eggwhite had a great time at arteBA, there were countless amazing exhibitions which showed that Argentina and the rest of Latin America is producing some great art at the moment.
One of our two favourites was a zine by Argentina’s Wilde Horses. Their idea is to do simple things well, it’s printed on simple paper and its aim is to be read by everyone. The zine includes illustration, photography, collage and texts. All their zines can be found at Purr Libros and Cobra Library, eggwhite hopes to be able to visit them locals very soon.
eggwhite‘s other favourite came from Chile; Cecilia Avendaño, whose work reminded us of the illustrator, Yoshitomo Nara. Not to say that Cecilia’s work is derivative, its beauty resides in its distortions of the human body, something eggwhite has been obsessing over ever since we saw Chris Cunningham‘s legendary Sony Playstation advert
For five days, arteBA gives artists from Argentina and other countries the chance to exhibit their work to thousands of people.
Of particular interest to eggwhite is Barrio Joven-Chandon, a space that provides emerging artists the opportunity to showcase their latest creations. The quality of the entrants has been getting higher and higher every year, eggwhite is thankful they won’t have to make the difficult decision of who will be this year’s winner.
Visit www.arteba.com for more details and don’t miss this event if you’re in Buenos Aires!
This are the selected artists and galleries for this edition in Barrio Joven – Chandon:
1. 5215 FOTOGRAFÍA CONTEMPORÁNEA / BUENOS AIRES. ARGENTINA
2. BELIZÁRIO GALERÍA DE ARTE / BELO HORIZONTE. BRASIL
3. CARMEN ARAUJO ARTE / CARACAS. VENEZUELA
4. CHEZ VAUTIER / BUENOS AIRES. ARGENTINA
5. COBRA / BUENOS AIRES. ARGENTINA
6. COSTADO GALERÍA DE ARTE / MENDOZA. ARGENTINA
7. DONDE SE JUNTAN LAS AGUAS / SAN CARLOS DE BARILOCHE. ARGENTINA
8. ESPACIO LUGAR / SANTIAGO. CHILE
9. JÚPITER / CÓRDOBA. ARGENTINA
10. MALEVO ESTAMPA / BUENOS AIRES. ARGENTINA
11. MARKUS / BUENOS AIRES. ARGENTINA
12. MIAU MIAU / BUENOS AIRES. ARGENTINA
13. MITE / BUENOS AIRES. ARGENTINA
14. BRUMMELL DE MÉXICO / DF. MEXICO
15. PROYECTO MUNGUAU / BUENOS AIRES. ARGENTINA
16. SAPO DIBUJO CONTEMPORÁNEO / BUENOS AIRES. ARGENTINA
17. THISISNOTAGALLERY / BUENOS AIRES. ARGENTINA
18. GALERÍA TRAFIX / SANTIAGO. CHILE
19. TURBO GALERÍA / BUENOS AIRES. ARGENTINA