What’s on at ArteBA 2010

Events, Things to Do — By Elizabeth Gleeson on June 22, 2010 at 2:34 am

That time is upon us once again; ArteBA, Buenos Aires’ gigantic annual art fair starts Thursday. Having been delayed a month from the usual running date at the end of May due to this year’s bicentenery celebration, the bulk of BA’s galleries, along with a slew of international entries from Latin America, Europe, and the US, are warming up for the big opening of the five-day fair. Navigating the hundreds of stalls and still being able to see straight is something of a feat – take our advice and check out the following spots, all dynamite participants and past award winners, and sure to grab the attention of both art fiends and curious browsers.

photo courtesy of Magia en foco

Appetite – BA’s premier space for emerging talent always wows and shocks visitors with uncouth displays.

Braga Menendez – Contemporary work by all Argentinean talent.

Daniel Abate – Art with a touch of glamour is the name of the game at this cutting-edge contemporary gallery.

Elsi del Rio – Typically one of the outstanding exhibitors at ArteBA.

Ernesto Catena – All lens-based work on show at this, BA’s only gallery dedicated solely to photography.

photo by Elizabeth Gleeson

Ruth Benzacar – The doña of Buenos Aires’ emerging art scene Orly Benzacar caries on the spirit of her mother’s brainchild.

Wussmann – A solid showing of super-sized paintings, drawings, and prints every year.

Zavaleta Lab – One of BA’s top contemporary galleries displays mainly flashy large-format work.

Animal – A Chilean import, Animal is one of Santiago’s most notable contemporary galleries.

Barrio Joven – Not a gallery, but rather a grouping of galleries run by and dedicated to emerging artists. This is definitely a section of the fair that is not to be missed. Look for live graffiti painting, performances, and otherwise unconventional showcasing of truly pioneer work.

photo courtesy of ismaSan

ArteBA 2010 runs from July 25-29 from 1-10pm at La Rural, with the grand opening taking place Thursday July 24 at 7pm. Tickets cost AR$30. For more information check out Nile Guide events here.

Tags: Argentina, art, art fair, ArteBA, Buenos Aires, culture, Events, gallery, La Rural, Latin America, Things to Do


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