Art Galleries of Buenos Aires: Part 1

Art Galleries of Buenos Aires: Part 1, Buenos Aires, Argentina (B)

Just walk down the street, and you’ll find beautiful, ugly, bizarre, funny or though-provoking works of art on any spare wall space available. It also has more than its fair share of art galleries, where the art is organised, categorised, labeled and perhaps behind glass. We like both approaches to art, and love how Buenos Aires appears to maintain an equilibrium between what in some places seems to be two rival ways of presenting visual art.

During our six weeks in the Argentine capital, we visited many art galleries. Sometimes our opinions of them agreed, sometimes they diverged. Below, we review each of the galleries we visited (ordered by neighbourhood) and give our two perspectives on them.

Set just behind Palermo’s lovely rose gardens, this art gallery is a modern, u-shaped structure, forming a courtyard where you can sit and have a drink from the attached cafe overlooking the train tracks.

Sam says…the space felt cozy without being too homely and well curated without being pretentious. The art is very modern (in that it was all created this century), but most of it felt very accessible, like paintings of scenes from every day life, rather than the kind of modern art that is so impenetrable it makes me feel stupid that I don’t get it. Walking around was a pleasant and relaxed experience, and the pieces were not placed close enough that you could easily take in two or three at once, but it didn’t feel crowded. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Art Galleries of Buenos Aires: Part 1
Guide Location: Argentina » Buenos Aires
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Sam Wood
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Museo de Artes Plásticas Eduardo Sívori
  • Museo de Arte Latinoamericano
  • Museo de Artes Decorativas
  • Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

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