Art and Technology at Fase 4

(Photo by Xel.)

Starting today, there will be a special art and technology festival in which ecology and sustainability issues will be presented. The event will take place until the 14th of September at the Centro Cultural Recoleta, and is free of charge.

The exhibit will feature a showcase of comics, photography, video installations, mixed media pieces, performances and more. There will also be a homage to Gyula Kosice and different conferences covering topics dealing with art, technology and the environment. From Friday to Sunday at 2pm there will also be a workshop for children aged 5 to 8.

Some of the participating institutions and international guests include the Museo Nacional de La Plata, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Fundación Telefónica and ITAU, Brazilian artist Angela Barbour, Catalan Marta Gracia and Enrique Rivera from Chile, amongst others.

The full program is available for download here. Centro Cultural Recoleta, Junin 1930, Recoleta.

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


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Start the week by browsing books and sitting down for a read over coffee at the stunning Ateneo Grand Splendid. The impressive bookstore is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world.

In the evening don’t miss out on La Bomba del Tiempo, a percussion orchestra that has become one of the local absolute musts.  For some great post dancing pizza, head to nearby Los Cocos and order a fugazetta pizza, an onion and mozzarella local specialty.


Ateneo Grand Splendid

Av. Santa Fe 1860



La Bomba del Tiempo at Centro Cultural Konex

Sarmiento 3131, Abasto



Los Cocos

Córdoba, Av. 3303, Almagro




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Head to the Museo de Arte Hispano Americano where an impressive display of antique and religious objects, furniture, silver, and paintings dating back to the 1700´s are sure to take you back to a key historic moment where two very different cultures collided to define what South America is today. The museum will also be showcasing a special exhibit of renowned photographer Franz Mayer’s work.

Live jazz and tarot readings will be held at Centro Cultural Matienzo staring 6pm.


Museo de Arte Hispanoamericano

Isaac Fernández Blanco

Suipacha 1422



Centro Cultural Matienzo

Matienzo 2424, Belgrano




Head to the Carlos Gardel Museum to see the special exhibit on Tita Merello, a famous Argentine actress and singer.

In the evening Manu Chao will be playing at Estadio Malvinas Argentinas. Tickets available here.


Museo Carlos Gardel

Jean Jaures 735, Abasto



Estadio Malvinas Argentinas

Gutemberg 360, Caballito



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The Cultura y Media 6 festival kicks of on Thursday and runs through to Saturday showcasing visual art work and mixed media which incorporates new technology and interesting ways of rethinking culture. Check out the full program here.

Book your place for the 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 cost 25 USD per person and are limited to 7 people.


Fierro Hotel Buenos Aires

Soler 5862, Palermo




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Take a day trip to the local bakery, butcher shop and market where Teresita will show you all the traditional foods and ingredients. Afterwards go back to her home and learnt to make empanadas before having a delicious gourmet 4-course meal with wine pairings! More on Teresita’s culinary tour here.

In the evening head to the Teatro Verdi to participate in the great milonga that will be held as part of the Festival de Tango de La Boca! (make sure to arrange for transport to and from the location with the Hotel as La Boca is dodgy at night).


Teatro Verdi

Almirante Brown 763, La Boca.




Saturday and Sunday

(Photo by El Garza)

The IV Festival de Musica de la Revolucion Mejicana will be held at the Palermo Rosedal this Saturday starting at midday and offering a variety of activities related to the Mexican revolution including live music and a food and culture fair. Av. Alcorta and Sarmiento.

The annual Campeonato Abierto de Polo is being held every Saturday and Sunday until the 10th of December at the Campo Argentino de Polo. This is a great chance for those looking to participate in a truly Argentine experience and watch top quality Polo. Tickets available here. Av. Del Libertador 4350, Palermo. 4777-8005