arteBA 2018: discover all its sections
The new arteBA can be visited until Sunday May 27 at La Rural (Palermo, Buenos Aires). This year the fair renewed its commitment to the selection of curators and the sections of the fair in which more than 400 artists from more than 80 galleries from 27 cities participate, with enriching dialogues between emerging artists, established and proposals for performances, talks , debates and presentations. Below we describe each of its sections.
Established galleries chosen by an autonomous selection committee in charge of evaluating postulants’ proposals.
Gallery Selection Committee:
Ana María Battistozzi (Art Critic and Independent Curator, Buenos Aires).
Orly Benzacar (Gallery Director, Ruth Benzacar Galería de Arte and President, Meridiano, Buenos Aires).
Eduardo Brandão (Gallery Director, Vermelho, San Pablo).
Sabine Schmidt (Gallery Director, PSM, Berlin).
A group of a maximum of 10 young galleries, in stands of up to 40m2. Participating galleries are those that have opened 5 years ago or less, representing young artists and participating in the Fair for the first time and also those coming from Barrio Joven. The same selection committee from the Main Section will be in charge of evaluating their proposals.
CABINET GNV GROUP
Outstanding sectors within some of the Main Section galleries’ stands, where one or several works by a single modern or contemporary artist are exhibited. An advisory committee is in charge of this selection.
Cabinet Advisory Committee:
Ana María Battistozzi (Art Critic and Independent Curator, Buenos Aires)
Patrick Charpenel (Curator and Executive Director, Museo del Barrio, Mexico City/New York).
João Fernandes (Deputy Director, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid).
SOLO SHOW ZURICH
One curator invites Latin American artists and the galleries that represent them to participate with solo shows.
Curator: José Luis Blondet (Curator of Special Initiatives, LACMA, Los Angeles).
Section of the Fair that brings together new, innovative or alternative spaces that represent young artists. The proposals are selected by an autonomous curatorial team.
Miguel A. López (Chief Curator, TEOR/éTica, San José, Costa Rica and co-founder of Bisagra, Lima).
Santiago Villanueva (Artist and Curator, Buenos Aires).
U-TURN PROJECT ROOMS
A curator invites to present specific projects forming a section that proposes dialogues between galleries and local and international artists.
Curator: Magalí Arriola (Writer and Independent Curator, Mexico City).
Space dedicated to live artists’ performances and a selection of videos carried out thanks to support from Arte x Arte. Programed by Bienal de Performance Video Curator: Rodrigo Alonso (Professor and Independent Curator, Buenos Aires).
ISLA DE EDICIONES
Coordinated by a curatorial team, this section of publications of the fair has 5 guest editorial projects; a library space specialized in contemporary art and a collective table with independent labels. Isla de Ediciones also has its own auditorium with programming of talks and book presentations. Thanks to the main support of Fundación Proa and with the collaboration of Ternium and Federico Churba.
Santiago García Navarro (Writer and Curator, Buenos Aires).
Nancy Rojas (Curator and Essayist, Rosario).
ZOOM Quinquela Fondos
As a novelty of the 2018 edition, arteBA launches Zoom, a program of artistic interventions that will infiltrate the layout of the Fair. In its inaugural year, the pieces have been selected by invitation and will be located in both entrances of the arteBA pavilions.
Curator: Alejandra Aguado (Co-Director of Mobile and curator, Buenos Aires).
Open Forum, sponsored by the Buenos Aires City Government is a meeting forum for leading figures in the local and international art industry. This section contributes, from Argentina, to the debate surrounding contemporary art.
PRIME TIME / ART CONVERSATIONS / ART BASEL CITIES + ARTEBA TALKS