Must-See Art Guide: Buenos Aires

This week's guide features Jorge Macchi, Gaspar Libedinsky, Kirin, and more.

Gaspar Libedinsky, installation view. Courtesy of Praxis.

Buenos Aires’ local art scene is unique. Unlike Sao Paulo, the Argentinian capitol does not play host to any biennales, so its annual arteBA fair offers the city just one occasion to roll out its best and brightest in contemporary art to a wide range of international visitors. Now in its 25th year, arteBA has grown at an impressive rate and, though it features plenty of art from abroad, offers a “distinctly local flavor” that spotlights an exciting array of young Argentinian talent. Take a break from exploring La Rural—the fair’s historical convention center—and be sure to venture out into the city to explore galleries and museums while you’re here. All that pavement pounding will ensure you’ve earned that steak you’re having later.

Eduardo Basualdo, Éter. Courtesy of Ruth Benzacar Galeria de Arte.

Eduardo Basualdo, Éter. Courtesy of Ruth Benzacar Galeria de Arte.

Exhibition: EDUARDO BASUALDO: Éter
When: May 4–June 15, 2016
Where: Ruth Benzacar Galeria de Arte, Juan Ramírez de Velasco 1287. Buenos Aires, Argentina

Marcelo Brodsky, from the series 1968: THE FIRE OF IDEAS (2014–2016). Courtesy of Rolf Art.

Marcelo Brodsky, from the series 1968: THE FIRE OF IDEAS (2014–2016). Courtesy of Rolf Art.

Exhibition: Marcelo Brodsky​: 1968: El fuego de las ideas
When:
April 1–June 1, 2016
Where:
Rolf Art, Posadas 1583, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Exhibition: Gaspar Libedinsky: Trapologia
When:
April 15–May 28, 2016
Where:
Praxis, Arenales 1311, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Hernán Marina, Abrazo (naranja) (2012). Courtesy of Henrique Faria.

Hernán Marina, Abrazo (naranja) (2012). Courtesy of Henrique Faria.

Exhibition: Poner el cuerpo
When:
May 6–July 20, 2016
Where:
Henrique Faria Buenos Aires, Libertad 1628, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Kirin, Untitled (2015). Courtesy of Jorge Mara – La Ruche.

Kirin, Untitled (2015). Courtesy of Jorge Mara – La Ruche.

Exhibition: KIRIN: Diderótica
When:
April 11–May 31, 2016
Where:
Jorge Mara – La Ruche, Paraná 1133, Buenos Aires, Argentina

In-formed music performance (2015). Courtesy of Galería Nora Fisch.

In-formed music performance (2015). Courtesy of Galería Nora Fisch.

Exhibition: Alan Courtis ROOM 1: IN – FORMED MUSIC
When:
May 13–June 1, 2016
Where:
Galería Nora Fisch, Av. Córdoba 5222, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Exhibition: “Marcela Sinclair: El bien común”
When:
Opening May 21, 2016
Where:
Mite, Av. Santa Fe 2729, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Jorge Macchi. Courtesy of Fundación Constantini.

Jorge Macchi. Courtesy of Fundación Constantini.

Exhibition: Jorge Macchi: Perspectiva” 
When: March 18–May 30, 2016
Where:
Fundación Constantini, Av. Pres. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Buenos Aires, Argentina

"Interferencias” installation view. Courtesy of Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.

“Interferencias” installation view. Courtesy of Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.

Exhibition: Interferencias
When:
May 11–29, 2016
Where:
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Av. Del Libertador 1473, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Magdalena Jitrik. Courtesy of MACBA.

Magdalena Jitrik. Courtesy of MACBA.

Exhibition: Magdalena Jitrik & Leila Tschopp: Vanguardia, Caballo de Troya, América
When: March 18–June 5, 2016
Where:
MACBA, Av. San Juan 328, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Exhibition: “Tomás Espina”
When: Opening May 21, 2016
Where:
Ignacio Liprandi Arte Contemporáneo, Av. De Mayo 1480, Buenos Aires, Argentina


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