Monday, October 16, 2006

First Tango Art Gallery

FRIDAFRIDA, the first Tango Art Gallery in Buenos Aires -located on Marcelo T. de Alvear 628, Galeria del Este, shop no. 23- opened May 10th, 2005.

For the very first time, a theme gallery dedicated to Tango opens in Buenos Aires. Only a few blocks from Plaza San Martín opened FRIDAFRIDA, with visual artist Lila Oliva as the director. Lila is a sculptress whose refined work is exclusively centered on the “2X4 rhythm”. After prolonged years of oblivion, our traditional music has found its way up. This trend had previously seen some development abroad; yet in Buenos Aires, only over the last 10 years has the increasing demand brought by the growing tourist influx boosted the development of tango-related galleries, and new shops have opened at an increasing rate. So now, and in view of the evident demand existent in Buenos Aires, the decision was finally made to open an exclusively tango art gallery. The direction was entrusted to Lila Oliva, who for the last 8 years has been a committed curator at the Astor Piazzolla Foundation, where she put together a cycle of Tango exhibits featuring the work of the finest visual artists.

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