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Testino, Beuys in BA museums in 2014

Testino’s In Your Face exhibit on display at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, in 2012.

This year brings some intriguing exhibitions and shows to the City’s art scene

Malba opens the string of good news with its incoming exhibition Mario Testino: In Your Face, the first show in Buenos Aires by Lady Di’s favourite photographer. Malba awaits visitors in March with 122 images personally chosen by Testino himself.

Meanwhile, La Boca-based Fundación PROA is preparing El Fotolibro Latinoamericano (Latin-American PhotoBook) and Artists Film International by London’s Whitechapel. On the more peculiar side, there’s the Electronic Arts Award opening in March at Muntref, in Caseros, with an unusual art studio where visitors can watch the artists working.

While the most prominent exhibitions of 2014 will start opening in March in a long string of museums and art centres, there are still some great displays of art on display from 2013: Ron Mueck’s hyper-realist sculptures in the absolute must-see exhibition at Fundación PROA remains in place until February 23, as well as Jack Vanarsky’s exhibition, open until January 19 at the arts foundation located near El Caminito.

In April, PROA raises the stakes by adding performance to its 2014 agenda in an outstanding retrospective of German artist Joseph Beuys (1921-1986). In May, art lovers should focus on avant-garde performing arts and try not to miss a visit by Russian dramaturge, filmmaker and performer Fyodor Pavlov Andreevich at the Faena Arts Centre in Puerto Madero as a curator of the Performing Arts Festival.

BA’s Museum of Modern Art (Mamba) opens its 2014 agenda on January 22 with La bella y la bestia (Beauty and the Beast) by Chilean duo León & Cociña. Starting February 5, visitors are invited to see a retrospective of Argentine artist Sebastián Gordín.

Heavyweight art is coming in May at the CAC Contemporary Art Centre (Muntref) and at the Parque de la Memoria with the mega-show Perder la forma humana (Losing human form). Arriving from Madrid’s Reina Sofía Museum via the Art Museum in Lima, this stunning exhibition features more than 200 works about violence in Latin America in the 1980s, from big names such as León Ferrari, Pedro Lemebel, Marcos López, Gambas al Ajillo, Mothers of Plaza de Mayo and Colectivo las bestias.

The winter also sounds promising, with a photo exhibition by celebrate Bristol-born photographer Richard Long, whose shots of sculptures will grace the Faena building at Aimé Painé 1169. Also in July, it’s highly recommended to head to PROA for their Latin-American Performance and to the Malba, for the Le Parc Lumiere exhibition of 16 kinetic arts installations.

In October, the Faena Arts Centre will receive German photographer Frank Thiel, famous for his magnificent images of contemporary Berlin. At the same time, Malba will present Juanito y Ramona, featuring some of Antonio Berni’s most celebrated paintings from the popular series dedicated to his favourite characters Juanito Laguna and Ramona Montiel.

The San Telmo-based Contemporary Art Museum (Macba) brings this year The Workshop, an installation by Israeli artist Gilad Ratman that was presented at last years’ Venice Biennial.

Herald with Telam, online media

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