ArteBA is always one of my favorite cultural events of the year in Buenos Aires. It's full of fantastic art from around the continent, and it's glamorous too, but in a way that is accessible to everyone, not just the cultural 'elite.' As a result, it attracts an eclectic, and enormous, crowd every year. There's something to be said for that, because that is not the case with art fairs in many cities around the globe.
I've written about ArteBA before, in this article for ARTINFO in 2006. This year, I covered it for CNN International and CNN.com, but approached the story from a decidedly different angle, as the world's economic situation is much different than it was three years ago.
To my surprise (and theirs), every gallery owner I spoke with told me that sales were strong.
You can watch the CNNI report here and read the CNN.com story here.
And here's my behind-the-scenes report for "Backstory"
All photos by Brian Byrnes.