Following its successful launch last year, arteBA announces the second edition of arteBA Focus / Distrito de las Artes, a platform for contemporary Argentinean art that shows innovation both in its exhibition format and its curatorial approach.
Produced in collaboration with the Buenos Aires City Government, arteBA Focus #2 will take place on November 4th and 5th at Arenas Studios, Av. Pedro de Mendoza 965, La Boca, (400 m. from the Usina del Arte building), featuring the participation of 31 Argentinean galleries.
Florencia Battiti and Sebastián Vidal Mackinson will be the curatorial duo responsible for selecting the artists and the works to be exhibited, in a layout designed especially for the occasion by architect Ariel Jacubovich. Artist Alan Segal will join the curatorial team to select the works for the video program.
During the evening, the public will once again be able to enjoy live music and the DJ Set series.–
Acéfala / Buenos Aires
Barro Arte Contemporáneo / Buenos Aires
BÚM / La Plata
Cosmocosa / Buenos Aires
Del Infinito / Buenos Aires
Diego Obligado Galería de Arte / Rosario
Document-Art Gallery / Buenos Aires
El Gran Vidrio / Córdoba
El Mirador Arte Contemporáneo / Buenos Aires
Gachi Prieto / Buenos Aires
Galería Nora Fisch / Buenos Aires
Galería Rubbers Internacional / Buenos Aires
Hache / Buenos Aires
Henrique Faria New York / Buenos Aires / Buenos Aires
Imagen Galería / Mendoza
La Arte / Salta
Lateral / Tucumán
Maman Fine Art / Buenos Aires
María Casado / Buenos Aires
Miranda Bosch / Buenos Aires
Mite / Buenos Aires
Pasto / Buenos Aires
Roldán Moderno / Buenos Aires
Rolf Art / Buenos Aires
Ruth Benzacar Galería de Arte / Buenos Aires
Sputnik / Buenos Aires
UV / Buenos Aires
Walden / Buenos Aires
Zmud / Buenos Aires
ABOUT THE CURATORS
Florencia Battiti is an art historian and curator of Parque de la Memoria. She is full professor of Modern and Contemporary Argentine Art in the Exchange program of the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (UTDT). She is member of the Editorial Council of Public Art Dialogue, a specialized periodical on public art, published by the Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. Winner of the Trabucco Research Prize (2013), she is currently Vice-President of the Argentine Art Critics Association (AACA) and works as adviser at the Bienal de Arte Contemporáneo de América Latina (BIENALSUR).
Sebastian Vidal Mackinson
He is a curator and researcher of contemporary art. He has received the fellowships Profession Culture 2013 (Centre Pompidou, Paris) and Jumex – ICI (Mexico City). He won the 2015 arteBA Young Curators program with his project Europa. Viaje, paisaje, cartografía [Europe: Voyage, Landscape, Cartography]. Among various group and solo exhibitions he has curated La Mirada en el límite [The Look on the Borderline] (Fundación Klemm, 2017); Hablo lo que digo [I Speak what I Say] (Galería Mite, 2016); Los días siguen llegando [Days Keep Coming] (Galería Isla Flotante, 2016); Oasis. Afinidades conocidas e insospechadas en un recorrido por la producción artística de nuestro tiempo [Familiar and Unsuspected Affinities during a Tour of the Artistic Production of Our Times] (Dixit, arteBA 2016) with Lara Marmor and Federico Baeza; Hacer con lo hecho. Arte y vida cotidiana en la escena argentina contemporánea [Making with the Made: Art and Daily Life in the Contemporary Argentine Scene] with Federico Baeza (MMAM, Cuenca, Ecuador); Soberanía del Uso. Apropiaciones de lo cotidiano en la escena contemporánea [Sovereignty of Use: Appropriations of the Everyday in the Contemporary Scene] with Federico Baeza (Osde Foundation, 2014); Panteón de los Héroes. Historias, próceres y otros en el arte contemporáneo [Pantheon of Heroes: Histories, National Leaders and Others in Contemporary Art] with Isabel Plante (Osde, 2012), Plausible/Ficcional [Plausible/Fictional] (Document Art, 2013), among others.
Alan Segal (Buenos Aires) is an artist and filmmaker. He graduated from the ENERC (Escuela Nacional de Experimentación y Realización Cinematográfica) and participated in the Artists and Curators Program at the Universidad Di Tella in 2014. In 2015 he was a resident at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Since 2016 he’s been in the MFA Film/Video program at the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College.
He is one of the editors of arts and culture magazine Labor, which focuses on working processes. As a film editor, his collaboration on the film Kékszakállú (2016), by Director Gastón Solnicki deserves special mention.
Diverse exhibitions of his work have been held at galleries and institutions in Argentina and abroad. In 2017 he participated in the Premio Braque, the WRO Biennale (Wroclaw, Poland) and the Bienal Sur.
Architect, full professor and researcher at Universidad de San Martín – UNSAM.
He directs Ariel Jacubovich | Oficina de Arquitectura, a base for architectural project developments and investigations on the productive mediation between material practices, organizational systems and contextual ecologies.
Along with the investigation Urbanismo de las asociaciones: arquitectura pública como objeto de consenso en ecologías urbanas complejas [City Planning of Associations: Public Architecture as an Object of Consensus in Complex Urban Ecologies], he is developing an experimental practice related to the possibilities of developing public architecture in a self-governing fashion. This line of work has evolved within the platform of C.A.P.A. (Public Assembly Architecture Collective).
As part of his practice he has given workshops and lectures about his work at various universities in Latin American and Europe. His own architecture has been published and exhibited in local and international media. He is participating with two works in the exhibition of the Argentine delegation of the Venice 2016 Architecture Biennale and also with a work in the Venezuelan Pavilion.