For seven days, see Buenos Aires through the eyes of 18 artists by  Sooni Shroff Gander

For seven days, see Buenos Aires through the eyes of 18 artists

Sooni Shroff Gander

Curator Cecilia Alemani invites people to chart their own paths through 'Hopscotch (Rayuela)’, now on view

From September 6 through 12, Cecilia Alemani, artistic director of Art Basel Cities: Buenos Aires, brings us ‘Hopscotch (Rayuela)’, an exhibition of artworks installed throughout the city for the 2018 Art Basel Cities Week. The lineup includes 18 Argentine and international artists and forsakes a preset path in favor of a self-guided artistic journey through the city’s most vibrant neighborhoods. Art Basel caught up with Alemani to find out about the program’s highlights, and what it means to use the city as a stage.

Cecilia Alemani, artistic director of the 2018 Art Basel Cities Week in Buenos Aires. Photo by: Liz Ligon.
Cecilia Alemani, artistic director of the 2018 Art Basel Cities Week in Buenos Aires. Photo by: Liz Ligon.
Mika Rottenberg. Still from Cosmic Generator, 2017. Courtesy of the artist.
Mika Rottenberg. Still from Cosmic Generator, 2017. Courtesy of the artist.
Barbara Kruger. Untitled (No puedes vivir sin nosotras / You Can't Live Without Us), 2018, painted mural, Silos de la Antigua Junta Nacional de Granos, approximate dimensions: 30 m x 68 m.
Barbara Kruger. Untitled (No puedes vivir sin nosotras / You Can't Live Without Us), 2018, painted mural, Silos de la Antigua Junta Nacional de Granos, approximate dimensions: 30 m x 68 m.
Leandro Katz, Alfabeto lunar / Lunar Alphabet, 2018, polished cement and bronze, 27 tiles, each 80 cm x 120 cm.
Leandro Katz, Alfabeto lunar / Lunar Alphabet, 2018, polished cement and bronze, 27 tiles, each 80 cm x 120 cm.