arteBA © Estrella Herrera
The highly successful contemporary art fair arteBA is held every year at La Rural exhibition centre in Buenos Aires. National and international art galleries come together to offer contemporary art works to roving collectors and visitors. There is also an agenda of talks and open debates throughout the five days. Depending on the year, more than 81 galleries from across the world take part in the fair, exhibiting the works of more than 800 contemporary artists. The space is divided into several sections, each run by a different sponsor and organised by a different curator according to changing themes.
The fair has been hosted in Buenos Aires for 22 years, and has become one of the most important events in the world for promoting Argentine and Latin American artists. More than 120,000 visitors flock to La Rural over the five days, and to make the fair more accessible to all, a free forum is offered in the La Rural auditorium. May is a good time of year to visit Buenos Aires, and the art fair is a good reason to visit the city, filled as it is with vibrant artists and art enthusiasts.
Venue: La Rural
Date: 24 - 27 May 2017