CIMAM Visits Program 2023
The presentations and debates of the 55th CIMAM Annual Conference will be held on the mornings of 9–11 November 2023 from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires. Ample time will be set aside for participation and dialogue. For the first time, simultaneous translation to and from Spanish and a crèche for children will be offered during the Conference sessions.
During the afternoon and evening sessions, a rich programme of visits will enable attendees to experience first-hand the vast spread of Argentina’s truly diverse multi-disciplinary art scene, including not only the visual arts but theatre, literature, film, dance and experimental music.
→ Read the Visits Program in Spanish: Programa de CIMAM 2023
Day 1. Thursday 9th November
After Conference on Day 1, an informal lunch will be hosted by Fundación Proa. After visiting its current exhibition, we will tour the booming Southern Art District and its numerous art institutions and alternative spaces in the historic neighbourhoods of San Telmo and La Boca.
From Proa, in small groups of 15–20 to allow meaningful dialogues between visitors and the hosts of the different spaces, we will be visiting Proa21, Fundación Andreani, Fundación Larivière Fotografía Latinoamericana, Fundación Forner-Bigatti, the art galleries in the area, the alternative spaces and residency programmes of the Fundación El Mirador, La Verdi and Munar, as well as the studio of the late León Ferrari and more!
The day includes a special invitation to attend Puccini’s Madama Butterfly at the magnificent Teatro Colón, acoustically one of the six most important opera houses in the world. With a powerful gender, social and political perspective, the performance is to be directed by renowned Brazilian director, Livia Sabag.
Day 2. Friday 10th November
After Conference on Day 2 and a tour of the Museo Moderno’s current exhibitions, there will be an informal lunch hosted by Malba. After a visit to its current exhibitions, we will explore the various museums along Museum Mile on Libertador Avenue and on towards Puerto Madero. From Malba, we will visit the Museo Eduardo Sívori in the beautiful Palermo Gardens, the Casa Victoria Ocampo/Fondo Nacional de las Artes, designed by architect Alejandro Bustillo, and the encyclopaedic Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. We will then head downtown to ArtHaus and finish our museum tour with an evening reception hosted by Colección AMALITA, whose premises in Puerto Madero were designed by architect Rafael Viñoly to grace the port of Buenos Aires. For those with energy to spare, we will then venture into the realms of Tango and its classic late-night milongas!
Day 3. Saturday 11th November
The Museo Moderno is saving the most innovative programme for Day 3, for which it will spend the whole year preparing. This experience is being designed to offer an afternoon of tailor-made visits and meetings so that all 200+ professionals attending can enter into meaningful dialogues with a potentially vast number of actors from the cultural ecosystem of the arts in Argentina.
With this in mind, we will be writing to all professionals travelling with a questionnaire about their artistic interests. In the months leading up to the Conference, the Museo Moderno’s curatorial team will be available for one-on-one conversations with every professional attending in order to provide information and feedback on artists, trends, movements, institutions, archives and projects. Starting in June, we will be inviting all attendees to access a website of Argentina’s modern and contemporary scene and the exhibitions and artists on view in November.
We therefore strongly suggest you extend your stay in Buenos Aires at the height of spring for at least two more days to take full advantage of the rich programme being prepared by the capital’s 60+ art institutions and galleries. Day 3 will then conclude with the CIMAM General Assembly and dinner in the eighteenth-century colonial monastery today housing the Fundación Mercedes Sosa, a stone’s throw from the Moderno. Dinner and the after-dinner party will be organized and supported by the Asociación de Amigos del Museo Moderno in honour of all the CIMAM travellers and local hosts taking part in this intense 3-day programme. All of us here in the Argentinian capital are already looking forward to welcoming you!
Post-Conference Salta Tour
Sunday 12th November (early morning) Transfer to Salta by plane.
Overnight at Salta
Monday 13th. November Transfer to Buenos Aires by plane arriving back in the capital at 11.15 p.m.
To fully enjoy your trip, we recommend extending your stay for longer than the days of the program, as this is a unique and worthwhile experience.
The Museo Moderno invites you to reserve a ticket for a Post-Conference Tour to Salta in the Argentinian North-West, 12–13 November 2023. Known as ‘Salta La Linda’ (Salta The Beautiful), the city is set in gorgeous Andean landscapes and showcases an exceptionally important tradition of visual arts informed by the landscape, local materials including red soils and clays and natural dyes, indigenous local cultures in the realms of weaving and pottery, and major cultural crossovers with modern and contemporary art.
On Sunday November 12, we will be taking an early flight from Jorge Newbery Airport in the heart of Buenos Aires (15 mins from the hotel) to Salta, where we will have the chance to visit the city’s standout spaces and exhibitions, including the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (MAC) and the Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes de Salta, which, among other shows, will be housing the group exhibition of Wichí artists Lhajus Lhenek, curated by the Wichí artists’ and poets’ collective Centro Cultural TEWOK from the north of Salta Province. We will also visit the legendary tapestry studio of ‘Pajita’ and Rodrigo García Bes, as well as the vital art space Remota, run by artist Guido Yannitto and gallery owner Gonzalo Elías.
On Monday November 13, we will be setting off early in the morning and travelling in the comfort of coaches through one of the most spectacular mountainous landscapes in the world to the Andean town of Cafayate, home to a vibrant community of contemporary artists. We will pause along the way to enjoy the many views and places of interest, such as the Garganta del Diablo (Devil’s Throat) and the Amphitheatre, a rock formation that will feature an on-site project by Cafayate-born artist Javier Soria Vázquez. Lunch will be served in one of the local vineyards in the heart of the Calchaquí Valleys, after which we can take in the studio museum of the late artist Calixto Mamaní in the village. Finally, we will immerse ourselves in the open-air project by local artist Florencia Sadir. We then return to Salta to take an evening flight to Buenos Aires, arriving in the capital on Monday 13 November at 11.15 p.m.
Other Travel Suggestions
Should you wish to take further advantage of your trip to the Southern Cone, we strongly recommend a layover in São Paulo to visit the São Paulo International Biennal and the plethora of exhibitions the city is host to at that time of year. A stop in Rio de Janeiro, or Belho Horizonte to visit the Inhotim, or Porto Alegre, or Bahia, or so many other Brazilian scenes is always highly rewarding!
We here in Argentina will be happy to advise you on any further travel destinations within the country. You may like to consider visiting the rich cultural scenes of Córdoba City, Rosario or Santa Fe, the Iberá Wetlands, the Patagonian Lakes, the Southern traditions of Ushuaia, the wine scenes of Mendoza or the breath-taking landscapes of San Juan and the Iguazú Falls, to name just a few possible destinations.
And as denizens of the Southern Cone, we can provide enthusiastic and well-informed advice should you consider extending your trip on to Uruguay, Chile, Bolivia and Paraguay!
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