The Open Forum section, which is open to the public free of charge and with an independent entrance, is a venue where leading international figures in the art world come together to enrich debates on contemporary art. In 2017, the Prime Time Open Forum joins the topic of Dixit, with three conversation panels about “The future”.
Prime Time Open Forum Coordinator
Agustín Pérez Rubio (Artistic Director at Malba, Buenos Aires)
With the intention of stimulating the creation of networks, alliances and collaborations between the Argentine art scene and that beyond our country, curators and directors from art institutions from all around the world are invited to the fair in order to participate of encounters with figures in the local milieu. The Networking Program is a platform for acquaintance-making and for the interaction of the most influential professionals in the current art scene.
Acquisition Program for Museums
arteBA Fundación aims to support the artistic scene encouraging the acquisitions of contemporary artworks by the most important local and international museums. The Acquisition Program contributes to enhance the museums’ patrimonies and to value the Argentinian artists’ works.
Matching Funds arteBA-Banco Ciudad
In order to contribute to the heritage of the country’s institutions, three Argentine museums are invited every year to participate in the program. Banco Ciudad grants a fund that each institution must match or surpass with counterpart funds to acquire art pieces at the Fair that will become part of their collection.
Madero Harbour Acquisitions Program
As part of its ongoing support of contemporary art and with the aim of promoting the incorporation of artworks in Real Estate development, Madero Harbour will once again commit to an important program of acquisitions. Curator and art critic Florencia Battiti will be in charge of the selection of works, exhibited at arteBA, which will form part of the collection and Madero Harbour’s new real estate projects. This is the company’s way of taking the helm with actions that demonstrate its commitment to the country’s cultural patrimony, promoting both commercial and cultural exchange.
La Rural Impulsarte
In a new edition of Impulsarte, a program aimed at fomenting contemporary art, La Rural will acquire works on exhibit at arteBA 2017. The works selected will become part of the company’s art collection. The members of the Selection Committee in charge of the program are Eva Grinstein (curator and art critic, Buenos Aires) and Victoria Verlichak (writer, journalist and art critic, Buenos Aires).
Federal Art Program
A project organized by Argentina’s Cultural Ministry and arteBA Fundación Proyecto Relieves: The Ministerio de Cultura de la Nación –by way of the Secretaría de Integración Federal y Cooperación Internacional– and arteBA Fundación jointly present the Relieves. Experiencias artísticas en territorio (In Relief. In-Territory Artistic Experiences) program. This program proposes to develop a series of artistic actions at different points throughout the country in dialog with local communities. Its objective is to encourage artists to work with the community and to put contemporary art production strategies to work in developing joint projects that enable communities to reflect on their very nature from the standpoint of art by offering moments of pause in everyday experience.