Buenos Aires

Post image for Rescuing an Obscure Photographic Archive of Early 20th-Century Argentina

When German-born photographer Annemarie Heinrich opened her first studio in 1930, her adopted country of Argentina was experiencing a time of change from old cultural practices to industrialization.

Continue Reading →
Buenos Aires street art by Jaz

Through more than 300 images now posted online, you can explore the vibrant activism of Buenos Aires street art from your computer.

Continue Reading →


The Activism of Buenos Aires Street Art

by Allison Meier on February 14, 2013

Post image for The Activism of Buenos Aires Street Art

Between 1975 and 1983, tens of thousands of people went missing in Argentina’s “Dirty War.” The exact number of the tortured and murdered in state-sponsored detentions is impossible to determine due to the discreetness of the disappearances and disposal of the bodies. Free speech was nonexistent; the members of the media and press who spoke out frequently became part of the missing. It was in this environment of fear that street art became a public voice, and in the decades that followed it has continued to be part of an activist culture of art, especially in Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires. This week, filming started on a feature-length documentary called White Walls Say Nothing (Paredes blancas no dicen nada in Spanish) that aims to capture the history and contemporary vibrance of Argentine street art.

Continue Reading →
Post image for Rollercoasters and Wall Scaling: Two Argentinian Artists Play with the City

LOS ANGELES — Ever wanted to take a roller coaster through Buenos Aires? How about an invisible one? Yeah, me too. Argentinian film director Fernando Livschitz has released a new video of roller coasters cutting through the lovely streets of the country’s capital.

Continue Reading →
Post image for Lost in Buenos Aires, Street Art Got Me Home

On a recent vacation to South America, I accidently became lost in the middle of Buenos Aires. Separated from my partner who had the maps, money, hotel name and address, not to mention a command of the native language, I panicked.

Continue Reading →