ARTEBA 2012. EDITION 21
With a focus on collectionism and the internationalization of the fair
From May 18 to 22 at the convention center La Rural in the City of Buenos Aires, the 21st edition of the contemporary art fair arteBA took place. 120,000 people visited the Fair where 98 outstanding galleries from Latin America, North America, and Europe participated representing works by the most important contemporary artists.
Over the last 21 years, arteBA has quickly evolved from being a fair for galleries to being one of the main fairs in the region, becoming an essential event for artists, dealers, collectors, critics, curators, museum directors and international cultural figures. With the aim of furthering the growth of its contents, ensuring the quality of work exhibited, and keeping up international standards, the exhibition infrastructure of the participating galleries this year was higher than ever, thanks to the generous support of the Government of the City of Buenos Aires. Spread throughout the Green and Blue Pavilions of La Rural, the galleries continued to be the fair’s great protagonists. They were distributed across the main exhibiting area, in the U-TURN Project Rooms by Mercedes-Benz, in the new area of the Arcos Dorados Solo Show and in Barrio Joven Chandon.
The 21st EDITION of arteBA presented the ninth edition of the arteBA-Petrobras Visual Arts Prize: UNÁNIME (Unanimous). Under the direction of Victoria Noorthoorn (a freelance curator based in Buenos Aires, Argentina), the prize has brought together Argentine artists from all disciplines to explore the possibilities of collaboration and experimentation, generating brand-new projects from the dialogue among three or more artists whose collaboration was likewise taking place for the first time. And, in the same spirit, the Prize gathered together a Selection Committee of intellectual creators each of whom is at the top of his or her field: visual artists Fernanda Laguna and Patricio Larrembebere; critic and writer María Gainza; writer and scholar Ana Longoni; freelance curator Javier Villa, writer Rubén Mira and theater directors. Emilio García Wehbi, Mariana Obersztern and Rafael Spregelburd. The call was to choose three projects in full unanimity. Out of the total of 150 proposals received, only three received a grant of $20,000 (Argentine pesos) to produce their work and later exhibit it at arteBA. On the first day of the Fair at the arteBA Auditorium a Jury composed of Alejandro Tantanian (theater director and writer), Alejandro Ros (graphic designer) and Alejandra Aguado (freelance curator and critic), announced the winner of the non acquisition prize of US$ 50,000. The winner of the ninth edition of the arteBA-Petrobras Visual Arts Prize was SPLATTER MORFOGENÉTICO / ARLT MASCHINE presented by Silvina Aguirre, Laura Bilbao, Roberto Conlazo and Lux Lindner. The two other projects chosen by the Committee were: POP UP CARTOON presented by Emiliana Arias, Cecilia Lenardón, Silvia Lenardón, Guillermo Martínez, Renata Minoldo, Sebastián Rosés and Luciano Schillagi; and LA MULTISECTORIAL INVISIBLE presented by Gustavo Doliner, Ana Gallardo, Lola Granillo, Guillermina Mongan, Mariela Scafati and Elisa Strada.
arteBA is an exhibition platform for the artistic manifestations that reflect the current spirit. To ensure the quality of what is shown and keep the fair aligned with international standards, for each new edition a Selection Committee chooses galleries for the main area of the fair, galleries suited to the Foundation’s approaches and aims. For arteBA 2012, the Gallery Selection Committee has been presided over by Laura Batkis (art critic, professor, and freelance curator, Buenos Aires, Argentina) and made up of Sonia Becce (freelance curator, Bs. As., Argentina), Luisa Duarte (art critic and freelance curator, Sao Paulo, Brazil) and Estela Totah (director of the Del Infinito gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina), representing Argentine galleries.
After its first successful edition, U-TURN Project Rooms by MERCEDES-BENZ, was present for the second time, expanding its goal of bringing the best in international art before the Latin American public. Abaseh Mirvali (curator, irani born, based in the USA), was once again in charge of the selection of galleries, artists, and the individual pieces exhibited, pieces she has specially chosen to create a solid, unified project. The second edition of U-TURN brought together the work of 24 artists from fourteen countries, represented by twelve galleries from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia Denmark, Germany, Mexico, Spain, and Switzerland. For the first time, international galleries: Supportico Lopez and Wentrup from Germany, Nils Staerk from Denmark, Travesía Cuatro from Spain and RaebervonStenglin from Switzerland participated in arteBA.
Year after year, Barrio Joven Chandon has been spurring on the production of young artists, supporting efforts that are new, different or alternative to the traditional patterns of exhibiting and selling works of contemporary art. In this way, it encourages the growth and professionalization of the spaces/galleries in the cultural scene. For arteBA 2012 it has brought together young Argentine and foreign galleries/spaces that represent mainly Latin American artists to present at Barrio Joven Chandon. The Selection Committee for Barrio Joven Chandon 2012 comprised Akio Aoki (director of the gallery Vermelho, São Paulo, Brazil); Diego Bianchi (artist, Bs. As., Argentina) and Eva Grinstein (freelance curator, Bs. As, Argentina), which chose seventeen galleries/spaces to exhibit the works of Latin American artists. The spaces chosen for Barrio Joven Chandon were from the Argentine provinces of Buenos Aires, Salta and Santa Fe and from other countries such as Brazil, Chile and United States. As it has for the past eleven years, Chandon bought, behind closed doors, the first work, for MAISON MOET HENNESSY ARGENTINA. The Chandon Acquisition Prize was awarded to Martín Reyna’s Untitled painting (Del Infinito Gallery). On the other hand, at the entrance of Barrio Joven Chandon there was exhibited “Reflection from Infinity” an outstanding project by Pablo Reinoso (an Argentine artist residing in France).
For the third consecutive year, Arcos Dorados joined arteBA in supporting Latin American artistic production. The company is committed to offering a platform for exhibition of the region’s contemporary art production. arteBA increased its outreach with the inauguration of the Solo Show section at the Arcos Dorados Latin American Painting Contest with the participation of those galleries representing each artist. Pablo León de la Barra (Mexican freelance curator, critic, researcher and editor) was responsible for selecting five young artists from Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela for this new format. The young talents competed with one work of art each, for the Prize of US$ 15,000, and at the same time participated with their respective galleries in the new Latin American Painting Solo Show section, where the galleries displayed their most current production. The public voted for their favorite work of art, among the five competing paintings. The winner was defined by the votes of a jury, composed of gallery owner Eduardo Brandão (Vermelho Gallery); Ana María Battistozzi, art critic; Esteban Tedesco, art collector; an Arcos Dorados representative and the public, and the first prize of US$ 15,000 was awarded to IOSU ARAMBURU, Peruvian artist (80m2 Arte & Debates gallery, Peru). Aramburu’s work is now part of Arcos Dorados Collection. The artists and galleries invited to this third edition of the contest were:
CHRISTIAN VINCK (VENEZUELA) – Oficina #1/Carmenaraujo Arte (Venezuela)
IOSU ARAMBURU (PERU) – 80 m2 Arte & Debates (Peru)
LUCAS ARRUDA (BRAZIL) – Mendes Wood (Brazil)
MANUELA VIERA-GALLO (CHILE) – Isabel Aninat (Chile)
PIA CAMIL (MEXICO) – La Central (Colombia)
The Culture Ministry of the Government of the City of Buenos Aires sponsored the OPEN FORUM 2012, which was held with open, free admission in the fair’s auditorium. The programming included Prime Time, dedicated to leading collectors on the international scene and important players in the contemporary market: Patrizia Sandretto (Italy), Sandra Mullez (France), Moisés Cosio (Mexico), Pablo León de la Barra (Mexican but residing in London), Inés Katzenstein (Argentina), Jay Khalifeh (Brazil), Laura Batkis (Argentina), Abaseh Mirvali (Irani born living in Mexico, the USA; Berlin), Guillermo Navone (Argentina), Victoria Noothoorn (Argentina), Patricia Vergez (Argentina); Art Conversations a new series of intimate conversations with prominent Argentinean artists (Julio Le Parc, Marta Minujín; Pablo Reinoso) and Argentinean critic Alicia de Arteaga, and Presentations and Special Activities.
The verification committee of arteBA 2012 was made up of specialists in art authentication for the art works of Banco Ciudad, the stand of which exhibited 24 works by the Argentine photographer Marcos López. In a special area of the Fair Banco Ciudad also exhibited works by Eduardo Basualdo and Carlos Herrera, curated by Javier Villa. Important news for the cultural heritage of Argentina was Banco Ciudad’s announcement of its acquisition of an exceptional set of 56 works, paintings and sculptures, by renowned artists – a large majority of them Argentine – which over two decades ago were part of a foreign private collection. Among these works making their way home are Petorutti’s first cubist work, pieces by Berni, Xul Solar, Victorica, Lacámera, Quinquela, Spilimbergo, and Torres García, among others. The return to their country of origin of these works reaffirms Banco Ciudad’s commitment to art, to the preservation, defense, and recovery of our cultural sovereignty.
For the fifth year in a row, Patio Bullrich was also a part of arteBA. Its artistic and cultural stimulus plan consists of developing an Argentine artist’s special project. After its series of three editions of well established artists working within the conceptual framework of Pop art, Patio Bullrich, for its 2012 edition, has changed its stakes and invited the artist Nushi Muntaabski to execute the work “Sueños de Vidrio” (Dreams in Glass), a project in which the video El Beso (The Kiss) was exhibited, a space which worked as a library with readings conducted by special guests and another space where the artist represented the figure of Sleeping Beauty and invited the audience to actively participate.
The National Cultural Secretariat maintains a firm federal-level commitment to Argentine art, which is renews through multiple activities, among them, participation in special events such as arteBA. At this edition of the Fair, it participated by showing works from the Collection of the National Historical Museum, pieces of great symbolic and iconographic value to our nation.
For the third year in a row, Citi was a presence at arteBA, and in its role as Silver Sponsor hosted the Private Viewing, offering its guests the opportunity to visit arteBA and acquire works before the Fair had opened officially. Within this framework, it conducted special VIP Tours for Citigold clients. As in past editions, Citi participated in the Acquisitions Program through a U$25,000 (twenty-five thousand dollars) donation to the Malba- Constantini Foundation, for its selection of a work to become part of its collection. A retrospective collection of 120 drawings and an artist book by acclaimed artist Lux Lindner (Nora Fisch Gallery) was the chosen work. On the other hand, to fulfill its aim of bringing art closer to its clients, Citi was the official card of this 21st edition of the fair, and offered benefits such as two-for-one admission tickets and a 20 percent discount on the catalog.
La Rural renewed its commitment to acquiring works of art, giving continuity to its program Impulsarte, the company’s Contemporary Art Stimulus Program. Through a committee especially designated for this purpose –composed of curator Victoria Verlichak, Eva Grinstein and Juan Pablo Maglier (Director for Institutional Relations at La Rural) fourteen pieces of art of the following artists were bought to form part of the company’s art collection: Amaya Bouquet (Miau Miau Galery), Adriana Minoliti (Daniel Abate Gallery), Zoe Di Renzo (Schlifka Molina Gallery), Luque Di Pasquale (Rolf Art Gallery), Mauro Guzmán (Cultura Pasajera Gallery) and Leila Tschopp (713 Arte Contemporáneo Gallery). These works of art respond to different techniques such as ink, pencil, acrylic, gouache on paper, typed paper and collage on a mirror.
As part of its “Open Air Arnet Prize”, the Arnet stand presented the visiting public with three playful workshops and the three winners from the past editions of the Prize: Marcela Cabutti, Juan Carlos Ochoa, and Miguel Ángel Rodríguez, with the aim of imagining a sculpture for the fourth edition of the Arnet Prize in Rosario. Likewise, by way of a tactile screen, each user was able to create different forms, textures and colors to give his or her virtual project materiality and great veracity. The sketch for each project, as well as the earlier plan, were recorded and projected at the Arnet Space.
On the premise “because we also listen to art,” LAN, arteBA’s official airline, was present at the fair for the sixth year in a row, offering its free audio-guide service for visitors who wished to take a different route through the fair. For this new edition Florencia Braga Menéndez was asked by the airline to devise the cultural tour that has already became a classic part of the fair. As an innovation this year, LAN presented in its space at the fair a series of headphones intervened in by the well-known artists Marcela Mouján, Edgardo Giménez and Rafael González Moreno.
At arteBA 2012, Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 once again continued to pay homage to Argentina’s great and internationally known artists. On this occasion, the AA2000 ArtSpace stand presented an exhibition of the prestigious sculptor Julio Le Parc. On view there were two of his most important works, archive material, photos, videos, books, and unpublished interviews. In this way, in keeping with its policy of Entrepreneurial Social Responsibility, AA2000 continued to promote and stimulate national art and culture, bringing the works of well established artists before the public.
For arteBA 2012, Nespresso joined the fair as a new Silver Sponsor. Its space at the fair was intervened in by the artist Verónica Di Toro, and within this artistic setting, the company offered its “Art Café,” a series of interviews with well known and long established artists. Artist Marta Minujín was interviewed by Rafael Cippolini; Pablo Siquier by Alicia de Arteaga, Rogelio Polesello by Florencia Braga Menéndez and Verónica di Toro was interviewed in two different occasions by critics Laura Batkis and Ana María Battistozzi.
During the Fair the fifth edition of the Premio En Obra (In Progress award), created by Juan Cambiaso and dedicated to younger artists took place. It is a significant initiative for distinguishing emerging art production within the ‘young/youth neighborhood’ Barrio Joven Chandon. The prize consists in awarding participating artists and/or gallery projects a cash award contributed by independent and disinterested donors. As an innovation this year, the “En Obra” (In Progress) Prize presented additional awards: one of the winning artists will have a solo show at the Recoleta Cultural Center and the winning gallery project will be able to join in on sessions evaluating projects and commercial initiatives. The awarded artists were: First prize for Martín Lenazon (COBRA) and Second Prize for Nicolás Sarmiento (RAYO LAZER). These artists will participate in an exhibition at the Centro Cultural Recoleta curated by Elio Kapzuk. Emma Thomas (Brazil) was awarded with the first prize for galleries and Isla Flotante was awarded an honorable mention an will receive counseling by DB Asesoría. Beatriz and Pedro Stier, Leticia Kabusacki, Luis Parenti and Dominique Biquard, Roxana Sucari, Juan and Tiny Cambiaso donated this year the amount of Arg$35.000 (argentine pesos) to be distributed among the winners as a Non Acquisition Prize. On this edition, Alejandro Ikonicoff and Roxana Sucari, as independent organizers, were in charge of designating the Award Jury composed of six Argentinean collectors: Leon Churba, Leone De Picciotto, Eduardo and Camila Barella, Florencia Polimeni, Sergio Orñana, Rafael Ducos, Joaquin and Abel Guaglianone, and Florence Drake de Ball. En Obra is an initiative fostering the habit of disinterestly supporting the visual arts, and rewarding young artists in Barrio Joven for their creative talent.
One of the most important activities in the fair are the Museum and Corporation Acquisition Programs, which raise high expectations among the viewing public, the participants in the fair, local and international collectors, and the media that cover the contents of arteBA.
This new edition of the Fair once again enjoyed the continued presence of the arteBA-Zurich Matching Funds Program, which in this, its eighth edition, allowed the Museum of Fine Arts of Salta and the Malba–Constantini Foundation in the city of Buenos Aires to add to their collections. To each of these two important museums, Zurich reserved the sum of Arg$30,000 (Argentine pesos) and, in turn, each museum had to match or exceed this sum with funds of its own. Malba–Constantini Foundation acquired the installation “Montaña (el momento del derrumbe revela puntos clave de la construcción)” by artist Claudia Fontes, 2009-2011, made of 2 x 2 mm glued pinewood sticks, projection of light, exhibited at Ignacio Liprandi Gallery and the Museo Superior de Bellas Artes de Salta chose the embossed etching by Antonio Berni, “Ramona obrera”, 1962, 153 x 63 cm, exhibited at Sur Gallery, (Punta del Este, Uruguay).
In the same spirit of invaluable commitment to the cultural legacy of our country, the Museums Programs instigated by arteBA, which on this occasion allowed, the Franklin Rawson Museum of San Juan, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Salta, and the Provincial Fine Arts Museum Dr. Juan Vidal in Corrientes to fill gaps in their collections and to boost activity in the art market. The Franklin Rawson Museum of San Juan bought two pieces: one by Eduardo Stupía at Jorge Mara – la Ruche and “Coney Island Pop Up Book” by artists Guido Poloni and Cecilia Taybo at Perfecta Galería, in Barrio Joven Chandon. The Museum of Contemporary Art in Salta also bought two piece: “Serie MAD” by artist Gabriel Valansi exhibited at Rolf Art Gallery and “Sin título” by artist Guadalupe Miles exhibited at Teresa Anchorena Gallery. The Provincial Fine Arts Museum Dr. Juan Vidal in Corrientes chose the piece “0154. Serie Apertura 8” by artist Pájaro Gómez, Laura Haber Gallery.
As a major initiative, the Ministry of the Environment and Public Space of the Government of the City of Buenos Aires launched a project at arteBA 2012 that will add pieces of contemporary art to the city’s public patrimony. As part of the launching of the Public Space Collection, the esplanade of the fair had installed in it “1201”, a major work by Pablo Siquier, on view recently at the Recoleta Cultural Center, along with “1209”, another piece by the same artist, with the express plan that it would later occupy a designated place within the Collection. In this way, the City joins the international trend regarding the incorporation of pieces of contemporary art to the city’s patrimony. “1201” will shortly be installed in a designated location of the city for the joy of its people.
As part of the activities linked with collecting, Manifesto, for the third year in a row, purchased works for its contemporary art collection. On this occasion it acquired an untitled work by Jorge Miño (Foster Catena Gallery) and “Motivo para bandeja (Variaciones cromáticas y formalles )” by artist Gabriel Baggio (Shlifka Molina Gallery).
Following this initiative of corporate acquisitions, this year at the arteBA Fair, the firm Brooksfield started its contemporary collection, with a fund of ARG$200,000 (Argentine pesos) slated for this purpose. A Selection Committee composed of Laura Batkis (art critic and freelance curator Buenos Aires, Argentina), Victoria Noorthoorn (Freelance curator, Buenos Aires, Argentina) and Esteban Deak (businessman, Argentina) had the mission to find the different pieces that will be part of the new art collection of the company. Artworks by artists Matías Duville, Catalina León, Eduardo Basualdo, Diego Bianchi, and a team-artwork by Roberto Jacoby and Alejandro Ros were chosen. “Untitled” by Matías Duville and “Muda” by Catalina León were bought to Alberto Sendrós Gallery located in the main aisle. “Yo no estoy aquí” by artist Eduardo Basualdo was bought from PSM, German Gallery that participated in the U-TURN Project Rooms by Mercedes-Benz section; “Untitled,” by Diego Bianchi was also exhibited during the Fair in this same section. Finally, “DE´ LL PETE – Subasta”, by Roberto Jacoby and Alejandro Ros belonged to Castagnino Roldán Gallery located in the main aisle of the Fair.
INTERNATIONAL OUTREACH FOR THE FAIR
The presence of internationally renowned figures has increased over the various editions of the fair. The International Committee was created for the bicentennial edition of the fair in 2010 for the purpose of having renowned figures that, through their commitment and ad honorem work, can help to promote the fair globally by attracting the interest of key players in the international art circuit for the week of arteBA. The International Committee for arteBA 2012 was made up of Nelly Arrieta de Blaquier, Teresa A.L. de Bulgheroni, Marlise Jozami, Jean-Louis Larivière, Iván de Pineda, Dudu von Thielmann, Andrés B. Capriles, César Gaviria, José Marin, Erica Roberts, Juan Carlos Verme, and Alexandra de Royere.
Through the efforts of Nueva Dirección en la Cultura (New Direction in Culture), arteBA hit the streets. Public spaces were transformed into vital platforms for publicizing the Fair and Culture to the general public.
The newspaper La Nación and TELEFE renewed their commitment as media partners to arteBA, contributing by giving coverage to contemporary art and the year by year media growth of the fair, and in boosting and expanding the art market, as well as offering exhibitors at the Fair a platform of invaluable public circulation.
The international press came to arteBA at the invitation of Th!nk, the consulting firm for brand and communication development that has worked with the fair for the past six years. In the last editions arteBA was covered by CNN International, The Art Newspaper, Art & Antiques, Art in America, The Huffington Post, Wallpaper, Whitewall, Limité Mag, Blackbook, Refinery 29, Art Info, LatinTrade, Thecoolhunter.net, JCreport, Elle Decor USA, Interview as some examples from the USA. From Latin America we had Revista Cambio, Credencial, Summum, Complot, Caras, EntreSocios, Bamboo from Colombia, Venezuela and Brazil, as much as their main newspapers. The fair has also been visited and reported by media from Corea, Chile and Uruguay. This year important international correspondents from CNN, CCTV America & Al Jazeera International showed arteBA to million of TV viewers plus, magazines from Chile, Uruguay, Venezuela, Brazil and United States.
For the seventh consecutive year, Grupo MASS+ handled arteBA’s public relations. On the premise of spurring on local collecting, broadening publicity in the communication media and achieving greater strategic synergy with brands, Grupo MASS+ had a space within the fair that became the social meeting-place par excellence.
Local and foreign publications had a space of their own at arteBA 2012. Participants this year were: Art Motiv (Peru), Arte Actual (Argentina), Arte al Día Internacional (USA), Arte al Limite (Chile), Arte por Excelencias (Cuba), ARTE!Brasileiros (Brazil), Artexto (Argentina), ArtNexus (USA), Barzón (Argentina), Blanco sobre Blanco (Argentina), Dasartes (Brazil), DMAG (Argentina), Errata# (Colombia), Hoy arte Hoy (Argentina), Magenta (Argentina), Mapa de las Artes (Argentina) and Qué hacemos (Argentina).
Through the generous help of its sponsors, both sponsoring corporations and private patrons, with each new edition of the fair new projects are being added that boost the creative energy of the participating galleries. In 2013, the fair will continue to reaffirm its position on the regional level and to expand its borders with the aim to keep internationalizing itself.
The fair has been singularly successful in lending visibility to already well established artists while also serving as a legitimizing platform for emerging artists. The most recent editions of the fair made it quite clear what potential both the local and regional market possess, and quite clear too that expert eyes are fixing with ever greater strength on Latin American art, and that constant growth is taking place in the number of collectors keen both to discover new works to add to their collections and to take part in the VIP Program arteBA offers them.
GALLERIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN ARTEBA 2012 (98 in total)
G. MAIN AREA OF THE FAIR . GENERAL PROGRAMME
UT. U-TURN PROJECT ROOMS BY MERCEDES-BENZ
AD. ARCOS DORADOS SOLO SHOW
BJ. BARRIO JOVEN CHANDON
713 ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO (ARGENTINA) / G
80M2 ARTE & DEBATES (PERU) / AD
ABATE GALERÍA (ARGENTINA) / G
ALBERTO SENDRÓS (ARGENTINA) / G + UT
ALDO DE SOUSA (ARGENTINA) / G
ALEJANDRA PEROTTI GALERÍA DE ARTE (ARGENTINA) / G
ALEJANDRO FAGGIONI – ESTUDIO DE ARTE (ARGENTINA) / G
ANGEL GUIDO ART PROJECT (ARGENTINA) / G
ARRÓNIZ ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO (MEXICO) / G
ARTE X ARTE (ARGENTINA) / G
BARÓ GALERÍA (BRAZIL) / G
BIG SUR (ARGENTINA) / BJ
BISAGRA ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO (ARGENTINA) / G
CASTAGNINO ROLDÁN (ARGENTINA) / G
CENTRO DE EDICIÓN (ARGENTINA) / G
CHEZ VAUTIER (ARGENTINA) / G
COBRA (ARGENTINA) / BJ
COSMOCOSA (ARGENTINA) / G
CULTURA PASAJERA (ARGENTINA) / G
DACIL ART GALLERY (ARGENTINA) / G
DANIEL MORÓN (CHILE) / BJ
DEL INFINITO ARTE (ARGENTINA) / G
DEL PASEO (URUGUAY) / G
DOCUMENT ART GALLERY (ARGENTINA) / G
DOT FIFTYONE GALLERY (UNITED STATES) / G
EL RANCHO (ARGENTINA) / BJ
ELSI DEL RIO ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO (ARGENTINA) / G
EMMA THOMAS (BRAZIL) / BJ
ESPACIO LA PUNTA (ARGENTINA) / G
FERNANDO PRADILLA / EL MUSEO (SPAIN / COLOMBIA) / G
FELINA SUPER HEROÍNA (ARGENTINA) / BJ
FOSTER CATENA (ARGENTINA) / G
GACHI PRIETO GALLERY (ARGENTINA) / G
CASAS RIEGNER (COLOMBIA) / UT
GC ARTE (ARGENTINA) / G
HENRIQUE FARÍA FINE ART / 11 X 7 GALERÍA (UNITED STATES / ARG.) / G
IGNACIO LIPRANDI ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO (ARGENTINA) / G + UT
ISABEL ANCHORENA (ARGENTINA) / G
ISABEL ANINAT (CHILE) / G + AD
ISLA FLOTANTE (ARGENTINA) / BJ
JACQUES MARTÍNEZ GALERÍA (ARGENTINA) / G
JARDÍN OCULTO (ARGENTINA) / G
JOHANN KÖNIG (GERMANY) / UT
JORGE MARA – LA RUCHE (ARGENTINA) / G
JÚPITER (ARGENTINA) / G
LA CENTRAL (COLOMBIA / MEXICO) / AD
LA HERRMANA FAVORITA (ARGENTINA) / BJ
LAURA HABER GALERÍA DE ARTE (ARGENTINA) / G
LUIS ADELANTADO MX (MEXICO) / G
MASOTTATORRES ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO (ARGENTINA) / G
MATILDE BENSIGNOR (ARGENTINA) / G
MENDES WOOD (BRAZIL) / UT + AD
MIAU MIAU (ARGENTINA) / G
MITE (ARGENTINA) / BJ
MIRTA DEMARE (HOLAND) / G
MURILO CASTRO (BRAZIL) / G
MUSEO INTERNACIONAL DE CHILE (MICH) (CHILE) / BJ
NILS STAERK (DENMARK) / UT
NORA FISCH ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO (ARGENTINA) / G
NUEVEOCHENTA (COLOMBIA) / G
OFICINA#1/CARMENARAUJO ARTE (VENEZUELA) / AD
OSCAR CRUZ (BRAZIL) / G
PALATINA (ARGENTINA) / G
PEÑA (ARGENTINA) / BJ
PERFECTA GALERÍA (ARGENTINA) / BJ
PRAXIS INTERNATIONAL ART (ARGENTINA) / G
PROGETTI (BRAZIL) / G
PROYECTO A – ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO (ARGENTINA) / G
PROYECTO MUNGUAU (ARGENTINA) / BJ
PROYECTOS MONCLOVA (MEXICO) / UT
PSM GALLERY (GERMANY) / UT
RAEBERVONSTENGLIN (SWITZERLAND) / UT
RAYO LAZER (ARGENTINA) / BJ
RENOIR (ARGENTINA) / G
REVOLVER (PERU) / G
RO GALERÍA DE ARTE (ARGENTINA) / G
ROLF ART (ARGENTINA) / G
RUBBERS INTERNACIONAL (ARGENTINA) / G
RUBY (ARGENTINA) / BJ
RUTH BENZACAR GALERÍA DE ARTE (ARGENTINA) / G
SARA GARCÍA URIBURU (ARGENTINA) / G
SASHA D ESPACIO DE ARTE (ARGENTINA) / G
SCHLIFKA / MOLINA ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO (ARGENTINA) / G
SUPPORTICO LOPEZ (GERMANY) / UT
SUR (URUGUAY) / G
TERESA ANCHORENA (ARGENTINA) / G
TRAVESÍA CUATRO (SPAIN) / UT
VAN EYCK GALERÍA DE ARTE (ARGENTINA) / G
VAN RIEL (ARGENTINA) / G
VASARI (ARGENTINA) / G
VERA CORTES ART AGENCY (PORTUGAL) / G
VERMELHO (BRASIL) / G
VIÑA ROJA LAS TOLDES (ARGENTINA) / BJ
WENTRUP (GERMANY) / UT
XS GALERÍA (CHILE) / G
Y GALLERY (USA) / BJ
ZAMORA ARTE (ARGENTINA) / G
ZAVALETA LAB (ARGENTINA) / G
ARTEBA . 2012 . 21 EDITION
From May 18 to 22
May 17, 7pm
1 to 9 pm
Pabellones Azul y Verde (Blue and Green Pavilions)
Avenue Sarmiento 2704, Buenos Aires
SPONSORS of arteBA 2012 . EDITION 21
The arteBA Foundation thanks its main sponsor PETROBRAS, its partners BANCO CIUDAD, MERCEDES-BENZ and ARCOS DORADOS, and its Silver Sponsors: the Secretariat for Culture of the Presidency of the Nation, the Government of the City of Buenos Aires, Arnet, New Direction in Culture, Lan, La Rural, Patio Bullrich, Chandon, Nespresso, Aeropuertos Argentina 2000, and CITI. It also thanks its media partners La Nación and TELEFE.
INSTITUTIONS, FOUNDATIONS, CORPORATIONS, AND MEDIA
arteBA thanks the following for their support and participation: Aduanas/Artes Visuales/Despachantes, Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes, Art index Argentina, Centro Cultural Recoleta y asociación de amigos, Asociación de Amigos del Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Asoc. Civil Arte-Blogarte, BLUE 100.7, Coleccionarte, Collectrium, Converse, Clarín, Delmiro Méndez, Dirección de Artes Visuales, Dirección general de aduanas – AFIP /, Ernst & Young, Faena Arts Center, Fundación Alón para las Artes, Fundación Export.Ar, Fundación Proa, KBB (Kültur Büro Barcelona / Buenos Aires), LatinGráfica, La Paragráfica, Malba- Fundación Costantini, Marval O´Farrell & Mairal, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo y Museo de Bellas Artes de Salta, Nuevo Museo Energía de Arte Contemporáneo, Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes DR. Juan R. Vidal de Corrientes, Plataforma Arte, Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes Franklin Rawson de San Juan, Olstein & Rietti, Página 12, Planeando sobre bUE, Neocargo, Red Galería and to the Universidad del Salvador.
arteBA thanks the hotels that make possible the stays of the international figures who visited arteBA 2012: Alvear Palace Hotel, Park Tower – A Luxury Collection Hotel, Sofitel Buenos Aires Arroyo, Park Tower, Nuss Hotel, Hollywood Suites & Lofts, Own Hotel, Panamericano Buenos Aires Hotel & Resort, Ayres Apartments, and Art Hotel.
arteBA 2012 received the important visit of Italian collector Patrizia Sandretto, who participated in a round table devoted to collectionism and patronage. Moisés Cosio (Mexico), Jay Khlifeh (Brazil) and Sandra Mulliez (France) also participated. arteBA was also visited by a group of Association of Brazilian Friends of the Israel Museum, members of the Acquisitions Committee of Mali (Peru) and groups of collectors from Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela and Chile. As in previous editions, important private collectors as Louis and Gail Adler, John and Stuart Evans from Lodeveans Collection, Humberto and Rosalia Ugobono, Juan Yarur, Nicholas Pardon and Gregory Attaway from Sayago&Pardon as well as prominent foreign experts as Ramiro Martínez (Museo Amparo de Puebla), Evelyn Pener y Kim Martindale (LA Art Show), Philip Hoffman (CEO, The Fine Art Fund Group ) and many other collectors and leading figures of the art market visited the Fair.
DOWNLOADING HIGH RESOLUTION
High Resolution images of the Fair can be downloaded from the official flickr
VIDEOS- ARTEBA PRODUCTION
SPECIAL VIDEOS: At the VIDEO section in the official arteBA website there are original arteBA produced videos: “Party Time!” “Cutting Edge” and “Meeting Point”.
PODCASTS: During the Fair thanks to the support of Converse “Podcast arteBA” was launched, with exclusive interviews with gallery owners, artists and the general public (only in Spanish).
OPEN FORUM ONLINE: The three Prime Time round tables at the Auditorium and interviews to artists Pablo Reinoso, Julio Le Parc and Marta Minujín by Alicia de Artega which belong to the series Art Conversations, can be found at OPEN FORUM section in the official spanish arteBA website (only in Spanish).
IPAD AND IPHONE APPLICATIONS
Thanks to the support of Collectrium, arteBA this year had its own free application for IPhone and IPad, which is still available at the Itunes Store.
The special edition catalog for arteBA 2012 EDITION 21 was available for purchase at the fair and is now available at Argentina’s best bookstores. VIEW ONLINE
Soledad Álvarez Campos / prensa@arteBA.org
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