Buenos Aires in Parallel
Cover Story, May 2019
Latitudes recently participated in the Parallel Rooms talks programme of Art Basel Cities: Buenos Aires. Developed in collaboration with the arteBA Fundación, and taking place during the arteBA art fair itself, these events transpired in four temporary domes that popped-up on the central showground of La Rural, a venue more used to hosting prize-winning cattle than forty-two curators, artists, and collectors.
Three rounds of four simultaneous talks saw Argentine cultural agents paired with international guests – who, alongside Latitudes, included Stuart Fallon (Talbot Rice Gallery), Richard Parry (Glasgow International), and Sandino Scheidegger (Random Institute). Latitudes’s Mariana Cánepa Luna was in conversation with Solana Molina Viamonte (cofounder of the exhibition space Móvil) and they wrestled with the subject of “Beyond the Museum: New Institutional Frames for Art”. Max Andrews debated the thorny topic “First Things First: Making Exhibitions for a General Audience” with independent curator Lara Marmor.
These talks were the culmination of the Buenos Aires Semana del Arte, and capped off an intense programme of museum, gallery, and studio visits in the city, which you can read more about on our blog.