In Buenos Aires, one architectural landmark of note is the brutalist national library in the Recoleta neighbourhood, designed in 1961 by Clorindo Testa who died in April this year. The Italian-Argentine architect and artist, who also led the rationalist movement, continued to undertake projects up until his death, and one of his final works – an auditorium – is the location of this year’s arteBA.
Constructed specifically to be dismantled and then reconstructed at the Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires once arteBA concludes, the posthumous tribute is the most fitting one Latin America’s largest contemporary art fair could offer.
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