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In your face! by Mario Testino


“In your face!”, the exhibition of one of the most influential photographers of the world, Mario Testino, is coming to town.

This exhibition combines his many years of work for fashion magazines as well as personal snapshots. It reflects the interaction of the mass media with the glamour and popular culture icons such as Kate Moss, Giselle Bundchen, Nicole Kidman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Mick Jagger, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Brad Pitt and David Beckham, among others.

“In Your Face” offers a provocative inside look at some of today’s most elusive and exclusive subjects through the lens of renowned fashion and portrait photographer and Vogue and Vanity Fair contributor Mario Testino. Known for the elegance, beauty, style, irreverence, and contradiction of his images, Testino gives us a career retrospective arranged in compelling visual stories.

Mario Testino: In Your Face
From March 15th to June 16th, 2014 
Sala 5 (2nd floor) 
Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415 C1425CLA
Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 (11) 4808-6500

Museum of broken relationships

When a relationship ends, the first instinct is usually to get rid of everything that brings back memories. The Museum of Broken Relationships gives us a second option: show it around the world.

The museum was created in Croatia in 2006 when artists Olinka Vistica and Drazen Grubisic ended their relationship and did not know what to do with anything that even made them think about the other. They dismissed the idea of burning letters, breaking photos, or give away clothes and dolls and decided to put everything together and make a museum.

The exhibiton in Buenos Aires opened last Thursday, April 14 at the Centro Cultural Borges and will continue through Sunday, May 1, 2011. Along with selection from its permanent collection the Museum will present the contributions witnessing local heartbreaks.

An interesting way of not erasing the emotional history.

Mates, containers of a tradition

Exhibition organized to commemorate the Bicentennial.

In 1910, to celebrate the centennial of the May Revolution that started the process of independence of our country, Argentina had managed to become one of the richest and most developed nations. Great works transformed the city of Buenos Aires as the Port, public buildings, the Avenida de Mayo, businesses and department stores, private residences, health etc works. For the celebrations were produced, among other things, mates commemorative image of the Republic or the National Emblem.
In this presentation, different mate porcelain that were used at the time of the Centennial and other years are exhibited, showing the importance of this custom in Argentina.

On the yerba mate
The yerba mate, which is a leafy tree, was used by the inhabitants of these lands before the Spanish arrived. Scientifically it is known by the name of Ilex paraguayensis and grows in subtropical South America sector for the territories of Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and southern Brazil.
Consumption of this product is spread in these countries that adopted this drink not only for its nutritional qualities but also for its special flavor, which seems strange to those who tested for the first time, but that habit becomes something tasty and enjoyable.
Mate in each region has certain features that distinguish it: the addition of other aromatic herbs like lemon verbena, dried orange peels and, more generally, sugar. Is taken as breakfast or snack but any valid reason is good to prime a few mates that come in solitude or are of gathering with family and friends. It is very common to hear the phrase “I hope to have mate” as an invitation to visit relatives or acquaintances, and it is customary “Matear” after lunch, after dinner, at the picnic or beach during the summer, while traveling or, as in Uruguay, where it is taken everywhere, even walking down the street.

Mates, containers of a tradition
Until 8 August.
In Defensa 219.