It may be chilly out – and not most (northern hemisphere) folks’ idea of a lazy August Indian summer – but winter is slowly heating up and turning to spring in Buenos Aires, and the city is aflutter with cultural events. Here’s what’s on this week:
Cumbia Chicha en Buenos Aires — One of hundreds of exhibitions the globe over participating as part of the annual Festival of Light global photography events, BA-born artist Maria Sureda continues with her exploration of Latin American kitsch. Opens today (Wednesday August 11) at 7pm at the Centro Cultural Ricardo Rojas.
Fuerzas Intensivas — Galería Alberto Sendros launches the latest series of colorful, geometric paintings from artist Veronica di Toro. Head over to the Thursday night opening in Retiro at 7pm to catch the supercharged tropical sounds of DJ Dañel Mirkin Frois.
The Feria de Libros de Fotos de Autor is on all week at Espacio Ecléctico in San Telmo. This annual art photography fair costs just 10 pesos for a peek at hundreds of the best publications of lens-based collections. Our picks: Un Lugar en Mi Sueño by Eugenio Alfonso and Polaroids by Ignacio Iasparra.
One of BA’s top art galleries, Dabbah Torrejon, opens “Conserva” on Friday with sculptural works by Luis Teran – definite don’t-miss. Also in art, the Centro Cultural de España has on show new ideas in contemporary architecture; Monserrat’s Meridion is amok with “Farm Animals,” and “Constelación” opens Saturday afternoon in La Boca at the Museo Maguncia.
Speaking of La Boca, Saturday should find you inside the Imán: Nueva York exhibition at the Fundación Proa during the special afternoon presentation by artist Eduardo Costa. The show, which is on thru the end of September, showcases pieces by Argentinean artists that benefited from the influence of 1960s New York, either by traveling there, living there, or just simply being aware of the swinging energy being emitted from the creative hub.
Ah, and what about BAFWeek? Spring fashion “week” is on as well, in an abbreviated version running just Wednesday through Friday. We recommend catching the runway strutters of whimsical local design favorite Juana de Arco and the dreamy womenswear by Marcelo Senra.