Set in a hipster-laden neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Il Ballo del Mattone is a local hot spot where traditional Italian food is served up in an inspired, creative trattoria-like space. Run by the lovely and eccentric artist-owner, Adrian Francolini, this restaurant-cum-gallery offers up old school eats alongside dynamic, high-concept art.
Argentines love their ice cream almost as much as they love their beef. And the newest ice cream boutique to hit the town has taken this casual local favorite to new, sophisticated heights. Arkakao – which opened in the posh neighborhood of Recoleta earlier last year – prides itself on making fresh, natural gelato free of preservatives and additives.
The bluntness of the social messages in Buenos Aires-based artist Guillermo Jones’ digital art lends his work an endearing outsider-y quality, although he has had a formal art education. Jones employs commercial graphic styles to articulate his decidedly anti-corporate, anti-war, environmentalist message.
San Telmo is shining. It’s Sunday morning and Plaza Dorrego and Defensa Street are dressed up with old pictures, paintings, music bands, antiques, and more. Claps identify the arrival of tango dancers and bandstands. All kinds of foods are offered by local and international street sellers, adding taste and smells to the market.
I opened a solo show at the prestigious Centro Cultural Borges in Buenos Aires on Thursday. Called Water Makes Me Wet, the exhibition runs until the end of the month. I also just finished a set of window displays for high-end, Argentine fashion designer, Martin Churba, which opened last week. Martin Churba’s window displays can be seen at Tramando until September 6th, 2009. They’re co-related to the exhibition.
Somewhere in the Grand Buenos Aires, specifically in the neighborhood of Marcos Paz, Argentina, we found the Boeing House, a typical two sided roof chalet into which some parts of a Boeing 747 were inserted.
Raúl Lemesoff is the creator of the Massive Education Weapon, which is a kind of RV sculpture that contains thousands of books that are given away to children and poor people. Lemesoff also accepts donations during the trips. This ‘weapon’ is the only vehicle Lemesoff owns and that’s why you can see him cruising around the streets of Buenos Aires when he has some personal business to attend or when he goes for a drink. Bars, shantytowns, rural houses and poor districts are just some of the destinations at which Lemesoff’s peculiar vehicle gives away books.
Since the bottom fell out of the Argentine peso in 2001, Buenos Aires has gone from being one of the most unaffordable destinations in the world, to one of the most accessible. With stunning European style, an addictive Latino vibe, and steaks that will tempt even the most committed of vegetarians, it’s easy to see […]
I went to a Isol/Zypce concert in Buenos Aires last week and fell in love with their sound. This experimental singer-songwriter brother and sister duo proves that Argentinean music is not just about Tango. Though, of course, I love Tango, too!