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Buenos Aires is scattered with galleries that represent the city’s booming art industry, and they are well worth visiting for collectors and art lovers. Most of the galleries can be found in three main areas, the Retiro and Recoleta circuit, Palermo, and San Telmo. Monthly gallery nights are held in different areas of the city and are a great chance to get to know this flourishing aspect of it.
Some recommended galleries include:
Ruth Benzacar: founded in the sixties, it is one of the most prestigious galleries in the city and deals in contemporary Argentine art. Florida 1000, Buenos Aires. 4313 8480. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Braga Mendez brings together thirty top-level artists producing independently and collectively, valuing a commitment to the idea of art stripped of a commercial focus. Humboldt 1574, Palermo. 4775-5577. email@example.com.
Hollywood in Cambodia: Set atop a Palermo bar this hip space specializes in street art and is run by street artists. The gallery produces monthly shows and hosts many art related activities. Thames 1885, 1st floor. Palermo. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arte x Arte: is a 1800m2 space dedicated to photography, video art and new media. They work to promote both the local artists in Argentina and abroad, and to introduce foreign artists to the local scene. Lavalleja 1062, Villa Crespo. 4773-2738.
Arte Pampa: This gallery is dedicated to contemporary artwork that reflects the local traditions and heritage. It is a great place to buy gifts or something with a local feel to take back home. Defensa 917, San Telmo. 4361-1138.
Zavaleta Lab: Also dedicated to contemporary Argentine art, they are intent on discovering and promoting new talents and are constantly renewing their program. Venezuela 571, San Telmo. 4331-2439.