"Sneak Peek: What to See at arteBA 2017 in Buenos Aires"
By Nicholas Forrest
"The arteBA international art fair returns for its 26th edition in 2017 from May 24-27 at the La Rural exhibition venue in Palermo, Buenos Aires with a lineup of 90 galleries from 20 countries: Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Germany, France, Japan, Kosovo, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Spain, the Dominican Republic, the United States, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
The Main Section of this year’s fair will present 53 galleries selected by an autonomous committee. Fifteen of the galleries in the Main Section will present a special project involving up to three artists for the Special Projects Patio Bullrich, while 16 will exhibit one or more emblematic works by a single artist for the Cabinet AA2000 selection.
For the 2017 edition of U-TURN Project Rooms by Mercedes-Benz, Mexico City-based writer and independent curator Chris Sharp has selected 15 international galleries to present a specific project featuring up to three artists. This year’s U-Turn is features of a selection of emerging and established galleries from Latin America, both coasts of the US, various points around Europe, and Japan.
'There is no curatorial theme for the section, as such,' Sharp explains. 'If anything could be said to unite this selection of galleries, I suppose it would be me, as a curator. I have an ongoing relationship with virtually all of these galleries, having worked with them in various capacities or maintained a discussion with them over the course of the past few years, and in some cases even longer.'
Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy, Curator of Contemporary Art for the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection, New York and Caracas, has been invited to select the participants for this year’s Solo Show Zurich, which focuses on Latin American artists who, along with their galleries, are developing a critical conversation regarding contemporary art in their own countries..."
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