Art Basel Cities: Buenos AiresArtworld

September 6 – 12, 2018

Buenos Aires’s Artworld

The artistic talent and vitality that characterize the city of Buenos Aires today began to flourish in the 20th century. The city's streets, colors, neighborhoods, and even its geographical location presented inexhaustible sources of inspiration to Argentine artists, and continue to do so in the present day. Since the beginning of this century, Buenos Aires’s cultural landscape has gone from strength to strength: the city’s art scene is rich, diverse, and cross-generational, with a diverse range of artistic practices where conventional traditions coexist alongside the novelty of innovation. Argentina’s gallerists, collectors, curators, and key artworld minds - interviewed below - provide a look into Argentina’s thriving art ecosystem.

Guillermo Kuitca on Buenos Aires’s art scene

The renowned contemporary artist discusses the Argentine artworld’s opportunities and challenges

Spotlighting emerging art in Buenos Aires

With their nonprofit platform Móvil, Alejandra Aguado and Solana Molina Viamonte have carved out space for Argentina’s young artists to push boundaries

A driving force in Argentina’s thriving art industry

Alec Oxenford, collector, entrepreneur and president of the arteBA Fundación, explains his commitment and contribution to the Argentine artworld


Marta Minujín: Meet Argentina’s answer to Andy Warhol

The creator of documenta 14’s ‘Parthenon of Books’ is as vibrant, dynamic and effervescent as her oeuvre

Home is where the art is: A visit to the collection of Joaquín Rodríguez and Abel Guaglianone

Through their collecting, the Buenos Aires patrons have become passionate champions of their country’s contemporary artists

Three Argentine photographers share their surprising takes on Buenos Aires

Alejandro Chaskielberg, Gaston Perello, and Jorge Minio convey the spirit of the city with shots that capture its contradictions