Art Basel Cities Week Buenos Aires 2018

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Usina del Arte - Planetarium - Cerveceria Munich
Taking place from September 6 to 12, 2018, the Art Basel Cities Week in Buenos Aires will be a unique opportunity for local and international visitors to discover the Buenos Aires' art scene through public art exhibitions, installations, performances and events across the Argentine capital, a multilayered experience that connects visual arts, urban spaces and the city’s histories in unexpected ways, accompanied by a Cultural Partner Program organized with over 20 of the city's leading arts institutions and a Talks Program of over 30 Artist Talks and Masterclasses. 

Taking place across the neighborhoods of La Boca, Puerto Madero-Costanera Sur and Palermo-Recoleta, this year’s program is titled 'Hopscotch (Rayuela)', borrowing its name from the  groundbreaking 1963 novel by Argentine writer Julio Cortázar. The novel follows a non-linear narrative that can be read in multiple sequences, jumping from chapter to chapter, as suggested by the title inspired by the ancient children’s street game popular in many cultures. Like the book and the game, the public art program hopscotches through the city, shaping possible journeys and different paths through urban space, creating unexpected connections between sites and artworks. Through this exploration of the city, local audiences and international visitors alike will discover neverseen-before venues and forgotten landmarks that will host artworks realized specifically for the Art Basel Cities Week, from sitespecific sculptures and experiential installations to live performances and participatory actions. Artists have been commissioned to create works that will function as platforms for different encounters with art against the unique background of the city of Buenos Aires.

Alongside 'Hopscotch', Art Basel Cities Week will present a cultural partner program of exhibitions, performances and special events at the city's leading museums, foundations, associations and non-profit organizations. Click here to download the complete map.

Events highlights:
Opening event: Thursday September 6, 9.30 pm at Plaza Sicilia (Av. del Libertador, between Av. Sarmiento and República de la India)
Lunar Party: Saturday September 8, 11.00 pm at the National Library, Agüero 2502.
Closing Party: Wednesday September 12, 5.00 pm at Cervecería Munich, Av. de los Italianos 851, Costanera Sur.

Coinciding with Art Basel Cities Week, arteBA Foundation and Meridiano, the Argentine Chamber of Art Galleries, in collaboration with the Government of the City of Buenos Aires are launching the very first Gallery Weekend Buenos Aires (GWBA) on September 7, 8 and 9. Spread throughout the three cultural circuits of Recoleta-Retiro, Palermo-Villa Crespo-Chacarita and La Boca-San Telmo, GWBA will offer a special program of exhibitions in more than 40 galleries, visits to artists’ studios, performances, and art talks. Further information can be found here.

Info Points:
From September 6 to 12, from 10 am to 7 pm, visitors will be able to get information and directions at the following info points:
1. Palermo/Recoleta: Plaza República del Perú - Av. Figueroa Alcota & Salguero, next to MALBA museum
2. Costanera Sur/Puerto Madero: Plaza Fuerza Aérea, Av. del Libertador 50
3. La Boca, en Av. Don Pedro de Mendoza 1890

All the activities are free of charge.

For more information visit Art Basel Cities official website.

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