ArteBA — Buenos Aires’ Annual Contemporary Art Fair
ArteBa is one of Latin America’s largest contemporary art fairs. Taking place over the course of five days, the annual Buenos Aires’ event attracts over 120,000 art junkies from across the planet and provides visitors the chance to hobnob with the Argentine elite, artists and celebrities.
Sponsored by The ArteBA Foundation and brought together with the help of a multitude of corporate sponsors and the Buenos Aires Culture Department, ArteBA provides visibility for established local artists and a platform for emerging artist to get their work noticed on the international level. The fair also aids in the acquisition of new works for some of Argentina’s top museums including MALBA.
The art fair takes place at the Palermo exhibition center, La Rural.
Highlights for visitors include the ‘Barrio Joven’ section, designed to foster new talent in the Latin American art world and the U-TURN Project Rooms, a special exhibition area that brings together a variety of international galleries in an effort to put world class international art before the Latin American public.
Entrance to the art fair, which can be purchased online or at La Rural, includes a free audio guide.
Visitors can download the Spanish-only MP3 here or borrow a set of headphones at the fair. An Ipad application is also available through the foundation’s website, linked below.
Before making an important art purchase, visitors may want to read up on the legal steps necessary to export art from Argentina.
• Hours: 1:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m.
• General Admission: $50
• Seniors and Students: $25
• Kids under 12 free