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Three galleries for every taste that are worth visiting in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Posted on April - 27 - 2017

Galeria Ruth Benzacar. Photo courtesy: Galeria Ruth Benzacar

Buenos Aires is known for being a vibrant city that oozes both a local culture as well as a hectic international meeting point for South America. As a result of this rich environment, art spaces and galleries have sprung to accommodate the cultural demand. A visit to Buenos Aires wouldn’t be complete without some time devoted to explore its art scene. Although there are many more places worth mentioning, here are three very different spaces that offer a general view of what you can find in the city.

Ruth Benzacar 

If there is a synonym with contemporary art in Buenos Aires, Ruth Benzacar Gallery comes to mind for anyone familiar with the porteño art scene. Since its creation in 1965, the gallery is considered as one of the key players in the molding of Argentina and Latin America art development. The gallery counts among its ranks great local artists as well as those who have attained international recognition such as Liliana Porter, Leandro Elrich, Jorge Macchi and Adrián Villar Rojas. With a well-prepared team lead by Orly Benzacar, it has devoted itself to promote outstanding artists with an articulate curatorial discourse. It manages to participate yearly in prestigious international events and upon its 50 years celebration, moved to a spacious and bright new place in the Villa Crespo neighborhood.

Galeria Mar Dulce 

For anyone looking for works that depart from the shock factor and perplexing nature of contemporary art, a trip down to charming Palermo Soho into the cozy and welcoming Galeria Mar Dulce should be at the top of your list. Still, consider a toddler in the art world; it has managed to stay afloat since 2010, commanding its niche market. Since other galleries fall in the pretentious and expensive category, Mar Dulce presents accessible yet beautiful works of art, mainly in small formats presented in a lovely and cozy space, that makes the whole experience all the more enjoyable.

Galeria Mar Dulce. Photo courtesy: wanderarti

Patio del Liceo 

For the more laid-back and adventurous cultural explorer, a beautiful oasis awaits with young up-and-coming artists, hip galleries and funky independent brands and stores. As you walk into this refurbished traditional gallery building, every bit of the structure is taken by different venues. From art galleries, to books and comic stores, independent clothing brands, photography workshops and a quaint little café in the middle of the action, where you can sit back and watch how the building comes to life with the movement of people. Its unique place in Buenos Aires, and as it manages to offer a fresh and vibrant set of artists; it also provides locals and internationals with a first-hand experience of the porteño contemporary youth culture.

By: Gabriela Martínez de la Hoz

Galeria Patio del Liceo. Photo courtesy: Love Art Not People