Magazine article Americas Quarterly

Argentina on Display

Magazine article Americas Quarterly

Argentina on Display

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From London's Frieze to Miami's Art Basel, art fairs are the zenith of the art market, providing a platform for gallerists, artists, curators and collectors to interact. Buenos Aires, once isolated from the rest of the art world, is now attracting international attention. Its arteBA contemporary art fair has been operating for 25 years, but thanks to more recent efforts that have raised Argentina's visibility on the global art scene, the annual fair is now considered one of the must-visit worldwide art events. Exhibit A: This year's arteBA, from May 24 to 27, will feature galleries from 19 countries.

International audiences got an early example of Argentina's art clout in February at the arco madrid fair, which drew over 100,000 visitors. Each year, one country is invited as a featured country, and this year Argentina received that honor. …

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