Buenos Aires to host pub­lic art pro­gramme for Art Basel Cities

HT Cafe - - My City -

Buenos Aires is the first city to be cho­sen for the Art Basel Cities ini­tia­tive, with high­lights that in­cludes a city-wide week of pub­lic art pro­gram­ming next Septem­ber.

Art Basel Cities, an ini­tia­tive by the or­gan­is­ers of the long-run­ning Art Basel art fair, is aimed at high­light­ing and sup­port­ing the cities’ lo­cal art scenes. Buenos Aires was an­nounced as the first part­ner city a year ago, and this week, key plans were re­vealed for the long-term col­lab­o­ra­tion.

Ce­cilia Ale­mani, di­rec­tor of the pub­lic art pro­gram for New York’s High Line, has been named Artis­tic Di­rec­tor of the Buenos Aires ini­tia­tive and will di­rect a pub­lic art pro­gramme that will take place through­out the city from Septem­ber 11 to 16, 2018.

To cel­e­brate the launch of Art Basel Cities: Buenos Aires, a new venue called Art Basel Cities House will be set up in Buenos Aires from Novem­ber 2 to 5. It will host events and work­shops, and launch a se­ries of talks set to run through­out the year.

Much of the work of Art Basel Cities will go on be­hind the scenes. The Art Basel Cities Ex­change, in par­tic­u­lar, will in­clude a num­ber of ini­tia­tives sup­port­ing artis­tic projects de­sign and col­lab­o­ra­tions need to strengthen the lo­cal art world.

A dig­i­tal plat­form called Pro­ject Bureau will be set up to help re­alise large-scale projects in the city, with arts pro­fes­sion­als be­ing in­vited to ap­ply with ideas. Art Basel’s Crowd­fund­ing plat­form will like­wise be used to help re­alise projects in­clud­ing ex­hi­bi­tions, pub­lic in­stal­la­tions, ed­u­ca­tion pro­grams, res­i­den­cies, talks and archives.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from India

© PressReader. All rights reserved.