Visit the Holy Land … in Argentina!

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Tuesday 4 February 2014

Brazil might have Christ the Redeemer but Argentina has Tierra Santa. This theme park brings old Jerusalem to Latin America with a 40-foot Jesus, faux primitive huts, over 500 plastic Romans and Jesuits, and tons of kitsch. Visitors can take part in ‘recreations of such famous events as the last supper, where diners can eat […]

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Ever and ROA’s shared mural creation in Buenos Aires

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By Mareike Muller in New Art on Friday 25 January 2013

Even though many don’t expect Buenos Aires, or Latin America in general, to be a hotspot for awesome street art, it is. Check out this new mural which bloomed through a collaboration between Belgian artist ROA and the Argentine artist, Ever, in the ever-hip neighbourhood of Palermo. The work, called The People Feed Communism to the Beast, is a beautiful example of two talented street artists working together to create something stunning.

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Psychic Land: a 3D animation by 2veinte, Buenos Aires

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By Jo Mo in Video on Tuesday 4 December 2012

Normally I’m not very drawn to 3D animation but this one from Buenos Aires-based design and motion graphics studio 2veinte is quite a wonder. It incorporates simple shapes and patterns to make up a complex psychic landscape and character designs.

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Franz Ackermann exhibiting in Buenos Aires

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By Mareike Muller in New Art on Wednesday 14 November 2012

The objective of German artist Franz Ackermann was to travel to Buenos Aires, stay there for two months, creating one of his mental maps by taking photos of the highlights of this city and than converting these into a mural which will be exhibited at the Faena Arts Center, as well in Buenos Aires. By visiting the 2800 square foot room, you´ll see and experience the biggest mural in his career, which consists of 25 panels of wood painted in vibrant colours.

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Jou Jou Monsters by Buenos Aires-based studio Plenty

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By Francois Grumelin-Sohn in New Art on Friday 1 June 2012

This is an installation by Buenos Aires-based studio, Plenty. I love the idea and how cute this is. The sounds are pretty appropriate, as well. These guys have a real crush on Monsters Inc. from Pixar. But who didn’t?

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The seven deadly sins by Christian Montenegro

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By Nini Baseema in New Illustration on Thursday 16 February 2012

The ‘seven deadly sins’ is a classical topic for an artist, it seems. As a fan of the Renaissance, I tend to prefer the traditional interpretation. However, Christian Montenegro, an illustrator from Buenos Aires, has come up with an interesting modernist version.

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Fun summer video for Una Catarata de Caramelos

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By Andrea Fasoli in Video on Wednesday 30 November 2011

This is a perfect pre-summer video from Mariano Gilmore and Belle. I was honoured to be part of the creation of this video by invading sunny Buenos Aires with multi-coloured balloons, drinking a couple of cold cans of beer, and having a good reason to enjoy the city among friends and great music.

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New collage illustrations by Max-O-Matic

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By Ramona Ring in New Art on Saturday 8 October 2011

Max-O-Matic, aka Máximo Tuja, is one of my favorite illustrators. He was born in Buenos Aires and had his first solo show in Barcelona in 2008. He makes beautiful, wierd and detailed collages, which are just so much fun to look at.

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Casa Mun, Buenos Aires

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By The Urban Grocer in Cool Travel on Friday 9 September 2011

Buenos Aires is having its culinary coming of age and innovative trends in eating abound in this thriving, South American urban hotspot. One of the hottest fads around is the guerilla dining movement, where underground eateries and off-the-beaten-path spots are flourishing in chef’s homes throughout the city. Head into Buenos Aires’ Barrio Norte neighborhood and — possibly without knowing it at first — you’ll find Casa Mun.

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A Take Away Show with Argentine band Onda Vaga

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By Christine Utterberg in New Music on Wednesday 17 August 2011

La Blogothèque’s series, The Take Away Shows, is my favorite place to watch impromptu performances from a great selection of indie musicians. I fell in love with the Argentine band Onda Vaga after watching this video shot on the streets of Buenos Aires. The song doesn’t kick off right away, but trust me, wait for […]

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Aires Mart: an amazing Buenos Aires street artist

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By Tim Gulick in New Art on Wednesday 20 July 2011

The big map of Buenos Aires that I have is covered in squiggly yellow highlighter lines marking the streets that Annette and I have walked. After a couple years of street walking (in the non-prostitute sense of the term), I began noticing a particular street artist whose style was different to anything I’d seen previously on walls.

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The Urban Grocer in Buenos Aires

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By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 6 April 2011

Buenos Aires, Argentina. If images of steaks and tango come to mind you’re not alone. But there is so much more to this vibrant city, teeming with creativity, energy, and cool. So, The Urban Grocer went on a quest to uncover it. The result? A new kind of television tailored to young urban foodies, artists, and travelers where everything from the posh to the underground, the main stream to the off-the-beaten path is explored.

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Gran Bar Danzon, Buenos Aires

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By Katrina Whitehead in Cool Travel on Tuesday 5 April 2011

By day, Buenos Aires is awash with super stylish, well-heeled porteños going about their daily business: shopping, chatting on their cells, or tucking into scrumptious steaks bigger than their designer handbags. After dark, in fact, way after dark, as is the Argentine way, you’ll find a fair few of the city’s beautiful people head to a gorgeous and dimly lit wine bar in the stylish barrio of Recoleta. With its funky interior and decadent wine list, you’ll never find yourself short of a tipple — or a pleasant view — at Gran Bar Danzon.

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Tegui, Buenos Aires

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By The Urban Grocer in Cool Travel on Thursday 24 March 2011

Located on a tree-lined residential street in Buenos Aires, Tegui is a standout restaurant in this city of impressive up-and-coming eateries. But if you didn’t know it was there, you’d probably walk right past it. Against the bright, poppy street art that is essentially this restaurant’s façade, the discreet black entrance door is nearly lost. Luckily, if you know what’re looking for then a stellar culinary experience waits on the other side.

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Edible Tales in Buenos Aires

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By The Urban Grocer in New Events on Wednesday 23 February 2011

Edible Tales is a culinary concept that calls on diners to become active participants in ‘an unusually tasty experience’. The brainchild of food writers/ creatives, Rachel Khoo and Frankie Unsworth, Edible Tales is all about bringing strangers together in intimate pop-up events for a flash three nights. And after two successful runs in 2010 – one in Sydney and another in Melbourne – Edible Tales is now set to debut its first South American incarnation in Buenos Aires on February 25, 26, and 27.

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