1st International Biennial of Antique shops, Galleries & Jewellery shops
"Coming back to Buenos Aires Golden Age"
Friday October 10th, 2014, 5-10 pm
October 11th, 12th and 13th, 2014 from 1 to 9 pm
Location: Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel &Convention Center Room
"San Telmo" 1225/1275 San Martín St. Entrance door: on Av. Leandro N. Alem. Buenos Aires, 1104, Argentina
An international Show Fair organized by AANBA- Association of Art Nouveau of Buenos Aires-, a non-profit Association, whose mission is to spread and reestablish the value of Buenos Aires Art Nouveau and Decó inheritage
Accompanied by Buenos Aires City Government, important associations and institutions, embassies and companies as well as by similar associations in USA and Europe.
The best place to bring buyers, exhibitors/vendors and new collectionists together, Argentinian as well as foreigners, in a prestigious, reliable, safe and hospitable environment.
The expression that encourages to share Buenos Aires Golden Age experience in a new kind of thematic exhibition:
Launched within a limited space of 50 stands among which the most relevant communication and press media are included.
A very important catalogue/guide for buyers and vendors will accompany this new kind of thematic Show-Fair.
Art Nouveau was born as the first international movement that broke up with academicism and historicism in Europe in the 19th century.
In some way, this movement (that was extended to architecture, furniture, graphics, decorative objects and everyday objects) was meant to democratize beauty and socialize art.
It was inspired in the shapes of nature and Japanese art, and its main characteristics are the undulating lines, the asimetry, the exuberance, the sensuality, the expresive force of vegetation, the importance given to artisans and new materials and the display of great freedom, beauty and some kind of ingenuity.
Art Nouveau had many sources and names according to the country in which it was developed: Modernism, in Spain; Jungendtil, in Germany; Sezession, in Austria; Art Nouveau in France and Belgium, etc.
Art Nouveau came to Bs As together with many foreign and local architects who had studied in Europe and who also gave a local touch to their buildings. The exhibition prepared to celebrate the centennial in Bs As (1910) was a sample of Nouveau aesthetics. There was a remarkable place in the ornamentation of "Porteño" Nouveau style for ironwork and statues, both of which showed great artistic quality.
AANBA (Art Nouveau Association of Buenos Aires)
AANBA was born from the need of recovering the beauty of the "belle époque" in Buenos Aires and giving value to a time that placed Buenos Aires as the most promisory capital in Latin America.
In the same way as the tango and the "fileteado porteño" share a relationship in time and feeling with Art Nouveau, and they are more popular than ever, at AANBA we believe that Art Nouveau deserves an identical revival.
Our mission is to give value, preserve and spread Art Nouveau architecture of Buenos Aires, making people aware of the importance of the architectural heritage in the city that characterized the refinement and elegance of a period.
Among AANBA's foundational initiatives, it is important to mention:
• Appointment of Buenos Aires as the LatinAmerican capital of Art Nouveau;
• Creation of Art Nouveau Academy of Buenos Aires;
• Spreading of emblematic buildings through: the creation of the "Great map of Art Nouveau" with
touristic Art Nouveau routes; tours* guided by specialists from AANBA (on foot or by bus); documentaries (DVDs), recognition plaques awarded to emblematic buildings, Art Nouveau exhibitions of objects, graphics, furniture, design, etc;
• Thematic "Galas" held in different emblematic buildings.
* For a complete description of our tours (including meeting point, routes and prices) see the following page: