MACBA: the new museum of Buenos Aires

MACBA is a museum project that will open in september 1st 2012, in the neighborhood of San Telmo. Conceived with the desire to boost Argentinean cultural dynamism and dissemination of contemporary artistic expressions, MACBA continues to grow with the constant incorporation of works for its collection.

The mentor of this new museum is the Argentine collector Aldo Rubino (Miami resident and chief investment officer of a U.S. bank) and his wife Costanza Cerullo. The new building, designed by architects Adrian Marcelo Vila and Sebastian, is spread over four floors totaling 2,400 m2 of glass and concrete, with generous natural lighting. In the opening, you will be able to enjoy the private collection of this couple (150 pieces of op art and geometry, local and international artists). Curatorship of the inaugural exhibition, “A global exchange. Geometric abstraction since 1950s” will be conducted by Joe Houston, chief curator of the Hallmark Collection and author of the emblematic catalogue “Optic Nerve: Perceptual Art of the 1960s”. In a path which reintroduces the precepts of the historic exhibition “A Responsive Eye”, Houston reveals his theories on optical art observing and analyzing a selection of works from the Museum’s permanent collection, of national and international artists.

The opening of MACBA is scheduled for September 1st, 2012 at 1 p.m.

Free admission only this coming Saturday & Sunday

Av San Juan 328, San Telmo
http://www.macba.com.ar
Hours:From Wednesday to Monday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesdays closed.
 
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