MALBA Museum in Buenos Aires – A Collection of Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art

Located in Recoleta, the Buenos Aires Museum of Latin American Art might be one of the city’s most interesting museums. The museum is exclusively dedicated to 20th and 21st century Latin American art. Its collection features many masterpieces: Manifestación by Antonio Berni (Argentina, 1934), Pareja by Xul Solar (Argentina, 1923), Self Portrait by Frida Kahlo (Méximo, 1942), among others.

 

The MALBA Collection

Specialized in modern and contemporary Latin American Art, the MALBA collection embraces the most important tendencies and movements in art regardless of media or support. It includes painting, sculptures, drawings, prints, collages, photographs and installations. Featured movements include modernism, social realism, surrealism, kinetic art, minimalism, destructuve art and hyperrealism.

The collection consists of over 500 works by more than 160 artists.

Roberto-Matta

ROBERTO MATTA The Disasters of Mysticism 1942

Berni

ANTONIO BERNI Manifestación 1934

FridaKahlo

Frida Kahlo Autorretrato con Chango y Loro, 1942

Pettoruti

EMILIO PETTORUTI La canción del pueblo, 1927

 

The collection is displayed on four levels, with one level often used for temporary exhibition. The museum aslo include a cinema theater, a design store and a coffee shop and restaurant. The theater screens independent and alternative movies. It is one of the venues of BAFICI film festival.

 

2015 Temporary Exhibitions Program at MALBA Museum

 

The MALBA museum has announced three exhibitions for 2015: Experiencia Infinita (March-June), Rogelio Polesello (June-September) and Francis Alys (October-February 2016).

 

Experiencia Infinita

March-June

Experiencia Infinita MALBA

MALBA opens the 2015 season with Experiencia infinita / Infinite Experience, an exhibition without precedent in a Latin America institution that consists solely of constructed situations and live works produced in the 21st century.

The event is less an exhibition than an experience that the viewer confronts. It consists of works that ensue in real time and partake of other disciplines such as theater and

The exhibition features a selection of works by eight outstanding international artists.

Rogelio Polesello

June – September

Rogelio Polesello MALBA Museum

In June, MALBA will pay tribute to Rogelio Polesello (Buenos Aires, 1939-2014) with an anthological exhibition of his historical works, paintings, and acrylic pieces produced from the late fifties through the mid-seventies. The exhibition will feature a selection of approximately eighty works from numerous public and private collections in Argentina and abroad.

 

Francis Alys – Una historia de negociación (A history of negociation)

October – February 2016

Francis Alys

In October, MALBA will present Una historia de negociación, organized by the Museo Tamayo (México). The most recent exhibition of work by Belgium-Mexican Francis Alÿs, this show

examines the parallelism between the artist’s work in painting and in performance, specifically in relation to his political-poetic interventions, and how that dialogue leads to his actions, documentations, and pictorial work.

 

 

Practical information

 

Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires

Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415 (Recoleta)

malba.org.ar

 

Opening hours:

Thursdays through Mondays: 12pm noon to 8pm

Wednesdays: 12pm noon to 9pm

Closed on Tuesdays

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