As the sizzling heat of the porteño summer dies down (at least, so we hope), Buenos Aires starts to slowly come back to life. This means one very important thing: new art and cultural events arriving to the city.
As well as the two Patti Smith recitals later this month, the CCK is having a moment for all things cultural and free, so if you find yourself with some extra time, here’s what you have to look forward to:
El Centro en Movimiento II
As a second edition of the “Movimiento” exhibit (“Movement”), the first one having taken place back in 2017, the CCK looks at the relationship between machine and human movement through the exhibition “El Centro en Movimiento II,” which will be open until March 4.
Before you start thinking that the display is going to be a little too abstract, it really isn’t: the CCK is filled with interactive displays as well as colorful installations that are easy on the eye, enough to keep even the most reluctant onlookers entertained.
The main room acts as a visually arresting installation paying homage to Argentine moving art. Here, spectators can view a summary of productions by artists Eduardo Rodríguez and Perla Benveniste.
Another highlight includes Mariela Yeregui’s “Entreveros” installation, which consists of luminous hair-like tangled knots. If you use the magnifying glasses and look closely, you’ll be able to see that there are written fragments of Darwin’s Patagonia diary all over them.
If you feel like getting a bit trippy for a moment, Alfio Demestre’s installation will do just the trick. Visitors must put on a face covering helmet before entering, which makes both floor and ceiling completely disappear. Good luck finding your way out!
A collaboration of many artists (including Patti Smith, David Lynch, and Guillermo Kuitca), the Les Visitants exhibition currently occupying the sixth and seventh floors of the CCK is part of Paris’ La Fondation Cartier’s collection, and is available for visiting until May 2018.
Kuitca’s “Living Room” installation inspired by both David Lynch’s imagination and Patti Smith’s poetry reading is the highlight. With its black and red color scheme along with clashing patterns,”Living Room” is an intimate and immersive piece showcasing Kuitca’s more recent work.
Although the same thing could be said about everything displayed in the Center, it’s also worth checking out photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto’s Conceptual Forms work along with Willam Eggleston’s photography, and Mali born photographer Seydou Keiter’s black and white “Bamako” portrait series.
Multimedia artist Tony Oursler’s “Dead Eyes Live” questions those who venture in the room by asking who’s really looking at who – exhibit or visitor? Fiberglass spheres stand in front of the spectator, showing blinking eyes with small creatures fleeing across each. A maze you wouldn’t want to get lost in.
If you want to really get your art nerd on, check out the informal discussions that will be held over the weekend of 23rd February until Sunday 25th.
Think geometric shapes and Miró colors and you’ll have an idea of what Schiavi’s sculptures are like. Whilst angular and geometric, the sculptures can sometime resemble faces, and the best part is that the installation will be placed on the ninth floor roof terrace, so you’ll get a chance to not only admire the art, but to also get a breathtaking view of downtown Buenos Aires. This exhibit will be available starting tomorrow, so you have just enough time to rearrange your plans and be among the first ones to take a look!
A short but sweet exhibition of just three illusionary artworks, Miño’s work explores the contrast between shapes, shadow and light to give each artwork a slightly mind-bending look. The photographer’s pieces will be exhibited until April 8th.
National Argentine Orchestra
The National Argentine Orchestra begins its 2018 agenda with a night of tango music as well as pieces dedicated to Argentina’s coast. Argentine singer Ramón Ayala will be performing as a soloist in the show, alongside Argentine musician Iván Elizaincin, which will be taking place on Wednesday, March 7th.
Hungry for more? Don’t forget to check out Herbstein’s La Diablada exhibition taking place this month, and relive those carnaval vibes.
For a full agenda and detailed information on reserving tickets, check out the CCK website. Enjoy!