Buenos Aires First Partner City
A city with a thriving cultural life and rich artistic heritage, Buenos Aires is the first partner in the Art Basel Cities initiative.
A long-term collaboration with the vibrant Argentine capital, Art Basel Cities: Buenos Aires will explore and expand the city’s cultural ecosystem, and highlight its dynamic cultural scene, promoting it to a global audience and Art Basel’s extensive network. Following this year's launch of the Art Basel Cities Exchange, Cecilia Alemani, Director and Chief Curator of High Line Art, New York and Curator of the Italian Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale, will direct an inspiring, city-wide week of public art on September 11 – 16, 2018.
Underlining the durational aspect of the multi-year partnership, Art Basel, with the support of the the Buenos Aires City Government, has created the Art Basel Cities Exchange and will collaborate with the Argentine art scene on a long-term basis: the program aims at facilitating professional collaborations, supporting cultural projects, and creating a stronger, more connected artworld. Key elements of the initiative include Professional Residencies, the Project Bureau and Support Tools, including Crowdfunding.
To celebrate the Art Basel Cities Exchange a curated series of engaging conversations, professional workshops, coaching sessions, music programs and performances was held at the Art Basel Cities House, Basavilbaso 1233.
In 2018, Art Basel and the City of Buenos Aires will launch an inspiring week of public arts programing in the city. Taking place from September 11 to 16, 2018, the week will be directed by Cecilia Alemani, Director and Chief Curator of High Line Art in New York and the Curator of the Italian Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale. Over the coming months, Alemani will work closely with cultural partners in Buenos Aires on the week's program.