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After a slight pause during summer vacations (January and February here in the Southern Hemisphere), Buenos Aires cultural life is regaining momentum in March. Here are our top picks:

 

1. Rodolfo Mederos tango orquestra at Centro Cultural Torquato Tasso

A must-go for all music lovers. Rodolfo Mederos is one of the most celebrated contemporary tango players.

 

On Fridays and Saturdays

Centro Cultural Torquato Tasso

Defensa 1575 – San Telmo

Entrance: AR$180

torquatotasso.com.ar

 

 

2. Infinite Experience – New exhibition at MALBA museum

MALBA opens the 2015 season with Experiencia infinita / Infinite Experience. 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 choreography.

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

Experiencia Infinita MALBA

From March 20

MALBA Museum

malba.org.ar

 

 

3. Music and Ballet at Teatro Colón

In March, Buenos Aires philarmonic orquestra will interpretate a series of Beethoven symphonies (March 3 to 8). The ballet will open the season with three choreographies on Mozart, Rachmaninov and Bartók music.

To see the 2015 Opera program, please read this oldest post.

Teatro Colon Buenos Aires

Teatro Colon

teatrocolon.org.ar

 

4. Laura Lima exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art

Brazilian artista Laura Lima is considered one of the most relevant contemporary artists. This exhibition, El Mago Desnudo (The Naked Magician) evokes the tricks and artifices behind the artistic creation. Builded around a large workshop, the exhibition allows the spectators to witness the art production.

Laura Lima Buenos Aires

March 28 to June 14

Museo de Arte Moderno

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This month in Buenos Aires, we have suggestions for foodies, art-lovers and movie fans. Lots of indoors activities to enjoy these last weeks before spring. Animation Movies Festival, Buenos Aires Food Week and two art exhibitions are our recommended activities for this month in Buenos Aires. Follow our lead!

 

Buenos Aires Animation Movies Festival: BAFICI Animado

BAFICI Animado

Good news for the animation movies fans: from September 25 to September 28, BAFICI Animado Festival will present local and international animated films productions. A sister to the most popular BAFICI (Buenos Aires Independent Film Festival), BAFICI Animado is a unique opportunity to see the best creations in the animation movies field. There will be films both for children and adults.

festivales.buenosaires.gob.ar/es/baficianimado

September 25 – September 28

 

Buenos Aires Food Week

Buenos Aires Food Week

During (surprisingly) a fortnight, Buenos Aires Food Week allows diners to discover a selection of high-end restaurants with prix-fixe menus. Over 40 restaurants participate in this season’s edition. Three-courses lunch menu is priced at AR$140 and dinner menu at AR$220, service and drinks not included. Among the participating restaurants, you will find some of the best Palermo restaurants: To (French-Japonese fusion), Francesco (Peruvian) and Green Bamboo (Vietnamese-Thai), to name some.

bafoodweek.com

September 1st – September 14

 

Art Classics Exhibition at Fundación PROA

Lo Clasico - Fundación PROA

From September 6, Fundación PROA in La Boca will open a new exhibition called “Lo Clásico en el Arte” or “Art Classics”. The exhibition goes through the recurrent themes artists appeal to throughout time.

proa.org

September 6 – November 2nd

 

El Ojo Extendido Exhibition at Fortabat Collection

Fortabat El Ojo Extendido

Until September 28, El Ojo Extendido exhibition investigates the influence of the subconscious on 20th century paintings. Works by Antonio Berni and Xul Solar, two outstanding Arngentinean painters, are on display, among others.

coleccionfortabat.org.ar

July 24 – September 28

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The cultural agenda this month features some very interesting activities. The highlight is the coming of great Argentinean pianist and conductor Daniel Baremboim, who will be performing at Teatro Colón. August is also the month of the Tango International Festival: 10 days of dancing competitions, talks and tango classes.

Buenos Aires Cultural Agenda – August 2014

Daniel Baremboim and Marta Argerich at Teatro Colón

August 3rd to August 12th

Daniel Baremboim and Martha Argerich Buenos Aires

To listen to Daniel Baremboim, whether directing the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra or, more rarely, playing the piano, is always an amazing musical experience. This month, we are lucky enough to receive the famous artist for a series of concerts, some of them with another Argentinean piano virtuoso Marta Argerich. 

West-Easter Divan Orchestra
Soloist: Martha Argerich
Director: Daniel Baremboim
Program: Beethoven and Ravel
Sunday, August 3rd at 5PM 

Tristan and Isolda by Richard Wagner
Directed by Daniel Baremboim
From August 4 to August 12

Martha Argerich and Daniel Baremboim Piano Duo
Tuesday, August 5th at 5PM

www.teatrocolon.org.ar

 

Tango Dance Festival and World Cup

August 13th to Augst 26th

Tango World Cup Buenos Aires

This edition of the world’s major tango event features an attractive program that brings together various generations of artists, musicians and promoters of a music that is the passion of a city. Unlike past years, the 2014 edition will be held mainly in La Boca district, making it quite less accessible to tourist than previous editions in Palermo. Many concerts take place in La Usina del Arte, a very interesting new exhibitions hall in La Boca.

All the activities and shows are free. Please read our specific post about how to get tickets for the Tango Dance Festival.

festivales.buenosaires.gob.ar/2014/tangofestivalymundial/en

 

Le Parc – Lumière Exhibition at MALBA Museum

Until October 6th

Julio Le Parc - Lumiere

Julio Le Parc is an contemporary Argentinean artist and a great exponent of the kinetic art movement in the 1960s. In this exhibition, 17 installations will be on display. The focus was made the artist’s works on light and movement. The spectator will experience how Le Parc plays with the light to build ever-transforming art pieces.

malba.org.ar

 

Acción Urgente Exhibition at PROA Museum

Until August 24th

Acción Urgente PROA

This exhibition brings together for the first time a selection of urban actions and performances from the last two decades by South American artists’ collectives. It explores the actions carried out by interdisciplinary groups of artists from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay during the last twenty years, all of which form part of a phenomenon that became vital to the region’s art scene during this period.

“The works of these groups respond to immediate socio-political contexts and challenge naturalized conducts with proposals that address—among other things—gender issues, racial discrimination, indigenismo, political inequality, and alienation. They question the art institution as well as certain social structures but, unlike activist groups, their critical moment lies in poetic actions,” state the curators.

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Starting March 15th and until June 2014, Fundación Proa presents a comprehensive retrospective of the lifework of German artist Joseph Beuys (Krefeld, 1921 – Düsseldorf, 1986) in Argentina.

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Ron Mueck - In Bed

 

Ron Mueck is an hyperrealistic sculptor who focuses on reproducing human body, playing with scale and details, creating an awkward, uncomfortable feeling on the viewer. His work will be on exhibition at Fundación Proa in La Boca, from November 16th 2013 to February 2014.

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Fundacion Proa

Travelling to Buenos Aires? Here is a list of must-see Buenos Aires museums.

There are plenty of museums in Buenos Aires. The official tourism agency lists more than 160! So that you won’t have to go over the whole list, let us point out for you the most interesting ones.

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