ArteBA -- one of South America’s most important contemporary art fairs -- is bringing the biggest names in Latin American art to the Argentine capital.
Now in its
22nd year, the event
will run from 19 to 22 May 2012 in La Rural, a large convention centre in the
Palermo neighbourhood of Buenos Aires. Last year, the four-day fair attracted more
than 120,000 visitors.
81 galleries from across the globe will participate, representing works from
850 contemporary artists. The fair also serves as an important rite of passage
for emerging artists, with special exhibitions to specifically highlight up-and-coming
fair serves as a springboard for local and international artists to sell their
work, most visitors simply go to enjoy the large collection of art.
cost 50 Argentinean pesos for a one-day general admission pass (25 Argentinean
pesos for students). It is recommended visiting the fair on either the Monday (21
May) or Tuesday (22 May), to avoid the long weekend queues.
Fitzgerald is the Buenos Aires Localite for BBC Travel. He also writes gringoinbuenosaires.com.