  On the 23rd of December of 2010 its doors reopened for the public to experience one of the most important art collections in Argentina today.

The museum, located in the neighborhood of San Telmo, is made up of two exhibition halls with two different collections. “Narrativas Inciertas” is an assembly of pieces by contemporary and up-and-coming local artists. Whilst “El imaginario de Ignacio Pirovano” displays a donated collection which includes both local and international art.  Some of the local artists exhibited include G. Stern, A. M. Heinrich, H. Cóppola, M. Minujin, S. Makarius, E. Giménez, C. Gorriarena, L. Katz, G. Messil, D. Puzzovio, D. Lamelas, C. Squirru, R. Azaro, E. Renart, J. Davidovich, C. Alonso, P. Suárez, N. García Uriburu y L. Ferrari. International artists exhibited include H. Matisse, A. Derain, P. Picasso, S. Dalí, J. Miró, W. Kandinsky, S. Delaunay, P. Mondrian, J. Beuys, M. O´Connor, C. Close, A. Miralda and A. Muntadas.

Address:
Av. San Juan 350 (C1143AAO)

Museum hours
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Monday through Friday from 12 to 19 hs.
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays 11 to 20 hs.

Entrance fee

AR$1. Free Tuesdays.