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The temperature is getting cooler in May but the cultural life never stops. We have gathered all main events taking place in the city in May. Take your pick!

 

Exhibitions

Over My Dead Body - Mona Hatoum

Infinite Experience – MALBA

When: From March 20 to June 8

What: 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.

Where: MALBA – Recoleta

Web: malba.org.ar

 

El Mago Desnudo – Laura Lima at Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art

When: Until June 7

What: Brazilian artista Laura Lima is considered one of the most relevant contemporary artists. El Mago Desnudo (The Naked Magician) evokes the tricks and artifices behind the artistic creation.

Where: MAMBA – San Telmo

 

Mona Hatoum: Over My Dead Body

When: Until June 14

What: Mona Hatoum work has been characterized by the reuse of commonplace and banal objects, inoffensive and harmless things rendered, in her production, hostile and suspicious.

Where: Fundación PROA – La Boca

Web: Proa.org.ar

See our blog post about this exhibition

 

Music and Performing Arts

Buenos Aires 2015 Opera Season - L Elisir D'Amore

Teatro Colón – L’Elisir d’Amore

When: From May 8 to May 14

What: Comic Opera by Italian Composer Gaetano Donizetti

Where: Teatro Colón – Centro

Web: teatrocolon.org.ar

 

Polo Circo – Circus Festival

When: From May 7 to May 15

What: Buenos Aires Circus Festival, for children and adults

Where: Parque Patricios

Web: polocirco.com

 

Eat & Drink

Buenos Aires Celebra Patagonia

Buenos Aires Celebra Centro

When: May 16 and 17

What: A showcase of the cultural and gastronomical Offer from the provinces of Córdoba, Santa Fe and Buenos aires

Where: El Dorrego – Palermo

 

Sports

River Boca Superclasico

Supérclasico – Boca vs River football match

When: May 3 and May 13

What: Football archenemies River and Boca play for the National Tournament

Where: Bombonera (Boca Stadium) on May 3 – Monumental (River Stadium) on May 13

 

Others

Buenos Aires International Book Fair

When: From April 23 to May 11

What: The most important book fair in Latin America. Conferences and workshops.

Where: La Rural Convention Center – Palermo

 

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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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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

museodeartemoderno.buenosaires.gob.ar

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Antonio Berni (1905-1981) is a major Argentinean artist. He is an important exponent of the Nuevo Realismomovement, the Latin American extension of social realism. His works are often focused on poverty, urbanization and the effects of industrialization on the most fragile.

Berni MALBA

Berni created a very cohesive universe with a series of characters that he followed throughout his works. Among these characters, Juanito and Ramona play an important part. In the late 1960s, a child called Juanito Laguna appeared in Berni’s cosmology. He is one of the first of his characters. Juanito is the son of factory worker. He represents all stray children that used to inhabit Buenos Aires poor neighborhoods and slums. Raised in the streets, Juanito is poor but resourceful. Berni depcts him playing in the streets, using a collage technique with industrial wastes, pieces of fabric and cardboard.

Berni - Juanito y Ramona - MALBA

 

 

Ramona Montiel is another important character in Antonio Berni’s cosmology. Ramona worked as a seamstress but, lured by a life of luxury, she turns to prostitution. Berni was inspired for this character by Parisians cabarets. He used laces, fine fabrics and accessories to recreated a Belle Epoque atmosphere.

Berni - Juanito y Ramona - MALBA

Antonio Berni – Juanito and Ramona exhibition

For this exhibition, MALBA museum brings together over 150 works around Juanito and Ramona characters: paintings, collages and bi-dimensional constructions.

Until Feb. 02 2015
MALBA Museum
Ave. Figueroa Alcorta 3415
malba.org.ar

 

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This week in Buenos Aires, discover the city’s center with a architectural walking tour and enjoy an exhibition of famous La Boca pintor Quinquela Martín.

1- San Nicolas Area Cultural Walking Tour

Teatro Cervantes Buenos Aires

Eternautas is a travel agency that specializes in historical and cultural tours. Every weekend they offer some interesting walking tours to discover an area of Buenos Aires, at a very affordable rate. Tours are in Spanish. Tour guides are always well-informed and will share interesting facts and insights about architecture and Buenos Aires history.

This week, Eternautas offer a two-hour tour of San Nicolás area, in Buenos Aires city center. You will see Teatro Cervantes, Teatro Colón and the Palace of Justice, among other interesting buildings.

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Mario Testino MALBA

Mario Testino : In Your Face offers an interesting panorama of world-famous Peruvian photograph. The exhibition includes his most iconic pictures and shows different aspects of his work from fashion photography to more intimate shots.

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In 2010, the city of Buenos Aires officialized a “Museums Mile”. It is a cultural tour that includes 16 museums in a 40 blocks radius. It goes through touristic neighborhoods of Palermo, Recoleta and Retiro.

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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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