Art Fair Buenos Aires-EXPOTRASTIENDAS 2011.
11TH ANNUAL EXPOTRASTIENDAS ART FAIR IN BUENOS AIRES 1ST to 5th of September 2011 Art is a very big part of argentine life, in fact, may people say that Buenos Aires is the cultural capital of South America and who am I to argue. The minute you arrive you notice, literally!! Last week I was invited to an art exhibition opening at the airport hallway art space La Paz. Can you believe it, prospective buyers were sipping champagne, mingling and deciding, and all the while jetlagged passengers kept creeping by with their luggage with perplexed looks in their sleepy eyes. Chez moi, art has always been present. Both my aunt (my photograph is of her painting) Poupee Tessio and my brother Mariano Airaldi are artists, and my mother is their unofficial Theo van Gogh as well as a furnisher restaurateur . As for my father, the ambassador, he is a collector of old photography and is responsible together with my mother for a very interesting collection of argentine paintings. My sister and I are starting collections thanks to the great prices, our aunt´s “donations” and the great talent young talent in Argentina. 11TH ANNUAL EXPOTRASTIENDAS is an art fair organized annually by the Argentine Association of Galleries since 2001. This year´s edition kicks off a new decade for this mega fest of local art. All the most important galleries in one place for visitors to enjoy and a great opportunity to add an argentine art piece to your collection. A private viewing with our art consultant can be arranged by contacting: www.buenos-aires-experience.com EXPOTRASTIENDAS is proud to promote talent of all ages, diciplines, and styles. Be it installations, oils, collage, video-art – there are always new surprises and innovations. Ricardo Blanco, president of the National Many of you already know from our Arts & Leisure’s Guide, galleries such as Vassari, Del Infinito, Arte x Arte, Gachi Prieto, Kazuka Sakai, Duillio Pierri among many others. Victor Grippo, one of Argentina’s most important contemporary artist (some of his works are exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts in Recoleta), states that “the intention of the artist is to serve society as to reflect yourself and thus understand oneself”.