Pinta Sud | ASU presents the third and final edition of Asunción’s Art Week, taking place from August 5-11, 2024. The event will feature art exhibitions, events, and various activities free and open to the public, offering seven days of artistic celebration throughout the city.


Contemporary art will take the spotlight in Asunción, inviting a dialogue with the best of Paraguay's art scene through a curated agenda. This includes art exhibitions at Casa Pinta (Cultural Center of the City Manzana de la Rivera) and more than 20 venues, including galleries, cultural institutions, museums, and self-managed spaces, with guided tours and free activities.


Additionally, at CAF - Development Bank of Latin America and the Caribbean, FORO will take place: a program of conversations with international curators and specialists from prestigious institutions and museums in the United States, Brazil, Spain, Mexico, and Argentina. These discussions aim to create spaces for debate, reflection, and networking, targeting art professionals, students, and educators. Among the invited specialists are Isabella Lenzi (Alberto Cruz Foundation, Santo Domingo and Madrid), Raphael Fonseca (Bienal del Mercosur, Porto Alegre), Bianca Bernardo (A Gentil Carioca art gallery, Rio de Janeiro), Cuauhtemoc Medina González (MUAC - Museum of Contemporary Art, Mexico City), María Amalia García (Malba - Museum of Latin American Art, Buenos Aires), Inés Katzenstein (MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York), Vivian Crockett (New Museum, New York), Isabella Rjeille (New Museum - New York), Luciana Pereira (Pompidou-Paraná).

"Asunción has a unique and attractive cultural vitality. Pinta Sud | ASU’s Art Week seeks to enhance not only its cultural ecosystem by bringing the public closer to visual arts but also to strengthen professional dynamics, thus helping to position Asunción as a cultural destination in Latin America," comments Diego Costa Peuser, Global Director of Pinta.


The cultural program is curated by Adriana Almada with the support of Irene Gelfman, global curator of Pinta. They are joined by renowned national curators such as Ticio Escobar, Lia Colombino, Fredi Casco, and Damián Cabrera, who will oversee various exhibition proposals.


This edition introduces the Young Curators Program, featuring invited young Paraguayan curators Gustavo Riego, Majo Fiorio, and Luis Ocampos Pompa, who will present emerging and mid-career artists.


Pinta Sud | ASU is much more than a cultural program: it is a meeting point to foster professionalization opportunities and values cultural and tourism heritage, strengthening the local art scene and the national art market.

About Pinta Sud | ASU

Since 2022, the Pinta Sud initiative has been implementing cultural programs in Latin American cities to celebrate their art scenes. Its mission is to strengthen cultural networks between the international art world and the local scene, resulting in economic, market, training, and positioning opportunities for Latin American art.


The third edition of Art Week Pinta Sud | ASU is presented by Pinta with the support of the main sponsor EFG Wealth Management among other sponsors and collaborators. It also has the support of CAF - Development Bank of Latin America and the Caribbean, Itaú Foundation, Tecnoedil S.A. Constructora, La Misión Hotel, Della Polleti, Alemania Cell, Amplifiy, Stella Artois, Polytechnic and Artistic University of Paraguay, travel agency Comdetur, the General Directorate of Culture and Tourism of the Municipality of Asunción, the Cultural Center Manzana de la Rivera, Coca-Cola, Paresa Paraguay.

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