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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.