The draw of art

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BUENOS Aires is the first city to be cho­sen for the Art Basel Cities ini­tia­tive, with high­lights to in­clude 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 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 pro­gramme 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 Sept 11-16, 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 Nov 2-5, 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 – in­clud­ing res­i­den­cies and in­tern­ships – sup­port­ing artis­tic projects and col­lab­o­ra­tions de­signed with cre­ative com­mu­ni­ties 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 in­vited to ap­ply with ideas.

Art Basel's Crowd­fund­ing plat­form will like­wise be used to help re­alise projects in­clud­ing ex­hi­bi­tions, pub­lic in­stal­la­tions, films, books, ed­u­ca­tion pro­grams, res­i­den­cies, talks and ar­chives.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit art­ – AFP Re­laxnews

Art Basel and the city of Buenos Aires will join forces to de­velop and host a se­ries of vi­brant cul­tural events. — AFP

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