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Mondongo: Modern art at the Esplendor Buenos Aires Hotel

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Just entering to the Esplendor Buenos Aires Hotel, located in the Centre of Buenos Aires, we observe spectacular works of the artistic group “Mondongo” hanging on the walls.

For foreigners who do not know what this word means, “mondongo” is the part that covers the stomach of cattle and the name of the group is about this concept of food; it is a popular dish with a great mix of ingredients.

This group of young and Argentine artists composed initially of Agustina Picasso, Juliana Laffitte and Manuel Mendanha was formed in 1999. Since there, they work together making pictures whose hallmark is the material.

From the first works they used perishable materials (such as cookies, bread crumbs, chewing gum, candies) treated with a solution of toxic resin to prevent its corruption. From 2005, artists began to work with durability materials as iron, plastic and cotton thread and plasticine, becoming talented artisans.

Its works are of great size and what it is most striking is that from a distance it seems a mere portrait or landscape but as you approach you begin to glimpse the raw material that makes you want to touch it and the curiosity of how they did it arises.

An art gallery in the Esplendor Buenos Aires Hotel

The Esplendor Buenos Aires Hotel acquired a collection of works by the art collective Mondongo group that were installed as part of the decoration of the hotel, turning its corridors into a large art gallery in 2006. The collection of works refers to prominent figures of Argentine culture, among others.

The works installed in the hallways, lobby and restaurant of the Esplendor Buenos Aires Hotel are:

Eva

Eva Perón: Made with different types of breads and resin on wood.

Che

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Che Guevara: Made with 40,000 bullets and resin on wood.

Borges

J.L. Borges: Made with threads of cotton on wood.

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María Elena Walsh: Made with clay on wood.

Berni

Antonio Berni: Made with xylographic taco.

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Adrián Dárgelos: Made with strass on canvas.

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Diego Maradona: Made with gold chains and nails on wood.

Wharhol

Andy Warhol: Made with colors preservatives on wood.

Carlos Gardel: Made with pins on wood.

Carlos Monzón: Made with glass over wood.

Astor Piazzolla: Made with pins on wood.

It is worth noting that the group has a few years bursting with strength in international art circles, they have already bought several of its works in the Moma in New York and the Tate Gallery in London. In 2004 Mondongo was commissioned by the Spanish Royal family the portraits of its members.

Location

  • San Martín 780 between Córdoba Av. and Viamonte Av. Downtown Buenos Aires.

BAFICI 2017: The Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Film

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The Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Film is a 11-day movie extravaganza showing some of the world’s best independent cinema in theaters across the city. Known by its Spanish acronym, BAFICI, the festival is now its 19th year. It has already started selling tickets for the BAFICI 2017 which will take place between April 19 – 30. The programming of the 19th edition includes 400 films, from the 5 continents and 56 countries, to be screened in 32 spaces in the city, arriving with one of the open air cinemas in France Square and several new neighborhoods. In this post we share you information about the BAFICI 2017. It is an ideal plan for cinema lovers.

 

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Modern Art Museum with Picasso and Berni exhibitions

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We have a plan to recommend to those tourists who are visiting the city of Buenos Aires during summer. It is ideal for rainy days or to appease high temperatures. During January and February the Museum of Modern Art (MAMBA) offers two exhibitions of  first level artists: Picasso and Berni. The artists celebrate the 60 years of the Museum -located in San Telmo- with two new exhibitions in the city.

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ArteBa Focus, a new exhibition of Argentine contemporary art in La Boca

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If you are one of those tourists that love art we have an excellent plan to recommend you in the city of Buenos Aires. In the context of the celebrations of the 25 years of arteBA it is presents ArteBA Focus. The new Argentine contemporary art exhibition will take place on 12 and 13 November at Arena Studios, in the neighborhood of La Boca and will have  the participation of 30 galleries and 80 artists from Argentina.

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Long Night of Museums 2016: Tips to keep in mind

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Have you ever imagine attending a Museum at night? Learn and enjoy the art under the Moon? This is your opportunity: Long Night of Museums 2016. On Saturday, October 29 will be a new edition of one of the most anticipated events of the Buenos Aires cultural calendar. From 2004 is developed in a classic of the city of Buenos Aires since summons to a crowd with its attractive cultural proposal in an inusual time: from them 8 pm until 3 am. The night of the museums of Buenos Aires is totally free for residents and tourists. You  can go on foot, bus or bike.

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BA Photo: The most important Art Fair specialized in Photography in Latin America

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Pay attention travelers and lovers of photography. If you are visiting Buenos Aires on October and you are interested in photography dont miss BA Photo. The most important Art Fair specialized in Photography in Latin America will take place  at La Rural Exhibition Center, from October 13th through October 16th, 2016. On this fair you can take a tour from the history of photography to discover the contemporary photographic art.

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