arteBA 2017 Contemporary Art Fair

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arteBA Contemporary Art Fair, that will take place from May 24 to May 27, 2017, is the most popular cultural event in the city of Buenos Aires and the most important one of its kind in Latin America. arteBA is an art exhibition where art galleries display their best artworks, offering the general public the chance to come face to face with truly unique collectors’ pieces. It is also an opportunity for the newer art centers from all over the region to present their younger artists and reveal the very latest trends, which are simply absent from other art fairs.

This year the fair will showcase the most outstanding works from 91 art galleries from 20 different countries, including Germany, Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Spain, the United States, France, Japan, Kosovo, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Uruguay and Venezuela.

The Fair will be divided into several sections, such as, among others:
  • Main Section: Established galleries chosen by a renowned selection committee.
  • Cabinet: A specific area within the galleries booths in the main section of the fair. In Cabinet, one or more works by a single artist are exhibited. The aim of the section is to show important, unique, or emblematic works by modern and contemporary artists.
  • U-TURN Project Rooms by Mercedes Benz: A curator invites galleries to present a specific project featuring up to three artists and selects each work to be exhibited.
  • Solo Show Zurich: this section focuses on Latin American artists who, along with their galleries are developing a critical conversation regarding contemporary art in their own countries.
  • Barrio Joven Chandon: Section for young Argentine and foreign galleries focused mainly on Latin American artists.
  • Isla de Ediciones: sale of individual volumes and collections that provide theoretical support and information on contemporary art.
The OPEN FORUM 2017 will be held with free admission in the fair’s auditorium with conferences by international lecturers. Claudia Fontes, who was chosen to represent our country at the Venice Biennale, Marta Minujín who is presenting her Parthenon of banned books at Documenta 14 in Kassel, and Fernanda Laguna that will be present at LACMA, will all be present at arteBA, participating in the Art Conversations series, part of the Open Forum program.

These are just a few of the many activities programmed for this year's exhibition. For more information, visit arteBA'17 official website.

Location: La Rural Exhibition Center. Blue and Green Pavilions. Av. Sarmiento 2704, Buenos Aires
Dates and hours: May 24 - 27, 2017 / 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Admission fees:
General: AR $160
Students and Senior citizens: AR $80
2 day pass: AR$ 250
4 day  pass: AR$ 320

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