REINA SOFIA: SILVIA RIVAS AND LUCRECIA LIONTI
The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía takes away two new pieces from arteBA. One is a video by Silvia Rivas, De la serie infinito recurso. Infinito recurso (lr-venir) (From the Infinite Resource Series. Infinite Resource (Come-Go), 1998), acquired from Rolf Art and showing a renewed commitment to audio visual pieces produced prior to the digital era. Acquired from the Walden gallery in the U-TURN Project Rooms by Mercedes-Benz section, is an embroidered cloth piece by Lucrecia Lionti titled Geometría o barbarie (Geometry or Barbarity, 2016) measuring 155 x 200 cm.
SALOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM: LILIANA PORTER
Curator Pablo León de la Barra of the Salomon G. Guggenheim Museum in New York participates once again in the Acquisition Program for Museums, purchasing Forty Years III (2013), by artist Liliana Porter for the Museum’s collection.
THE DALLAS ART MUSEUM: HORACIO ZABALA
Thanks to collaboration from the Agencia Argentina de Inversiones y Comercio Internacional, which invites international museums to the Acquisitions Program, Katherine Brodbeck, Assistant Curator for Contemporary Art at the Dallas Art Museum, acquired Revisar / Censurar (Revise / Censor, 1974) by Horacio Zabala from the Henrique Faria New York / Buenos Aires gallery during this 26th edition of arteBA.
THE BOSTON MUSEUM: LEANDRO KATZ
Liz Munsell, Assistant Curator, Contemporary Art and Special Initiatives at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, made one of the Fair’s final acquisitions. In the framework of the Acquisitions Program, the Museum opted to acquire a 1985 photograph by Leandro Katz, Tulúm, after Catherwood (El Castillo) (Tulúm, after Catherwood (The Castle)) from the Henrique Faria New York/Buenos Aires gallery.
BROAD ART MUSEUM: DAVID LAMELAS
Carla Acevedo Yates, Assistant Curator at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University in the United States communicated that the Museum had decided to acquire Buenos Aires no existe, Buenos Aires N’Existe Pas (Buenos Aires Doesn’t Exist), a piece by artist David Lamelas from the Henrique Faria New York/Buenos Aires gallery.
MACBA (BARCELONA): 3 WORKS BY MIRTA DERMISACHE
The Museo de Arte de Contemporáneo de Barcelona added three pieces by artist Mirta Dermisache to its collection, acquired from the Henrique Faria New York/Buenos Aires gallery. All three works were produced in 1970, with the title Sin título (Carta) (Untitled (Letter)).
LACMA: OSÍAS YANOV
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LACMA, acquired three works from the El orden de las orgías (The Order of Orgies, 2015) series by artist Osías Yanov from Galería Nora Fisch in Buenos Aires: Gomero (Rubber Tree), a video (in loop) lasting a little over three minutes, shown previously at the Gwangju Biennale in South Korea, Cuencos interconectados (Interconnected Bowls), a unique ceramic piece and Gestos interconectados (Interconnected Gestures), an image generated with 3D digital modeling.
THE CENTRO DE ARTE DOS DE MAYO: THREE WORKS BY FERNANDA LAGUNA
In this edition of the Fair, the Director of Madrid’s CA2M, Manuel Segade, selects three pieces by artist Fernanda Laguna from the Galería Nora Fisch to add to its collection: El miedo (Fear, 2001), Maria Fernanda Laguna (1999/2000) and Dame bola (Pay Attention to Me, 2000). This year, the acquisitions by international museums are made possible thanks to the Agencia Argentina de Inversiones y Comercio Internacional (Argentina’s Investment and Trade Promotion Agency).
MUAC: MAGDALENA JITRIK
Cuauhtémoc Medina González, Chief Curator of the Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo – MUAC (Mexico City) incorporates two pieces by Magdalena Jitrik into the collection, purchased from Ignacio Liprandi Arte Contemporáneo. One of these is Templo (Temple), an adobe sculpture measuring 30 x 24 x 12 cm from 2010, and the other is Subversivos (Subversives), an oil painting on rattan measuring 118 x 110 cm from 2006.
MALI COLLECTION: LILIANA MARESCA
The curator Sharon Lerner and Nicolás Kecskemethy from the CAAC – Museo de Arte de Lima – MALI decided to add Liliana Maresca to the Museum’s collection. They acquired two photo performances: Sin título. Liliana Maresca con su obra (Untitled. Liliana Maresca with her Work, 1983) and Sin título, Imagen pública – Altas esferas (Untitled, Public Image – High Spheres, 1993, copy dated 2016). Both photographs are by Marcos López. The artist’s work had already been exhibited at the Museum during the Perder la forma humana. Una imagen sísmica de los años ochenta en América Latina (Losing Human Form. A Seismic Image of the Eighties in Latin America) exhibition, after being held at the Reina Sofía in Madrid and prior to its arrival in Buenos Aires in 2014.
MATCHING FUNDS ARTEBA-BANCO CIUDAD PROGRAM: VICTOR FLORIDO, ELDA CERRATO AND ANTONIO BERNI
Three museums made their acquisitions as part of the Matching Funds arteBA-Banco Ciudad Program, which contributes to augmenting Argentinean museums’ patrimony. The Museo Franklin Rawson in San Juan purchased an oil on canvas by Víctor Florido, Estudio para un retrato (Study for a Portrait, 2015-2017), 205 x 285 cm from Buenos Aires’ Pasto gallery and a new piece from Buenos Aires’ Sputnik gallery, in the Barrio Joven Chandon, by artist Sofía Durrieu. Titled Headbone (2017), the piece is designed in wood, iron, ceramic tile, leather, hooks and instructions on vinyl for anyone venturing to attach themselves to the work. The Museo Sívori in Buenos Aires made an acquisition at the Fair for the first time, adding two works to its collection thanks to this program: El cuerpo humano o coloquio sobre el temblor. Desde poesía de A. Pellegrini (The Human Body or Colloquium on Earthquakes. From Poem by A. Pellegrini, 1968) and Desde la serie del Ser Beta aislado. Maternidad (From the Series on Being Beta Isolated. Maternity), both works in India ink on paper by artist Elda Cerrato, purchased from the Henrique Faria New York/Buenos Aires gallery. Lastly, the MAT – Museo de Arte Tigre also made its first acquisition at the Fair, opting for a screen print on paper by Antonio Berni, Sin Título (Nº12) (Untitled (No 12)), from the Cosmocosa gallery in Buenos Aires.
MADERO HARBOUR: PAOLA VEGA AND 10 PIECES BY FEDERICO LANZI
Participating for the third time in the Acquisition Program for Businesses, Madero Harbor acquired an oil painting by Paola Vega (Sin título (Untitled), 2015, 190 x 425 cm) from the Mite gallery, and 10 pieces with diverse formats by artist Federico Lanzi, from the MCHG-María Casado gallery. These works, selected by curator Florencia Battiti, will be added to the patrimony of works that the enterprise contributes to its real estate projects.
IMPULSARTE LA RURAL: RONDOLINI, PIERPAOLI, GUERRIERI, SORIANO, DEMESTRE AND GRUPPALI
During this ninth year of Impulsarte, the incentive program for Argentinean Art, La Rural acquires 6 new pieces to add to its existing collection of 40 works by 36 young Argentinean artists. From the Ruby gallery, they selected an ink on paper polyptych by María Guerrieri, Sin Título (Untitled, 2017); a ceramic piece from 2017 by artist Débora Pierpaoli from the Miranda Bosch gallery; a piece by Luciana Rondolini made with spackle and pencil on paper, Sin título (Untitled) from the Del Infinito gallery; a watercolor and ink painting by Alfio Demestre, 2014, from the Pasto gallery; an intervened print by Hernán Soriano, San Bartolomé (Saint Bartholomew, 2017) from the Document Art Gallery and the photographic series Fantasma (Ghost, 2014) by Bruno Gruppalli from MCHG – María Casado. This program has an Acquisitions Committee comprised by Victoria Verlichak, Eva Grinstein and Juan Pablo Maglier, Director of Institutional Relations for La Rural.
ANTONIO SEGUÍ: HOTEL PANAMERICANO MAKES FIRST PURCHASE AT ARTEBA
The Hotel Panamericano made the first purchase at this edition of the Fair for the Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes Emilio Caraffa. Participating in the Acquisition Program for the first time, the hotel committed to incrementing the patrimony of the Museum located in Córdoba with the purchase of the piece titled Ropa de hombre (Men’s Clothing, 2016), an acrylic on canvas measuring 40 x 50 cm by artist Antonio Segui, from Buenos Aires’ Roldán Moderno gallery.
MUMBAT (TANDIL): MIGUEL ÁNGEL VIDAL
The Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes de Tandil acquired Columnas de luz – De la serie de los Laberintos cóncavos y convexos (Columns of Light – From the Concave and Convex Labyrinths Series, 1978) by artist Miguel Ángel Vidal. This acrylic on canvas measures 60 x 60 cm and came from the Alejandro Faggioni Estudio de Arte gallery in Buenos Aires.
MALBA INCORPORATES TWO WOMEN ARTISTS INTO ITS COLLECTION: MAGALÍ LARA AND ELDA CERRATO
For this edition, MALBA selects works by two women: by Maglí Lara, a key artist in Mexican feminism, a drawing and collage on paper, Tijeras (Scissors, 1977) , acquired from the Walden gallery, and De la Realidad: Relevamientos para el sueño de la casita propia. Documentación II (From Reality: Surveys for the Dream of a Little House of One’s Own, 1975) by Elda Cerrato, purchased from the Henrique Faria New York/Buenos Aires gallery. It is the first time pieces by either artist join the Malba collection, improving its representation of women artists, one of the aims postulated by the Museum’s Comité Científico Artístico (Scientific Art Committee), in charge of this selection.
MACBA (BUENOS AIRES): JUAN SORRENTINO AND JUANE ODRIOZOLA
In anticipation of a new direction being taken by the Museum, the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires acquires a work from the Barrio Joven Chandon for the first time. The work that marks this new initiative is Polvareda (Dust Cloud 2017) by Juan Sorrentino, a piece made of glass, brick dust and audio speaker, shown at the Acéfala gallery from Buenos Aires, acquired in addition to Catálogo (Catalog), by artist Juane Odriozola, an installation on the floor with ink-jet ink on tissue, purchased from MCHG – Maria Casado.
HOTEL MELIÁ: ALAN SEGAL AND NICOLÁS MASTRACCIO
Participating in the Acquisitions Program for the fourth time, the Hotel Meliá continues to grow its collection of audio visual works. This year, two pieces were acquired: Formas no administradas de información (Non-administrative Forms of Information, 2016, 6 min 41 sec), by Alan Segal, a visual record in 3D animation, purchased from the Slyzmud gallery and Las voces de las cosas (The Voices of Things, 2017) by artist Nicolás Mastraccio, from the Mite gallery.