Buenos Aires as the first Art Basel City

A city with a thriving cultural life and rich artistic heritage, Buenos Aires is the first partner in the Art Basel Cities initiative.

Art Basel and the city of Buenos Aires will join forces to develop and host a series of vibrant cultural events. The first event will take place in Buenos Aires in late 2017 and offer new opportunities to discover and engage with the city's thriving cultural offerings and contemporary art scene.

The aim is to amplify the city's cultural impact and to bring events with international resonance to life by combining Art Basel's expertise and global network with Buenos Aires' commitment to further establish itself as a leading cultural destination.

Over the coming months, Art Basel will work closely with the government of Buenos Aires, its tourism board and select local arts institutions to create meaningful programming that will complement and amplify the city's artistic offerings - and reflect its vision for the future.

The Art Basel Cities initiative was launched in March 2016 to engage with selected partner cities to develop vibrant and intellectually rigorous bespoke programs and offer the artworld new opportunities to engage with cultural offerings across the world.

Members of the initiative's advisory board are Patrick Foret, Art Basel's Director of Business Initiatives, David Adjaye, Füsun Eczacıbaşı, Richard Florida, Jacques Herzog, Sam Keller, William Lim, Simon Mordant AM, Lars Nittve, Anne Pasternak, Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Dennis Scholl, Uli Sigg and Michael Tay.